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View Diary: Scott Olsen Needs Our Help! (One More Time). Update. (50 comments)

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  •  'Expert' witnesses do get (7+ / 0-)

    paid Big Bucks. Perhaps Scott's lawyer doesn't have the money to front, and few to no expert witnesses will testify without being paid up front regardless of whether or not the suit is successful. It could be a cash flow problem - the attorney doesn't get paid unless there is an award, but you can't insist on that for the witnesses.

    I hope there is a big enough award to pay the lawyer and help Scott for the rest of his life. More, I hope the attorney is awarded costs and fees above and beyond that award so Scott gets it all. If I had money, I'd donate. But right now, all I can do is wish him the best of luck.

    BTW, 'luck' is with him on this, as the Oakland PD is quite used to paying out large awards to people they've wronged.

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