Lawyers hired lawyers to sue lawyers for cheating/overcharging and misleading lawyers. If that doesn’t have you snorting your morning coffee, reading about the deal-making/deal-breaking class action lawsuit will leave you rolling on the floor.
And I’m empathetic, a little because I know lots of lawyers and many of them I’ll happily glad-hand any day. Some, not so much, but most of them are good people.
But we’ve come to be cynical about lawyers generally much like we are about bankers.
Every business is rife with technology and innovation.
Everyone strives to do things better, faster, cheaper – to be the next new best thing.
And in that regard, Dye & Durham cobbled together many firms and platforms to dominate their sector, software products for lawyers. Their customers include many law firms who do real estate transactions – those folks are currently are up in arms because the software platform they use to push through massive numbers of transactions raised their price per transaction.
Oh my, an unexpected price bump, you poor dears …
I wonder next time I go to the grocery store or gas pump if I could claim I was being conspired against by an industry and commence a class action lawsuit?
I know, I’m comparing apples to rocks – but isn’t it rich? Lawyers raking in, understandably, unprecedented numbers of transactions in this boom, want lower fees on the software that makes them efficient so they can handle that volume and make more money.
Some might critique Dye & Durham for their big stock mark equity raise recently – guess what: lawyers, lawyers, lawyers and financiers – most mostly layers of lawyers.
I got a laugh.
And isn’t it time we laughed more? We shouldn’t just be laughing at lawyers – but hey, they are a convenient and easy target. I wonder, will our Canadian government be regulating lawyers’ software anytime soon?
Given that parliament has 112 MP/lawyers (Lib. 62, Conservatives 29, NDP 21), that’s the group to do it all right. Maybe citizens should hire lawyers to start a class action against parliament or its actions/inactions, misrepresentations and price(tax) hikes.
Yes, citizens/taxpayers have the right to start class actions when they feel wronged; they are called elections.
Are citizens a class, are taxpayers a class?
Could we file an action against all MP’s or maybe just the lawyers in parliament, or would we have to limit our claim to the Prime Minister and Finance Minister?
I find this pandemic has brought the worst out in people. Especially Health Workers, Government Employees, Businesses and most of all the Racism. I watched a man other day in the medical profession berate a patient. It was so sad our world has come to this. People are losing faith, people are fed up with all the ups and downs that this pandemic has caused. Out the door went Empathy, Compassion and Kindness, and in the door Came Bullying, Racism, Rude, Self-Entitled and Disrespectful people. Unfortunately a good friend said the other day who is a Lawyer, this will be the new Normal going forward. And from what I see on Facebook, Instagram I have to agree. Glad Mark you are not one of them, MJ, Calgary, AB