Toyota: The Carrion Circle

While going a Page-A-Day calendar from last year, one with comparatively idiotic things that have been said or written*, we spotted the following from November 22, which is claimed to be “actual courtroom testimony”: Q: Oh, okay.

While going a Page-A-Day calendar from last year, one with comparatively idiotic things that have been said or written*, we spotted the following from November 22, which is claimed to be “actual courtroom testimony”:

Q: Oh, okay. So you had a conversation with Mr. Smith about the SeaTower at some point. . .

A: Yes.

Q: Prior to his death?

Which correlates with a story that we saw in today’s Los Angeles Times about a meeting held yesterday in San Diego: approximately 150 lawyers met for an all-day session on the subject of suing Toyota.

According to the story:

“’We’ve got a wonderful opportunity to fight a multifront war,’ said W. Mark Lanier of the Lanier law firm of Houston, flashing on a screen a map suggesting the Allies’ assault on Nazi Germany during World War II.”

Which makes us think that the exchange recounted above really might be rather clever.

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And as for why the vultures—er, lawyers—are flocking:

“How much money is involved?

“’A hell of a lot,’ said San Diego lawyer Kerry Steigerwalt, whose firm already has Toyota clients.”

Yes, it is all about the money.

*So far as we know, autofieldblog hasn’t been quoted. Yet.