Pfizer REALLY doesn't like this blog . . .
As most of you know, I've spent some time describing the recent turmoil within Pfizer. So has every other major newspaper. What makes this blog different, is that I used to work for Pfizer and may have more insight than some reporters. This, apparently, is not something Pfizer likes.
But every issue has two sides, and I think I would be unfair if I didn't also try to present Pfizer's opinion. After all, I am sure they want my readers to know what they think of my blog and what I write.
So, in order to be fair and balanced, here is Pfizer's opinion, which my attorney received beginning of this week:
I think the letter speaks for itself. Not much to say.
I am only saddened that Pfizer has such a hard time sticking to the facts. For instance, we never had any financial negotiations when I was an employee. We never asked for any money. Pfizer asked my lawyer for an estimate of the damages he thought we could prove in Court, and he dutifully responded. That was stupid. Because Pfizer took that letter, in spite of the fact that it starts out saying something like "based on your informal request," and now claims we blackmailed them.
As for me, when fine lawyers like the EBG firm start misrepresenting basic facts, it simply means they are in a complete panic.
You see, Pfizer has a major problem with me.
There is nothing they can do to hurt me anymore. Not a thing. They've taken away what I had worked an entire career to build. And that is of course frustrating. For them.
So here's my suggestion:
Dear Pfizer, please take this post to the Court, together with every post I've ever written about Pfizer. Surely you have them alphabetized and catalogued.
And ask the Judge to give me direction on what I can and cannot write. After all, I'm not a lawyer and I don't know the specifics, but I'm very sure I haven't violated anything. And just in case I do a mistake I have that very broad legal disclaimer, don't forget showing that to the Judge as well, the way you "forgot" last time you wrote the Court.
Stop bitching and threatening and let's see some manly action! File that motion! Now! This blog threatens the entire jury pool in the state of New York! That's what you are saying, right?
But I don't think Pfizer has the guts to do that. You see, they and their lawyers are bullies. They behave like the bull running for the red cloth. And sure, there is a risk being a bull fighter. But then again, if the bull fighter has nothing left to lose, there can be an awesome fight. And the bull just might go down.
So, let's wave that cloth again. Pfizer, file the motion, show your big legal muscles!
Prove me wrong! What are you waiting for? Surely if you file an exciting motion you will feel better, right?
But you don't have the guts, because you don't want the judge to read all my posts and learn how badly YOU have behaved, when it comes to the "spirit" of the law.
By the way, when you file that motion, you better make sure you win. Because, maybe otherwise you will look like the bull to the left.
A poor, big $50 billion drug company threatened by one single guy. And this little blog could sway every juror in New York. Now that is a nice bull fight.
This blog is called freedom of speech. We still have that in this country.