Dear Editor:

Imagine the client coming to his lawyer's office when the case is over. There is $150,000 on the lawyer's desk. The lawyer hands the client $8,750. The lawyer then puts the remaining $141,250 in his pocket. This is his fee.

That's basically what happened with personal injury lawyer David Grubb and his clients, Mr. and Mrs. George, yet his 13-paragraph letter published April 13 in The Record bemoaned "bias" in your coverage of the lemon law lawsuit he filed.

In fact, this was allowed to happen after Grubb greedily rejected a higher settlement offer from the defendant. So much for his claiming to be "champion of the little guy." For Grubb it was all about the money; his money.

An employer need only look at Grubb's court-sanctioned greed as a glaring example of West Virginia's broken lawsuit system. It is precisely why employers' decisions about where to create jobs will frequently favor any state other than West Virginia. Just last month a national survey placed West Virginia at the bottom of all states for fairness in its legal system.

Grubb's strongest case is one for legal reform in our state.

Steve Cohen
Executive Director
West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

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