|PRATLAW| broadcasts: The Beasley Allen Law Firm is one of the biggest and best Plaintiff's Law Firm in the Country. They have been tireless warriors for justice for decades. But in this case I think Taco Bell rang the bell and BA did get it wrong - their investigation found unreliable witnesses and because there were a number of them and they were apparently unrelated they decided to 'go with it' without taking extra time to investigate the matter globally. I blogged this story for a couple of reasons. First and foremost it illustrates that even the biggest law firms get it wrong sometimes. I know several large firms, small firms and solo practitioners that are the tops in their field ... but no one gets there or stays there by playing it safe and by that I mean not taking on difficult cases that are 'thinking outside of the box' and sometimes the law and the facts just refuse to align - yes it has happened to me probably a dozen times in twenty-five years, most recently in a cause of action I constructed trying to expand liability for deadbeat dads to the enablers who help them be deadbeats - but the Appellate Courts gave 'us' a roadmap for the next round ... and so it goes. Our society is better off because of law suits that have made products much more safe, the powerful wary of abusing their power, the rich respectful of those not in their class and anarchists wary of abusing rules of society - like traffic laws. The road to our safe environment has been bumpy and full of criticism for those at the front of the battle for civil society. Plaintiff's Lawyers have endured and will continue to take the withering unjust and false propaganda put out by big money machines their talking head politicians: The tide may be turning as the foundation of conservatism respects the balance of power between the three branches, mandates that the Judiciary be left to govern itself, and realizes that the citizen is above all corporations in terms of rights and remedies.
In this instance Taco Bell deserves what it is calling for ... besides I know for a fact a huge number of poor law students lunched and continue to lunch at Taco Bell. Taco Bell made my third year better - I was out of money and every dollar was scarce: I lived on Cheesy Bean Burittos from my local friendly store. Here is Taco Bell's press release asking Beasley Allen to give them a tip of the hat and an apology. I think they should.
Taco Bell® | Would it kill you to say you're sorry?