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  •  Not if you have contingency lawyers like Allred (0+ / 0-)

    who know how to work the system, when to sue, when to settle, and when to back off. She smells opportunity here and likely knows what she's doing.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 02:29:39 PM PST

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    •  A lawyer would be unlikely to take a no-win (0+ / 0-)

      libel suit on a contingency basis.  Settlement is too unlikely.  Representing the woman in today's case is a winner because some networks/news outlets will pay for her story.  Representing a woman in a triable sexual harassment case (I think this one is past the statute of limitations, so I don't mean this one) is worthwhile on a contingency because there is incentive to settle (hard to predict what the jury will decide).  A libel case is likely to get thrown out on the pleadings, leaving the lawyer holding the bag.

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