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Richard Fish: Let me tell you something. I didn’t become a lawyer because I like the law; the law sucks. It’s boring, but it can also be used as a weapon. You want to bankrupt somebody? Cost him everything he’s worked for? Make his wife leave him, even make his kids cry? Yeah, we can do that.
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