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February 25, 2013

MANAGING LEAVES OF ABSENCE

A couple of tortured opinions from our nation’s courts, combining with the less than artful way in which Congress sometimes writes the country’s laws, has combined […]
February 24, 2013

THERE WAS ONCE…

There was once a young lady Living the life at University Who set out to rent, for a party, A party bus, big and shiny.   […]
February 22, 2013

CHOOSE WISELY

Say you run a business. Say too that one of your employees takes computer data without  authorization and later uses it against you to compete unfairly.  Let’s […]
February 18, 2013

THAT UNCOMMON COMMON SENSE AGAIN

Our last entry, about technicalities, bemoaned that common sense is not as common as one may wish. That entry empathized with two people seeking relief from the […]
February 11, 2013

TECHNICALITIES MATTER

Common sense is not always as common as one may wish. This is particularly true in legal matters. Two Minnesota men who were committed for treatment […]
February 4, 2013

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

We are living in difficult economic times.  Sometimes, companies, especially small and mid-size businesses, go under.  If you are its owner, a high-level employee, or a […]
January 24, 2013

HOW MANY TAX GUYS DO I NEED?

According to the magazine The Economist, more man-hours are spent each year on tax compliance than by the entire federal workforce.  How many tax advisors do […]
January 15, 2013

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there was a charming lady who spent most of her time as a dog breeder.  She […]
January 10, 2013

DOES YOUR OPPONENT’S IDENTITY MATTER IN DECIDING WHETHER TO APPEAL?

Imagine two people facing an adverse decision from a government agency.  Both are thinking about appealing.  Is who they’re appealing against a factor? It probably shouldn’t […]
January 4, 2013

UNPAID INTERSHIPS ARE GREAT! OR ARE THEY?

Not every appeal stems from a trial.  Nor is every appeal filed with the Court of Appeals.  Think of cases where you disagree with a decision […]
December 28, 2012

RIGHT TO APPEAL NOT ABSOLUTE

It is nearly expected that a party who lost at trial has the right to appeal. We never think of it as a conditional right, even […]
December 22, 2012

LAW, NOT NPR

I believe it is an NPR sketch that popularized the goof lawyer’s slogan “No claim too small, we love slip-and-falls.” But even “small” claims are full […]