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Gena Bigler: The myth of ‘Jackpot justice’ does disservice to victims, justice system

The myth of “jackpot justice” does a huge disservice to the victims and to the justice system. Many people believe you can get rich from lawsuits, but honestly I wouldn’t trade places with any of the millionaire clients I’ve seen. A million dollars sounds like a lot until you see the needs and the suffering of the victims.   An average middle class American will earn a million dollars...