Published on December 10th, 2015 | by0
A&E's 'American Takedown' Sued — Read the Sign … We're Lawyers, Not Crooks (VIDEO)
A&E Network went gunning for alleged fraudsters, but due to a ONE SECOND screwup … a couple of DUI attorneys got burned instead, and now they’re doing what attorneys do.
The snafu went down during an episode of “American Takedown” — a Morgan Spurlock produced investigative show — which was tracking lawyer Cory Meltzer and chiropractor Roger Bell. They were suspected of pulling an insurance fraud scam in South Florida.
Problem is, the program aired a quick shot of the wrong Meltzer & Bell signage. Instead of the counselor and the chiro’s office … it showed a sign for Larry Meltzer and Steven Bell, DUI attorneys.
Larry and Steven say the error hurt their good name (yes, that can happen to lawyers) … and could potentially damage their business. They reached out to A&E and got an apology letter from an executive producer who admitted the mistake and said A&E would air a retraction.
Apology not accepted … Meltzer & Bell sued 3 months later for unspecified damages.
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