Saturday, September 13, 2014

Button up those settlements

Buttoning up.

"These confidential settlements are reportedly buttoned up to an unusual degree, attorneys say; they can’t breathe a word of their existences.

So, the government got paid, the lawyers got paid, the victims with the most egregious cases are getting paid. The only ones left hanging are the Toyota owners stuck with an unsafe vehicle that hasn’t ruined somebody’s life – yet."

So, Vince and Joel and all your cronies of the defense bar, I want to once again point out that there is a causal relationship between the buttoned up settlements and the potentially ruined lives. Are you enjoying writting in those new "button" clauses to maximize your client's control over the lives (and possible future deaths) of its customers by way of information control about vehicle safety?

OMG, I sound like a conspiracy theorist. But,... maybe I opened the lid on a RICO case instead.

And on the plaintiffs side. I don't get it why you have to settle when you now have such great evidence. If you can win at Bookout, can't you find at least one more case that you can win at trial?


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings