Friday, December 12, 2008

From Molehill to Mountain

A small mom-and-pop local contractor with 5 other employees receives complaints from two customers. Various forms of back and forth disputes are entertained. A Madison TV station enters the scene and runs three short videos explaining the customers' complaints. Enter the attorneys and two civil suits. No big deal; probably 50 or 60 thousand dollars to fix any problems. But, this is modern America.

At present the four law firms have billed for a total of about $900,000.

At present the settlements and judgments total about $830,000.

Only in America.

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