Kitchen Sink Litigation Clogs The Judicial Pipeline

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT) -- Modern litigation has evolved such that complaints are often filed with as many causes of action as possible, no matter how attenuated — not unlike an issue-spotting exam in law school. Under this “kitchen sink” approach, defendants must navigate a mire of claims, some of which lack any merit or are duplicative, before reaching the true issues in the case. The natural result is an increase of time and fees expended by the parties, greater drain on the time and resources of the court, and difficulty reaching the merits.

Part of the strategy with this approach — assuming there is one...

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