posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 09:47 PM
I spent a lot of time with insurance-defense lawyers. If you study law, you will find that in the beginning people did not actually go to court.
Instead, they hired "professional liars" to appear for them in court. Not much has changed.
Now, of course BP is going to be beginning a search for "expert witnesses" to appear for them in the zillions of court cases that are going to begin
probably soon. Generally they will hire by curriculum vitae's known lists of experts in their fields...in this case...marine biology...petrochemical
engineering....and on and on ad nauseum. Many of the cases, probably 90% will settle out of court, but for those which do not, expert witnesses will
be needed. Of course the plaintiff's side will have their own team of expert witnesses in the same fields. Of course BP has more money....but when
it comes down to it....the plaintiffs (the side suing) have a clearer advantage -- the suits will be filed in their home states. That means, to put
it in a way most people can understand, they will have the "home field" advantage. In the south, this is not to be under-estimated.
Where seldom is heard the rattle of small change -- or the truth.