Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lawyers should go to jail

Sadly, I have to say that I am not at all surprised to read this. Plaintiffs' lawyers in asbestos cases were known for an absence of ethics in the area where I practiced 25 years ago. Fortunately, I never had to deal with them, but if the stories I heard from other lawyers are even 1/10 accurate, they were a pretty shady bunch. Before I slander a whole group, let me restate that -- I sure heard lots of stories about the plaintiffs' lawyers in asbestos cases. Clearly, a lot of them had honesty problems. I can't speak for every apple in the whole barrel, but there sure seemed like a bunch of rotten ones.


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