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18 Things (You Ought to Have Learned by Now)

I.                    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. II.                 Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often. III.              If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before. IV.             It is … Continue reading

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It’s Stuff Like This That Gives Lawyers A Bad Name

A lawyer friend of mine who represents consumers sued a bill collector on behalf of a client and won including fines, penalties and attorneys fees. To stop my friend from collecting, the collector then sues my friend.  Separately, the collector … Continue reading

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Can I Get Fees With That?

Let’s assume that you don’t have a contract which provides that you can recover your attorney’s fees and costs.  After all, this is the USA, not the UK where loser pays is the rule.  Here in the USA, both sides … Continue reading

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Comments On The Atlantic’s Article On Justice

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/06/5-steps-for-fixing-the-civil-justice-system/258295/ The article describes the problem well. But we all know it: to get civil justice you have to be able to pay for it.  In fact, I just recently told a client “A contract is only as good as … Continue reading

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