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Well, here's a twist on an old story.
DENVER - The tuberculosis patient under the first federal quarantine since 1963 is a 31-year-old personal injury attorney who practices law with his father in Atlanta, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday....Do you suppose they will be contacting another personal injury attorney?
Health officials in North America and Europe are now trying to track down about 80 passengers who sat near him on the two trans-Atlantic flights, and they want passenger lists from four shorter flights he took while in Europe. Patients on the shorter flights are not expected to be as much at risk, health officials said.
Tab Turner, the attorney who has pursued Ford and Firestone for several years in rollover lawsuits and will present the customers' case next week, said that, if successful, the customers could seek the more than $2 billion in profits they estimate Ford earned from sales of the Explorer in California....Are these examples of litigators gone amok... in oddly divergent ways?
Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said the attorneys for the Explorer consumers could not prove any safety defects with the Explorer. Ford also has assembled data showing the resale values of Explorers closely follows the values of similar SUVs, with no noticeable changes following the August 2000 recall notice.
"The California class action has nothing to do with safety because not a single member of the class has been hurt in any way," she said. "This case is driven by lawyers trying to line their pockets at the expense of the truth and in disregard for the safety of consumers."