The litigation industry today magnet stars. Erin Brokovich is one – she attracts calls from angry, scared people, and she has relationships with law firms. This newspaper article describes a recent meeting between Ms. Brokovich, plaintiff’s lawyers and potential clients. The topic is litigation regarding groundwater allegedly polluted by chemicals made by Shell Oil. According to the article, 300 people attended, and 75 or more took packets of paper about hiring counsel.
Good, bad or otherwise, these meetings are one way that lawsuits are started.