Women Gets $6.60 After Legal Fees

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    My, how trial lawyers look after their clients


    Suit ‘winner’ nets pocket change
    Lawyers’ fees, expenses reimbursements leave her feeling cheated
    By Michael Beebe NEWS STAFF REPORTER
    Updated: 06/24/07 7:16 AM

    When Justine Thompson was forced to retire from her state job after 28 years because of a nasty fall she took in an icy parking lot, she figured she had protected herself by hiring a personal injury attorney.

    That was before the accounting of the $35,000 settlement arrived in the mail from Cellino & Barnes. The lawyer’s share was $10,000.

    The law firm repaid itself another $3,600 in expenses.

    New York took $21,000 to repay workers’ compensation. Justine Thompson’s share? A check for $6.60.

    It’s not the kind of settlement that television ads for The Barnes Firm boast about, claiming $150 million for auto injury clients alone over the last few years.

    “That’s not even enough to buy a Happy Meal,” says Thompson, who found nothing at all happy about the experience.

    Neither do two attorneys, one from Rochester, another from Syracuse, who filed a malpractice suit on her behalf against Cellino & Barnes, its successor, The Barnes Firm, and Michael J. Cooper, the Barnes Firm lawyer who represented Thompson. “This lady is the poster girl for what’s wrong with this profession,” said S. Robert Williams, the Syracuse lawyer who filed the suit with Patrick J. Burke of Rochester.

    More than just an example of a woman whose case they allege was mishandled, they say, this is a clash of philosophy on how to attract and satisfy clients in the controversial field of personal injury law.

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    http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/105328.html
     
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    Well from the ambulance chases point they won and did the job that was asked of them. On the other hand sometimes what is it really worth? I would have thought after 28 years this women could have retired from the state, if even partial retirement????
     
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    Was Pretty Boy Edwards representing her?
     
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    Who the hell wastes their time sueing anyone due to their own inability to remain on their feet in ice?

    Good lord. Suck it the hell up, walk it off, and move on.
     
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    Well, at least the lawyers got their money
     
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    Nice sentiment. She injured herself at her place of work while attempting to get to her assigned area. She shouldn't have had to sue at all. She should have been covered.
     
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    Do you get paid when you work?

    Oh right... you don't work.
     
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    Like the clients of Pretty Boy Edwards, she did get SOME money

    Now she has to make sure to report the income or else
     
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    Your jealousy reeks... seriously. When you sign a retainer, you pay for experts and costs. And she probably had medical liens that had to be paid for HER medical treatment (or should doctors work for free, too?) The lawyer took a third. Standard retainer. Or do you think she could have paid an hourly fee and the lawyer should go to work for her and not get paid?

    Do provide a link with respect to any client of John Edwards (if you don't like Bush being called names, I'd suggest you clean up what you call people) who didn't get money while he did. I look forward to it with anticipation.

    Oh...and compensatory damages aren't taxable.
     
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    Since Pretty Boy spend his days lecturing the rest of us about poverty, he is building a 30,000 sq ft compiund, making millions from his job a hedge fund, the poverty pimp made a killing by ripping off insurance companies and chasing ambulances

    I am sure he made sure his clients got their "fair share" much like this womens lawyers

    I know she is happy she does not have to report the $6.60 to the IRS - that made her day
     

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