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October 19, 2014

CHEESY STORIES

Back in the fifties, Kraft Food did not claim to have invented a better mouse trap.  But it did boast of having found a better way to […]
October 15, 2014

A MIND FOR APPEALS

OJ Simpson’s famous “legal dream team” included Alan Dershowitz, who did not say much.  Yet he was a key member of that team.  He was, at […]
October 9, 2014

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

Earlier this week we talked, albeit briefly, about overtime.  Today, we address a different kind of regulations which apply to certain industries.  These (usually) federal regulations […]
October 7, 2014

BUSINESSES GROWING UP

Knowing how much to pay your employees should be simple: hourly workers are paid time and a half for hours worked over 40; salaried employees are […]
October 5, 2014

MOTO

Master Of The Obvious. Such is the esteemed title of the prosecutor informing the Court that “the life of the witness is in jeopardy, and it […]
September 26, 2014

THE SHIFTING SANDS OF SHAREHOLDER LAW

As long as there have been corporations in the United States, their shareholders (and later LLCs’ members) have largely been shielded from liability.  This is unlikely […]
September 23, 2014

THE NLRA’S INCREASING REACH

Even small, non-union businesses in right-to-work states need to pay attention to the National Labor Relations Act (the NLRA).  While that law is primarily concerned with […]
September 21, 2014

IT’S MAGIC

A self-described “magic healer” professing to cure the sick by placement of the hands was being prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license.  To that, he […]
September 18, 2014

GUARDRAILS ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

On the information superhighway, the guardrails protecting the institutional press also protect the rest of us.  An Opinion earlier this year on the other side of […]
September 9, 2014

WHO ARE YOU CALLING UNFAIR?

When people ask me how many languages I speak, my traditional quip is to answer, “three – English, French, and Legalese.”  Our readers shouldn’t doubt that […]
September 5, 2014

ALWAYS APPEAL

Commercial litigators and criminal defense attorneys are likely to deal with very different cases.  But appellate attorneys can handle appeals of either kind, as the skills […]
September 5, 2014

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ FREE SPEECH RIGHTS, LTD

The First Amendment states that “Congress” shall make no laws abridging the freedom of speech.  Because its protection was expanded by operation of the 14th Amendment, […]