Episode I: The Voicemail Menace
They just keep getting bolder and bolder and now they may have finally crossed that line. A lobbyist for the trial lawyers in Washington, DC, apparently threatened U.S. Senator Rod Grams that he would run devastating television commercials against the Senator unless he removed himself as a co-sponsor of trial-lawyer opposed legislation. But this time, the trial lawyers got caught red-handed. Not only did they provide tangible evidence in the form of a voice mail recording, they went on to send a fax detailing their proposed attack. The U.S. Justice Department is now investigating these allegations of trial-lawyer attempted blackmail against a sitting United States Senator.