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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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Though unscientific, the "hellholes" list is frequently cited by Missouri lawmakers who wish to tighten Missouri's tort laws.
It may only take a handful of judges who wander from the legal beam to create a Judicial Hellhole.
"Even in Judicial Hellhole jurisdictions, including some that have received national attention, the clear majority of judges are fair, and the negative publicity can be blamed on a few bad apples.
ATRF also published a Watch List of jurisdictions considered less severe but on the cusp of attaining Judicial Hellhole status.
The report was also undermined by independent sources, including a West Virginia University study released the day before the report named the state as a "hellhole." The study found there is no lawsuit crisis in the state.
Fortunately, resorting to these devices Hill be increasingly rare, as the number and intensity of these hellholes continues to diminish over time.
"The locally elected judges of the Circuit Court of Madison County receive at least three-quarters of their campaign funding from the lawyers who appear before them to represent plaintiffs in personal injury, class action, or medical malpractice cases," says the report, Bringing Justice To Judicial Hellholes 2003.
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:
The ATRA recently released its year-end "Judicial Hellholes" report, listing its ranking of the most litigious jurisdictions due to the local courts tendency to rule favorably for plaintiffs in personal injury and class action suits.
Weren't these workhouses the hellholes that Charles Dickens portrayed in Oliver Twist?
Is that because live in hellholes gazebos s m ause if people are forced to ellholes full of decking and s there'll be mass suicides?
Ja be fa inth sD Jails are supposed to be correctional facilities, not druginfested hellholes that lack sufficient staff to keep order.
The witness said: "The comparison was two hellholes. Which was better?
A disturbing People investigation has shown parts of it to be crime-ridden hellholes with the health and education systems crumbling.
Personally I was unaware that the luxurious fun of the gravy train involved wiping the faces of the sick and the frightened and dying or going into burning buildings to save children or struggling to teach other people's violent kids in the hellholes of our inner city schools.