Joseph W. Cotchett Pens THE PEOPLE VS. GREED

By: Jun. 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The author is Joseph W. Cotchett - He has a legendary reputation and is considered one of the country's foremost trial lawyers. The National Law Journal has called him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. He has been in the top 100 attorneys selection by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Fellow of many prestigious bar organizations. He received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Jurisprudence Award, honored by Disability Rights Advocates, inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Clarence Darrow Award. He was a former Special Forces Paratrooper Officer and JAGC Commander, awarded the Legion of Merit.

Many and growing every day, bankers, executives, politicians, lawyers, accountants, doctors, and professionals driven by greed, routinely loot public money - and people's pockets.

Here are just a few examples:

"If you want the unvarnished

truth about what is wrong in America, read this book. Cotchett spares no sacred cows as he shines a spotlight on the creed of greed."


Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Unhealthy health care: America's medical system is riddled with critical failures, and big drug companies and policy makers are responsible. Insurance fraud and false medical billing cost billions of tax and public dollars - and a number of lives.

"It is horrific and unprecedented, in the amount of unnecessary treatments to maximize dollars without consideration of the human beings that he was abusing."
Paul D. Borman, U.S. District Judge sentencing a Michigan oncologist, 2015

Society Versus Profits: Oil, chemical and big food companies are killing our country, and our government is unable to stop them. Pharmaceuticals that are supposed to cure are marketed only to make profits for drug companies.

"Rogue internet pharmacies continue to pose a serious threat to the health and safety of Americans. Simply put, a few unethical physicians and pharmacists have become drug suppliers to a nation."
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Banks Run for Personal Gain:Profit-obsessed people run financial institutions, without proper regulation, breeding scandals, bringing down entire financial markets and destroying the livelihoods of millions of people.

"If crimes are committed they are committed by people, they are not committed by some free-floating entity. These companies and other entities don't operate on automatic pilot."
Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Judge commenting on SEC settlements

Climate Change Denied: Many energy companies lobby politicians who claim there is no climate change due to fossil fuels or gas emissions. Scientists tell us we are close to losing all land ice on the planet.

"The time to find global solutions is running out . There is therefore a clear, definite and urgent ethical imperative to act."
Pope Francis, 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

Politics is Money: Our U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United and follow-up cases, has allowed the millionaires to give as much money as they want to elect politicians who keep the public from participating.

"Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard... And a cynical public can lose interest in political participation altogether."
Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court from his dissenting opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC

The list goes on and on. The author, one of the most honored lawyers in the United States, warns of the dangers confronting American society and identifies many of the villains and entities responsible.

A relentless advocate for the underprivileged and for victims of a society now moving into the hands of unscrupulous powers. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

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