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xyz2055 wrote:

All lawyers belong to the universal firm of Dewey, Cheatham and Howell. You show me a couple breaking up and I’ll show you a flock of lawyers doing “lazy circles” overhead. By the time the lawyers in the Madoff case get done, they will get 90% of the recovered money and the investors will get…..the shaft. Lawyers have created such memorable phases as…”MacDonald’s Hot” and “The bike wasn’t made right”. Precedent simply means that somewhere along the way one lawyer got another lawyer (judge) to accept an asinine argument.
What’s the difference between a tornado and a divorce in the deep south….nothing! Because either way somebody’s losing a trailer.

Dec 12, 2012 6:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@xyz2055, normally I agree with you posts, but not all lawyers are bad. Yes, like any industry, you have your bad apples. But do not jump to the conclusion that they are all bad, they serve a very important task, standing up for those that have been wronged who would have no other course of action. A good advocate is taking a huge risk by helping people get judgments in their favor, they do not get paid if lose. But the defense attorney in civil suits ALWAYS get paid.

And with respect to the case against McDonald’s, while at it’s surface seems ridiculous, if you look at details of case you will see that the injured person had a VERY valid claim. Two facts that came out in the case, Mikey D’s knew that they where serving their coffee at an unacceptably high temperature, because they had internal studies that said their coffee tasted bad unless served at these extremely high temperatures and they figured they would lose more by lowering the temperature then they would pay out in future suits (probably ended up being right). Also the person suing had irreparable damage done to their genitals.

Dec 12, 2012 5:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

USAPragmatist..it was my feeble attempt (apparently) to be funny. I wasn’t serious.

Dec 12, 2012 6:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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