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Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin
Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims

New York Times, by Kenneth P. Vogel

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/1/2018 5:38:05 AM

WASHINGTON — As the #MeToo movement to expose sexual harassment roils the nation’s capital, political partisans are exploiting the moment, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support accusers who come forward with charges against President Trump and members of Congress, even amid questions about their motivation. As accusations take on a partisan tint, activists and lawyers fear that such an evolution could damage a movement that has shaken Hollywood, Silicon Valley, media suites in New York and the hallways of Congress — and has taken down both a Democratic fund-raiser, Harvey Weinstein, and a conservative stalwart, Bill O’Reilly. “There is a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/1/2018 6:15:27 AM     (No. 11496392)

You mean like what those screwball harpy lawyers did in Alabama?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gijohn, 1/1/2018 7:27:34 AM     (No. 11496424)

I lost interest as soon as I saw gloria allred.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/1/2018 10:07:39 AM     (No. 11496564)

In Pennsylvania, lawyers are strictly limited on how they can assist a client with the lawyer´s money. As a non-lawyer, I don´t understand the limits, but this Gloria Allred
stuff smells like an ethical violation.

Back when I worked for an insurance company, we talked about ´whiplash´ claims. Let´s say our insured rear ended the claimant´s car, causing little or no car damage. The client could retain the services of an attorney, and file a lawsuit against our insured, claiming a whiplash (neck) injury.
Whiplash injuries - soft tissue damage - don´t show up on xrays, and are difficult nto prove or rebut. And what my company, like other did, was pay 1000 dollars (a nice sum in the 1960s) to make the claim go away. The
claimant´s attorney would take 1/3, and that was it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/1/2018 10:10:46 AM     (No. 11496569)

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My insurance company would avoid taking the risk of a large loss in front of A JURY, and the claimant would avoid the risk of getting nothing.
What is emerging in many of these sexual harassment claims is equivalent to the whiplash claim payments, just bigger dollars.

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