Monday, November 19, 2007

The Class-Action Racket

My friend (and all around good guy) Ken Jacobsen will not like this George Will column about class-action racketeering but it's dead on.

Money Q:

"Democrats are rewarded for their devotion to trial lawyers, but there is another reason why they are disposed to devotion. The problem is not that Democrats are "bought" by trial lawyers. The problem is that Democrats, who see victims everywhere, are actually disposed to believe the narrative of pandemic victimization of investors."


Anonymous randal said...

Liberals and lawyers have destroyed our country.

November 19, 2007 at 11:59 AM 
Anonymous e said...

I liked the comment right before that:

Lerach was a Lincoln Bedroom guest in President Bill Clinton's White House. Shortly after Lerach attended a White House dinner, Clinton vetoed legislation that would have restricted class-action lawsuits. Lerach gave $100,000 to Clinton's presidential library.

Where were all these watchdog groups sleeping when this stuff went on? Under the front porch of the White House I guess.

November 19, 2007 at 12:29 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals are the most self centered creatures God ever put on this earth. They could care less about anyone other than themselves.

November 19, 2007 at 3:33 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"all around good guy" Ken Jacobsen?
Gil you are drinking too much.

November 19, 2007 at 6:22 PM 
Anonymous Law Prof said...

Dear Randal,

Each time you make such sweeping generalizations, you re-prove your ignorance.

It's very unbecoming.

November 19, 2007 at 9:34 PM 
Anonymous randal said...

You’re right. I forgot to include minorities with their crime and illegal aliens.

November 19, 2007 at 10:09 PM 
Blogger patbiswanger said...

George Will makes a huge leap from a personal injury lawyer like John Edwards to class action lawyers like those at Milberg Weiss. They're really not even swimming in the same pool, and the fact that Bill Lerach raised money for John Edwards doesn't signify much.

But I agree with Will that the class action scam is little more than an extortion racket, and that the most successful practitioners of that kind of "law" are reprehensible.

November 19, 2007 at 10:19 PM 

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