Archive for August 2011

The Male Casey Anthony

The Male Casey Anthony
Is our justice system failing us? Some will say yes without hesitation, and they can list a hundred reasons why this is true. For others, failure only comes to mind when a clearly guilty person is set free. Now I say “clearly guilty” based on general public opinion, which of course is not necessarily accurate.... Read more »

Grads Sue Law Schools For Fraud

 Grads Sue Law Schools For Fraud
    Two big law schools are being sued by former students for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and deceptive business practices. The dispute is about how the law schools advertised their students’ success rate after graduation. The lawsuits claim that the schools inflated the post-graduation employment statistics, including salaries of graduates, and basically tricked students into... Read more »

Think Of Tim Tebow When Hiring A Lawyer

Think Of Tim Tebow When Hiring A Lawyer
Last year Tim Tebow was in the NFL draft.  He was a very good college quarterback and played on some great teams.  Beyond that, he has been called Jesus 2.0 for some of the charity work (see helping sick babies in the Phillipines) and the way he carries himself as a servant of God.  And there is no... Read more »
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Are a Bunch of Lawyers in Danger of Getting Arrested?

Are a Bunch of Lawyers in Danger of Getting Arrested?
I’ve written before about the recent changes to workers’ compensation laws in Illinois.  Most of these new laws are going to go in to place in a week.  For the most part, they have been bad news for injured workers and doctors, and good news for insurance companies and businesses. Here’s something that might be... Read more »

Fly Southwest Much? You Are About To Be Mad

Fly Southwest Much?  You Are About To Be Mad
  Other than a few hiccups on notifying customers about flight delays, I’ve been a big fan of Southwest Airlines.  This past spring they changed their rewards program to a points system from the what it used to be which was flight credits.  I don’t like it, but whatever.  It’s still better than other airlines... Read more »

I Hate My Ex, But They Have A Big Settlement Coming

I Hate My Ex, But They Have A Big Settlement Coming
We were asked a question by a woman who wanted to know if she would be entitled to any part of a personal injury settlement that her husband was in the process of getting. She said that she and her husband were recently separated, but the injury happened during their marriage. She also said that... Read more »
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Blago To Jail, Rick Perry To President?

Blago To Jail, Rick Perry To President?
  With the caveat that I think Rod Blagojevich was properly convicted, I bet he fumes every day over the hypocrisy that is allowed to exist still in politics. Basically Blago got convicted for pay to play.  You want state business, you have to donate.  His crime was essentially that he didn’t leave it unsaid,... Read more »

Not Getting A Job Because You Are Fat? You Are Out Of Luck

Not Getting A Job Because You Are Fat?  You Are Out Of Luck
I recently got a call from a guy who applied for a job with a Chicago area company.  He went through an interview and was offered the job pending the passing of a physical.   Naturally he was excited because any job in this day and age is a good one, but this was with a... Read more »

The Greatest Legal Victory Ever

Saw this the other day on the Daily Show. Absolutely hilarious. Of legal note is that the plaintiffs went to 25 firms and were turned down until a lawyer just out of school agreed to take the case. The damages were only $3,000.00 which is why no firm would take the case on, but it... Read more »
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Does Credit Card Debt Survive a Spouse’s Death?

Does Credit Card Debt Survive a Spouse’s Death?
We recently had a caller that asked a great question. Her mother had passed away, and she wanted to know what her father’s responsibility was for her mom’s credit card debt. The credit card company was calling him to get him to pay the bill even though the debt was completely in her mom’s name.... Read more »