Brown: Consumers’ Champion Warren Sided With Big Business

Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 10:32 AM

By Martin Gould

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The increasingly bitter Senate battle in Massachusetts has taken a new turn with Republican Sen. Scott Brown accusing his rival of siding with big business in court cases.

Brown said Elizabeth Warren — who has made a career out of being a consumers’ champion — is being hypocritical because she represented a steel company that tried to overturn a ruling that forced it to pay $140 million in retirement benefits to former workers.

“The fact that she made, when no one was looking — when you guys weren’t covering her — she made a choice. She chose to side with the large corporations and the big businesses,” Brown told reporters, according to the Boston Herald.

“She’s clearly a hired gun to manipulate the bankruptcy courts and get a benefit for the large corporations.

Brown said Warren represented LTV Steel in the 1995 case. “It’s hypocritical to say you’re out there fighting for the middle class and fighting for the union workers and the little guys,” he said.

During a televised debate between the two candidates last week, Brown brought up the fact that Warren had represented Travelers Insurance in an asbestos-related case.

Meanwhile another aspect of Warren’s legal career raised its head. Fox News reported on claims that she could have practiced law in Massachusetts without a license.

The cable network said that Cornell law professor William Jacobsen had carried out an extensive search in state records and found no license for Warren either under her married or maiden name.

“Jacobsen said he also confirmed with a clerk at the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers that Warren has never applied for a license,” Fox News reported.

On his blog, Jacobsen said, "It is unclear whether during the years she represented Travelers and others whether Warren was actively licensed anywhere."



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