Widow of drowning victim chastises Nassau police

There are 21 comments on the Newsday.com story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Widow of drowning victim chastises Nassau police. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

The widow of an East Norwich boater who apparently drowned three weeks ago in Oyster Bay says she believes he would have been saved if police had begun a search out on the harbor sooner.

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Bronx, NY

#27 Jan 1, 2009
Not only is what you write true. At 300-500 an hour or more, you can burn a lot of money before you even ge to trial. Even in out of court settlements, it is not unusual for law firms to charge defendants over $100,000 just to get them to the point of settling out of court - as little as 200 man hours - 5 weeks of work - could result in a $100,000 bill.

Litigants know all this, and for small change settlements, know it is cheaper for defendants to settle early.
Run262 wrote:
Litigation is so expensive that it's easier to write a nominal check to make it go away. Subpoena costs, expert witnesses, transcripts, court costs, selecting a jury, salaries, overtime for personnel, and additional expenses make any case a drain for taxpayers.
Kenneth Mollins of Melville primarily sues governmental agencies including cases weaker than this one. He posted here months ago calling himself an aggressive ''pittdog''. Brewington is a major leach to LI taxpayers.

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