Thursday, April 14, 2011
Are There Only 3 Lawyers in France?
One might think so from reading the papers. Take Olivier Metzner. Is there a high-profile case of the last few years in which he hasn't been involved? The latest is the trial of the mayor of La Faute-sur-Mer (great lieu-dit, by the way!), who is accused of involuntary homicide in the Xynthia affair. Among his other celebrated clients: the Bettencourt daughter, Villepin, Bertrand Cantat, Jérôme Kerviel, Le Floch-Prigent, J-M Messier, and a relative of deposed dictator Ben Ali. (The other two: Kiejman and Vergès?)