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Happy Father’s Day! Now Drop Dead!

No. 1,329 The most thoughtful gift since Andy Capp bought his wife a mop for her birthday in the funny papers.

What is the Value of a Friend?

No. 1,328 According to FIOS, its One Hundred Dollars! But, of course, you presumably get to keep the friend, even after you facilitated the purchase of a package of time-wasting, mind numbing TV that he didn’t need. Selfish? Perhaps. But its not like you sold your friend into bondage for a Benjamin. “Thanks for breakfast,” […]

How Do You Feel About Getting a Loan from Mr. Cooper?

No. 1,320 No kidding!  Nationstar Mortgage is going to change its name to Mr. Cooper in August to help improve its image. No, not Mr. Cooper Mortgage Company, apparently.  Just Mr. Cooper. Too bad they didn’t have a contest. I don’t have any positive feelings about the name Mr. Cooper.  How about Mother Teresa? CLT

What the Hell Is This? A Devil? Satyr?

No. 1,282 This illustrated ad appeared in the Althouse blog today. The Satyrs, by the way, were half-goat, half human creatures in ancient Greek mythology.  They are depicted on the Parthenon attending a wedding where everyone drank too much and fighting broke out. However, I think they didn’t have wings.

Legal Ad of the week

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Renoir, Beethoven and the Power of Publicity

No. 1,223                 Some guy named Geller (no, not Yuri) has been complaining about the Renoir exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Art.  He has an Instagram site called “Renoir Sucks at Painting”  in which he is calling on Bostonians to join him in a picket line […]

Legal Elite! I’ll Take Ten!

No. 1,213 I have received emails more than once offering me the opportunity to be recognized as a member of the Legal Elite of Florida.  Of course, I don’t practice in Florida and how in the heck do you define “Legal Elite”?  Of course, if you have dumb clients, they might be impressed.  My clients […]

Can the practice of “Astroturfing” be prosecuted under the UTPCPL?

No. 1,173                   According to Dictionary.com: “Astroturfing is the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public opinion.” When artificial grass came on the scene, it was used in the enclosed Astrodome.  Hence the name. Astroturfing can include paying people to write favorable on-line reviews in websites where customers report on products and services for the benefit of […]

Mad Men’s Final Moments Say It All.

Its a great commercial. It makes you want to sing along, feel good. But look at the kids in it. Lined up like soldiers on a parade ground, each holding a Coke like a rifle in a precision drill. But they are smiling, happy, singing robots.

Give Me A Break, Kevin Durant, Esquire.

No. 1,125 Sprint is responsible for one of the most idiotic commercials on TV today. Kevin Durant is a professional basketball player, not a lawyer. He jumps up in court and demands that cell phone bills be cut in half.  Then he does it — to the other lawyer’s exhibit.  The gallery goes wild.  The […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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