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ATRA Billboard Condemns Attorneys' Fraud

The American Tort Reform Association is alerting citizens via a billboard that attorneys who attempted to defraud Chrysler Corp. of $2 Billion, and who have been condemned to pay $1 million in sanctions, still practice in the Lone Star State.

It's been more than five years since the Texas Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge's order for three San Antonio attorneys to pay nearly $1 million in sanctions for their role in bringing an utterly fraudulent product liability lawsuit that sought to extort $2 billion from DaimlerChrysler in 1998. One of the attorneys has made no payments toward his share of the sanctions, and continues to practice law. Another, Robert Kugle, was disbarred and has apparently fled the country with a fraudulently obtained fortune, according to ATRA.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.