Archive for January 2017

Alternative Facts In Chicago

Alternative Facts In Chicago
I remember when the word “truthiness” was in vogue.  Those times seem refreshing.  Here are some Chicago and legal facts you won’t see in the lame-stream, biased media. Before he was a Senator and President, Barack Obama was a professional wrestler under the name The Insane Hussein.  He wore a mask which is why nobody... Read more »

Your Dog Is Not A Person

Your Dog Is Not A Person
I’ve never seen my wife cry as hard as she did when she learned that her dog had died.  She loved him and still talks about him all the time. Her feelings are not unusual.  Most people I know with pets adjust their life for what is best for the pet and many treat them... Read more »

Who Should Pay If You Sue And Lose??

Who Should Pay If You Sue And Lose??
Attorney’s fees have always been an issue for debate in almost every type of court in every state in America. Could you imagine what might happen if that were to change to a “loser pays” system instead? Whoever loses the case is automatically on the hook for the other party’s attorney’s fees. This new rule... Read more »
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My Year As A Yes Man

My Year As A Yes Man
My son loves Jim Carrey and we’ve watched a bunch of his movies together.  “Yes Man” is his favorite and lead to me last year to take a New Year’s resolution of not saying no to opportunities that came up in my life.  I didn’t give my wallet away to a stranger like Carrey’s character... Read more »

Being Convicted Of Murder When You Don't Pull The Trigger

Being Convicted Of Murder When You Don't Pull The Trigger
Here’s one that stumped a caller and shocks many people who learn about it. Let’s say you and a friend are hanging out and the friend asks for your help.  Just a ride.  What for you ask the friend?  He tells you that he wants to rob a liquor store, but that you have nothing... Read more »

Suing For Defamation In Illinois

Suing For Defamation In Illinois
  Not sure the reason, but toward the end of 2016 I got a lot of calls from people who were looking to sue for defamation of some sort.  That can be slander (verbal) or libel (written).  Maybe it’s due to the shall we say tense election that we had, but people are on edge... Read more »
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Is This The Best Or Worst Lawyer Ad Ever?

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Background. This is a Texas lawyer and it seems like something a Texas lawyer would do.  In general I’m against any cheesy lawyer ad, especially the “we don’t get paid until you do” or “in a wreck, get a check” nonsense. This one is a total ‘Merica type ad which may not be a parody. ... Read more »