From the monthly archives:

August 2012

TweetIf you went to law school before the recession, I have bad news for you. If you are first contemplating going to law school now, I have good news for you.  The news? It is much easier to get into law school these days.  As a result of the recession, there has been a drop […]

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Tweet“Bankruptcy tourism”, where a prospective debtor shops forums for the most favorable bankruptcy conditions is not just an American phenomenon where it has proven popular for people to own McMansions in states like Florida precisely because Florida bankruptcy law protects the lavish homes from bankruptcy trustees and creditors.  Bankruptcy tourism is also proving popular “across […]

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TweetSometimes lawyers are as slow to adapt to change as the Catholic Church.  Many lawyers have not yet embraced the internet dogma or accepted the reality that technology can be good.  As a result, many law firms are not taking advantage of the time and cost savings the internet can provide. Cloud computing use by […]

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TweetEver wonder what goes on in the life of a federal judge? You need wonder no more. A sitting federal judge, Judge Frederic Block, of the Eastern District of New York has just come out with a book entitled Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Judge.  It offers the […]

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TweetDan Windman doesn’t play a lawyer on TV, he sues TV shows to get them “BACK ON THE AIR!” Okay, so this is really just a 2-minute spoof of a lawyer TV commercial, but I think we all secretly wish lawyers really had this power. What wouldn’t we give to get The West Wing or […]

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TweetFormer Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s videogame company, 38 Studios, LLC and a related Maryland company, recently filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware.  Late last month, Schilling made local news headlines when he publicly blamed Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee for the bankruptcy.  However, it was later revealed that the company was headed for […]

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TweetNo–the Second Wives Club is not a spoof of the popular movie from a few years back. Debbie Israel, a math teacher, is the leader of an organization that is currently fighting for alimony reform in Florida. She claims that judges unfairly give lifetime alimony to some first wives—the unfair result occurs when the ex-husband […]

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TweetOh how the mighty have fallen. In recent bankruptcy news, the former manager of the Black Eyed Peas, Sean Larkin, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  His debts are between $500,000 and $1 million. However, that is not the end of his troubles.  The popular hip hop band is now suing him for fraud and deceit […]

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TweetIn what might have some scratching their heads and wondering about the ever-increasing litigiousness of American society and what others will identify with, an atheist recently brought suit against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, a restaurant located in Lancaster County, Pa.  Why you might ask? Because of their Sunday special which offers a 10 percent discount […]

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TweetExpect exploding cars, rabid looking lawyers screaming into the camera and promises of riches, these are stuff of lawyer ads. How refreshing to see a new take on the cheesy lawyer ad. Attorney Ryan Hamilton created a YouTube spot a few months back promising to bring home the bacon for his clients (no exploding cars […]

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