Is justice for sale in Arkansas?
March 12, 2014 1 Comment
Lets say a nursing home is responsible for the death of your mother. I wont go into much detail other than to say that she screamed in agony for hours prior to her death. You file a lawsuit against the nursing home and eventually a jury of your peers awards the sum of $5.2 million.
The nursing home files motions with the court to reduce the verdict (they always do). The judge finds that the award “is so great that it shocks the conscience of the court” and reduces the $5.2 million to $1 million. After the judge reduces the verdict by $4.2 million dollars, seven (yes 7) PACS are formed and money related to the owner of the nursing home flows through those PACS and to the judge in your case.
Coincidence? Does that sound fair? Does that sound like justice was for sale in your case?