Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Response to Jutarnji List article about attorney's fees

For the third year in a row, Jutarnji List carries a sensationalistic front-page news article about how much attorneys representing Croatian generals have been paid.

On 26 June 2010, Jutarnji List's Snjezana Pavic published an article titled, "For the Defence of the Generals We Have Thus Far Paid at Least 23 million Euro." See

Now two years later, in its 31 May 2012 edition, the same newspaper (Jutarnji List) carries a front page story claiming that the lawyers have been paid 169 million Croatian kuna, or about 23 million euros.  As noted above, Jutarnji List published this claim two years ago.  Why this is now "front page news" again, two years later, is not clear to me.

I note that last year this same newspaper carried a story on 19 April 2011 which outrageously claimed, "Luka Misetic Received 32 million Euro." I kept quiet then, confident in the old maxim, "time reveals truth." Little did I know that Jutarnji List would itself publish an article more than one year later which proves that Jutarnji List printed an outrageous lie in claiming that I had been paid 32 million euros.

In light of the above, there is no need to comment further on Jutarnji List's annual article about "How Much Have the Defence Lawyers Been Paid."