Archive for October 2013

The new world’s worst lawyer

The new world’s worst lawyer
Most attorneys are good people at their core. They may act like asses or pursue cases that you totally disagree with, but generally speaking they aren’t any different from anyone else that you know. It’s rare to read about lawyers that are stealing from their clients or doing lots of unethical things and when you... Read more »

Who’s to blame in the latest school shooting?

Who’s to blame in the latest school shooting?
A 12 year old boy shot and killed a teacher and wounded two others last week in Nevada. That’s right, it’s not teens anymore that are doing school shootings. I remember years ago when Robert “Yummy” Sandifer made national news for shooting up some locals in his neighborhood. Everyone was shocked and if I recall... Read more »

The Legal Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About

The Legal Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About
I shed no tears yesterday when snake oil salesman, err, “pitchman,” I mean “author” Kevin Trudeau was sent to prison for failing to pay a $37 million dollar fine.  He claims to be broke and says the Judge is trying to get him to pay money he doesn’t have.  When confronted about $12,000 cuff links... Read more »
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Who would Jesus sue?

Who would Jesus sue?
                  Of the many things I didn’t learn in law school, how to be a psychologist is right up there at the top.  I’ve talked to more than 300,000 people in my 12+ years of running a legal guidance and lawyer referral service.  Most people that contact... Read more »

Oh Ventra, how I want to sue thee, let me count the ways

Oh Ventra, how I want to sue thee, let me count the ways
I’m pretty much a rule follower.  So when I didn’t get my new Ventra card in the mail in August like I was told I would, I called the CTA and then Ventra.  They told me that they were running behind, but sit tight and it would come. It still hasn’t come, so I went... Read more »

Beware this scam

Beware this scam
In a new scam, thieves are calling people, identifying themselves as law enforcement and telling people that they have an outstanding warrant. The thieves then tell the people that they can pay for the warrant with a pre-paid credit card and tell them to call back once they have the card. When the people call... Read more »
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People 1, new Gmail 0

People 1, new Gmail 0
                      So a few weeks ago I wrote an article about Gmail forcing e-mailers to use their awful new format.   Having formerly lived in Australia, I was on the Syndey Morning Herald website and came across this great, article, http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/how-to-get-the-old-gmail-compose-screen-back-20130925-2ud33.html Long story short, if you add the plugin,... Read more »

Illinois Supreme Court says no prison for underage drinking

Illinois Supreme Court says no prison for underage drinking
When I first heard this, I thought it sounded obvious. Who would send a kid to prison for underage drinking? I was surprised something like this could happen in Illinois. It’s not the norm, but it happened to a girl who was found guilty of underage drinking in Champaign County. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled... Read more »

The media is such b.s.

The media is such b.s.
I’m on a listserv for reporters that looks for sources to offer quotes for stories.  I’ve been quoted in various legal stories over the years (see http://www.findgreatlawyers.com/testimonials.htm, scroll down to the bottom).  So when you wonder how it that I’m quoted in an article about Arizona State University employment policies, the answer is that I was the first to respond... Read more »
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