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hellhole

n. a hot and crowded place; any unpleasant place. (Use caution with hell.) The theater was an overcrowded hellhole. Lucky there was no fire.
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After a year of observation on the "Watch List," McLean County advances to a Judicial Hellhole due to its unique practice of allowing lawsuits that seek compensation for asbestos-related injuries, even when the plaintiff did not come in contact with the named defendant's products.
ATRF also published a Watch List of jurisdictions considered less severe but on the cusp of attaining Judicial Hellhole status.
The American Tort Reform Association, a national organization working for tort and liability reform, has issued its annual Judicial Hellholes ranking of the country's most unfair civil court jurisdictions:
Judicial hellholes are courtrooms throughout the United States where the law is not applied evenhandedly to all litigants," says Victor Schwartz, ATRA's general counsel.
While many have staked a claim on one place or another over the years, it is now official for at least one location according to the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA): Madison County in Illinois is a hellhole.
Personal injury lawyers bring cases to judicial hellholes because they know these courts will produce a large verdict or settlement, a favorable precedent, or both,'' said ATRA President Sherman Joyce.
The report, ``Bringing Justice to Judicial Hellholes,'' identified 13 jurisdictions where it says the law is consistently applied unfairly.
Weren't these workhouses the hellholes that Charles Dickens portrayed in Oliver Twist?
Ja be fa inth sD Jails are supposed to be correctional facilities, not druginfested hellholes that lack sufficient staff to keep order.
Then there's the charming small town (where are all the Middle American hellholes that people are desperate to escape?
They rightly say that if the Government sends our young men and women to hellholes like Iraq and Afghanistan, then they have a duty to care for them when they get there.
The civil unrest of 1992 told me that if you allow other parts of the city to just become hellholes, if criminals are allowed to run rampant in those parts of the city, we don't have physical barriers to keep them from coming here,'' Chick said.
They rightly say that if the Government sends young men and women to hellholes like Iraq and Afghanistan, then they have a duty to care for them when they get there.
The prospects for Americans arrested on drug charges are grim because foreign justice systems move slowly and most foreign prisons - especially those in Third World countries - are hellholes.
A disturbing People investigation has shown parts of it to be crime-ridden hellholes with the health and education systems crumbling.