Lynch's Law

Lynch's Law

Summary justice meted out by Virginia planter Charles Lynch in 1780 as head of an extralegal court.
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Speaking about the testimonial, written by Nicholas Hall, head of Merrill Lynch's Law and Compliance department, in which Ms Weston worked, the lawyer said: 'When I read what Nicholas had written about me, I immediately recognised that it would be highly prejudicial to my application to Columbia Business School, and would jeopardise any prospect of admission.'