Why would I spend a million dollars in legal fees just to force you to spend $100,000 defending yourself? Maybe to shut you up.
This corporate tactic from the 1970s, held in check for decades, is once again on the rise. In a culture where everything has its price, the First Amendment has been a leveling influence. That's why it's been a major priority for some corporations to impose a cost on 'free speech'.
Ian MacDougall writing for Harpers March issue.