The Simple Life
The ever-popular rats-off-a-sinking-ship trial narrative raises its well-worn head as Ron Safer, lawyer for former Hollinger International counsel Mark Kipnis, portrays his client as a well-meaning rube caught up in Lord Black’s Machiavellian machinations. The Star quotes Safer:
“‘Of all the tens of millions of dollars of non-compete agreements, you know how much Mark Kipnis got? Nothing, zero.’ …Safer repeatedly sought to distance Kipnis from Black… ‘Mark is not a smooth talker… He doesn’t have homes in nice places … Mark is an unspectacular but solid guy.’”
Not exactly what you’d want on your tombstone, but in an effort to create wiggle room between your hapless yokel of a client and one portrayed as Lex Luthor, it’ll have to do.