Who rails against trial lawyers and pushes tort reform and caps on damages for injured plaintiffs as a state legislator and Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, yet in his day job (as a trial lawyer) seeks $5 million for his clients in a wrongful death suit?
You guessed it. Speaker Glenn Richardson who, as an attorney, is seeking $5 million in a wrongful death suit against Cobb County for the wrongful death of a 23 year old police recruit who died last year.
I wonder what Speaker Richardson’s contingency fee agreement is on this case? How many millions does Speaker Richardson stand to gain from this case?
It’s a shame that Speaker Richardson doesn’t see the hypocrisy in his actions as a trial lawyer in his day job, while as Speaker of the House seeks to limit access to the civil justice system for the wrongfully injured in Georgia. Or maybe as a legislator he is just more concerned about the lobbyists and special interests rather than everyday Georgians.
Who would pay a $5 million judgment if Richardson got one for his clients? The taxpayers of Cobb County, of course.