Friday, January 23, 2009

You Call This Justice?

In a couple of posts earlier I commented on the arrogance of trial lawyer Gerry Spence when he told a group of lawyers that "We are the most important people in America" He also said "
"I want to ask you which would be more important: If all of the doctors in the country somehow disappeared or all the trial lawyers in America somehow disappeared?" he asked. "We can live without medical care, but we cannot live without justice."

Here is an example of that justice.
The Florida Legislature will spend $10.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit over allegations that the state illegally sold drivers' personal information to marketing firms over a 4 year period in violation of a federal law.
This sounds good. However, the problem is that the individual drivers will receive "Just one dollar".
Four motorists who originally brought the suit will each receive $3000.
The five law firms that pursued the case for 6 years will divide $2.85 million.

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