A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 18, 2015
“Better safe than sued”

"Better safe than sorry” is an old proverb. “Better safe than sued” is a modern variation of the proverb. “Better safe than sued — particularly in today ‘s world of class actions” was cited in print in 1979.


Wiktionary: better safe than sorry
Proverb
better safe than sorry

1. It is preferable to be cautious in one’s choices and actions than to suffer afterwards.

Google Books
Direct Marketing
Volume 42
1979
Pg. 22:
Better safe than sued — particularly in today ‘s world of class actions.

Google News Archive
30 March 1981, The Blade (Toledo, OH), “Video Tapes Show Project Before Work,” sec. 2, pg. 1, col. 6:
On the premise that it better safe than sued, the city wants to sign a contract for video-taping all property involved in all sanitary projects.

30 June 1987, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), “Metro Briefs,” pg. 3B, col. 6:
Better safe than sued
Two days before Lakewood’s general insurance policy was to expire, City Council voted to set aside $150,000 for self-insurance.

OCLC WorldCat record
Better safe than sued: avoiding student injury claims.
Author: Carol J Shanaberger
Series: The legal file
Edition/Format: Article : English
Publication: Jems, Vol 15 (12) (December 1990)

OCLC WorldCat record
Better safe than sued
Author: Jack Crabtree
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Group Pub., [1998]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

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Better SAFE than sued. : ¬)

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There’s a book for youth ministry called “Better safe than sued"if that isn’t the title for a youth book I don’t know what is #nyackyfs202
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