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Weiss.JPGFollowing up on my post the other day about Dickie Scruggs, did you see that another class-action king, Melvyn I. Weiss, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and forced to pay $10 million in forfeitures and fines after pleading guilty to charges of racketeering?

Mr. Weiss is doing time because he and partners in his firm conspired with individuals, including friends and relatives, to serve as plaintiffs in lawsuits. Again, it’s a perversion of the civil justice system that gives average people the legal might to press legitimate claims against huge corporations with an army of attorneys at their disposal.

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