Posted by Cliff Tuttle, (c) 2009 Once long ago I had a thrift client, now extinct, that forgot to send the notice of renewal of its lease to its landlord. In the end, it had to move that branch across the street. Now, here’s a story that does that one better. You have to feel [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle, (c) 2009 After a week-long trial, I am back on the blog. I know that the pros say to blog every day, but the pros don’t have clients whose whole lives and fortunes are tied up in whether you win in court. What are you supposed to say when you are [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009, Cliff Tuttle. Saturday, May 23 is World Turtle Day. These noble reptiles can be pleasurable pets. Our box turtle is a skilled hunter. He frequently watches television and is especially fond of football. My daughter’s aquatic turtles are always excited to see me when I visit and will dance [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle In case you haven’t clicked on the PLBT blogroll lately . . . Adams Drafting: “Keep This Stuff Out of Your Contracts.” AVVO Blog: Here’s something light. Philly Law Firm Blog: Debt Settlement Firms Investigated in New York. Gadgeteer: Lawyers take note. Briefcases are so 20th Century! Join the 21st with [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009, by Cliff Tuttle. Reprints permitted with credit to author and a link to this blog. TEN COMMANDMENTS 1. Make every minute count. 2. Close the deal. 3. Get paid. 4. Take care of those who take care of you. 5. Take notes; write memos; write emails. 6. Clean every [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle A group of activists have reported high ranking Justice Department officials from the Bush administration to their respective state bar ethics boards. They contend that memoranda written justifying aggressive interrogation methods, including waterboarding, of terror suspects to gain information about terrorist activities constituted violations of legal canons of ethics. The press [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle The Greenbrier, one of the finest resorts in America, was recently purchased by Marriott. Or was it? Read about it in the West Virginia Business Litigation Blog, added to the blogroll today. CLT
New Judge in Wecht Case Holds that Warrants Authorizing Seizure of a Substantial Portion of the Evidence Used at the First Trial are Invalid under the Fourth Amendment.
It is widely predicted that this prosecution will be quietly dropped, since key evidence for the surviving charges has been suppressed. It seems likely that, if the case is to proceed, an interlocatory appeal to the Third Circuit would be necessary. The Solicitor General would be required to approve such an appeal or any further prosecution of the case.
Unfortunately, the author, Edmund L. Andrews, who is a NYT financial writer, tells us how he got into the mess, but doesn’t reveal a strategy for getting out. Perhaps his book, “Busted, Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown”, to be published next month by W. W. Norton, will provide suggestions to others who are coping with the same problem.
Dennis Herrington, one of the best-known trial lawyers in Pittsburgh, passed away on Saturday night.
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