I call it a ‘shakedown’ case.
Occasionally I am approached by a person who wants to take a case on the basis of some perceived wrong or slight. But it quickly becomes apparent, to me anyway, that it looks more like a ‘shakedown’ than any real sense of righting a wrong or an injustice.
In other words, it is simply about the money or some type of payout from the offending party.
I won’t take the case.
Someone can, they are welcome to it. But I won’t if it seems to me to fit into the category which I file in my mind as a ‘shakedown’.
I don’t deny the individual’s right to pursue the matter, especially if they have been wronged. But if the wrong is extremely slight or accidental or simply a technical breach of a law and I view it as a case where the individual sniffs some easy money I will decline to act.
This is my choice. And I have no difficulty with the case being pursued by the individual, if that is what they want to do.
But it’s not for me.