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Update on our appeal in the 9th Circuit Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

The Appellate Panel consolidated our Bosch appeal with the Volkswagen appeal and a decision should be announced soon.  If successful the appeal would set aside the largest consumer fraud settlement in history while leaving Volkswagen on the hook.  The settlement allowed Volkswagen to "hide and conceal" claims from the Court and Settlement Master Robert Mueller. 
We filed an action in Butte County yesterday with the intent of having a jury decide punitive damages. We would be the first party to bring the defeat device case to jury trial.  Peer reviewed studies proved thousands of people with lung diseases died from the fraud.  

 

Do you have a conflict with conflict?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, March 22, 2018 Under: Conflict

"A soul is forged in the fires of adversity, not comfort" - Jana Oliver

I've been a lawyer for 13 years and it took me 10 years to stop avoiding conflict.  My fear of conflict was not the result of making others angry. I feared conflict because it exposed my own inner demons. 

When attempting to obtain a goal through conflict, your weakness are exposed to yourself, and potentially your adversary.  Your adversary will attempt to exploit weaknesses which acts as a mirror to your objective self. Engaging in conflict is inviting someone to critique your position, and potentially worldview. Conflict kicks up the dust from the darkest corners of our soul. Without these brief glimpses into our inner psyche growth stagnates. 

Sometimes a conflict is a losing cause itself but still worth pursuing.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." - Viktor Frankl 

We all need conflict for a healthy psyche.  The need for conflict is primal and most opt for conflict-porn such as:

Sports watching

Following politics (as opposed to holding politicians accountable)

Following crime-news

People who avoid conflict will comfortably avoid being remembered by anyone not yet born. 



Unedited. To be continued...


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