Lawyer reprimanded for trying to force doctors to contribute to Angelides

A Beverly Hills lawyer who represents injured workers before the state has told doctors that he and his colleagues will not refer clients their way unless they contribute at least $2,500 each to defeat Gov. Schwarzenegger. The group representing the attorneys who specialize in workers compensation insurance cases immediately disavowed the lawyer’s comments.

Attorney Lawrence Stern, in a June 26 email, said that “we at CAAA (California Applicants Attorneys Association) have taken a pact not to support any (doctor) who has not contributed at least $2,500 to the elections

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