Some readers have been writing to ask why TSA only features cases from U.S. courts.
While I’m sure that there are cases of lawsuit abuse — or apparent abuse — in other countries, this is an American publication written by an American author. The author is a reasonably knowledgeable lay person (not a lawyer) who has something to say about the problems he sees around him.
To fairly discuss the legal systems in other countries would require knowledge about the legal system in each country. Obviously very few people have that kind of specialized multi-national knowledge and experience (and the ones who do make a lot more money!)
That has been my plan all along, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. I do know from my mail, however, that readers in other countries are finding the cases most interesting and entertaining, and I appreciate your taking the time to read the True Stella Awards, since it reflects the human condition more than the “American condition” (if you will)!
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