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Chevron, Dole cases expose lawyer corruption
USA Today, by Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/16/2014 5:35:01 AM

A few years ago, the corruption convictions of several prominent plaintiffs´ lawyers put a spotlight on dishonesty in American civil courts. Now the sleaze has burst back into the news with cases involving Chevron and Dole Food Co., this time with an international twist. Last month, a federal court in Manhattan found that a U.S. plaintiffs´ lawyer had masterminded a multibillion dollar fraud and extortion scheme against Chevron in Ecuador. Three days later, a California appellate court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Dole as a "fraud on the court" perpetrated by U.S. and Nicaraguan plaintiffs´ lawyers. These rulings are welcome

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: krause, 4/16/2014 7:01:06 AM     (No. 9812499)

We should shut down all big corporations. The left will provide jobs for all those ex-employees making windmills and caring for unicorns.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 4/16/2014 7:03:48 AM     (No. 9812501)

How egregiously evil does a lawyer have to be for our legal system to call him corrupt?

The only reason Chevron and Dole received any semblance of "justice" is because they had the money to pay for uber-expensive lawyers to defend themselves. Even then they could have lost. The chances of ordinary people receiving justice in our courts is virtually nil.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/16/2014 8:45:18 AM     (No. 9812647)

I keep wondering what ever happened to the ´schwack´...in the old days if some crooked lawyer messed with anyone they somehow failed to come to work...forever!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/16/2014 8:46:41 AM     (No. 9812652)

What´s more shocking than corrupt lawyers is that corrupt Holder didn´t step in to protect the corrupt lawyers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eoddad, 4/16/2014 9:25:14 AM     (No. 9812731)

Trial lawyers another arm of the corrupt Democrat Party. The biggest money bundlers out there. Shakedown and extortion artist.

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