Michigan man’s 24th lawsuit threatens family business

Lesens- und sehesnwert – abschreckendes Beispiel der Auswüchse der U.S. Litigatious Society.

“Most of these cases settle before they ever make it to trial, so people that understand the system… will bring these cases over and over again in order to get something for nothing.” Richard & Dick Singer · Acra Cast, Inc. · Bay City, MI

By the end of 2009, unemployment in Michigan reached 15 percent. While neighboring businesses in Bay City lay off employees or close their doors, Richard Singer and his father are working hard to keep their small business afloat. “Any time an entrepreneur decides to go into business for himself, he’s incurring a lot of risk, and the rewards are not guaranteed by any means,” Singer says. “When you throw in the additional risk of lawsuits and their potential cost, it has a serious effect on the economic engine of this country.” In 2006, one the company’s neighbors – who had filed 23 previous lawsuits in the county – sued Acra Cast, the Singer family business. Acra Cast, with about 15 employees, is a small foundry, which designs and creates precision metal castings ranging from sculptures to machine parts.

The plaintiff alleged that emissions from the foundry had contaminated his cars, his carpet, and the siding of his house. Singer’s business has always been in full compliance with all environmental regulations ...

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