Friday, December 25, 2009

Currency conversion lawsuit: reply to Mr. Berg




Sent: 12/25/2009 8:41:48 A.M. Central Standard Time

Subj: Currency conversion fee litigation: reply to Mr. Berg

Dear Mr. Berg,

A desire for justice is widespread and deep seated in human beings, and it is extremely worthy for society to expend much time, money and effort on seeking justice.

Unfortunately, this currency conversion class action is despicable Bleak House/Jarndyce v. Jarndyce type litigation.

In September of 2007 I expressed my views to Judge Pauley in this letter.

At the end of the letter I characterized the class action lawsuit as "skimming" by the attorneys and said this to Judge Pauley:

As I have indicated, the skimming that is going on by the attorneys here is at least as reprehensible as the skimming that the credit card companies and banks are alleged to have perpetrated.

In short, Your Honor, I think you should be ashamed to put your stampof approval on these shenanigans.

I have no idea whether Judge Pauley read my letter or if he had any thoughts about my letter.

I believe this is a closed legal system in which the judges and the lawyers are out of touch with economics, business ethics and genuine justice.

Now that our country is battling the worst economic and financial difficulties in 80 years, it is time for American citizens to heighten their efforts to lessen the predations of the plaintiffs' lawyers (and their defense lawyer cohorts). The upcoming 2010 elections will provide an opportune time to do this.

As indicated here in my blog, I have used this website to send the below form of email message to United States Senators and Representatives and to announced candidates for the United States Senate and House of Representatives in the 2010 elections (approximately 1000 messages sent).

Subj: Plaintiffs' lawyers impede economic recovery

Dear ____________,

I am an Alabama resident.

I think plaintiffs' lawyers impede the country's economic recovery. I also think they undermine business ethics. They particularly stand in the way of sensible medical malpractice reform as a way to lower the nation's health care costs.

I have a blog How To Combat Plaintiffs' Lawyers where I record my efforts to communicate with lawmakers, judges, attorney generals and academics, among others, about how I believe plaintiffs' lawyers ill serve societal interests.

I receive no remuneration for any of my activities. I am not a member of any tort reform organization, chamber of commerce, or any other organization that has an interest in opposing plaintiffs' lawyers.

Congress is debating more stimulus, health care reform, and other governmental action to get our nation's economy back on track, and the country is moving toward the 2010 elections that will be a referendum on how the current Congress performs about these important domestic issues.

I hope you, as a United States Senator or Representative, or as a candidate for the Senate or the House of Representatives, will look at the contribution the plaintiffs' lawyers make to the country's economic difficulties and will consider, advocate and propose legislative action to lessen the problem of the plaintiffs' lawyers.

Thank you.

I hope those who have been sucked into the currency conversion class action lawsuit and who have our country's best interests at heart will join in efforts in the coming year to fight the predations of the plaintiffs' lawyers.

Thank you.

Robert Shattuck

In a message dated 12/24/2009 11:55:06 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Attached please find a letter to Judge Pauley in support of the Bonds. I regret
that such a financial intimidation has to be used to discourage vexatious legal
actions, but –as the system stands- it is expensive to litigate and the dollar
is an unfair – but existing- legal weapon which is a two way sword. I can only
hope the Judge will be fair in assessing bond requirements.

Selwyn Berg;
pro se

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