This time, Fast Eddie seems to be using no-bid contingency contracts to reward trial lawyers for making lucrative donations to his re-election campaign. In a case in front of the PA Supreme Court today, Jannsen Pharmaceuticals has asked that the Houston law firm of Bailey, Perrin, & Bailey be removed as trial counsel for the Commonwealth due to the fact that they allegedly paid over $100,000 to Rendell’s campaign in the months leading up to 2006 election in exchange for prosecuting this case, which could bring in BILLIONS of dollars in contingency fees to the firm.
The Wall Street Journal has an in-depth article about this in today’s edition.
My question is: Don’t we have an Attorney General whose job it is prosecute cases on behalf of the state? Maybe he is too busy campaigning for governor to be bothered with this.