Blood sucking is as blood sucking does

There's a blog for greedy lawyers, which is nice to see, because I believe that deviants and other misfits need to stick together.

Hey, maybe I misspoke. I mean, is it really fair of me to describe greedy lawyers as "deviants" and "misfits"? To most people, "greedy lawyers" is a redundancy. Still, even if they are the legal norm, I think they're entitled to worship together at their own blog.

Anyway, from the "Greedy Associates" blog I learned about the next area of hot practice.

Vampire litigation:

A vampire epidemic is spreading across this country, touching courts from coast to coast.

People are blaming vampires and vampire-related TV and movies for a lot of ridiculous behavior in this country.

HBO's True Blood may well be to blame for the biting of a 3-year-old boy on the neck. And for an Arizona "vampire" sentenced to three years of probation for stabbing his roommate after he refused him his blood.

As people are no longer responsible for their actions, I can see plenty of litigation by vampire victims -- who can basically work in collusion with the forseeable claim by vampires that the TV made them do it. Naturally, if the TV made them do it, then the TV industry becomes liable!

At this point, you might ask "who are the real vampires?"

Well, let's assume they are. In light of the old saying that "it takes a thief to catch a thief," isn't that a plus?

posted by Eric on 05.04.11 at 11:20 AM


It seems to me, since Vampires have no souls (except for Joss Whedon's "Angel" and he got cancelled), they have an automatic defense from prosecution. If the defendant is a souless Vampire, he cannot be held responsible for his actions. The Vampire needs treatment and understanding, not cruel incarceration.

Mark S   ·  May 4, 2011 11:42 AM

If it weren't for Insty and a few others, I'd be hoping for Heinlen's "Year They Hanged the Lawyers" to be coming true.

As it is... I'm conflicted.

Kathy Kinsley   ·  May 4, 2011 8:47 PM

As a lawyer I'm also conflicted, Kathy. But thanks for your vote of confidence, I have tentatively decided not to hang myself!


Eric Scheie   ·  May 4, 2011 9:06 PM

LOL. Sorry - didn't realize you were one of THEM!

We've got a local ambulance-chaser down here - he does a lot of commercials and his tagline is "For the people" - most of those of us who listen to his blather mentally substitute "money" for "people" - he's a prime example of what I don't like in lawyers. OTOH, there are a number of lawyers I do like. It's the ambulance chasers I despise.

And I once saw a small firm of lawyers who had ethics lose them by going that route. They started by taking a case that WAS justified. And won. And took one a bit less justified. And won. And now they take the idiots. And still win. And THAT is the problem.

You had a previous post on the problem of "grief-mongers" - I call them ambulance chasers.

Kathy Kinsley   ·  May 5, 2011 8:37 PM

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