Careful if you get an offer of "free" legal advice

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2014/03/15 12:05:12 (permalink)

Careful if you get an offer of "free" legal advice

The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) recently, via Massachusetts Farm Bureau, was offering "Free" legal advice to Massachusetts farmers. They then turned around and sued a "sample" of 12 Massachusetts farmers under the Clean Water Act. They collected $25,000 each so the farm could avoid an expensive trial. They raised $300,000, in one small state, in a very short time.
 
They are encouraging other chapters to do the same as it is a "great fundraiser". $25k is a sweet spot that raises big bucks fast without having to go to court. Insurance companies see it as "business" to settle.
 
Restaurants on septic systems are considered a good target.
 
The law that they sue under will obviously get changed, but too slick lawyers see the potential to raise millions, nationwide first.
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