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Chronicling the high cost of our legal system



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“Starbucks robber to sue customer”

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:05:30 +0000

“A man who is accused of trying to rob a Fresno, California Starbucks plans to sue a customer who stopped him for using excessive force. Fresno police called the customer a ‘courageous hero’ for his actions and did not charge Cregg Jerri for his actions.” Jerri wrested the knife from Ryan Florez, who now faces […]

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Bail reform? Careful how that goes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:55:52 +0000

A campaign to get rid of the bail bond industry is currently in full swing across the country, with support from many liberals and libertarians. I’ve got an op-ed in the weekend Wall Street Journal’s “Cross Country” feature warning that Maryland’s experience over the past year should be a cautionary lesson: Last fall the state’s […]

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“Phase 4: be recognized as the lawful King of Australia.”

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:48:32 +0000

That might be the hard part of the plan [Lowering the Bar] Tags: Australia, folk law

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“Uncovering Philly law enforcement’s secret bank accounts”

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:05:01 +0000

So where do the seized forfeiture money go in one of the nation’s most troubled police departments? An investigation [Ryan Briggs and Max Marin, City and State PA] More on Philadelphia and forfeiture here. Tags: forfeiture, Philadelphia

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“Lawyer sues to end bottomless brunches”

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:51:22 +0000

Manhattan attorney Robert Halpern, a “public interest lawyer” — says who? — fancies himself a scourge of the weekend mimosa and Bloody Mary crowd. “Bottomless brunches lead to more drinking in the neighborhood, which leads to more noise, more crowds and more uncivil behavior,” he complains in court papers. [Julia Marsh, New York Post] Tags: […]

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Class action roundup

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:21:46 +0000

“The entire panoply of extreme cy pres abuse is present”: Google privacy class action [James Beck; Ted Frank petition for rehearing] Settlement administrator greatly overestimated claims in TCPA suit against Rita’s Italian Ide, judge orders reallocation of money to class [P.J. D’Annunzio, Legal Intelligencer] “U.S. Judges Could Learn From U.K. Court’s Rejection Of MasterCard Class […]

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San Francisco, Oakland sue oil companies over climate change

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:15:40 +0000

Can’t get what you seek in the political process? Sue! (And maybe cut in your lawyer pals for mega-fees too). [Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle] Tags: Bay Area, climate change, oil industry, San Francisco

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After many a workplace enactment, is D.C. experiencing mandate fatigue?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:05:47 +0000

Washington, D.C. “Council Chairman Phil Mendelson …has proposed a moratorium through the end of 2018 on [labor-law] bills that would negatively affect businesses.” About time, too: “While D.C., like Seattle and San Francisco, has the slack to absorb large-scale folly thanks to its role in hosting a booming sector of today’s economy, it is not […]

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Employment discrimination roundup

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:58:14 +0000

“Before you fire that political extremist…” [Robin Shea, Eric B. Meyer, Philip Miles, Eugene Volokh, Tammy Binford/HRHero] Municipal worker with brain injury could not perform “the essential functions of his job,” per a neurologist’s letter, jury award plus backpay calculation totals $354,070 [Robin Shea on Stragapede v. City of Evanston, Seventh Circuit] “Trump suspends burdensome […]

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Trial lawyers’ stake in Alabama Senate contest

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:05:32 +0000

As far back as 2004 Alabama’s powerful trial lawyers were supporting former state chief justice Roy Moore, twice removed from the bench for defiance of federal court rulings. So no surprise they’re backing his Senate aspirations this time around [WSJ editorial, Tiger Joyce, Washington Examiner] Tags: Alabama, politics, Senate

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