Lawyer's tactics leave him bankrupt

  • Article by: DAN BROWNING , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 8, 2012 - 11:02 AM

Courts say he went too far in pursuit of mortgage fraudsters.

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AnondsonJan. 7, 12 7:23 PM

Loser-pays would have helped to stop the abuse when this man went beyond sane into righteous anger suing everything peripherally associated.

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sbuffalo45Jan. 7, 12 8:36 PM

The Lord works in mysterious ways!

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william2mnJan. 7, 12 8:45 PM

Two Changes: 1) We should not allow lawyers to represent themselves they should have to hire lawyers like everyone else. 2) Loser pays. And one additional for corporations: SLAP lawsuits are disallowed when being sued by an individual.

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portanov85Jan. 7, 1210:16 PM

You can represent yourself in court; you don't need a lawyer. Loser pays would not have helped; read the article - he was winning some of his cases. And in those he didn't where he went too far, the judge did issue $500,000 in sanctions against him. That was probably more than enough to pay the winners' lawyers' fees.

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LISATOTUSHEKJan. 7, 1211:27 PM

This is what happens when you get too greedy.

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mojorisingJan. 8, 12 8:54 AM

Attorneys. We have too many of them and too often they end up in politics. Is it any wonder why the country is messed up?

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jerryaldiniJan. 8, 12 9:56 AM

This sounds like a victimless case: An unsympathetic personal injury attorney who got screwed. Judges who allowed him to run amok. Sleezabag investors. I'd say the system worked in this case. Another Minnesota Bar success story.

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jamue11eJan. 8, 1210:18 AM

Sounds like Mr. Murrin was on a power trip thinking he was FBI or a District Attorney or something. And when you pay legal fees to yourself, you can go on indefinitely. I also would never trust a lawyer who advertises themselves on tv or sends out stuff to you after a car accident, how ever minor or major. Phishing expeditions, however they are conducted cost people money. I am so glad he got slapped with paying their legal fees.

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actualreaderJan. 10, 12 5:05 PM

When nobody in the room but you can "see the issues" it's time to get out for some fresh air.

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