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How steep do you think the price of victory is against big business?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (20224 points ) July 29th, 2010

Would you for the victory or the money? If there was an issue with a rather large company and you knew you were in the right but didn’t have the money to go after them, but a rather potent attorney (maybe on the border of being egotistical) chose to represent you pro bono but when you win (and he he is so sure of it you can bet he is out shopping for a new Jag already) he gets 65% and you get the satisfaction you brought big business to its knees and made them capitulate. To be right worth potentially 10s to 100s of thousands of dollars or being made merchandise by some attorney makes the price of being right to steep?

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truecomedian's avatar

Wouldn’t it be possible to get a cheaper lawyer?

ETpro's avatar

It would depend on the merits of the case. If I had truly been wronged and damaged, and felt that compensation was justly deserved by me and necessary to stop said business from screwing over more people just like me, I’d go for the mouthpiece that I knew could win. Any attorney taking on a major corporation is going to walk into a buzz saw of discoveries and interrogatories propounded and a legal team that is as good as money can buy. If it’s worth fighting, don’t go into the ring with one hand tied behind your back.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d take the victory against a big business – consequences of their loss would hopefully help others and I don’t care about how much money I get.

Linda_Owl's avatar

It is rare to actually be able to accomplish an actual victory against “big business” – they are simply too powerful. Would I like to see their power diminished? Absolutely I would. I was very disheartened when the Supreme Court ruled that “big businesses” are, in essence, people – and gave them the right to pour financial contributions to the candidates of their choice. This is going to allow “big business” to control & own our elected officials. Of course, they were already doing this on a slightly less obvious scale anyway – but now it will become blatant & our elections will be bought & sold by “big business” to the point that there will be no question as to who is running the show in the US.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Linda_Owl ” This is going to allow “big business” to control & own our elected officials. Of course, they were already doing this on a slightly less obvious scale anyway – but now it will become blatant & our elections will be bought & sold by “big business” to the point that there will be no question as to who is running the show in the US.” Diverting away from the question at hand, I don’t believe that will be that big of a game changer when you have billionaires like Meg Whitman who can float a whole campaign with way more money than most candidates could wish to spend. Since she don’t have to take anyone’s money she can buy the election all for her own gain. She is flooding the airways in California and giving Jerry Brown such a shellacking by the time he gets any funding (most likely from some special interest who’d own his a**) he will appear as some bumbling fool or hapless schmuck. I can’t think of an election that hasn’t been purchased in some way shape or form, not even Obama’s

ETpro's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central We will see. Right now, Jerry Brown is slightly ahead. And Jerry Brown is now a very seasoned politician. He knows how to organize and run a campaign.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@ETpro He is ahead because in spite of all the cash she has this it Is still a “Blue State”, had it been a neutral state he would have been toast. She is making him look like a man who could not fight his way out of a wet paper bag with a hand full of ice picks; I feel sorry for the guy.

ETpro's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Time will tell. She’s a credible candidate, no question. Much less baggage to lug than Carly Fiorina based on what she did to HP when running it.

Any idea what caused the recent dive both candidates took in the tracking over time?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@ETpro They are both probably look upon as some elitist trying to buy an election with boatloads of cash and not having to speak on the issues.

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