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Old 28.08.2020, 12:36
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Re: Wanderweg Closed ! A sad cautionary tale.

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... creating a nice source of income for the local constabulary. That practice would stop pretty quickly.
OP's description implies that it's a private road/path, no ordinary public signpost mentions the maximum fine. Analogous to the singposts announcing a judicial verdict with a maximum fine on certain private parking spaces.

In such a case the officials can't act unless the farmer reports the trespassers, presumably along with identifying material. For instance the yellow plate number plus foto, which also tells you who's the most at risk of getting fined.
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Old 29.08.2020, 15:01
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That's not "successfully sue".

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That's not "successfully sue".

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Lol. Right, settling before a judgment is made against the defendant (whether an action has been brought or not) could not possibly be seen as a success for the plaintiff.
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Lol. Right, settling before a judgment is made against the defendant (whether an action has been brought or not) could not possibly be seen as a success for the plaintiff.
Good to see that pedantry is alive and well, together with sarcasm.

Settling out of court is, of course, often seen as a victory for the plaintiff, who walks away with a nice wodge of cash in pocket, but it's by no means the same as successfully suing, which would mean getting a court judgment in their favour.

So we have the one successful lawsuit referenced earlier. Any others?
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I've often wondered if anyone really ever succeeded, in court, in such a lawsuit or not.
I refer my learned friend to the suit that sparked off this discussion: the celebrated McDonald's hot coffee case. Even after all the post-initial-judgment reductions and adjustments, it was quite a success for the plaintiff.

ETA: I see you made a ninja edit. I've replied to your original text. There are literally millions more examples of successful lawsuits; surely you don't believe that all suits end in failure for the plaintiff? There would be an army of lawyers on the dole if that were the case.
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