The Partners at Finley &amp; Figg - all two of them - often refer
to themselves as 'a boutique law firm.' 'Boutique,' as in chic,
selective and prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things.
What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big
break, ambulance chasers who've been in the trenches much too long
making much too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie
divorces and DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck
After twenty plus years together Oscar Finley and Wally Figg
bicker like an old married couple, but somehow continue to scratch out
a half-decent living from their seedy offices in southwest Chicago.
And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in.
David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks out of his
fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender
and finds himself literally at the doorstep of our 'boutique firm'.
Once David sobers up and comes to grips with the fact that he's
suddenly unemployed, any job - even one with Finley &amp; Figg -
looks Ok to him.
With their new junior partner on board, F&amp;F are ready to
tackle a really big case, a case that could make them rich without
requiring them to actually practice much law. An extremely popular
drug, Krayoxx , the no. 1 cholesterol reducer for the dangerously
overweight, produced by Varrick Labs, a giant pharmaceutical company
with annual sales of $25 billion, has recently come under fire as
several patients taking it have suffered heart attacks. Wally smells
money. A little online research confirms Wally's suspicions - a huge
plaintiff's firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit
All Finley &amp; Figg have to do is find a handful of people
who had a heart attack while taking Krayoxx, convince them to become
clients, join the class action, and ride along to fame and fortune.
With any luck, they won't even have to enter a courtroom! It almost
seems too good to be true. And it is.
John Grisham is the author of many bestselling novels. He lives with
his family in Virginia and Mississippi.
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