Originally Posted by solidsnake86
Well the fact that he's doing the work on a contingent basis isn't sleazy, its more the fact that, and correct me if I'm wrong, but the stolen documents may show what they plan to do if they win the rights back and how he is going to be getting a large part of them. I find it hard to believe WB hasn't offered some sort of settlement but those things aren't released. This will be a landmark case though.
Toberoff doesn't want to settle, WB is perfectly willing to settle with the Siegels and Schuster estate, but WB will never offer a settlement that gives Toberoff a piece of the pie. This is Toberoff protecting his own interests, not his clients.
Toberoff also made deals with the Siegels and Schuster estate for them not to deal with WB independently without him. Even if WB went up to them, they aren't going to listen to WB. Again, Toberoff is protecting HIS interests.
And the last time I checked, a lawyer is supposed to defend the interests of their clients, not their own.