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    Got to Love Personal Injury Attorneys

    This article shows what the true motivation of the plaintiff bar is- the almighty dollar! How is what they are doing here "working for the client"? Got to love the last quote about "relunctance to share in your good fortune"- the woman lost both her legs, and they consider it "good fortune".
    This is how John Edwards made his fortune, lets keep that in mind.

    They are Never mind a slice - ferry lawyers want slabs of pie
    By JOHN MARZULLI
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Thursday, June 28th 2007, 4:00 AM

    Attorneys who defeated the city's attempt to limit its liability in 2003's deadly ferry crash now want a piece of every victim's settlement.

    The move by two law firms has sparked warfare in legal circles.

    The city so far has settled 120 lawsuits for a total of about $28 million in the Staten Island wreck of the Andrew J. Barberi, which killed 11 and injured scores of others. Another 64 cases are pending, so the payout to the lawyers could be in the millions.

    The Staten Island firm of Anthony Bisignano and maritime law experts Dougherty, Ryan, Giuffra, Zambito & Hession filed a motion in Brooklyn Federal Court yesterday seeking "a percentage of all sums recovered" - past and future. They want Judge Edward Korman to decide what the percentage should be. None of the two firms' own cases have been settled yet.

    "The lawyers who filed this motion should be ashamed of themselves for attempting to obtain a windfall," said attorney Sanford Rubenstein, who represents five victims. "Instead of focusing all the energies of the lawyers on behalf of the clients they represent, there will now be a fee dispute."

    Another lawyer involved in the litigation said the demand is a "black eye" on the legal profession.

    The city had tried to use an 1851 maritime law to cap total damages at $14.4 million, the value of the ferry's hull.

    The city is appealing Korman's decision not to put a cap on damages.

    The firm Weisman & Calderon doesn't intend to fork over a penny of the $9 million settlement it negotiated for Tina Evans, who lost both legs in the accident.

    "Your reluctance to share your good fortune is disappointing," Bisignano responded, according to court papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDCentStOhio
    This article shows what the true motivation of the plaintiff bar is- the almighty dollar! How is what they are doing here "working for the client"? Got to love the last quote about "relunctance to share in your good fortune"- the woman lost both her legs, and they consider it "good fortune".
    This is how John Edwards made his fortune, lets keep that in mind.

    They are Never mind a slice - ferry lawyers want slabs of pie
    By JOHN MARZULLI
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Thursday, June 28th 2007, 4:00 AM

    Attorneys who defeated the city's attempt to limit its liability in 2003's deadly ferry crash now want a piece of every victim's settlement.

    The move by two law firms has sparked warfare in legal circles.

    The city so far has settled 120 lawsuits for a total of about $28 million in the Staten Island wreck of the Andrew J. Barberi, which killed 11 and injured scores of others. Another 64 cases are pending, so the payout to the lawyers could be in the millions.

    The Staten Island firm of Anthony Bisignano and maritime law experts Dougherty, Ryan, Giuffra, Zambito & Hession filed a motion in Brooklyn Federal Court yesterday seeking "a percentage of all sums recovered" - past and future. They want Judge Edward Korman to decide what the percentage should be. None of the two firms' own cases have been settled yet.

    "The lawyers who filed this motion should be ashamed of themselves for attempting to obtain a windfall," said attorney Sanford Rubenstein, who represents five victims. "Instead of focusing all the energies of the lawyers on behalf of the clients they represent, there will now be a fee dispute."

    Another lawyer involved in the litigation said the demand is a "black eye" on the legal profession.

    The city had tried to use an 1851 maritime law to cap total damages at $14.4 million, the value of the ferry's hull.

    The city is appealing Korman's decision not to put a cap on damages.

    The firm Weisman & Calderon doesn't intend to fork over a penny of the $9 million settlement it negotiated for Tina Evans, who lost both legs in the accident.

    "Your reluctance to share your good fortune is disappointing," Bisignano responded, according to court papers.
    Do any of them spend 400 bucks for a haircut like a certain someone trying to run for president?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Diamond
    Do any of them spend 400 bucks for a haircut like a certain someone trying to run for president?
    If they win, then they will be able to splurge for a $4,000 haircut as they sell their soul to the devil. There is no justice involved here, it is purely about money, no matter how the law firms may try to spin it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDCentStOhio
    If they win, then they will be able to splurge for a $4,000 haircut as they sell their soul to the devil. There is no justice involved here, it is purely about money, no matter how the law firms may try to spin it.
    Is that an implication of dishonesty??!?! no way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDCentStOhio
    This article shows what the true motivation of the plaintiff bar is- the almighty dollar...

    Isn't that how capitalism works? Why do many people become lawyers? To make money? Would the system be better if we had government supplied lawyers for everybody?

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    "Your reluctance to share your good fortune is disappointing," Bisignano responded, according to court papers.
    Wow. Share your "good fortune."

    My response: You can have a piece of my client's $9 million settlement. But you have to give up your legs, like she did, to get a piece of this "good fortune."

    Scumbag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan
    Isn't that how capitalism works? Why do many people become lawyers? To make money? Would the system be better if we had government supplied lawyers for everybody?

    Sure it is, but for someone who is supposed to attempt to adehere to a theoretically ethical judicial system, should he be so blatant in his pursuit of the almighty dollar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Diamond
    ethical judicial system



    What ethical judicial system? Where?

    You mean the same ethical judicial system whose highest court ruled that the government is allowed to seize private citizens property to sell to another private developer in order to increase tax profits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan


    What ethical judicial system? Where?

    You mean the same ethical judicial system whose highest court ruled that the government is allowed to seize private citizens property to sell to another private developer in order to increase tax profits?
    In theory.

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