DOJ Rounds Up Two Attorneys in Litigation Extortion Plot

DOJ Rounds Up Two Attorneys in Litigation Extortion Plot

Jun 29, 2020

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Co-author, The WLF Legal Pulse, June 29, 2020

In a stunning case of incredible overreach by two attorneys seeking to extort a would-be defendant company, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced guilty pleas last Friday. This is the latest example of unscrupulous personal-injury lawyers who, in the words of the head of DOJ’s Criminal Division, went “well past the line of aggressive advocacy and crossed deep into the territory of illegal extortion.”

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