Judge Slams Lawyer, Equating Fee Request to 'Attempted Bank Robbery'

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A federal judge has taken Luzerne County attorney Cynthia L. Pollick to task for what the judge called "outlandish" fee requests and "inflammatory conduct" in a civil rights case.

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  • DadsAgainstDiscrimination

    State court judges and lawyers have a sick cabal that they work to fleece unsuspecting litigants--especially in the family courts, where this happens on a daily basis. It is not uncommon for family law attorneys to charge tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than a year on a divorce matter. There have been some cases where fees have exceeded millions of dollars in a few short years. This is because most state judges were family law lawyers themselves and are working with the bar to aid in the theft by deception and theft by extortion, not only to promote the excessive fees, but to allow judges to keep their jobs. This is because many judges rely on these same lawyers for reappointment to the bench. Talk about nepotism. I call it the nazification of the family courts with bullying tactics, intimidation, violation of constitutional rights (1st Amendment Rights violations if you talk about a case, judge, lawyer or ex on social media; or tell the judge and lawyers your a Christian/Catholic, then you‘re considered a nut and shouldn‘t have access to your own children; or don‘t pay a civil debt and watch your 4th Amendment Rights against illegal seizure get thrown out the door).

  • Elaine Keno/Journalist

    BRAVO! to this AWESOME judge! Not afraid to call it like it IS and weed out vulture attorneys who have a lot of nerve to call themselves "officers of the court". Lawyers who get away with obvious rule violations, outrageous billings for litigation they caused by abusing the process, etc., make the judges who let them get away with it look bad, even if the judge is simply being "kind", or "courteous". That kind of "professional courtesy" is what erodes confidence in the judicial system.... Because if the judge(s) won‘t put a stop to it, who will? This ruling restores my confidence in the judiciary, a bit. But actions such as those attributed to this attorney need to be addressed by state court judges when they arise and, rarely, are.

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