Thursday, August 24, 2006

Anyone suing the makers of Mobic?

I guess it is just a matter of time before some money-grubber decides it is time to file a class action lawsuit against the makers of Mobic. My understanding is that a lot of Vioxx users were put on Mobic after Vioxx was pulled from the market. Until there is tort reform, people will still be able to make money from suing manufacturers who generally make life better. My grandmother takes Mobic and she would probably go nuts if she couldn't get it anymore. Until we see real tort reform, I suppose the owners of these domains will make out quite nicely when the lawsuits begin:

Or maybe some lawyer already owns them and is just waiting for the "right time" to use them.
Here's a similar one that is also apparently for sale for a drug called Zicam:

It looks to be some kind of cold and flu drug. Yesterday I read that some companies are still dealing with phenphen lawsuits. When will it ever end? Maybe Harold Ford or Bob Corker will add that to their respective platforms. Here's an idea: adopt a "loser pays" rule. That probably would not stop the class actions but it might make a dent in a lot of the other cases. I think it should especially be adopted in criminal cases.

Corker vs. Ford

Well, it's Corker vs. Ford for the Tennessee Senate race. I can't see much to get excited about in either candidate. Both seem passionate about their ideas, but neither of them appear to have ever had an original idea. Ford is running to the right as fast as he can. I heard that a couple of weeks ago he claimed to have a "B" rating from the NRA which is, as far as I can tell, completely inaccurate. I believe the appropriate rating is "C" and it was formerly an "F". His rating may have risen due to his not voting or otherwise being absent from critical gun votes, but as far as I'm concerned, once an "F" always an "F". I don't think Ford can be trusted on the gun issue. As for Corker, he is a big question mark on the issue, but I think Ford's position on the issue is "F"airly predictable. I'm sure the idiot Don Imus won't bother to point that out when he is giving Ford all of the free advertising that he possibly can.