OPPORTUNISTS AND             )
                             )      StellaAwards.com
    Plaintiffs,              )
                             )      pleading before the
           vs.               )
                             )      Court Of Public Opinion
AND THE U.S. JUSTICE SYSTEM  )      begs the court to take notice that
    Defendants.              )      We Speak Only for Ourselves

May it Please the Court:

What, you might ask, is our bias?

It is a good question -- most "tort reform" web sites are fronts for special interest groups, but the True Stella Awards® is not. We are not affiliated with any special interest group, non-profit organization (educational or otherwise), court of law, attorney's group, "reform" or other group -- or anyone else. We are, quite simply, one of the products of a publishing company in business since 1983 (and publishing online since 1994). We are dedicated to making a profit by providing top-quality entertainment with an interesting twist: we like to provoke thought and change in situations or institutions that are unjust. Like what? Like "zero tolerance" in schools and true religious freedom in the USA for a couple of examples from Stella's sister publication, This is True. (These offsite pages open up in a new window.)

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The cases presented in the Stella Awards were selected and written up by columnist Randy Cassingham based on the source(s) listed with each. Any opinions he expresses should be considered commentary on the cases as presented by, and summarized from, the listed public source(s).

About the Author

Randy Cassingham is not an attorney. He is a pioneer online publisher (since 1994) with his weird-but-true weekly feature, This is True. He is also the author of the Internet Spam Primer, and proprietor of one of the best joke sites on the Internet. For full contact info, see the Contact page.

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