More about Joseph ("Joey") Langston, part I

Many commenters (as at David Rossmiller's) have noted that Langston appears to have drawn an unusually favorable plea deal from federal investigators, who are granting him remarkably broad impunity as to uncharged offenses, and not even stipulating that he give up all ill-gotten funds. Presumably this signals that they expect Langston's cooperation to be unusually extensive and valuable. One hopes that this cooperation will include the full and frank disclosure of any earlier corruption and misconduct there may have been in all the past litigation in which Langston has been involved. In particular, tobacco, asbestos, and pharmaceutical litigation have all raised suspicions in the past because of instances in which forum-shopping lawyers took lawsuits of national significance to relatively obscure local courts -- quite often in Mississippi -- and proceeded to get unusually favorable results which paved the way for the changing hands of very large sums in settlement nationally. Were all these results achieved honestly?

Overlawyered
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Posted January 16, 2008 - 3:24 am

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