I was reminded today of Barack Obama’s comment during the campaign: you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.
Philip Berg is having a lot of trouble with the filing of his cases, overcoming his lack of standing, and fighting off judges who consider the lawsuits “frivolous”. Some have suggested the the basic problem is that Berg isn’t a very good lawyer and that he needs some highpowered assistance.
I think the essential problem Berg has is not with his legal skills, but that his allegations are no good. His “evidence” is nothing but unsubstantiated rumors and mangled citations of the law. The case can file interpleader, or Qui Tam or whatever else they come up with. They can get the best lawyer in the country, but in the end the case is based on a false premise. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.