After spending 50 years practicing law, Tom Morrison knew exactly what he wanted to do: write satirical novels about lawyers. “I once tried to write a detective novel, but I knew nothing about it. And I didn’t want to write a legal thriller,” says Morrison, who writes under the pen name of TC Morrison. “A lot of fun in the legal world. Comes. I think a lot of litigation is fun and entertaining. That’s why I wanted to write a farce about litigation.”
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And write he did.
His latest book, “Please Pass the Tort$”, is a sequel to “Tort$’ R’ Us” and features twin brothers Patrick A. “Pap” and Prescott U. The zany adventures of “Pup” Peters, who leaves his home after hardwired law firms to start their own plaintiff class action firm in the belief that it’s an ideal way to make more money and have more fun. Will happen.
“I think a lot of lawyers are stuffed and full of themselves, thinking that everything they do is extremely important. Lawyers do a great job, but there’s a lot of humor in what we do, Morrison says.
“People love jokes about lawyers, and that’s because so many people take themselves so seriously. A lot of them are stuffy and pompous, and I thought it was cool to puncture the balloon of trial lawyers.” will happen, especially in the class action field.”
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Many of the cases he wrote in the book were drawn from his own career, including one against the breath freshener product BreatheAsure. “We sued him for false advertising. His entire ad campaign was completely bogus,” Morrison says. “We found an expert witness who was a premier expert on halitosis. And he assured the court that there was bad breath in the mouth, not in the stomach, as the product claimed. In the settlement, the company agreed to drop 23 of its advertising claims, including the claim, ‘It works’.
In another escape described in the book, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the KGB and the Russian government for implicating a US congressman in a so-called honey trap.
“I got the idea for a lot of class action cases from articles I read in the New York Post,” Morrison says.