Archive for October 2015

No meat?? What can I eat now?

No meat?? What can I eat now?
So apparently red meat and processed meat, also known as the only thing I ate from age six until about age 35, can give you all sorts of different cancers.  That was the big news on Monday. Yesterday the big food news, right in time for Halloween, was that sugar is toxic. So I can... Read more »

HIPAA Is Mostly A Waste Of A Law

HIPAA Is Mostly A Waste Of A Law
Imagine this scenario.  You go to your doctor’s office for a follow up examination.  Last week you were there for a blood draw which was to include an AIDS test.  Lately you’ve been hitting Tinder hard and not being too careful about using protection. You are waiting in the lobby with 20 other people and... Read more »

Did The Insurance Company Pay Off Your Lawyer?

Did The Insurance Company Pay Off Your Lawyer?
No, the insurance company did not pay off your lawyer, that never happens. Also, the reason you can’t find an attorney for your case isn’t because everyone is afraid of the potential defendant. Lawyers love money and if they could sue them and make money, they would.  You don’t have a good case. Is it... Read more »
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How Has Aaron Schock Run Up Almost $2 Million In Legal Fees?

There was an article in the Tribune that disgraced Illinois (former) Congressman Aaron Schock has spent $1.9 million in lawyer fees this year.  That is a mind blowing number and he hasn’t even been arrested yet. The lawyers he has aren’t the type who represent every day people.  They are at huge firms with hundreds... Read more »

Pat Haden Isn't Owning It

Pat Haden Isn't Owning It
On page one of the crisis management 101 handbook is for the leader who screwed up to say “I take responsibility for that.”  It sounds really good and it gets people off your back, but it’s a completely meaningless statement.  George Bush said it in response to the Government’s failures after Hurricane Katrina.  Donald Rumsfeld... Read more »

Illinois DCFS is the worst!

Illinois DCFS is the worst!
  Last week there was an article in the Tribune  about a woman whose three kids, 11, 9 and 5 were outside playing at the playground next to hear East Ukrainian Village apartment. She could look out her window and see them playing and did so every 10 minutes. Somebody who was passing by saw... Read more »
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Wow, there are a lot of dumb laws out there

Wow, there are a lot of dumb laws out there
When I was looking for a photo for my post on Monday, I came across a bunch of images that list what are supposedly laws in our country and other places.  If even half of these are true it’s crazy.

Which College Star Will Have The Guts To Challenge The NCAA?

Which College Star Will Have The Guts To Challenge The NCAA?
Last week the appeals court for the 9th District Court ruled that Sherman Act Anti-Trust laws do apply to the NCAA.  I never did great on those types of classes in law school and have no practical experience with anti trust work as that’s the stuff of $500+ an hour type law firms.  But in... Read more »