SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University's School of Law has wrapped up its year with commencement exercises for the class of 2012.
The graduates heard from a fellow lawyer, best known for his foray into politics that began with a run for Congress in 1976 and ended with his election as Vice President in 1988.
Dan Quayle urging the graduates to reconsider what he says is a litigation culture. While saying there need to be legal remedies where wrongs are committed, Quayle urged the new lawyers to consider the impact and avoid greed.
“There are all the class action lawsuits, in which supposedly aggrieved plaintiffs get a few dollars or maybe a coupon and plaintiffs' lawyers walk off with millions. I'm sure they feel smart for working the system like that, but is it right? And is it fair” Quayle asked.
Without reform, Quayle warns, the litigation culture will grow worse.