Making some good from act of evil

Making some good from act of evil

There are 22 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 21, 2008, titled Making some good from act of evil. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The settlement Mack Saunders received from Libya after the death of his son Scott in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 still makes him uncomfortable.

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Lawyers

Telford, PA

#1 Dec 21, 2008
I want what the greedy lawyers are going to do with their money? If anyone thinks they handle these cases out of the kindness of their heart, see what the amouunts are they received. On the tragic death of a loved one.

"Contingency fees for lawyers

On 5 December 2003, Jim Kreindler revealed that his Park Avenue law firm would receive an initial contingency fee of around US$1 million from each of the 128 American families Kreindler represents. The firm's fees could exceed US$300 million eventually. Kreindler argued that the fees were justified, since "Over the past seven years we have had a dedicated team working tirelessly on this and we deserve the contingency fee we have worked so hard for, and I think we have provided the relatives with value for money."[citation needed]

Another top legal firm in the U.S., Speiser Krause, which represented 60 relatives, of whom half were UK families, concluded contingency deals securing them fees of between 28 and 35% of individual settlements. Frank Granito of Speiser Krause noted that "the rewards in the U.S. are more substantial than anywhere else in the world but nobody has questioned the fee whilst the work has been going on, it is only now as we approach a resolution when the criticism comes your way."[citation needed]" Source, "Wikipedia"
Matt24vs34

Bangor, PA

#2 Dec 21, 2008
Trial lawyers and their greed are the only reason all of your insurance and medical treatments cost so much.

If you have a hard time with the "blood money" then donate it all to different disabled vets or the wives and children of those that did not come back. After all, they are there to try to keep all terrorist activities contained to headlines that would read "suspected terrorist blows self up making bomb in suspected terrorist headquarters"
Casual Observer

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Dec 21, 2008
Lawyers wrote:
I want what the greedy lawyers are going to do with their money? If anyone thinks they handle these cases out of the kindness of their heart, see what the amouunts are they received. On the tragic death of a loved one.
"Contingency fees for lawyers
On 5 December 2003, Jim Kreindler revealed that his Park Avenue law firm would receive an initial contingency fee of around US$1 million from each of the 128 American families Kreindler represents. The firm's fees could exceed US$300 million eventually. Kreindler argued that the fees were justified, since "Over the past seven years we have had a dedicated team working tirelessly on this and we deserve the contingency fee we have worked so hard for, and I think we have provided the relatives with value for money."[citation needed]
Another top legal firm in the U.S., Speiser Krause, which represented 60 relatives, of whom half were UK families, concluded contingency deals securing them fees of between 28 and 35% of individual settlements. Frank Granito of Speiser Krause noted that "the rewards in the U.S. are more substantial than anywhere else in the world but nobody has questioned the fee whilst the work has been going on, it is only now as we approach a resolution when the criticism comes your way."[citation needed]" Source, "Wikipedia"
No one is ever forced to hire an attorney, if you think you can litigate for yourself you are welcome to try doing so.
A Wee Bit Insane

Telford, PA

#5 Dec 21, 2008
Matt24vs34 wrote:
Trial lawyers and their greed are the only reason all of your insurance and medical treatments cost so much.
If you have a hard time with the "blood money" then donate it all to different disabled vets or the wives and children of those that did not come back. After all, they are there to try to keep all terrorist activities contained to headlines that would read "suspected terrorist blows self up making bomb in suspected terrorist headquarters"
Hey Matt you are a really obnoxious idiot. This man can do whatever he wants with his money and he can wallow and mourn for however long he wants. What gives you the audacity to tell anyone what they can do with their money or their time? Your humor leaves a lot to be desired, you are not witty ,funny,or amusing. You are just a plain obnoxious idiot. I dont think many of us would miss you if you blew yourself up making bombs to bomb suspected terrorists. You're a real loser.
Sentinel

Hellertown, PA

#7 Dec 21, 2008
Casual Observer wrote:
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No one is ever forced to hire an attorney, if you think you can litigate for yourself you are welcome to try doing so.
Anything worth doing is worth doing yourself, & doing it yourself would pay rather large dividends in cases such as this one.
Casual Observer

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Dec 21, 2008
Sentinel wrote:
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Anything worth doing is worth doing yourself, & doing it yourself would pay rather large dividends in cases such as this one.
Including surgery? How about putting in a new 200 amp electrical service?

You CAN go to court without an attorney, and maybe you'll do well, but the judge certainly won't be tolerant if you choose to learn as you go.
Sentinel

Hellertown, PA

#9 Dec 21, 2008
Casual Observer wrote:
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Including surgery? How about putting in a new 200 amp electrical service?
You CAN go to court without an attorney, and maybe you'll do well, but the judge certainly won't be tolerant if you choose to learn as you go.
I put my 200 amp service in & was told by the electrical inspector, if I wanted any electrical work, to give him a call.
How could anyone expect tolerance from a judge - they are lawyers. We all know what lawyers are like. There are many GOOD surgeons that retire early because of lawyers like John Edwards.
Casual Observer

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Dec 21, 2008
Sentinel wrote:
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I put my 200 amp service in & was told by the electrical inspector, if I wanted any electrical work, to give him a call.
How could anyone expect tolerance from a judge - they are lawyers. We all know what lawyers are like. There are many GOOD surgeons that retire early because of lawyers like John Edwards.
Why don't you read your post #7, and my reply and try again.

You seem to have trouble staying to one topic at a time.
Casual Observer

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Dec 21, 2008
Sentinel wrote:
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I put my 200 amp service in & was told by the electrical inspector, if I wanted any electrical work, to give him a call.
If you are actually from Bethlehem, that would be Kenny Miller whom I have known for years, and there is absolutely no way he would have told you that.
Sentinel

Hellertown, PA

#12 Dec 21, 2008
Casual Observer wrote:
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If you are actually from Bethlehem, that would be Kenny Miller whom I have known for years, and there is absolutely no way he would have told you that.
You are mistaken - work outside the city was the offer. Quit while you're only slightly behind!
Matt24vs34

Bangor, PA

#13 Dec 21, 2008
A Wee Bit Insane wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Matt you are a really obnoxious idiot. This man can do whatever he wants with his money and he can wallow and mourn for however long he wants. What gives you the audacity to tell anyone what they can do with their money or their time? Your humor leaves a lot to be desired, you are not witty ,funny,or amusing. You are just a plain obnoxious idiot. I dont think many of us would miss you if you blew yourself up making bombs to bomb suspected terrorists. You're a real loser.
um, ok miss overly angry. Strike a nerve with you for some odd reason? Maybe you lost some friv lawsuit or lost some terrorist friends?

Did you even read the article, or are you just trolling around to get your immature jollies with the childishness and grade school chest puffing? I think you have gone a lot further than a "wee bit".

Lighten up before you pop a artery. Audacity? You should speak...

Merry CHRISTmas
Casual Observer

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Dec 21, 2008
Sentinel wrote:
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You are mistaken - work outside the city was the offer. Quit while you're only slightly behind!
I don't know of any communities that will allow you to pull a permit if you aren't a licensed electrician.

No permit= no inspection.

I smell BS.
snowman Easton PA

Sellersville, PA

#15 Dec 21, 2008
Casual Observer wrote:
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No one is ever forced to hire an attorney, if you think you can litigate for yourself you are welcome to try doing so.
You are not allowed into many courts unless you have been admitted to the bar or court. Case in point, indinviduals are not allowed in the Supreme Court of the United States of America(it was our court, it now belongs to lawyers). Information came a legal professor at William and Mary(he explained it better than I could).
Screwy Louie

Bethlehem, PA

#16 Dec 22, 2008
Nailing Libya is the most important issue here.It should have been ten times the amount....
Taxpayer

Macungie, PA

#17 Dec 22, 2008
We ( America) should have turned Libya into a sea of glass with a nice Nuke the day after this incident. Those people are nothing but trouble and will continue to seek to kill Americans because their filthy muslim faith tells them that all non muslims are infidels and all infidels should die. NUKE EM
Casual Observer

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Dec 22, 2008
snowman Easton PA wrote:
<quoted text>You are not allowed into many courts unless you have been admitted to the bar or court. Case in point, indinviduals are not allowed in the Supreme Court of the United States of America(it was our court, it now belongs to lawyers). Information came a legal professor at William and Mary(he explained it better than I could).
That's not true, you have the right to self representation in any Court in the USA.
A Wee Bit Insane

Telford, PA

#19 Dec 23, 2008
Matt24vs34 wrote:
<quoted text>um, ok miss overly angry. Strike a nerve with you for some odd reason? Maybe you lost some friv lawsuit or lost some terrorist friends?
Did you even read the article, or are you just trolling around to get your immature jollies with the childishness and grade school chest puffing? I think you have gone a lot further than a "wee bit".
Lighten up before you pop a artery. Audacity? You should speak...
Merry CHRISTmas
Thanks for proving my point that you are an obnoxious idiot. Your conjecture is unspeakably annoying and irritating as I stated earlier. Is that light enough for you. Merry Christmas back at you!
Matt24vs34

Bangor, PA

#20 Dec 24, 2008
A Wee Bit Insane wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for proving my point that you are an obnoxious idiot. Your conjecture is unspeakably annoying and irritating as I stated earlier. Is that light enough for you. Merry Christmas back at you!
No, that is not light enough for me. The only thing you have proven is that your comprehension ability needs major practice as it appears it is more of a part-time hobby than a skill.

Then again, I alre3ady know that persons of your type are easily irritated, and take great pride in bringing out your true personality - that way you might be able to see for yourself what type of individual you really are. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. If you can not see that, what a sad existance you must have. I wish the best to your family for having to deal with the anger and resentments you harbor.

Feel free to lash out at me all you want. If that is all it takes to keep your anger from getting to the point that you kick the dog or degrade or abuse those close to you (if there are any) than I gladly will take your venom.

There is help for you if you want it. There are numerous hotlines you can call where a professional can assist you during these tryng times. For the sake of those that have to deal with you on a regular basis, please seek help. Not for you, for them.

Or you could try more drugs - I am sure that your physician could tinker around with your scripts until something works (at least for a little while). However, try looking into a real long term treatment program and get off the pharm - that crap will cause more harm than good.

Good day, ma'am, and I hope you find your way.
A Wee Bit Insane

Telford, PA

#21 Dec 24, 2008
Matt24vs34 wrote:
<quoted text>No, that is not light enough for me. The only thing you have proven is that your comprehension ability needs major practice as it appears it is more of a part-time hobby than a skill.
Then again, I alre3ady know that persons of your type are easily irritated, and take great pride in bringing out your true personality - that way you might be able to see for yourself what type of individual you really are. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. If you can not see that, what a sad existance you must have. I wish the best to your family for having to deal with the anger and resentments you harbor.
Feel free to lash out at me all you want. If that is all it takes to keep your anger from getting to the point that you kick the dog or degrade or abuse those close to you (if there are any) than I gladly will take your venom.
There is help for you if you want it. There are numerous hotlines you can call where a professional can assist you during these tryng times. For the sake of those that have to deal with you on a regular basis, please seek help. Not for you, for them.
Or you could try more drugs - I am sure that your physician could tinker around with your scripts until something works (at least for a little while). However, try looking into a real long term treatment program and get off the pharm - that crap will cause more harm than good.
Good day, ma'am, and I hope you find your way.
Sheesh that was some mindless diatribe. I am more than convinced that you are an incurablr obnoxious idiot. Please keep paosting so the rest of the planet can witness your recalcitrant style. Later,much.
cynical

Bethlehem, PA

#22 Dec 24, 2008
A Wee Bit Insane wrote:
<quoted text>Sheesh that was some mindless diatribe. I am more than convinced that you are an incurablr obnoxious idiot. Please keep paosting so the rest of the planet can witness your recalcitrant style. Later,much.
He's a typical religious wacko...

Hypocritical to the end.

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