EDIT: Mr Lxdude answered at the same time as I wrote this. I assume a US judge can impose penalties without the defendant counter suing then?
It is such a comprehensive and well written and presented book that I'm sure they were more than happy with it being published.
EDIT -Kogaku- somewhere could be added I think.
I'm sure they were quite pleased with the quality and tone of the book. Indeed written and presented well.
And "prosecution" generally refers to a criminal law or similar proceeding, not a civil claim in tort for damages. So damages for "malicious prosecution" could not flow from a civil claim.
At least up here a counter-suit for damages might include a claim for costs, including court costs and increased costs. The availability of such costs will vary with each jurisdiction, according to that jurisdiction's rules.
If a claim is made that has no standing in law, an application can be made to have it dismissed early in the proceeding. In addition, even if the claim could have a legal basis, the factual situation may indicate that the claim is without any potential merit (in my jurisdiction the phrase used is "frivolous and vexatious") and another, different application can be made to have it dismissed early in the proceeding.
The first such application requires a purely legal decision, and therefore little or no evidence will be referred to. The second type of application requires a decision that involves a mixture of law and fact, and therefore at least some evidence will need to be be referred to. As such, it is a more complex application, and may result in a judge referring the issue to a full trial, especially if issues of credibility arise.
But the trick to winning the game is to have a claim that is "plausible" even it is wrong and the money to cowering the opponent. There's no looser pays rule.
In real life, a suit between neighbors Fred and George about damage caused by or to one or the others cow will likely end in an equitable decision. Nobody has any real money, so no Herculean battle occurs.
A suit between Microsoft and Google likely results in a stalemate.
A suit by an out of work laborer against an industrial giant is going to net millions to a law firm, and perhaps something to the worker or perhaps a class. This regardless of the facts of the case and who is right or wrong.
A suit by an industrial giant against someone small with some valuable item - perhaps a competing product - the deep pockets usually win. This is not to imply that all corporate lawyers are corrupt.
In the overall scheme in the USA the rules favor the rich, not the right.
Don't they have Traffic cams in Florida? Surely that is not just one of those Crazy California Things. Come to think of it, one cannot go anywhere these days without having ones picture taken. Every store has security cameras. Try asking your local 7-11 store assistant manager for all the frames that contain your face. Welcome to the 21st century! The lady who demanded that you delite her ,undoubtably beautiful, image is stuck somewhere in the 1990s! That was long long ago, even for an old fert like me.
BTW, I said the Bronica script with the star on the cover is similar.
I just looked at a manual for the EC-TL model, and it is identical to the script with star on the cover of that.