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Friday, September 28, 2012
I and the other lawyers in this case spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars in this case. I don't anticipate that I will make a cent and my firm will probably not be reimbursed for all of its expenses. I was involved in several trials, mock trials, juror focus groups. Vast majority of people simply felt like that it was bad that people got sick, but that it just didn't rise to "a federal case" since people received these for free. Many said these trailers were pieces of junk but not neccesarily "unreasonable dangerous." Also, most plaintiffs smoked or had other health problems unrelated to their time in the trailer. It's not fun to be continually attacked by companies because we represent people and then get attacked by the other side too because we couldn't make miracles.