Keep Maryland's liability rules

September 27, 2012

As a law professor, Donald Gifford surely knows that the courts don't legislate ("Court must fix unfair liability rule," Sept. 25). So why is he advocating for that?

To expand the trial lawyers' business, that's why. A motorist who edges his vehicle around downed wires and is electrocuted deserves a Darwin Award, not money that drives up everyone else's utility costs.

Sorry, Marylanders are not going to fall down and worship every stupid idea lawyers spout that benefits them instead of ordinary citizens. We won't allow our courts to usurp our elected representatives' legislative powers.

Theodore Houk

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