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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 it can be tough to make progress in certain states where legislatures are effectively controlled by the plaintiffs' bar, our Judicial Hellholes program has been credited by judges, lawmakers and business leaders in a number of jurisdictions for sparking debates that led to reforms and better balanced civil courts, which in turn have helped promote economic growth and job creation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weren't these workhouses the hellholes that Charles Dickens portrayed in Oliver Twist?
The recently obtained video now posted on ATRA's dedicated Judicial Hellholes website comprises roughly two minutes excerpted from what was approximately a half-hour-long presentation by W.
A disturbing People investigation has shown parts of it to be crime-ridden hellholes with the health and education systems crumbling.
Then there's the charming small town (where are all the Middle American hellholes that people are desperate to escape?
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.
American Tort Reform Association President Sherman Joyce explained to a gathering of reporters in Washington that "Judicial Hellholes are places where judges systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner, generally against defendants, in civil lawsuits.
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.
But the Rio Grand Valley and Gulf Coast areas still lead ATRA's list of Judicial Hellholes (R) because personal injury lawyers from across the country exploit the system there in pursuit of excessive verdicts and settlements.
The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has recognized this problem by designating certain areas in Texas as Judicial Hellholes.