Thursday, May 14, 2009

The lawyers always win

That old truism about lawyers being the only winners in lawsuits seems to have come true for poor old thriller writer Clive Cussler. Action-man Clive thought he’d suffered enough after losing a long-running series of court cases against the film studio that made the spectacularly unsuccessful film based on his novel Sahara, paying out US$5 million in damages. But now he has been ordered to pay the winners’ lawyers’ bills as well at $US14 million! Once he pays his own legal team, estimates are that he may be US$27 million out of pocket.

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