JUDICIARY: Ambulance Chaser Chased

Lawyers who "chase ambulances" are not respected in their profession. Their object, of course, is to aid or persuade the injured to bring suit—and split the damages. Ethically, such lawyers are comparable to doctors who would hang around at a bad corner waiting for auto crashes to bring them trade.

Not long ago the Supreme Court of Nebraska was asked to rule on an injunction against the Minneapolis law firm of Davis & Michel. The court upheld the injunction because "agents of these attorneys were traveling in the State [Nebraska] soliciting employment ....

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