The medical journal JAMA contains an article that describes a disturbing collision of medical science and the US legal system. Written by a pair of lawyers, the article describes how a national medical organization's attempts at formulating treatment standards for Lyme disease has been run off the rails by an alliance between an organization that advocates a minority medical viewpoint and a state Attorney General. Over two years later, the standards are being revised, and the organization that produced them has spent a quarter of a million dollars on legal fees.