If there are any doubts that we in the U.S. are seen as the Litigation Nation, observing the Supreme Court in the past few years should remove them all. Nigerian plaintiffs tried to sue a Dutch company in an American Court for action the company allegedly took in Nigeria. Same thing for Argentinian plaintiffs against a German company (trying to bring the lawsuit in California). Their suits were thrown out.
An American couple might have thought to have a better chance at it, but when they were injured in an accident in France and blamed a defective tire manufactured in Turkey, the Court found no reason to force the defendant to appear in court in the plaintiffs’ home state either.
When the Lady with the Lamp said to bring her “your poor your tired your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” she evidently did not invite along plaintiffs in civil suits.