I truly believe that many people and businesses only do what is right when they are faced with a lawsuit. Nothing gets a person's attention like a subpoena. It is one of our basic rights: you have the right to sue someone to enforce a contract or other obligation.
With that being said, the law is abused far too often. Case in point: An 18 year old woman is suing her parents because they won't pay for her to go to college, after she moved out because she didn't want to abide by the house rules set forth by her parents.
There has to be some way to stop this type of foolishness without trampling on the rights of those who actually DO need the courts to enforce their rights.