Lawyer looking to suck millions from apartment building owners over bedbug bites

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While it’s fair to say that everyone’s on the alert these days for bedbugs thanks to the media’s coverage of spreading infestations throughout New York City and other areas, Maryland attorney Daniel Whitney is hoping to turn the problem into a major profit center for himself.

Since Sept. 1, the lawyer has filed eight lawsuits on behalf of bedbug victims asking for more than $7 million in damages. The lawsuits, which range from $100,000 to $3.5 million, allege that building owners have been negligent in dealing with the bugs.

Whitney admits that his phone has been ringing off the hook, presumably from those sharing an apartment with the fearsome sucking bugs, and who hope to make millions off their misfortune- that is, before Whitney sucks off 33 to 40 percent of any settlement or judgment.

The Washington Post

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