Why are we not surprised?

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Why are we not surprised?

Item from 27East.com:

"The developer of a hotel and conference center proposed for Riverside since 2001 has filed a $25 million federal civil rights lawsuit against Southampton Town...."

Hmmmmmn! "$25 million federal civil rights lawsuit."

In the fourth paragraph, a familiar name:

"...attorney Andrew Campanelli of the Mineola-based firm Campanelli and Associates LLP...."

Campanelli... Campanelli... it rings a bell.

Comments

1. Hampton West said...

Didn't even have to read the article any further to know who the lawyer was. You think he could be more creative and come up with a new number.

This has been discussed, and it may be that $25 million is a statutary limitation.

Or it could just be that Mr. Campanelli's 1983 Action forms are all just pre-filled with that figure.
– Dean

2. Tugboat Bertha said...

Even if all of Campanelli's $25 million lawsuits get thrown out of court, his clients still have to pay him his fee don't they? So, for Campanelli it is a win-win situation isn't it?

While I have no idea of Mr. Campanelli's fee arrangement, I wouldn't call it "win-win" so much as a lucrative specialization.
Dean

3. Angel Face 13 said...

Tugboat Bertha, no. They are paid on a contingency basis. 1/3 of money (usually) received is paid for his fee and before even a check is given to the winning party.

I think what Tuggy was saying that if the plaintiff doesn't win, there's no award to divvy up... no tickee, no shirtee!

I'd be surprised astonished if there isn't a retainer paid.
– Dean

4. Hampton West said...

He has another one - but for $32mil. A bar owner in Amityville (see today's on line Newsday.

Found it:
Amityville bar owner sues
village, charging racism
Well, it answers the question of whether $25 million is a statutory limitation.
Dean

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