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31st Aug '17 8:10:32 AM angie710
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* TruthInTelevision for the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants "Hot Coffee" lawsuit]]. An 82-year-old woman named Stella Liebeck was sitting in her grandson's car with a cup of coffee from McDonald's placed between her legs as there was no cupholder. The coffee spilled, and because it was served at ''near boiling'' (which was standard practice at the time for McDonald's) and got absorbed into Ms. Liebeck's sweatpants, left her with ''horrific third-degree burns'' on her legs and genitals. (She was not the first person this had happened to, either, and the surgeon who treated her said it was one of the ''worst'' cases he'd ever seen.) She didn't even ''want'' to go to court: she attempted to settle out of court to pay for her medical expenses, but McDonald's only gave her a few hundred dollars (not nearly enough to cover those medical bills). She even admitted that she could have been more careful (and when the case finally ''did'' go to court, the jury found her to be 20% liable). The jury ruled in her favor, and McDonald's was to pay her one day's worth of total coffee sales. (Ultimately, she settled with them for less than that.) They also stopped serving their coffee at such high temperatures and cupholders became standard in most US-made cars. But McDonald's ultimately came out of this the winners: even though they paid Ms. Liebeck a large sum of money for her trouble, they used their corporate lawyers and spin-doctors to depict her to the general public as an idiot who didn't understand that coffee is hot, or someone faking injuries to file a FrivolousLawsuit.

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* TruthInTelevision for the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants "Hot Coffee" lawsuit]]. An 82-year-old A 79-year-old woman named Stella Liebeck was sitting in her grandson's car with a cup of coffee from McDonald's placed between her legs as there was no cupholder. The coffee spilled, and because it was served at ''near boiling'' (which was standard practice at the time for McDonald's) and got absorbed into Ms. Liebeck's sweatpants, left her with ''horrific third-degree burns'' on her legs and genitals. (She was not the first person this had happened to, either, and the surgeon who treated her said it was one of the ''worst'' cases he'd ever seen.) She didn't even ''want'' to go to court: she attempted to settle out of court to pay for her medical expenses, but McDonald's only gave her a few hundred dollars (not nearly enough to cover those medical bills). She even admitted that she could have been more careful (and when the case finally ''did'' go to court, the jury found her to be 20% liable). The jury ruled in her favor, and McDonald's was to pay her one day's worth of total coffee sales. (Ultimately, she settled with them for less than that.) They also stopped serving their coffee at such high temperatures and cupholders became standard in most US-made cars. But McDonald's ultimately came out of this the winners: even though they paid Ms. Liebeck a large sum of money for her trouble, they used their corporate lawyers and spin-doctors to depict her to the general public as an idiot who didn't understand that coffee is hot, or someone faking injuries to file a FrivolousLawsuit.
31st Aug '17 8:09:30 AM angie710
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* TruthInTelevision for the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants "Hot Coffee" lawsuit]]. An 82-year-old woman named Stella Liebeck was sitting in her grandson's car with a cup of coffee from McDonald's placed between her legs as there was no cupholder. The coffee spilled, and because it was served at ''near boiling'' (which was standard practice at the time for McDonald's) and got absorbed into Ms. Liebeck's sweatpants, left her with ''horrific third-degree burns'' on her legs and genitals. (She was not the first person this had happened to, either, and the surgeon who treated her said it was one of the ''worst'' cases he'd ever seen.) She didn't even ''want'' to go to court: she attempted to settle out of court to pay for her medical expenses, but McDonald's only gave her a few hundred dollars (not nearly enough to cover those medical bills). She even admitted that she could have been more careful (and when the case finally ''did'' go to court, the jury found her to be 20% liable). The jury ruled in her favor, and McDonald's was to pay her one day's worth of total coffee sales. (Ultimately, she settled with them for less than that.) They also stopped serving their coffee at such high temperatures and cupholders became standard in most US-made cars. But McDonald's ultimately came out of this the winners: even though they paid Ms. Liebeck a large sum of money for her trouble, they used their corporate lawyers and spin-doctors to depict her to the general public as an idiot who didn't understand that coffee is hot, or someone faking injuries to file a FrivolousLawsuit.
16th Jun '17 8:14:57 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Defied on an episode of ''Series/{{Bull}}''. A rich man is serioiusly thinking of bringing one of these along to help on his son's courtesy appointment in a PapaWolf moment, but Dr. Bull tells him that this show of legal force would instead piss off the jury and probably make them declare the kid guilty just to get back at the rich people. The Man chooses a SimpleCountryLawyer instead.
16th Jun '17 7:58:42 PM blerg223
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* TruthInTelevision in a more literal way: the US Army has the Judge Advocate General's department, its own legal corps; up until reorganisation in the 1990's, the British Army had its own Royal Army Legal Department (now subsumed into the Royal Logistic Corps). In both cases - if not an army of lawyers in uniform, then certainly at least a batallion.

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* TruthInTelevision in a more literal way: the US Army has the Judge Advocate General's department, its own legal corps; up until reorganisation in the 1990's, the British Army had its own Royal Army Legal Department (now subsumed into the Royal Logistic Corps). In both cases - if not an army of lawyers in uniform, then certainly at least a batallion.battalion.
12th Apr '17 3:35:23 AM jormis29
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* One episode of ''Series/TheDefenders'' (the 2010 series with lawyers, not [[Series/TheDefenders2017 the upcoming Netflix miniseries]]) has one episode's bad guys use their army of lawyers as a blatant show of force. There are so many of them that when they sit down at their ridiculously long table they need two row of chairs.

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* One episode of ''Series/TheDefenders'' (the 2010 series with lawyers, not [[Series/TheDefenders2017 the upcoming Netflix miniseries]]) ''Series/{{The Defenders|2010}}'' has one episode's bad guys use their army of lawyers as a blatant show of force. There are so many of them that when they sit down at their ridiculously long table they need two row of chairs.
27th Mar '17 3:53:22 PM dmcreif
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* One episode of ''Series/TheDefenders'' (the 2010 series with lawyers, not [[ComicBook/TheDefenders that comic book series]]) has one episode's bad guys use their ArmyOfLawyers as a blatant show of force. There are so many of them that when they sit down at their ridiculously long table they need two row of chairs.

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* One episode of ''Series/TheDefenders'' (the 2010 series with lawyers, not [[ComicBook/TheDefenders that comic book series]]) [[Series/TheDefenders2017 the upcoming Netflix miniseries]]) has one episode's bad guys use their ArmyOfLawyers army of lawyers as a blatant show of force. There are so many of them that when they sit down at their ridiculously long table they need two row of chairs.
5th Oct '16 6:57:29 PM Dravencour
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-->-- '''Koga Shuto''', ''Film/DoubleDragon''

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-->-- '''Koga Shuto''', Shuko''', ''Film/DoubleDragon''
28th Sep '16 5:44:59 AM LordOfTheSword
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* Thief's Ninja Lawyers in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''.

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* More literally than usual, Thief's Ninja Lawyers in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''.
17th Aug '16 7:48:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', Clark's boss is introduced with a team of yes-men marching lockstep behind him (with foley marching sound effects).
* In JohnGrisham's ''TheRainmaker'', NaiveNewcomer attorney Rudy Baylor has an OhCrap moment when he meets the [[DavidVersusGoliath opposing legal team]].

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* In ''NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', Clark's boss is introduced with a team of yes-men marching lockstep behind him (with foley marching sound effects).
* In JohnGrisham's ''TheRainmaker'', Creator/JohnGrisham's ''Film/TheRainmaker'', NaiveNewcomer attorney Rudy Baylor has an OhCrap moment when he meets the [[DavidVersusGoliath opposing legal team]].



* Both the plaintiff and the big tobacco company have one of these in JohnGrisham's ''The Runaway Jury''.

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* Both the plaintiff and the big tobacco company have one of these in JohnGrisham's Creator/JohnGrisham's ''The Runaway Jury''.



* One episode of ''The Defenders'' (the 2010 series with lawyers, not [[ComicBook/TheDefenders that comic book series]]) has one episode's bad guys use their ArmyOfLawyers as a blatant show of force. There are so many of them that when they sit down at their ridiculously long table they need two row of chairs.

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* One episode of ''The Defenders'' ''Series/TheDefenders'' (the 2010 series with lawyers, not [[ComicBook/TheDefenders that comic book series]]) has one episode's bad guys use their ArmyOfLawyers as a blatant show of force. There are so many of them that when they sit down at their ridiculously long table they need two row of chairs.
15th Jul '16 2:31:09 PM AgProv
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* The military actually has an "army of lawyers," in the form of Judge Advocate General Corps, which is literally the army of army (or, navy or air force) lawyers.
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