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August 11, 2013

BAD DRIVERS

There are bad drivers out there.  And then there’s this guy. He was observed driving east in the west-bound lane, with the driver’s side of his […]
August 9, 2013

CRIMINAL APPEALS, PART II

Earlier this week, I talked about evidentiary issues as a frequent ground for criminal appeals.  Another frequent ground for criminal appeals, when the conviction itself may […]
August 5, 2013

CRIMINAL APPEALS, PART I

Being an appellate lawyer is different from being, say, a personal injury lawyer or a real estate lawyer. Handling an appeal requires above all the ability to […]
August 4, 2013

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

People who file for bankruptcy and agree to a payment plan instead of an outright discharge have the right to set aside money they need to […]
August 2, 2013

NOT ALL LIES ARE FRAUD

The word “fraud” is one of the most used legal terms in every-day language, and, as a result, one of the most misused too.  It takes […]
July 28, 2013

ATTORNEYS WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS

I suspect one has a lot of idle time in prison.  That may be part of what leads to so many frivolous suits by prisoners.  Attorneys […]
July 24, 2013

NO SNOOPING

One of the moment’s political hot potatoes involves the disclosure that the NSA had received warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (nicknamed the FISA Court) […]
July 21, 2013

“A” FOR EFFORT

Witnesses saw the defendant take between 10 and 15 refrigerators, 15 and 20 microwave ovens, and 15 to 25 sets of pots and pans to private […]
July 19, 2013

LAW MATH

Between plaintiffs who think their case is worth more than the law contemplates, and  defendants who believe exactly the opposite, the measure of damages is often […]
July 16, 2013

ARBITRATE NOT

There is a fad these days in favor of arbitration.  I call it a fad because it appears everywhere, even where it should not. I certainly […]
July 14, 2013

ARGH, MATEY

It is common-sense and the rule of law (yes, for once, the two match) that the owner of a vehicle who gives another permission to use […]
July 11, 2013

NOT KNOWING WHICH WAY TO TURN

Employers may be forgiven for scratching their head when trying to figure out whether they may be liable for an employee’s alleged unlawful discrimination.  The state […]