Wednesday, January 27, 2010
$5,000 fine for solicitation after airplane crash
Eric Turkewitz is reporting today that Detroit attorney Carl Collins has paid a $5,000 fine for his solicitation of victims in the wake of the February 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo According to the US Attorney's Office he sent letters out to victims' families 12 days after the crash, in violation of federal law that bans solicitations within 45 days of air disasters. This is the second such settlement regarding the crash, with New Jersey attorney Richard Weiner having likewise been fined $5,000 for chasing clients with letters. Go here for more on the story by Turkewitz and to The Detroit News for more on the story. For my earlier posts on solicitation issues created by the airplane crash in Buffalo, go here and here.