Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Light Sentence for a Poster Lawyer for Tort Reform

The editorial page of the Wall Street Journal contends that corrupt class action attorney Bill Lerach got off too easily. Among other things, his mea culpa wasn't terribly convincing:

Mr. Lerach's lawyers also contended that he had accepted responsibility for his misdeeds. This is how he defined that "responsibility" in an op-ed piece published in the Washington Post last November after this newspaper declined the submission: "I'm on my way to prison because, in my zeal to stand up against this kind of corporate greed over the years, I stepped over the line."

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