The Record again today devotes most of the front page to beating a dead horse -- mourning the measly settlement of the suit against Ford Motor Co. for massive pollution of a close-knit North Jersey neighborhood, just as residents have mourned those whose deaths are linked to the dumping.
- Why didn't these high-profile lawyers reject the small settlement and bring the residents' case before a jury?
- Why didn't the lawyers hire financial experts to see through talk of Ford's bankruptcy while settlement talks were going on in 2008 and 2009? Ford, the healthiest of the Big Three automakers, rejected a government bailout and now is highly profitable.
- As a Record reporter covering Ringwood, I wrote about Ford's dumping as early as 1979. Why did The Record wait almost 25 years to investigate?