Cusimano Letter To George Will Exposes The Truth About Litigation., Wayne Parsons | January 11, 2009 2:23 PM
I have also added a couple:
This Week With George Will And His Ongoing Illogical Lawyers Attack, Mike Bryant | May 04, 2009 9:51 AM
George Will Needs To Take Responsibility For Poor Research, Mike Bryant | January 11, 2009 4:43 PM
It is always interesting when Mr. Will decides to bear his teeth at trial lawyers. Where I recently saw it again was in his piece: Texas court limits lawyers in pet-related suits.
Looking at the piece, it reviews a Texas case where the court found that pets had no value beyond their purchase price. The court, as it does here in Minnesota, found that there was no extra claim for the loss of a dear family pet. We get in the discussion from time to time when a heartbroken person calls with the story of how their pet was killed. That because they are animals, there is no loss claim for the pain and suffering that comes with the death.
It is sad, but I understand it and have pointed out the battle it has been to get courts to recognize the loss of children and other loved ones.
However, Will has to turn it into a lawyer issue. He crows:
By this judicial statesmanship, the trial bar was muzzled, for now, and denied a fresh arena for mischief. So Texas’s Supreme Court is, for now, man’s best friend.
Apparently, it is really a way to spite the trial bar. Under his theory, we should eliminate all of the claims out there so that the trial bar can really be stopped. It is a column filled with spite and venom. I personally feel bad for the people and their loss, but to understand that you would have to look beyond your shilling.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.