Should you be inclined to substitute professional outrage for that afternoon cup of coffee, see how this Examiner series does the trick. Titled "Lawyers Gone Wild," the package examines "the cost and consequences of class action lawsuit abuse," as the Examiner puts it.
Legal Blog Watch's Robert Ambrogi has already attacked the series -- written in part by the Washington Examiner's opinion editor -- as hopelessly biased. Here's a taste of the Examiner's writing style:
"[P]laintiffs lawyers in recent years have found riches by filing lawsuits for individuals or groups claiming personal injury, property damage, or financial loss allegedly caused by some person, agency or company.
"Since it’s often impossible for defendants to counter such suits effectively, many quickly settle before trial to 'make it go away,' in effect converting the court system into an ATM for out-of-control plaintiffs lawyers."
Enjoy the gratuitous references to "mega-dollars." Did we mention that this is the first of a five-part series? Be sure you tune in on October 5, for an installment titled "Hard times in super lawyer land."