Comments for Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:35:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child” by CarLitGuy http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/mila-kunis-being-sued-for-allegedly-stealing-a-chicken-as-a-child/comment-page-1/#comment-322474 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:35:57 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52791#comment-322474 @Richard. Sadly, your observation is the business practice of a small cottage industry here in the States. At least, that was my experience when I was working for a major US auto manufacturer.

Now, I’m gainfully unemployed. My choice, not theirs.

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Comment on “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child” by Richard http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/mila-kunis-being-sued-for-allegedly-stealing-a-chicken-as-a-child/comment-page-1/#comment-322468 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:28:13 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52791#comment-322468 Since the defendant can’t be represented in small claims court, she may assume Ms. Kunis will just give her cash rather than have to appear at the small claims hearing.

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Comment on “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child” by CarLitGuy http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/mila-kunis-being-sued-for-allegedly-stealing-a-chicken-as-a-child/comment-page-1/#comment-322465 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:50:16 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52791#comment-322465 and frequently do, Bruce. Sadly, the small claims courts of this country rarely toss anything out at the pleadings stage, even when the defendant’s answer provides more than ample grounds to do so.

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Comment on “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child” by Bruce http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/mila-kunis-being-sued-for-allegedly-stealing-a-chicken-as-a-child/comment-page-1/#comment-322460 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:13:59 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52791#comment-322460 This is a pro se plaintiff in small claims court where anyone can file just about anything…

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Comment on “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child” by Wfjag http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/mila-kunis-being-sued-for-allegedly-stealing-a-chicken-as-a-child/comment-page-1/#comment-322458 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:47:28 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52791#comment-322458 Sued by Kristina Karo, whose video “Give Me Green Card” ensures that the Singing Cowboy genre will never be revived.

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Comment on Regulatory crime blotter: Wisconsin-only beer found for sale in Minnesota by ras http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/regulatory-crime-blotter-wisconsin-only-beer-found-for-sale-in-minnesota/comment-page-1/#comment-322457 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:13:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52746#comment-322457 Next up: forbidding patrons to dispose of the evidence.

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Comment on New podcast: “Why Jail Parents Who Can’t Afford Child Support?” by Boblipton http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/new-podcast-why-jail-parents-who-cant-afford-child-support/comment-page-1/#comment-322445 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:31:04 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52782#comment-322445 D., the issue of whether the custodial parent is using the money appropriately is an interesting one, but inappropriate to putting the non-custodial parent in jail for not paying. Clearly, it’s hard to make money to pay child support while in jail.

Bob

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Comment on Banking and finance roundup by gitarcarver http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/banking-and-finance-roundup-2/comment-page-1/#comment-322438 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:10:10 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52400#comment-322438 Allan,

I just want to make sure I understand that you are saying that the government should be forcing businesses and people to “investigate” because it cannot. You want people and businesses to act as agents for the government without any judicial oversight or restraint?

Secondly, what is the standard of “should have known?” The government claims that the processors were guilty because they “should have known” the actions of the debt collectors were “illegal,” even though the government itself hadn’t proved the actions to be illegal.

Doesn’t that seem to be where the government is saying “we can’t prove the illegal actions of something or someone, but we want you to say that they are?”

Finally, most people don’t like debt collection agencies because not only do agencies have a bad reputation, but they also force people to live up to obligations they would rather forget.

So while I understand your aversion to collections agencies, you throwing them all under the bus as being evil and deserving of this type of treatment is contrary to the judicial ideal that people (and groups) are “innocent until proven guilty.”

There are always bad actors in any profession. If a particular agency is breaking the law, the government has the means and methods to go after them bad actors. It is not for the government to use their weight to force other businesses to go after businesses that have not been shown to have done anything wrong.

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Comment on Banking and finance roundup by Allan http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/banking-and-finance-roundup-2/comment-page-1/#comment-322436 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:19:49 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52400#comment-322436 No. Defending a client would post-crime. The deed has been done. The conduct I am concerned about is providing a service to a client so that they can violate the law. I am not even concerned with bankers/accountants or others helping businesses who committed a crime clean up their act.

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Comment on Regulatory crime blotter: Wisconsin-only beer found for sale in Minnesota by TJ http://overlawyered.com/2015/04/regulatory-crime-blotter-wisconsin-only-beer-found-for-sale-in-minnesota/comment-page-1/#comment-322432 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:07:19 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=52746#comment-322432 In a world filled to overflowing with real problems, do government agencies and officials ever see how ridiculous, silly, they look ??

We’re constantly told government is underfunded, perhaps instead of more money what is really needed is priorities.

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