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Frank Strong is an honest attorney with a secret past and a court case he must win, both to save his client from financial ruin and also to defend the legal system itself from an unscrupulous plaintiff and his equally unscrupulous attorneys who are bent on abusing it for their own gain. Plaintiff Lewis Greene is a convicted felon prepared to testify under oath that after his release from prison he worked as a store clerk for Defendant Harwinder Singh’s corner grocery store for three years for what amounted to slave wages based on Singh’s promise to eventually make him a partner in a bigger and more profitable new store. The truth is that Lewis Greene never worked even a day for Mr. Singh, but this case demonstrates how a little magic in the form of lies and a few misleading pieces of evidence can rewrite an entire history and suddenly bring an honest businessman into a court case where he may suddenly and unexpectedly find himself liable for damages of tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. What a jury would never be told is that if they find for Lewis Greene even in the amount of a single dollar of unpaid wages his attorneys would be able to tack their attorney’s fees onto the judgment, potentially turning it into a massive debt. The standard procedure for avoiding such risk is to give in, negotiate a reduced settlement and pay off the would-be extortionists, but Harwinder is adamant that he will not bow down to criminals and their unscrupulous attorneys, and he is determined to fight the case all the way to trial in spite of the financial risk to himself and his family.Greene v. Singh is a fictional case, but the court proceedings portrayed are based on actual cases, and the sections of the California Labor Code cited are real. It is often said that no good deed goes unpunished, and one purpose of this book is to serve as a warning and an example of how laws enacted with the best intentions may be turned around and used as weapons by abusers seeking personal gain.