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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Why Suing an Attorney Is Complicated

There’s a joke about a doctor, a lawyer, and a bartender stuck on a deserted island, just a few hundred yards from shore. It’s close enough to swim, but the waters are infested with sharks. The three can see them plainly, ominously circling the island. “No problem,” says the lawyer, and walks across the backs of the sharks to the shore. The doctor and bartender see this and are amazed. “I can do that!” the doctor says, and sets foot into the water. The sharks immediately attack and eat him up. The bartender shouts to the lawyer, “How come the sharks helped you across and not the doctor?” The lawyer shouts back, “Professional courtesy!”
The concept of professional courtesy is only one reason that suing an ...

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