September 13 roundup

by Walter Olson on September 13, 2010

  • “Court Vacates $99,000 Fee to Counsel for Plaintiff Who Won $650″ [NJLJ]
  • Libel-suit target: “Author Simon Singh Puts Up a Fight in the War on Science” [Wired]
  • No, they weren’t “worst”: RIP injury lawyer who hyped “10 Worst Toys” list each Christmas [WSJ Law Blog]
  • New credit card regulations squeeze small business [John Berlau letter in Washington Post]
  • District attorney’s case intake desk should screen out many unjust prosecutions, but often doesn’t [Greenfield]
  • AGs’ campaign to drive sex pros off Craigslist has failure built in [William Saletan, Slate; LNL; Declan McCullagh]
  • “Nursing Home Company Settles $677 Million Lawsuit for $50 Million” [AP]
  • “Judge accused of sexual harassment once helped women sue” [Orlando Sentinel]

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1 Allan 09.13.10 at 10:17 am

On the credit card post. I call BS on outrage. There are a number of rules and regulations that are a pain to some, but benefit society as a whole.

Also outrageous?

1. Stop lights slow me down and cause me to take extra time.
2. Banning pedestrians from highways makes my walks longer.
3. Making me keep receipts for tax purposes inhibits me from spending time on the money-making part of my business.
4. Prohibiting me from selling alcohol in a “dry” area, AKA bootlegging, is economically inefficient.

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