The law is an ass ( hole ) in the USA

hobbit said:
AfterSSE said:
He's appealing (err I don't mean other then ugly... :whew: ) the case already...I hope he gets soaked by the next judge and ends up paying everything....what a loser.... :rambo:


Definitely psychiatric assessment needed , this bloke's gotta be psycho . Let's hope they deny him the appeal or better still , take him to the cleaners

PMSL :w00t:

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hobbit

War Hero
A case where self regulation worked ? Fkcungi grave robbers swindling the sick

Solicitors' firm agrees £160,000 payback
By Laura Evans
A GWENT firm of solicitors defended its actions after agreeing to pay back £160,000 which had been deducted from miners' compensation.
Gabb & Co of Abergavenny and Crickhowell agreed to repay the money following a hearing at the solicitors' disciplinary tribunal.
The tribunal heard the money had been deducted from miners damages and paid instead to a cliams company.But the company said these deductions were only ever made with the agreement of its clients and it did not profit, instead passing them straight to claims handelling firm IDC.
A partner in Gabb & Co, Glyn Maddocks also admitted five breaches of professional rules and was fined £15,000, and ordered to pay the costs estimated to be £60,000.
A spokesman for the firm said the rules were breached unintentionally.
The tribunal heard from Timothy Dutton QC for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the body which regulates solicitors in England and Wales.
Its purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards by acting when risks are identified.
Mr Dutton told the tribunal that Gabb & Co had bought the miners' cases from IDC and had paid the firm over £110,000.
IDC had also been paid over £200,000 from clients' damages in accordance with the agreements clients and IDC had signed, the tribunal was told.
Mr Dutton described these agreements as potentially very prejudicial to clients.
The tribunal heard if a miner changed solicitors to a firm not approved by IDC, the contract provided that he would be liable to IDC for any financial loss they suffered.
Mr Dutton also described the supposed benefit of the contracts for clients as "illusory".
This claim was strongly denied by the firm tonight.
The firm said at every stage it thought it was complying with professional regulations.
"We do not accept Timothy Dutton's view that the supposed benefit of the contracts to our clients was illusory," said the firm's spokesman.
"Glyn's intention was always to achieve the best possible result for his clients and his professional integrity and track record has never been in question.
"As a firm, we fully respect the guidelines set out by our professional body to regulate our work.
"We have always acted in good faith and have never profited from any deductions made or set out to behave in any way other than ethically."
Gabb & Co agreed to write to all miners' compensation clients who signed agreements with IDC after the government set up the miners' compensation schemes for respiratory disease and vibration white finger and offer to repay the money it had deducted.
The law firm also agreed to repay clients whose cases were settled within the government schemes but who signed agreements with IDC beforehand, if those clients make a complaint.
9:32pm Friday 29th June 2007
 

Normski

Newbie
I'm having a bit of a dispute with a neighbour, can't be bothered with Lawyers, so some advice please...
..does brake fluid still have the same effect on car paint work as it used to?
Just asking you understand...
 
Normski said:
I'm having a bit of a dispute with a neighbour, can't be bothered with Lawyers, so some advice please...
..does brake fluid still have the same effect on car paint work as it used to?
Just asking you understand...

You need to be sneaky about this....is it a modern car? if so get a baseball bat, twat the front bumper, this should set off the airbag without leaving a mark, walk away with a big grin on your face... :thumright:
 
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