Insurance Fraud and Securities Litigation

I don't think I can recommend a better read for a Friday afternoon than this article on the apparently questionable rise and apparently imminent fall of the securities litigation powerhouse Milberg Weiss. You couldn't make this stuff up, and I don't think John Grisham or anyone else could have invented the panoply of players, and the complex web of relationships, detailed in this article.

One interesting thing about the article is the description of one of the key players as having made a living off of insurance fraud, an abusive insurance bad faith claim, and questionable disability claims before finding, at least according to the article, a more profitable line of work in serving as lead plaintiff in securities class actions. Is insurance fraud the gateway drug to bigger crimes?