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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 11:19 AM

Good news unrelated to the election! Animal lovers celebrate! [View all]

On Friday our firm was able to hand one of those giant checks to our local Humane society for $100,000!!!

March 23 2005, when BP blew up their plant killing 15 people and injuring 6,000, we represented a young lady who lost her mother and father in the blast. Neither she nor my boss wanted to settle, she believed that BP murdered her parents. BP was very desperate to settle rather than have it come out that they budgeted for their worker's lives and intentionally made decisions based on profit at the cost of what they thought might be only "1 or 2 workers." The case did settle and the documents could not be confidential. In addition to a very large sum of money for her, we made BP donate $30,000,000 to charities of her choice and a matching amount up to 6 million. We raised 6 million they had to match.

DuPont killed 4 people about a year and a half ago due to the same type of cost and safety cutting BP was guilty of. Our client, another daughter who lost her mother felt the same way about DuPont. Her mother spent most of her income rescuing strays and paying vet bills. As part of the settlement, DuPont agreed to a minute of silence every year for 10 years at all of their facilities to remind everyone of the mistakes of the past and remembrance of the victims. They also agreed to donate the hundred grand to the Humane societies of her choice. Our local Humane Society has some donated land and another million dollar donation from a local attorney and are building a new facility. While the building will be named after the attorney, the adjacent 100 acre public dog park will be named after our client's mother! The Humane Society even gave my disabled brother a dog (he recently lost his dog to old age) for my lobbying our client to donate here instead of where she lives (her mom was local and worked with the HS here)!

Now back to our regularly scheduled Primary debates!

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Dustlawyer Feb 2016 OP
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