The "Catch 22" is that this is one of those issues that should never make it to news media, as it ends up giving the behavior justification to be attmepted again by someone else. It's another example of many people out there who steadfastly believe that the world owes them.
Another argument for loser pays tort reform. Something I have always been in favor of for the civil court system. And I would also argue that an aquitted defendant in a criminal case should be entitled to recover legal costs from the state. Both reforms would go a long way toward fixing our court system.