Thursday, March 18, 2010

An interesting twist

Here's an interesting case: Two lawyers were found guilty of fraud when they tried to obtain fraudulent claims for their clients. The WSJ reports:
The jury found that William Guy and Thomas Brock committed fraud as part of an asbestos lawsuit they filed in 2001 against Illinois Central Railroad Co. The jurors concluded that the lawyers knew their clients had lied about taking part in an earlier asbestos suit. And they ordered the lawyers to pay $210,000 in actual damages and—turnabout is fair play—a further $210,000 in punitive damages to Illinois Central.

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