Archive for September 2017

Some Illinois Attorneys Are Just Idiots

Some Illinois Attorneys Are Just Idiots
This story seems like it could be made in to a commercial for Bad Idea Jeans. With the caveat that these are all just allegations right now, a 40-year-old Bloomington attorney is likely in a heap of hurt after unleashing an online war against his opposing counsel. Not only did he use her name and... Read more »

Can A Company Stop You From Yelping About Them?

Can A Company Stop You From Yelping About Them?
Feeling like posting a negative review on Yelp, but afraid of the recourse? Don’t be. Thanks to a new Illinois law, you are protected. It’s a solution to a problem you many not even have known existed and shouldn’t exist. Some companies have put what is essentially a gag order into their terms and conditions... Read more »

Shady Illinois Lawyer Alert

Shady Illinois Lawyer Alert
Most Illinois attorneys I come across are decent people.  Some are fantastic attorneys who care about their clients and others do just a so-so job, but they aren’t bad people and do usually get good results.  Some though aren’t that great.  This is the story of one of the terrible ones. “Sure…. I’ll represent you,... Read more »
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Please Be Advised, Some Lawyers Don't Speak Human

Please Be Advised, Some Lawyers Don't Speak Human
Please be advised, that when you go to law school, they teach you principles of law. Please be advised that in law school they don’t teach you how to be an actual lawyer or deal with clients. Please be advised that when you get your first job out of law school, you may not get... Read more »

Boating Under The Influence On Lake Michigan

Boating Under The Influence On Lake Michigan
I’ve never had a boat, but I’ve had friends with boats which is way better than having a boat. I’ve never been on a boat though where someone wasn’t drinking. Not always getting plowed, but usually someone was having a beer or wine or something else.  The drivers of the boats I’ve been with are... Read more »

What You Are Agreeing To When You Don't Read The Fine Print

What You Are Agreeing To When You Don't Read The Fine Print
Consumer:  “I received my monthly statement and noticed I was charged a $50.00 fee for a credit increase that I requested last month.” Creditor:  “Yes, This is a one-time fee that is applied when our customers are approved for a credit increase.” Something like this has probably happened to you.  You might have even thought... Read more »
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My First Dog: What I've Learned In Two Months

My First Dog: What I've Learned In Two Months
I’ve never wanted a dog.  I’m not against dogs, it’s just that they never really excited me either.  I got bit as a kid which might have something to do with it also.  In general I really just didn’t think much about dogs other than to know for certain that they are way better than... Read more »