There is one common saying about lawsuits: the attorneys are the only real winners. That's because almost all court battles are long and costly for the finances, reputations and emotional well-being of those concerned. In this way, many people consider litigation to be dramatic and stressful affairs, as demonstrated by popular films about the subject like Philadelphia and Erin Brockovich.
The truth, however, is that litigation is rarely as exciting as depicted in the films; the vast majority of cases are dull, unpleasant and inconsequential for all but a handful of individuals.
They have only been an increasingly frequent phenomenon in America, despite the pervasive stigma resulting from the litigation. This can be seen in the steady growth of labor lawyers in the country since the late 1800's, the the incomes of legal professionals, and the growing spending of large companies on litigation in recent years.
In addition to corporate litigation and federal litigation, plaintiffs' civil court action has also been on the rise over the past 30 years: from around 460,000 lawsuits in 1990 to over 650,000 in 2018, according to U.S. court reports.
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