From what I know of lawyers, this country would be best served by throwing the worst 10% in prison, keeping the best 10%, and putting 80% of them on the street to seek honest work.
If there is ever real tort reform, our GNP might increase substantially.
Sure would be great to see the health care companies John Edwards bilked out of Millions sue the Breck girl.
Well I never had much hope that we would see meaningful tort reform in this country, and I still have my doubts that this is nothing more than a couple of encouraging, isolated incidents. As an EyeGuy, I am a plump, well-insured target for these cowardly vultures.
Among the biggest beneficiaries of these suits are OTHER LAWYERS. After all, someone has to defend the parties that are attacked in these cases. Thus, we can't expect much policing from the profession itself, except in the most egregiously criminal instances of abuse.
More importantly, tort reform must be initiated in our legislatures, which are depressingly dominated of course, by career politicians whose profession almost invariably is -- sigh -- law.
Our country would benefit greatly from a more occupationally diverse legislature, and I am convinced that if that were the case, some of our finest statesmen would be individuals without even a college degree.
I read somewhere that this firm had given something like $6 million to dems and $6,000 to Republicans. Not quite those figures, but a very wide spread for their donations. BWHAHAHAHA! Wonder when the dems will be returning those funds. Waiting. . . waiting. . . waiting. . . got to eat dinner . . . waiting. . .
I was glad to see this article. Just last week, I got a notice from a law firm saying that I was a plaintiff in a class action suit. It's a nonsense suit against a "big bucks" corp.
I'd much rather be a plaintiff in a suit against a law firm that uses my name this way. I never agreed to such a thing.