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A crying need - a law to suppress the shyster

Dalrymple, Louis, 1866-1905
Print shows a lawyer taking papers that state "Fake Lawsuit for Damages" from a bag labeled "A Shyster" in a courtroom. As he turns toward the bench, he sees the judge point to a paper hanging from the bench that states, "Notice: To insure against the bringing of frivolous or blackmailing suits, lawyers will hereafter be held responsible for the costs of all the suits brought by them."
Fraud, Swindlers and swindling, Lawyers
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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