Comments for Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:42:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Comment on “New book asks if lawsuits and lawyers are taking the fun out of Disneyland” by MattS http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/new-book-asks-if-lawsuits-and-lawyers-are-taking-the-fun-out-of-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-327071 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:42:30 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54875#comment-327071 1. Zoos do a good deal more than let people gawk at animals. Captive breeding programs run by zoos have saved a number of species from the brink of extinction.

2. Not many people can afford TVs large enough to show animals life size (for the distances typical for viewing distances typical in a zoo environment. In fact few could afford houses large enough to accommodate such a set even if they could afford the set itself.

3. VR is a long ways (generations) away from replacing zoos, even if the scenery is generated from cameras in a RL zoo. We’ll talk again when someone builds a VR system capable of handling all five senses.

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Comment on NLRB: we’re coming after franchisors and subcontractors by John Burgess http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/nlrb-were-coming-after-franchisors-and-subcontractors/comment-page-1/#comment-327070 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:40:56 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54929#comment-327070 In the Great Circle of Life, we’re all connected. We might as well all sue each other and just get it over with.

I recommend starting with legislative staffers and heads and staffs of regulatory agencies.

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Comment on “New book asks if lawsuits and lawyers are taking the fun out of Disneyland” by rxc http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/new-book-asks-if-lawsuits-and-lawyers-are-taking-the-fun-out-of-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-327069 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:30:24 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54875#comment-327069 Maybe we don’t need actual zoos any more. Staring at a large sheet of plex that has animals behind it is not much different from staring at a large-screen TV. In aquariums, there is a bit a of a wow-factor when you can walk thru a plex tube and have all the fish swimming around you, but that is really not like actually swimming in the sea, as any scuba diver can tell you.

I suspect that VR is going to take over from all these faux-fantasy sites. It does not require you to travel, it is arguably safer, is better for the environment, allows the right people to incorporate appropriate teaching moments into the experience, and protects the vulnerable from all sorts of unpleasantness that might be upsetting to delicate constitutions. All good progressive goals. And it leaves the real experience alone, to be savored by people who really appreciate it.

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Comment on NLRB: we’re coming after franchisors and subcontractors by Rusty Bill http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/nlrb-were-coming-after-franchisors-and-subcontractors/comment-page-1/#comment-327067 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:16:38 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54929#comment-327067 Next step, holding manufacturers and importers responsible for the practices of their retail-business customers.

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Comment on Magistrate recommends dismissal of Apple-made-me-watch-porn action by Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/magistrate-recommends-dismissal-of-apple-made-me-watch-porn-action/comment-page-1/#comment-327063 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:16:17 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54906#comment-327063 As we march on the courthouse singing Tom Lehrer’s “Smut”.

Bob

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Comment on Magistrate recommends dismissal of Apple-made-me-watch-porn action by MattS http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/magistrate-recommends-dismissal-of-apple-made-me-watch-porn-action/comment-page-1/#comment-327061 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:16:59 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54906#comment-327061 I’m in. We could make it a class action suit.

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Comment on Magistrate recommends dismissal of Apple-made-me-watch-porn action by KB http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/magistrate-recommends-dismissal-of-apple-made-me-watch-porn-action/comment-page-1/#comment-327058 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:19:53 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54906#comment-327058 I’m almost tempted to file a lawsuit because I haven’t been exposed to an “endless stream of ageless cyber vixens, who “never say no””.

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Comment on August 26 roundup by MattS http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/august-26-roundup-2/comment-page-1/#comment-327057 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:50:28 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54507#comment-327057 Press coverage is generally wrong.

It makes no sense at all to test for plant DNA if his aim was to prove that they did not contain the advertised active ingredient.

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Comment on Eric Schneiderman’s herbal-supplements adventure by SPO http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/eric-schneidermans-herbal-supplements-adventure/comment-page-1/#comment-327055 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:09:06 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54912#comment-327055 Schneiderman should be disbarred. Actually, the court in which he made such filings ought to hold him in contempt and put him in jail for 179 days.

Why courts of “law” tolerate this nonsense is beyond me. That’s the problem with having so many leftist sycophants in academia. If garbage actions like this were ruthless and pitilessly criticized by law profs, judges would take notice, but we don’t have them, so judges go on their merry way with this sort of thing.

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Comment on August 26 roundup by Walter Olson http://overlawyered.com/2015/08/august-26-roundup-2/comment-page-1/#comment-327050 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:10:16 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=54507#comment-327050 >”What the AG was trying to prove is that the herbal supplement companies were committing fraud by using [active ingredient] from synthetic sources rather than using actual herbal sources.”

Press coverage has generally suggested that his aim was to prove that the supplements were lacking in the advertised active ingredients, not that the ingredients were present but of synthetic origin. I’m not aware of any attempt by his office to challenge this theme in the coverage.

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