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The Nutmeg Lawyer Returns, again.

No. 1,634 Yes, the Nutmeg Lawyer is back. Click the link and bookmark it. It will save you some trouble getting back, since prior incarnations of the blog (except the first one) are still on line. What happened to the first one? We bloggers used to have to watch out for claim jumpers, just like […]

Here’s One For the Nutmeg Lawyer: Serial Toilet Clogging!

No. 1,633 I miss the Nutmeg Lawyer, the funniest legal blog of all time. Here’s a a plum of a news story from the Nutmeg State (Connecticut) that Adrian Barron would have been all over. Unfortunately, Mr. Baron has been so busy unclogging the court dockets that he hasn’t had the time to post since […]

What is a Unicorn?

No. 1,632 I’ve been running across references to unicorns in books, blog posts and even in the funny papers. Sometimes the author assumes we know what she is talking about or explains the term in a cursory fashion. In her book, Insight, therapist Tasha Urich used the term “unicorns” to discuss people who greatly improve […]

What We Can Learn From Instant Replay.

No. 1,631 While watching sports on TV, did you ever notice how often instant replay reveals some critical detail that you hadn’t even noticed the first time? The wide receiver stepped on the chalk line. A flagrant penalty was committed and neither you nor the referee even saw it. It occurs all of the time. […]

Praise Addiction

No. 1,630 TO THE NEXT GENERATION: We all like to be told that we are doing a good job. According to a series of articles I read in Inc. Magazine, when some employees don’t get enough praise, they grow to hate their jobs. They might even quit. If you suspect that you are one of […]

Opportunity Knocks — Answer it!

No. 1,629 I responded to a call from Casa San Jose recently. Two individuals had been picked up by ICE and detained temporarily at their facility on the South Side. I submitted the proper form and sent in my card. They were each given the opportunity to talk to me by cell phone while I […]

Old but Still Useful — to Someone Else.

No. 1,628 Spring cleaning is a time for decision.  When you buy a new computer you know that you will never plug in the old one again. Yet, you keep it. After all, it may be worth something.  Years ago, you could give it to your nephew.  But now your nephew has better electronics than […]

Focus, Luck and the Zone.

No. 1,627 Everywhere we turn, we are being advised to focus.  I read recently that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet were asked the secret of becoming a billionaire at a party. Without hesitation,  both instantly and simultaneously replied, “focus.” Wonderful.  But have you recently tried to focus your total mind on something for more than […]

Power Trips

No. 1,626 Allegheny County Controller Elsa Wagner is a powerful politician.  She is used to shaking things up, making noise and making the news.  But she just endured a few painful, public lessons in the use of power and the pain is not yet over. • When the police come to the door in the […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 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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