I'm sure there are a bunch out there that need to be addressed in some way, but the ones that the media bring to the public's attention that are way beyond being "reasonable" are the ones that I want to go and shake the person that is suing. What ever reason, they want easy money.
Lets see, the "hot coffee/McDondald" incident, where the person was awarded a "stupid" amount of money. Come on now. Unless you're drinking an "iced" coffee, coffee is hot...I don't think anyone should be awarded for being a dumb a**s and that is what a lot of our courts are doing. It goes back to being responsible for our OWN actions. I know that there are lawsuits where there has been product liability in which someone was hurt. Yes, make the manufactures pay, but just becasue I walk outside and trip over a bike, I'm not going to go and sue the bike shop because it wasn't labeled properly or painted bright enough for me to see.
Like I have stated before I worked at my cousin's law firm for a while. When the frivolous lawsuits started coming in ad-nausium I figured I'd better get out of there before I killed someone. And that would not have been frivolous, it would have been justifiable!