July 21 roundup

by Walter Olson on July 21, 2009

  • “Plaintiffs’ Attorneys to Get $800,000 in Preliminary Settlement, Class Members Receive Zero” [Calif. Civil Justice covering Bluetooth settlement in which Ted was objector; earlier here and here]
  • “Lawyer Jailed for Contempt Is Freed After 14 Years” [Lowering the Bar, earlier]
  • Money makes the signals go ’round: another probe of red-light cameras yields few surprises [Chicago Tribune, Chicago Bungalow, Bainbridge on Washington, D.C.]
  • Previously little-known company surfaces in E.D. Tex. to claim Apple, many other companies violate its patent for touchpads [AppleInsider via @JohnLobert]
  • Child endangerment saga of mom who left kids at Montana mall is now a national story [ABC News; earlier post with many comments; Free Range Kids and more]
  • Meet Obama Administration “special adviser on ‘green’ jobs” Van Jones ["Dunphy", McCarthy at NRO "Corner"]
  • Irrationality of furloughs at University of Wisconsin should provide yet another ground to question New Deal-era Fair Labor Standards Act [Coyote]
  • Australia’s internet blacklist is so secret you can’t even find out what sites are on it [Popehat - language] Oz to block online video games unsuitable for those under 15 [BoingBoing]

{ 2 comments }

1 Robert 07.21.09 at 1:10 am

That Chadwick story is great! He should sell the movie rights–except of course then he’d be able to pay his ex-wife.

It’s amazing the we have what amounts to debtor’s prisons in the country.

2 Daille Nation 07.22.09 at 1:38 am

I’m compelled to address the Chadwick story too.

14 years does seem to inflict more than sufficient punishment, it may be even cruel for that stubborn ole lawyer.

Wonder if he learned to do without toilet paper.

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