Not a happy topic, folks, for most of were raised and lived differently from a lot of our neighbors and thus the thrust of this dark topic. A friend was recently sued for an activity for which he had no culpability, no responsibility, nor blame whatever.. he was found "innocent" and "allowed" to pursue those things you and I take as natural-- life's work, family, etc.. BIG problem is, with that all, to maintain a semblence of the BEFORE-THE-LAWSUIT condition, he was also obliged to pay a group of lawyers an enormous amount to 'defend' him in the lawsuit. I had exactly the same kind of thing happen to me a few years back.. related to my business. My point: regardless of how you and I were raised to share good things and accept responsibility for our own actions, some- nay, many- of our neighbors (especially the new neighbors) do not have any idea whatever about your origins, values, circumstance, etc., and will sue the h*** out of you if given the chance. To ignore this is to not know recent history and recent social 'evolution'. SO-o-o-o, long story short, I am thinking that as of this year, there will be a 'NO RIDERS' sign on my two-seat, high performance airplane. This saddens me more than I can relate away from personal contact, yet I am convinced my role as joy-ride-giver is, once and for all, over. Sure I have scouped up the occasional vomit (turbulence can do that!), and I have had to scrub my aircraft out with noxious stuff, but the LAW SUIT , my friends is a lot different from those duties.. believe me. Take the 'Penny-A-Pound' day I have participated in lo, these many years; today's fat grandmother might just claim (with the help of her lawyer's golden-eyed gaze) you TERRORIZED her.. You, right then, became dead meat. And, your family is in for an education in modern economics from which it may not recover for three generations. Skyhook's planes are *no rider-only* from this day on. My blessings and prayers to you brave souls living in better communities who will disregard- nay- toss! this dark and sorrowful presentation.