It wasn’t bad enough that 17 of 31 people aboard a Duck Boat died on Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri. The NTSB hasn’t yet ruled on the initial and ultimate cause. Nevertheless, lawyers for the family losing nine—count ‘em—9 members have found 53—53, count ‘em—people who filed suit against the boat company. San Diego U-T, 8/1/18. A fecund family; or is it simple greed?
While law schools teach rules and precedents, they shouldn’t ignore legal ethics—as in not using a tragedy to make as many people as possible wealthy. Proper reimbursement for surviving nuclear family, yes. But 53 people, who have suffered such “unfathomable loss” that they demand reimbursement running to $100 Million? Don’t be ridiculous!
Sam Darnold, a 21 year old quarterback the New York Jets drafted in this year’s NFL Draft, has finally signed for $30.25 million. That included a $20 million bonus. U-T, 7/31/18
May all professional teams, whatever the sport, who pay such ridiculous salaries to unproven players, go bankrupt! Only lawyers, who love to argue cases, can keep a straight face when telling Americans a 21 year old anybody is worth such ridiculous sums! Of course, the contracts swell the lawyers’ already-bulging financial portfolios.
That’s my opinion. What’s yours?