Year 3, week 19: fat cat litigation

SlipperySlope came to visit me in chambers today. “I’ve got a great idea to get our practice a bit of publicity,” he said.
“Oh, yes, what’s that?” I asked.
“We’re going to sue the fat cats who caused this whole credit crunch. Sue the lot of them. I’ve already got a shareholder from most of the big institutions which have either collapsed or whose share price has plummeted. I was you to draft proceedings.”
“But do you think we’ll win?” I asked, thinking that might at least be relevant.
“Who cares. Just think of the publicity when we ask them to return their bonuses.”
“What about the FSA? Maybe they’re the people who should be pursuing it?”
“Oh, yeh, right. Turkeys voting for Christmas. But hey, now you mention it, chuck them in for good measure too. Maybe we can even sue Gordon Brown.”

February 5, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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  1. Bryn, North Wales. - February 5, 2009

    My first visit to this site, and this post was good enough reason for you to be added to my ‘daily read’ bookmarks!
    Please, all & any deities, let this happen!

  2. Jonathan Sklan-Willis - February 5, 2009

    Yes! Please do! BabyB, PLEASE!!! I beg of you! Sue those animals! You’d definitely get the public support! (Though I can’t assure you that you’d win even though you should!)

  3. L. O. - February 11, 2009

    I think you could win!! Just think of it – Negligence, professional misconduct (ok maybe not that!), I am sure they have breached something prohibited by the Consumer Credit Act, Unfair Contractual Terms Act and we might even throw in a dash of breach of implied contractual terms. (Nice recipe for a good law suit)