This is the enitre crux of the matter. The whole thing went into escalation the moment Rappaport lawyered up. Which he did in response to incrementally increasing and changing demands by Carney for "recompense". This was always going to end up a game of brinkmanship with Carney apparently upping the financial ante at each step, like the aggrieved bridesmaid to which MR probably foolishly responded at each step with an attorney. Then Carney makes another 11th hour offer which - if he stuck to the figure - MR would have been very wise to accept, without lawyers but with witnesses of course. Certainly considering the reality that there is no legal document to cover the "loan", nor apparently any compensation for "caretaking", any court process would be a straight out adversarial he said he said, with ever more expensive lawyers the only winners.gcgiles1dollarbin wrote:... I have equal doubts that due process will serve Rappaport without driving him deeper and deeper into debt. It shouldn't satisfy our consciences that this matter will wind up in the judicial system.
Unlike Jonah and most other people I have absolutely no faith in "Due process" or any necessary contingency between the "law" and "justice". Justice can't really be bought, or in all likelihood achieved in a court of law, especially by someone as naive and unworldly as MR. When you swim with sharks you carry blowtorch. To borrow a Chan-ism.