Monday, December 08, 2003

So what do you think should be construed as "fair compensation?" Typically I am against frivolous lawsuits (suing McDonald's for spilling hot coffee on yourself), but in this case, some justice needs to be done. Five people were convicted and have spent the greater part of seven years in prison for attacking and sexually assaulting a victim in Central Park. As it turns out, they are innocent. They are suing for $50 million each. They reputations, lives and family have been ruined. How much is fair?