EDWARD Fagan, everyone's favorite New Jersey shyster lawyer, is facing ethics charges for looting over $400,000 from his clients. Actually, it's alleged he stole that amount from just two of his elderly female clients.
When we take into account the fact that he claims to represent many, many thousands of "survivors," his ill-gotten gains could be much, much higher. However disbarment could put a crimp in his plans to sue Mother Nature for reparations on behalf of the tsunami victims. No prizes for guessing which country Mr. Fagan has scampered off to
Holocaust lawsuits against Swiss banks ~ While several hundred people and German and American representatives waited, Ed Fagan, still wearing an ABCNEWS 20/20 microphone, could be heard "haggling over the fees, and then boasting of his success". He was recorded saying, "I got the legal fees up, ... We did great, we did great we just got another, we just got some more money."
Slavery class action lawsuit (or the "Not Aaron Lopez Lawsuit")
Apartheid lawsuit against Swiss and U.S. banks (or the "Not Israeli Apartheid Lawsuit")
Artwork lawsuit against Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG - In 2004, Fagan filed a federal lawsuit in Manhattan for a non-existent group called the Association of Holocaust Victims for Restitution of Artwork & Masterpieces. Judge Kram noted that the "plaintiff organization AHVRAM did not exist," Fagan's "lack of preparation and professionalism, his 'glaringly inadequate filings,' and the fact that he deceived the court". Fagan's failure to pay the more than $350,000 in fines and litigation costs to the Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG led to his bankruptcy and disbarment.
Slave trade lawsuit against Lloyd's of London - Fagan's interest in financial compensation was immediately criticized by Kofi Mawuli Klu, the Chair of the Pan-Afrikan Taskforce
Indian Ocean Tsunami Victims Lawsuit ~ The lawsuit was directed against the Thai government, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the French hotel group Sofitel, blaming them for insufficient quake and tsunami warnings.