Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Great client.

I'm sure most of you have heard about the defamation suit filed by the Cook County landlord against one of its tenants for comments allegedly made by the tenant on twitter.

I don't have any comments about the merits of that lawsuit. But I do like the mentality expressed by the landlord's representative in the Sun-Times article this morning.

"We're a sue first, ask questions later kind of an organization," he said, noting that the company manages 1,500 apartments in Chicago and has a good reputation it wants to preserve.

I need more clients like that guy.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure of that? Clients like this guy can cause an attorney a loss of reputation as ofttimes the suits are frivolous where a little investigation would avoid the suit altogether. I realize that there is substantial money to be made when your client manages 1500 apts., but demanding that you, as the attorney, file suit everytime a tenant passes gas is more of a headache than you might imagine.

Michael W. Huseman said...

Excellent point.