Of course, this is exactly the kind of stuff that fuels the perennial public resentment of lawyers. Nevertheless, please note that behind every greedy lawyer is a greedy client. The bar wouldn’t spend ten minutes speculating on the subject if they didn’t have clients who hope to benefit.
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 Summary: The Matthew Shepard James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act has been enacted by Congress and will be signed by the President. It expands the definition of a hate crime to include sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability. The Senate has passed the Matthew Shepard James Byrd Hate [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 SUMMARY: Authorizing table gaming in Pennsylvania casinos should be a difficult question. Instead, it involves life or death for many public libraries that cannot survive without state funding. I don’t know what Andrew Carnegie thought about gambling. However, I doubt if he would be pleased to hear that the [...]
A separate regulator for financial institutions in the consumer protection arena appeared to make sense. Bank regulators give consumer protection a subordinate role to safety and soundness, as they probably should. But when the two missions come into conflict, the agencies have a problem. Splitting the functions between two separate regulators would seem to present the opportunity for a resolution.
Clients aren’t nearly as demanding, you know. Generally, they will be happy to have their calls and email returned by the end of the day. If you run into one that demands the kind of service Biglaw expects from associates, you can fire him.
Pittsburgh Legal Newslog: Supreme Court hears argument on whether warrantless state seizure of property violates due process.
Posted by Cliff Tuttle Jurist, October 14, 2009.
Guest Post: Jeffrey Gitomer, Salesman Extraordinaire, on How David Slays Goliath in the World of Business.
Big banks, big homebuilders, big auto makers, big newspapers, big stockbrokerages, and other “big” companies are under water or treading fast. The only thing sinking faster is the price of their stock.
Business is so bad at big hotels that in Las Vegas, hotel people are actually becoming friendly. Before President Obama put the hex on Las Vegas, I traveled there once a month doing corporate events and seminars. During the past ten years I can report that Las Vegas did not have the worst service in America – they had the worst service in the WORLD.
It amazed me as a child to learn that Mohandas Ghandhi (who was a lawyer, by the way) was able to bring the mighty British Empire to its knees by hunger strikes.
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 There were 205 nominees for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Were there any obvious choices who were passed over? Don’t all speak at once. Okay. Here’s an idea for Literature next year: Salman Rushdie, possibly the greatest living novelist of the English language. CLT
Posted by Cliff Tuttle Do NOT try this at home. CLT
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