Archive for March 2012

Old People and Medical Malpractice

Old People and Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is when injury or death is caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit you have to prove a few different things. One is that the doctor or hospitals actions (or inactions) were the cause of the injury or death. This can be difficult when... Read more »

Should Illegal Immigrants be Allowed to Practice Law?

Should Illegal Immigrants be Allowed to Practice Law?
I think so, assuming they go to law school, pass the bar and are found to be morally fit to practice law – the same hoops everyone else has to jump through. Why not? Right now, courts in Florida and California are considering the cases of illegal immigrants who have applied for law licenses. It’s... Read more »

Texting While Doctoring

Texting While Doctoring
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if you are texting while driving that you can get distracted.   Looking down while driving is going to be worse than looking up every single time. What you probably haven’t heard of as much is doctors who are texting while working.  In a recent New York... Read more »
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Moms Gone Wild

Moms Gone Wild
Many of you live in the suburbs or come from a stereotypical suburban family.  Dad has a good paying job, couple of kids, mom is a house wife or maybe works, but in general life is good.  You have the same stresses that most people have, but you aren’t worried about losing your home, putting... Read more »

Law Against Recording Cops Might Be On Its Way Out

Law Against Recording Cops Might Be On Its Way Out
A few months ago, I commented on the Illinois law that says it’s illegal to make an audio recording of a police officer without their consent. We’re talking about recordings made in public. In general, you can record people – video and audio – if they are out in public. But the law (called the... Read more »

The Dumbest Law In Illinois

The Dumbest Law In Illinois
                I’m no fan of “father’s rights” attorneys.  I think that they are just marketers who prey on the fears of Dads (or in some case Moms) who are worried about losing their kids or not seeing them as much as they want. Despite me cringing when I... Read more »
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The Real March Madness Is About To Begin

The Real March Madness Is About To Begin
Everyone loves March Madness.  But you know who loves it more than anyone?  Divorce lawyers. The reason divorce lawyers love March is because most people are going to get their tax refunds soon.  While some people use this money for a new TV or to pay off their credit card debt, there are thousands who... Read more »

Should Judges Be Better Than Us?

Should Judges Be Better Than Us?
It didn’t get a ton of play last week, but a friend sent me this article from last week that discusses a US District Judge that forwarded on a racist e-mail about President Obama. Now U.S. District type Judges are typically thought of with greater regard than your local traffic court Judge.  Not that there’s... Read more »
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