If A may not assault and batter B in his quest to mulct
money from the latter, because to do so would be barbaric, then it matters not one jot or tittle that A amasses a majority of voters to his side, and then with this dubious moral backing, does precisely the same thing to B as he did before.
They know, for example, how to mulct
legal aid to increase their remuneration.
In the play, Mosca makes of Volpone an unsuspecting Buondelmonte in his plan to entrap him and mulct
him of his riches, or, failing that, to kill him.
The claim of "freezeout" by a predatory majority using their power as insiders to mulct
corporate funds and to overreach in order to unjustly enrich themselves tends to lead a sympathetic court to look indulgently upon extrastatutory remedies.
We have expanded damage theories to the point where we are willing to mulct
defendants of amounts that all previous American generations and the citizens of all foreign countries would consider fantastic.