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June 9, 2013

THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN

According to the old nursery rhyme, there was an old lady who lived in a shoe with so many children she did not know what to […]
June 6, 2013

DNA SCRAMBLE

I am not immune to commenting on those Supreme Court cases that garner more than their fair share of attention from the mainstream media.  Nor, I […]
June 2, 2013

TEMPEST IN A TOY CAR

Jurors are supposed to return their verdict based on the evidence heard in court and nothing else.  They weigh what each witness said and the evidence […]
May 31, 2013

PUNISH ‘EM

Every attorney who represents plaintiffs, whether they do so occasionally or as a matter of course, and whether they have in their office an individual or […]
May 28, 2013

MORE AND MORE APPEALS

Many Supreme Court cases matter greatly.  Some matter to most of us (what students can or cannot say in school under the First Amendment, the right […]
May 26, 2013

LAWYERS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

Attorneys have it in their head to try and probe every answer with follow-up questions.  The result can sometimes lead to ridicule.  These examples are from […]
May 23, 2013

APPEALS FROM THE GRAVE

Do not worry, this post is not as ghoulish as its title might imply.  But it does involve caskets.  To be precise, it involves a group […]
May 21, 2013

TOUGH CLASS

Times are tough for class actions.  In the span of a couple of weeks in April, three decisions came down from the Federal and Florida Supreme […]
May 19, 2013

MILLION DOLLAR CASES

Lawyer lawyer in the hall, Who is the richest of them all? I have case, a case I say, Represent me, you will make my day. […]
May 15, 2013

LEAVES LABYRINTH

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees of some companies are entitled to unpaid leave following the birth of a child, or for […]
May 12, 2013

GOTTA WATCH TV

Color televisions were still a novelty in 1965.  They were expensive, too.  One bought in Maryland cost over $7,000 in today’s dollars, after adjusting for inflation.  […]
May 10, 2013

ARE SOME PEOPLE FREER TO SPEAK THAN OTHERS?

The rise of blogging and 24/7 commentators, whose commentary is often much more political, controversial, or personal than those on this blog, has coincided with a […]