Dream Job was an ESPN reality show in which young slackers and sports nuts vied to become a real-life Sports Center newscaster. The winner got a one-year contract and the right to shout “Boo-yah!” during footage of home runs sailing over ballpark fences.

Some defense lawyers also are discovering their dream jobs. Defendants facing class action lawsuits or other mass torts often embrace a national coordinating counsel structure to guide their claim defense. Increasingly, however, defendants clamor and lobby insurers to fund national coordinating counsel when they have few claims or lawsuits. I have seen adjusters being pressured to appoint national coordinating counsel when there have been three or four product liability claims. In one case, a company that did not yet have a single claim entreated us to appoint national coordinating counsel for it.

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