The UCL Practitioner
Monday, May 24, 2004
Small press news on 17200
An editorial in today's Victorville Daily Press is entitled "Another View: Forcing Lawyers to Quit Extorting." The editorial describes the Trevor Law Group's antics as if every lawyer handled 17200 actions the way that firm did, and urges readers to support Proposition 1016. The editorial never acknowledges that this kind of behavior is actually very rare, or that lawyers who engaged in it would probably be subject to disciplinary action. It also contains the grossly false statement that "attorneys get to keep the proceeds from [17200] lawsuits." Personally, I worry that misinformed editorials like this one will irrevocably sway public opinion, and that it will soon be too late to correct false impressions about how 17200 works.
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