Monday, October 11, 2010

Help Buju Banton Pay His Lawyer (What's His Name Again?)

I always say lawyers should get paid for good work.

That's why like-minded citizens can band together and help Buju defend himself (wire instructions included!):
Markus told the Observer that the cost of the first trial has taken a huge financial toll on the artiste and asked fans, friends and supporters of the artiste to assist in any way they can.
Very true.  That's one advantage the government always has when they decide to retry a case -- they never run out of money.

On the other hand, does anyone else find it unseemly (obscene?) that Ken Feinberg has already collected $2.5 million for three months' work on the Deepwater Horizon disaster:
The $850,000 monthly payments to Feinberg’s firm will continue through year-end and then will be reviewed, a person familiar with the contract said today.

The money goes to seven professionals at Feinberg’s firm and is paid by BP separately from the fund to help victims, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity about details not spelled out in today’s report. Among those being paid is Feinberg’s brother David, according to the report. David Feinberg is listed on the firm’s website as director of special projects.

The payments from BP help offset the “significant distortion” the project is causing to the Feinberg firm’s business, Mukasey said in the report today. Feinberg Rozen has turned away three mediation requests since June, according to the report. 
 Ok, three mediation requests but come on!

The last time I used Feinberg for a mediation he was billing well north of $1000 an hour, and that was quite a while ago.

How's that compare to the hourly rate of an Article III judge, like Judge Barbier who is presiding over the actual MDL litigation?

BTW, the Judge picked the steering committee to oversee the prosecution of the Deepwater Horizon litigation, and our own Ervin Gonzalez made the list, which you can see here.


Anonymous said...

No Columbus Day post???

Anonymous said...

Does your personal life style make you unworthy of being a candidate as an adoptive parent? It depends.

Would a child having been adopted by Pam Bondi and having experienced two different fathers and now living with a live-in boyfriend make Pam Bondi as bad choice for adopting a child? No.

Pam Bondi is twice divorced and living with a live-in boyfriend. but even with these un-Christian aspects of her life I propose she would still make a worthy adoptive parent.

The why does Pam Bondi not believe that gay parents are unworthy of also being good adoptive parents? It is because she is too partisan to be intellectually honest. Pam Bondi takes up the republican mantra that gay and lesbians are somehow unworthy of adopting a child from state custody without looking at herself and asking the question could I be a good adoptive parent.

Pam Bondi has promised to continue to fight for the state's illegal ban on gay adoptive parents all the way to the Supreme Court.

Pam Bondi is too much of an ideologue, too partisan to be the next attorney general.

Vote for what is right for the state of Florida, vote for the future of the state of Florida, Vote for Dan Gelber.

Give pam Bondi the time to contemplate her own life, her own personal shortcomings, to organize her personal life.

Pam needs to look in the mirror before trying to foist the rest of the state with her extreme views of the world.

Marc R said...

I am so signing up for those mediation cle credits.

Anonymous said...

The Nigerians now have all of David's account information and have probably wiped it out by now.