A California court of appeal has excoriated a small plaintiffs law firm, Graham & Martin, over settlement terms in a toxic-warnings case and overturned the $540,000 settlement, calling the firm's lawyers "bounty hunters" who set up "straw plaintiffs" as a means to collect legal fees. Presiding Justice David Sills said instead of $540,00, "this legal work merited an award closer to $1.98." Plaintiffs attorney Anthony Graham called the opinion "extraordinary, biased and superficial."
Calif. Judge Blasts Firm in Toxic-Warnings Case
The National Law Journal
April 13, 2006