A Texas law firm is cutting its rates in order to help Mexico sue American gun companies.
A few weeks ago we covered the initial story, that the government of Mexico is suing American gun companies over allegations that these companies were supplying cartels with the latest weapons although not directly. In the United States this would be classified as a frivolous lawsuit and it would be thrown out, gun companies do not control what people do with their firearms and can not be sued for the misuse of one of their products. Mexico does not prevent these lawsuits, and many gun grabbers would like to bring these back in America, this is why there lawsuit might actually do some damage.
The law firm representing Mexico, Shadowen PLLC, is cutting its rates in half and will only be charging $1,000,000 every year until the case is resolved. The law firm is slashing its rates from senior partners, $1,000 hourly rates cut down to $500, and will be cutting junior lawyer rates down to $275 an hour. The company has promised to bill no more than $1,000,000 every year when the contract starts, the company will officially start billing in 2022.
We also saw some light shed into how this lawsuit came about, the Shadowen law firm has been working with Mexico since the 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. According to the firm the Mexican government reached out to the firm after the shooting about this lawsuit but had previously worked with the Mexican government on other matters.