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A few highlights from January:

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Our most heavily trafficked post in October 2013 was “USPS To Destroy ‘Just Move’ Stamps Over Safety Concerns’” The most commented-on posts were “Update: $2.2 M verdict reinstated for client whose chair collapsed at law firm,” “A slippery slope to polygamy?” and the USPS post above.

November’s most clicked-on post was “San Rafael, Calif. passes own-home smoking ban.” The most commented-on posts were that post, “NYC: ‘Meet the seemingly unfirable female firefighter’,” and “FDA orders 23andMe to shut down home genome test.”

The most visited post in December was “Drunk driver will recover $6.6 million from two Pennsylvania bars.” (In fact, by being linked on Reddit, it brought us the highest number of visitors of any day in the site’s history, since moving onto WordPress at least.) The most commented-on posts, subject to change should there be some last-minute wave of comments, were “Megan McArdle: ‘Lead paint verdict sets dangerous precedent’,” “Liberty cake wrecks, cont’d,” and the drunk driver post above.

Our most heavily trafficked post in July 2013 was “Keep prosecuting until they get the result they want?” The most commented-on posts were that one, “Kickback allegations — and fountains of unearned cash — at the BP gulf spill fund” and “Imagine what a genuine malfunction might have cost.”

August’s most clicked-on post was “Shock! “Double Stuf Oreos Don’t Actually Have Double The Creme” (Update: co. denies)” The most commented-on posts were “Solomon wept: Baby Veronica decision followup“, the Oreos post, and “Can restaurants take your keys if you are intoxicated?

The most visited post in September was “Boston Globe tackles attractiveness discrimination.” The most commented-on posts were “Just don’t call them quotas: disabled-hiring benchmarks for federal contractors“, the Boston Globe post above, and “The California disease.”

Our most heavily trafficked post in April 2013 was “Overlawyered: Now a Cato Institute blog.” The most commented-on posts were “Teen throws concrete onto highway, truck driver gravely injured“, “‘Lance Armstrong Lied, Cheated, Doped…’,” and “Great moments in law school outreach.” (Kathy Boudin at NYU)

May’s most clicked-on post was “Daily Caller fires a blank at Lois Lerner.” The most commented-on posts were “Government is simply the name for the things we do together…” (IRS targeting scandal), the Daily Caller post above, and “Liability for the Boston Marathon bombing?

The most visited post in June was “Storming the homes of political enemies, cont’d.” The most commented-on posts were that one, “Goodbye to most unpaid internships?” and “It’s alive.” (John Edwards)

Our most heavily trafficked post in January 2013 was “Class Action Suits Against Subway Over ‘Footlong’ Sandwich.” The most commented-on posts were that one, “Loyalty Oaths with Religious Affirmations,” and “What the Aaron Swartz case says about our justice system.”

February’s most clicked-on post was “Donald Trump v. Bill Maher.” The most commented-on posts were “One in ten California drivers has disabled placard,” “Update: ‘Albino Rhino’ beer brand withdrawn following human rights complaint,” and “Lehigh U. student sues over grade, seeks $1.3 M.”

The most visited post in March was “Man stranded on ‘Small World’ wins $8,000 from Disney.” The most commented-on posts were “Letting the nurse perform CPR? Against our policy,” “School offers counseling to kids traumatized by pastry incident,” and “Nevada bill: let patients sue docs, drugmakers over addiction.”

Here are the five posts published in 2012 that drew the highest traffic over the past year:

Dressing psychiatrists as wizards on the witness stand [January]
Doormat warning [December]
Long-necked beer bottle maker not liable for barroom assault [August]
“Structuring”: who can get away with it, and who can’t [April]
Reluctant to recant rape accusation [May]

Some posts continue popular long after they’re published. Here are the five from previous years that drew most traffic in 2012:

The burglar and the skylight: another debunking that isn’t [2006]
Urban legends and Stella Liebeck and the McDonald’s coffee case [2005]
Lawyers making clients worse off: Nicholas White’s elevator ride [2008]
Lawyer presidents [2008]
From comments: lawyer referral fees [2008]

Finally, here are the five 2012 posts that drew the largest number of reader comments:

He couldn’t prove it was legitimate [May]
Deaf girl’s family sues Girl Scouts for disbanding troop [August]
That treehouse has to go [January]
May 18 roundup [May]
NHTSA to mandate accelerator overrides [April]

And see also our subjective, recently concluded month-by-month list of highlights starting with January.

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Best of 2012: December

by Walter Olson on January 1, 2013

Best of 2012: November

by Walter Olson on December 31, 2012

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Best of 2012: October

by Walter Olson on December 30, 2012

Best of 2012: September

by Walter Olson on December 29, 2012

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Best of 2012: August

by Walter Olson on December 27, 2012

Best of 2012: June

by Walter Olson on December 25, 2012

From the archives:

  • Christmas in legalese: “…Hosiery was meticulously suspended from the forward edge of the woodburning caloric apparatus…” [1999] And see TaxProf (“Claus thereafter immediately began to fill the stockings of the minor children… (Said items did not, however, constitute ‘gifts’ to said minor pursuant to the applicable provisions of the U.S. Tax Code.)”)
  • Yuletide in old England less jolly given health and safety adjustments [2007, 2009]
  • Santa’s extra helper might be a witness in case of litigation, and other items from the legal-Claus file [2005]
  • Gingerbread and chestnut-roasting hazards [2002]
  • “Law firm offers divorce vouchers for Christmas” [2009]
  • Does “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” promote bullying? [2011]
  • “Cease this shouting!” cried Grinch, “From all Yule din desist!” But he’d Moved To The Nuisance and so, case dismissed [Art Carden, Forbes on Whoville externalities] [2010]

Best of 2012: May

by Walter Olson on December 23, 2012

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Best of 2012: April

by Walter Olson on December 22, 2012

Best of 2012: March

by Walter Olson on December 20, 2012

Best of 2012: February

by Walter Olson on December 19, 2012

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