From Internet Court of Lies

Instructions on Filing a Suit

  1. Request a new Suit from ICoL. ICoL will create a unique suit page for you and put this on your member page.
  2. Once you have filled out the Suit Page, you can submit the suit for adjudication to ICoL.
  3. A Judge will be assigned and will update the Suit Page with whether the Suit is accepted or not and any thing he saw that was wrong. Also he will set up the docket on your suit page for the schedule of events to follow.

Concept of an ICoL Suit

A Suit, or Case, in ICoL is prepared and filed by a Plaintiff who has the responsibility for preparation of the suit and the contents of the suit filing.

Any Member can create an ICoL Suit page where he can prepare, file a suit. The ICoL Suit page will be the record of the entire Suit and will have a globally unique case number that looks like "Suit:SwCMBHXaq-hvnQjbry-crYNbqSU". This page will be the record of the entire suit and the case number will always refer to this suit.

A suit has a Pleading which contains evidence of the suspected lie and a detailed claim about the lie that includes a suggested verdict

A single suit can concern itself with one lie, or many lies. However, whether it is one lie or many lies, it is essential that the lies in question can be identified in a single sentence or natural language assertion. This means that in the mind of the Plaintiff, the lies hang together and can be adjudicated as a group of lies.

There is no single way to identify the lies in question. For example, you could declare one blog by a blogger or all the blogs of a blogger as fiat lies. It could be a single ad, or an entire series of ads that concern a particular product or point of view. The reason we have a court is that human lying is simply too sophisticated to be limited by any limitation less broad than that the lies tried can be identified in a single sentence.

Simply identifying the fiat lies to be described in a single sentence is not sufficient for the court to accept the filing. The Plaintiff must also provide evidence that can support how the Plaintiff proposes to settle the suit. The court's purpose is to convene a Judge and optionally a Jury to decide a settlement which may, or may not, agree with what the Plaintiff proposes. The court may also throw out a suit at any time if it becomes apparent that the evidence does not support a reasonable belief that the identified Fiat Lie is a lie at all.