Archive for September 2015

What Actually Is A Bar Association?

What Actually Is A Bar Association?
A lot of times when someone calls me to complain about their lawyer, they’ll let me know that they reported the attorney to the Bar Association. Somehow perception has gotten out there amongst the general public that the Bar Association is an authorative figure that can get an attorney in trouble.  That type of organization... Read more »

Is anything ever real when it seems to good to be true?

Is anything ever real when it seems to good to be true?
A woman called me looking for legal advice.  She sells cosmetics as an independent contractor and as luck would have it, someone found her page on the internet and wanted to buy $300 worth of makeup.  She e-mailed back and forth with the potential customer and they worked out the price and what was being... Read more »

Before The UFC Kills A Fighter We Need This Law

Before The UFC Kills A Fighter We Need This Law
I don’t like dumb laws and rules.  I do like the UFC.  I’m not going to pay to watch a fight, but I’ve been to one and it was a lot of fun.  I’ll also watch it on TV. If you ever watch a mixed martial arts fight, one of the first things that will... Read more »
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How You Wipe Your Butt Can Change The World!

How You Wipe Your Butt Can Change The World!
  Did you know that each time you wipe your butt, you are adding to the billions the Koch brothers make each year? Even if you tried to avoid these guys and their awful practices, its almost impossible due to everything they have their hands in. Politics. It is rumored that David and Charles Koch... Read more »

Did Patrick Kane Buy His Way Out Of Rape Charges?

Did Patrick Kane Buy His Way Out Of Rape Charges?
There were reports in the media last week that Blackhawks super star, Patrick Kane, was working toward some sort of financial settlement with the woman who accused him or raping him in Buffalo.  As a result, a grand jury that was set to investigate those charges and determine if he should be prosecuted, was abandoned. ... Read more »

Is it time to revolt against real estate agent fees?

Is it time to revolt against real estate agent fees?
One of my guilty pleasure TV shows is “Million Dollar Listing” on Bravo.  My favorite part about the show is seeing housing in cities that I like to visit like New York or in the current season, San Francisco.  My second favorite part is the angst I feel when knowing that had I bought real... Read more »
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When Chicagonow.com bloggers get threatened with lawsuits

When Chicagonow.com bloggers get threatened with lawsuits
My job during the day is to run www.illinoislawyers.com where I’ll talk to anyone about any legal situation and give honest, direct advice.  So it makes sense over the years that I’ve gotten calls from many fellow Chicagonow.com bloggers who are being threatened with a lawsuit over something that they wrote.  I’m happy to talk... Read more »

What To Do When Subway Jared Is Living In Your House

What To Do When Subway Jared Is Living In Your House
World’s worst human and perhaps the dumbest guy around, Jared Fogle, has turned in to a pretty sad punchline.  It wasn’t bad enough that he was hocking his disgusting, processed food to the masses.  He’s also a child molester. In all seriousness, it’s obvious that what he was doing is awful. His wife made a... Read more »