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February 7, 2014

HOME SWEET HOME

The penalty is harsher for someone who burglarizes another’s home (“burglary of a dwelling”) than, say, an office or industrial building (“burglary of a structure”). So […]
February 4, 2014

THE GOLDEN RULE IN TRIALS

Like most things, the Golden Rule means something a bit different to lawyers than to everyone else.  At trial, the “Golden Rule Argument” means asking the […]
February 2, 2014

LITIGATION NATION

If there are any doubts that we in the U.S. are seen as the Litigation Nation, observing the Supreme Court in the past few years should […]
January 31, 2014

EVIDENTLY, MY DEAR WATSON

If it seems like I am writing about evidence again, it is because evidence is such a frequent issue on appeal.  In criminal law, many evidentiary […]
January 28, 2014

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Realtors like to say that the three most important things in real estate are location, location and location.  Lawyers have no such quip, but sometimes, timing, […]
January 19, 2014

WHO YOU THREATENING?

Our Sunday posts usually trend to the funnier side of law – because funny things happen everywhere.  Occasionally, like today, we may trend toward the useless […]
January 16, 2014

YOUR OTHER BEST FRIENDS

We often explain in this blog how your attorney should be your or your business’ staunchest ally.  This is true.  Your next best friend should be […]
January 13, 2014

DIFFICULT QUESTIONS ABOUT PINK BRACELETS

A breast-cancer awareness bracelet bears the message “I ♥ Boobies”.  The question asked to a Federal Court of Appeals is whether, when that message is worn […]
January 7, 2014

DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS

I am not referring here to those street corners that seem to attract more car accidents than others.  The dangerous intersections at issue in this post […]
January 5, 2014

POINTS FOR CREATIVITY

Those New-Yorkers… the defendant in a case going back to the 90s was on trial for his form of protest at a police auction at One […]
January 3, 2014

THOSE TECHNICALITIES AGAIN

Consider a contract that, like most commercial contracts, includes a “choice of venue” clause.  Those commit both parties to litigating any dispute between them in the […]
December 29, 2013

NOT ENOUGH FINGERS

The spouse of a decedent claimed a higher share than the will gave her.  That is not unusual, as spouses are entitled to a certain minimum […]