Wednesday, January 05, 2005

9 year old retarded boy killed in hospital fall

A 9 year old retarded boy was killed yesterday when he fell down a Harlem nursing home chute. The family blames the accident on inadequate supervision. more...>

Has anyone from the press contacted the family regarding the number of law firms that have approached them? I could almost guarantee that 10 runners, (independent contractors who receive a fee upon a personal injury referral) have contacted Azeana Jones, the mother of the boy, in violation of ethics rules. I call on the OCA (Office of Court Administration) to investigate each and every retainer statement filed by law firm's that has been retained following press coverage.

It is my belief that law firms employing runners are a cancer in the legal profession that must be dealt with harshly.