The Money Lawyers vividly describes how lawyering has become a money-driven business, not just a profession. It explores the lucrative world of class-action litigation, where plaintiff lawyers - "The Class-Action Club" - garner billions of dollars in damages and fees through suits against manufacturers of items such as breast implants, asbestos, and diet pills. Also featured are the new super-lawyer David Boies of IBM/Florida vote fame; the Washington, D.C., lawyer-lobbyist Tom Boggs; and the mess divorce of securities "strike-suit law" William Lerach of San Diego and Melvyn Weiss of New York. Additionally, the dark side of "white-shoe law" is detailed in an account of how a Wall Street firm cast out partners so that survivors could make more money, and the price the firm paid for its blatant disloyalty.
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Joseph C. Goulden is the author of eighteen nonfiction books, including The Superlawyers (1972); Korea: The Untold Story of the War; and The Best Years, 1945-1950, a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Before becoming a full-time writer, Goulden worked as an underground miner, a counter-intelligence operative and a newspaperman; lastly, as the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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