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Shakedown in "The Golden State"?

By Eric Schippers
May 01, 2003
More than 150 years after gold was first discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California, a new Gold Rush has begun in that state, fueled by the shameless exploitation of one of the most powerful consumer protection laws in the nation. Trading in their pick axes and mules for  law degrees and monogrammed briefcases, today’s prospectors are trial lawyers who are panning for gold along the shores of endless streams of unsuspecting businesses.