Don’t let “Governor” Nixon’s fundraising numbers fool you.
Over the last two weeks he raised $135,000… but the kicker is that the entire total came from just THREE donors. And if you break that down you’ll find that the vast majority of the funds raised – $100,000 of it – came from one company.
What company might that have been? The scum-of-the-earth personal-injury law firm Carey & Danis, that’s who.
Sure, lawyers aren’t exactly the most revered “professionals” in American society, but this law firm really does take the cake when it comes to sheer nastiness. Actually, they take the cake and eat it, too.
You see, both of these scumbags personally represented Chrysler for years with another law firm, learning all of the corporate secrets they would need to turn around and use against Chrysler in a class-action lawsuit just a few years later.
In fact, their dirty (and very illegal) tricks caused the Missouri Supreme Court to suspend their sorry asses. Directly from the MO Supreme Court judgment:
The Chief Disciplinary Counsel (CDC) filed a three count information against attorneys John J. Carey and Joseph P. Danis based upon their alleged professional misconduct in prosecuting product liability class action suits against a former client, the Chrysler Corporation, and in making misrepresentations in discovery in the subsequent lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duty brought by Chrysler against them.
We find that both John Carey and Joseph Danis engaged in professional misconduct by representing another person in a substantially related matter adverse to the interest of a former client in violation... and by making false discovery responses in violation... John J. Carey and Joseph P. Danis are indefinitely suspended from the practice of law, with leave to apply for reinstatement not sooner than one year from the date of this opinion.
Their law licenses were suspended effective November 26, 2002 after being found guilty of withholding evidence and violating their duty of loyalty during the Chrysler escapade. (They were reinstated on April 26, 2004.)
Jay Nixon should immediately return the entire portion of the $100,000 blood-money donation from these despicable “lawyers”.
(Giving the $70,000 worth of previous donations back wouldn’t hurt, either.)
As the governor Jay Nixon is tasked with upholding the rule of law, yet it seems that this law firm is his number one donor. There is no way he can even pretend to respect the rule of law while at the same time taking $170,000 from a pair of disgraced lawyers who have been suspended by his own state’s supreme court for so flagrantly violating the laws he has sworn an oath to protect.
Enough is enough “Governor”. Have some decency and return the money.