A.G. Russell said something in one of his catalogues a few years back about a Cold Steel product that pissed off short-guy-complexed Lynn Thompson. A.G. had made a tiny little criticism of one of Cold Steel's knives, but he couldn't have been too critical, because he continued selling the products through his catalogue. Anyhow, Thompson filed suit against A.G. for slander, and he filed the suit in his (Thompson's) state of California. So not only did A.G. have to defend himself against a frivolous lawsuit, but he had to pay all of the expenses necessary to do so half a continent away from his Arkansas home. Can you imagine paying for your lawyers, their assistants, and yourself to go to California to defend yourself against a lawsuit that essentially said, "You said something mean about my product. I took it personally. Now I'm going to get you back"?