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Herman Cainís powerful attorney: L. Lin Wood
The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2011 | Rachel Van Dongen

Posted on 11/08/2011 10:06:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

When Herman Cain held the long-awaited news conference late Tuesday afternoon to tackle allegations that he sexually harassed four women, a smooth-talking Southern attorney was the first person to step to the microphone.

Cain’s lawyer is L. Lin Wood, a well-known Atlanta-based trial attorney who has carved out a successful career representing the high-profile and falsely accused, often seeking eye-popping damages for those he believes have been libeled or slandered in the press.

Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather once called Wood the “attorney for the damned.”

When asked why he had chosen to represent Cain, Wood cited the media circus.

“I have spent many years representing clients who have seen their reputations and lives destroyed by false accusations in the media,” Wood wrote in an e-mail message to The Post Tuesday evening. “I believe that Herman Cain has been unfairly put on trial in the court of public opinion based on reports from unknown or anonymous sources, rumor, speculation and inherently improbable statements by the most recent accuser.”

With Wood’s hiring, Cain has a powerful ally on his side. A partner with Wood Hernacki & Evans LLC, Wood has a three-decade-long career prosecuting, and defending, celebrity clients, sometimes winning mega-settlements on their behalf. He is a fierce advocate....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; cainlawyer; cainscandals; hermancain; libel; linwood; llinwood; sexualharassment; slander
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Now it really gets interesting.
1 posted on 11/08/2011 10:06:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With Lin Wood I doubt there will be any polygraph.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 10:08:28 PM PST by Irenic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s an excellent attorney. Cain couldn’t have sought better help to steady his ship amid the controversy that threatened to push it off to a dangerous political sandbar. You can see Cain picks superbly qualified people.

I’m convinced he would do the same as President.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 10:10:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good to see Cain this BS.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 10:12:54 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quoting Dan “Fake, but accurate” Rather?! That’s rich.


5 posted on 11/08/2011 10:14:51 PM PST by This Just In
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets hope this dies down soon. I am sure the media is digging up dirt on their next victim. NOW, Cain can refer all questions to his atty and we can move on with the election.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 10:16:32 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: goldstategop
"You can see Cain picks superbly qualified people."

You can?


7 posted on 11/08/2011 10:16:32 PM PST by stormer
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To: Buckhead; onyx

Ping!


8 posted on 11/08/2011 10:17:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: stormer

Who is that a photo of?


9 posted on 11/08/2011 10:18:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: stormer

What were the charges?


10 posted on 11/08/2011 10:19:12 PM PST by This Just In
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11 posted on 11/08/2011 10:20:01 PM PST by stormer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was very impressed with the lawyer’s opening statement(s).
Actually he was so good, I was worried Cain might look pale in comparison. But my worries vanished with the powerful presser by Cain. Cain exceeded expectations. He looked presidential!


12 posted on 11/08/2011 10:20:21 PM PST by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in half a century.)
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To: stormer

What was the charge and was he convicted?


13 posted on 11/08/2011 10:21:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saw this on wiki. Lin has represented and won large settlements for some high profile clients. He is the medias worst nightmare...The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that “Wood has 28 years of experience as a trial lawyer focusing on civil litigation, representing individuals and corporations as plaintiffs and defendants in tort and business cases involving claims of significant damage. He also has extensive experience in First Amendment litigation and management of the media in high-profile cases. He was the lead civil attorney for Richard Jewell related to reporting about Jewell in connection with the 1996 bombing of Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta; the attorney for John and Patsy Ramsey and their son in matters relating to the 1996 murder of JonBenét Ramsey in Boulder, Colo.; the attorney for former U. S. Congressman Gary Condit over the May 2001 abduction and murder of Chandra Levy in Washington; co-counsel in the civil action in Colorado against NBA star Kobe Bryant; lead counsel for MedQuest Associates Inc. and J.P. Morgan Partners LLC in a class action in Atlanta dealing with health-care issues; and lead counsel for AirTran in defamation litigation against the Cleveland, Ohio, newspaper The Plain Dealer.” [15]

Dary Matera described Wood’s successes in the Richard Jewell case: “Richard Jewell hired himself some crack libel attorneys, and they’ve been hammering the media ever since. So far, Atlanta lawyers L. Lin Wood and Wayne Grant have torched NBC, CNN, a community college where Jewell once worked, and other media outlets for more than $2 million and counting. And that doesn’t include the undisclosed “six figure” fee they secured for the movie story. The biggest lawsuits - against the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and some other major media outlets - are still pending.” [16]

A 2008 book by Jim Fisher described Wood’s role in the Ramsey case, which led to the couple’s exoneration: “In 1999, after absorbing an enormous amount of abuse from the media, the Ramseys went on the offensive. They hired a more aggressive attorney, L. Lin Wood, and published a book, The Death of Innocence: JonBenét’s Parents Tell Their Story.” [17]

The Los Angeles Times described Wood’s role in the Kobe Bryant case: “The woman allegedly raped by Kobe Bryant has hired renowned attorney L. Lin Wood, a libel specialist who has represented such clients as the family of JonBenet Ramsey, former Rep. Gary Condit and Richard Jewell in lawsuits against the media.” [18]


14 posted on 11/08/2011 10:22:34 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: This Just In

“Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years to settle accusations he coordinated a judge’s re-election campaign with a special interest group.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/28/cains-cigarette-puffing-aide-has-checkered-past/#ixzz1dBbizXRy


15 posted on 11/08/2011 10:23:33 PM PST by stormer
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To: goldstategop
Yes, he seems to be. Unfortunately, none of this is happening in a court of law, where the various accusations would not stand up. They would not even be admissible. They have not been under oath and his accusers have not been subjected to cross examination. Neither, for that matter, has Mr. Cain.

Things may eventually be resolved favorably to Mr. Cain in a court of law and there may well be appellate proceedings. However, that will be too late to do Mr. Cain -- or the country -- any good vis a vis the 2012 elections.

Unfair? Of course.

Mr. Cain has fumbled his handling of this matter, as he has also done in his handling of the abortion issue.

I like Mr. Cain very much and had hoped that he would be the Republican nominee. Had he consistently engaged his brain before opening his mouth -- not to fashion politically acceptable obfuscations but to tell his side clearly and truthfully -- he would remain a viable candidate, likely to win next year's election. Now, I am afraid that he is toast.

I shall try to keep an open mind and hope for the best. However, at this point I see no reason to expect it.
16 posted on 11/08/2011 10:25:17 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: stormer

Can’t visit Fox at this moment.

Was he convicted? Allegations are one thing, but a conviction is another.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 10:25:58 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

He is guilty of kicking the crap out of the union/democrat machine in Wisconsin...and outing them on voter fraud..


18 posted on 11/08/2011 10:29:10 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: katiedidit1

Wonder what Allred is thinking/doing now. I know I’m smiling! And has anyone seen or heard from Joe McGinniss lately?


19 posted on 11/08/2011 10:29:21 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: This Just In

He agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and stay out of politics for three years in lieu of conviction. I believe the mug shot may be from one of his DUIs.


20 posted on 11/08/2011 10:30:03 PM PST by stormer
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