Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Evan Schaeffer has more about this ATRA billboard in Texas, being used to publicize the case of $1 million in sanctions against Robert Kugle, Andrew Toscano and Robert "Trey" Wilson for their role in bringing what the court concluded was a fraudulent suit DaimlerChrysler in 1998. According to ATRA's press release, "Wilson has made no payments toward his share of the sanctions, and both he and Toscano continue to practice law."
Here's my thought: that's one poorly-designed and ugly billboard:
It has no real indication of what it's about or why it's shown up. At least in the web version, it's very nearly unreadable. The one clearly readable item sounds like a threat against the judiciary rather than a criticism of a still-practicing attorney or the bar association. Does the billboard exist just to trigger press coverage? Quite possibly, though the only Google News results for Wilson's name are two instances of ATRA's own press release, so it's not been terribly effective (except for getting bloggers to write about it!).
In any event, it's an interesting story; Googling any of the various names of the lawyers will reveal decent coverage of the underlying suit against Daimler Chrysler and the numerous bases for the court's statement that the attorneys acted improperly.