A North Carolina was arrested for allegedly failing to return a 14 year old VHS rental of the 2001 dud, Freddy Got Fingered. This is a an absurd example of the kind of frivolous cases that are pursued by corporate interests in this country every day. In Arizona, just as in state legislatures across this country, corporate money interests, such as the American Legislative Counsel and the chambers of commerce dominate the law making process and create these stupid laws. In addition, to the so-called tort-reform bills pushed by out of state insurance companies, these industries attempt to reclassify all types of civil disputes and debt collection matters, such as failure to return rental property, into criminal matters. I thought we did away with debtors prisons.
Jay Ciulla is a Phoenix personal injury lawyer.