Comments for Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:21:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Tax flight: King seeks protection of Queen by Mark Phaedrus http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/tax-flight-king-seeks-protection-queen/comment-page-1/#comment-301450 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:21:51 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47853#comment-301450 In this case I think we have more to worry about than the tax and regulatory implications: if the quality of the coffee and Timbits takes the slightest hit, it’ll be the War of 1812 all over again.

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Comment on “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers” by MattS http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/l-pay-26-million-ban-naps-garbage-truck-drivers/comment-page-1/#comment-301442 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:28:29 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47782#comment-301442 Hugo,

” Provided catnaps do not exceed normal break times, management should be willing to ignore Internet shark.”

Internet sharks have nothing to do with this issue.

The problem with your point of view, is that management can’t ignore city councilman A who is irate because citizen / taxpayer B was in his office ranting about seeing city workers (whose salaries his taxes pay) sleeping on the job.

The same goes for having video footage of city workers sleeping on the job on the local TV news. This also leads to local citizens/taxpayers complaining to their city councilmen and the City councilmen coming down on non-elected managers in charge of the employees in question.

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Comment on “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers” by John Burgess http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/l-pay-26-million-ban-naps-garbage-truck-drivers/comment-page-1/#comment-301439 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:37:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47782#comment-301439 @ras: But if the garbage-truck drivers get it all, what’s left for the po-po?

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Comment on “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers” by ras http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/l-pay-26-million-ban-naps-garbage-truck-drivers/comment-page-1/#comment-301433 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:57:54 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47782#comment-301433 Get this thrown out and the garbage-truck drivers will get it all.

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Comment on “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers” by Hugo S Cunningham http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/l-pay-26-million-ban-naps-garbage-truck-drivers/comment-page-1/#comment-301431 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:45:20 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47782#comment-301431 When driving for long periods, I have often found a 10-15 catnap to be a perfect way to restore alert driving. Provided catnaps do not exceed normal break times, management should be willing to ignore Internet shark.

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Comment on “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers” by C http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/l-pay-26-million-ban-naps-garbage-truck-drivers/comment-page-1/#comment-301425 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:56:21 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47782#comment-301425

As part of the deal, Taylor and other lawyers for the drivers will receive nearly $8.7 million in legal fees.

This seems excessive for a case with seemingly undisputed facts that settles out of court. Even if they billed at $1087.50 per hour, they’d need to have had a team of 8 lawyers who all worked on it exclusively for 50 hours per week for 20 weeks to be able to justify that. And I can pretty much guarantee that they did not have 8 lawyers working on this for 50 hours a week for 20 weeks, and I’m thinking that if they billed at $1087.50 per hour they wouldn’t have very many clients unless they were literally the best lawyers in the country.

The workers each end up with $15,000 (which itself seems like a lot for lunch restrictions.) The lawyers win the lottery.

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Comment on And rights of the accused be damned by RLVon http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/rights-accused-damned/comment-page-1/#comment-301413 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:10:22 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47831#comment-301413 16,000 untested rape kits…..

Now there’s Texas justice….

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Comment on A warning sign by Reading – 8/25/2014 | Finance and Physics http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/warning-sign/comment-page-1/#comment-301392 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:31:49 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47824#comment-301392 […] Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything that happens because you click on the following link to an article about a funny warning sign. (Overlawyered) […]

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Comment on And rights of the accused be damned by Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/rights-accused-damned/comment-page-1/#comment-301391 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:22:23 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47831#comment-301391 “Man” is an equally valid and damning word, Ras.

Bob

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Comment on A warning sign by David Smith http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/warning-sign/comment-page-1/#comment-301389 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:08:41 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47824#comment-301389 This product has been conceived, designed, lofted, manufactured, distributed, and sold exclusively for the use of human being of sufficient intelligence to use it without injury to themselves or others.

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