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Greedy class-action
lawyers take it on the chin

Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/22/2013 6:08:33 AM

What do you call a plaintiffs´ attorney who negotiates a settlement that secures $3 million for his clients -- and pays him $14 million for his services? Plenty of words come to mind, but none suitable for publication. Happily, the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals shares our dismay. This week, the court threw out the settlement, which all told came to $35.5 million. The $18 million remaining after disbursements to the clients and attorneys was to have been paid out as a "cy pres" award -- settlement money that is distributed to charities

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SourKraut, 2/22/2013 6:39:50 AM     (No. 9190185)

Which brings to mind my favorite lawyer joke:

What´s the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?

One is a cold-blooded, big-mouthed, slimy-skinned, muck-dwelling, garbage-eating scavenger. The other is a fish.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/22/2013 7:03:47 AM     (No. 9190215)

#1, what is the difference between a lawyer and a rooster?

A rooster clucks defiance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/22/2013 8:43:07 AM     (No. 9190375)

Why do lawyers always wear a buttoned up shirt and tie?
It keeps the foreskin from rolling up over their heads.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/22/2013 8:43:12 AM     (No. 9190376)

Yep, this is why every other commercial on tv is a class action suit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hotrod, 2/22/2013 9:03:15 AM     (No. 9190415)

98% of the lawyers give the other 2% a bad name!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/22/2013 2:07:00 PM     (No. 9191153)

Lawyers are behind most of the ills in America today. Think about it.

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