January 10, 2012

"Peppercorn" Mike Gableman's "nonsense"

Missed a spot Bruce:
Typically, personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency basis, with the understanding they will collect a big percentage of the jury’s award. — Milwaukee Magazine's Bruce Murphy
More to the point, it's plaintiffs' lawyers who take cases on contingent fee arrangements. In Gableman's atypical case, he was the respondent.*

* It's complainant v. respondent in these cases, the functional equivalent of plaintiff v. defendant in the types of civil action "Peppercorn" Gableman's latest high-priced GOP attorney, Viet Dinh, is contemplating.

And nobody seems to know what Mr. Dinh's own peppercorn might be.

His representation of Gableman had better not be a gift or a favor. There ain't enough trees to bear the flurry of complaints against G-Man.


Anonymous said...

So, Michael Best was expecting to receive a reward for it's efforts? And what, oh dear reader, could that reward possibly be? Bruce Murphy lays it right out there in an incoherent sort of way.

illusory tenant said...

Well, there used to be such a thing as the appearance of impropriety. But I'm not so sure that standard exists any more, or that a certain justice of the Supreme Court cares much about it even if it did.