Archive for February 2016

What Makes People Drive Like Crap?

What Makes People Drive Like Crap?
  In a really sad story, last week the wife of NBA assistant coach and mother of five, Ingrid Williams, was killed in a car accident. While it seems that whenever someone passes suddenly you only hear what a great person they were, the tributes people are making about Ingrid make her sound like an... Read more »

Lawyers Get Asked The Darndest Things

Lawyers Get Asked The Darndest Things
  I mostly talk to people who have earnest questions and ask things that make total sense. Occasionally though I get some things said to me that cause my jaw to drop a bit.  Here are the best ones from 2016 so far. -16 year old asking me what she can and can’t do sexually... Read more »

What Did David Bowie And Jared From Subway Have In Common?

What Did David Bowie And Jared From Subway Have In Common?
At first blush it appears not much. Bowie was a rock icon who made amazing music, was a trend setter and inspired many incredible musicians who followed him.  He’s regarded by many as a sex symbol. Jared Fogle was an obese Indiana University student who was alleged to be pirating porno movies that he sold... Read more »
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I Shouldn't Be Happy Justice Scalia Died

I Shouldn't Be Happy Justice Scalia Died
  And if asked on Friday I wouldn’t have wished him dead, so I guess I’m not “happy.” But I sure as hell am happy he’s off the Supreme Court.  His opinions were bigoted, self serving and at times very bizarre. He came to the Union League Club in Chicago a few years ago and... Read more »

Ciara's Defamation Lawsuit Is Going Nowhere

Ciara's Defamation Lawsuit Is Going Nowhere
Music star (?) and Russell Wilson significant other apparently has a baby with someone named Future.  I realize by not knowing who two of these three people are I should be shouting “get off my lawn” but I digress. Ciara is suing future for $15 million saying that she’s a bad mother and that she... Read more »

When You Sign That Waiver, What Does It Mean?

When You Sign That Waiver, What Does It Mean?
A lot of callers to my office think that if they signed a waiver that they’ve lost the right to sue. It’s simply not true.  A business can limit their potential liability by having you sign a waiver, but it doesn’t give them the right to be negligent.  For example, if you go sky diving,... Read more »
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Let's Talk About Miranda Rights

Let's Talk About Miranda Rights
Not a week goes by that I don’t talk to someone who has been arrested and thinks they have a loophole which will get their case thrown out.  The cops didn’t read them their Miranda Rights, so the case must be dismissed, right. Wrong. This is probably the biggest legal myth out there.  Police don’t... Read more »

How Not To Ruin Your Super Bowl Party

How Not To Ruin Your Super Bowl Party
You have less than one week until the Super Bowl.  If you are hosting the party here are some simple rules not to ruin it for your guests and for you.