Overlawyered » best of http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:59:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Most popular posts October-December 2013 http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-october-december-2013/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-october-december-2013/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:46:46 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43205 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 […]

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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.

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Most popular posts July-September 2013 http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-july-september-2013/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-july-september-2013/#comments Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:46:43 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43204 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! […]

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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.”

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Most popular posts April-June 2013 http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-april-june-2013/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-april-june-2013/#comments Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:05:40 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43202 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 […]

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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)

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Most popular posts January-March 2013 http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-january-march-2013/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/popular-posts-january-march-2013/#comments Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:02:01 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43199 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 […]

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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.”

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2012: most popular and most commented-on posts http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/most-popular-posts-2012-evergreen/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/most-popular-posts-2012-evergreen/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:45:31 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=35104 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 […]

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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 http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/best-2012-december/ http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/best-2012-december/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 01:15:49 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34823 Homeless man wins $200K for exclusion from L.A. buses, and more legal complications ensue. LAPD: “Is there any way you or your crew could make a few arrests so we can avoid negative coverage?” Hemingway museum needs zoo license for cats. Do commercial property owners have a duty to keep defibrillator on site? “Do not […]

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  • Homeless man wins $200K for exclusion from L.A. buses, and more legal complications ensue.
  • LAPD: “Is there any way you or your crew could make a few arrests so we can avoid negative coverage?”
  • Hemingway museum needs zoo license for cats.
  • Do commercial property owners have a duty to keep defibrillator on site?
  • “Do not taunt mat.” Funny doormat warning.
  • “State of Kansas hits sperm donor for child support.”
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    Best of 2012: November http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-november/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-november/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:31:45 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34822 “Lawyer who sued 90-year-old Greenbrae shooting victim calls social-media criticism unfair” “‘Legally Insane’ Judge Wins Re-Election in Chicago.” “I am not allowed moisturizer,” complains imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer. Does a U.N. treaty require the federal government to resist legalization of marijuana? Neighbors’ specimen trees block his skyline view, so retired Seattle baseball player wins ruling […]

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  • “Lawyer who sued 90-year-old Greenbrae shooting victim calls social-media criticism unfair
  • “‘Legally Insane’ Judge Wins Re-Election in Chicago.”
  • “I am not allowed moisturizer,” complains imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer.
  • Does a U.N. treaty require the federal government to resist legalization of marijuana?
  • Neighbors’ specimen trees block his skyline view, so retired Seattle baseball player wins ruling ordering them cut down.
  • Ten-year-old kid is riding city bus in Rockville, Md. A case for Child Protective Services?
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    Best of 2012: October http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-october/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-october/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:31:42 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34821 “Middle Schooler Forced To Take Drug Test To Join Scrapbooking Club.” Following uproar against anti-Islam video, various law professors propose shrinking scope of First Amendment to permit punishing speech that gives offense; Oglala Sioux lawsuit over nearby beer sales impresses NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof, but fails to impress federal judge. California hospital agrees to pay […]

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  • “Middle Schooler Forced To Take Drug Test To Join Scrapbooking Club.”
  • Following uproar against anti-Islam video, various law professors propose shrinking scope of First Amendment to permit punishing speech that gives offense;
  • Oglala Sioux lawsuit over nearby beer sales impresses NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof, but fails to impress federal judge.
  • California hospital agrees to pay $975,000 to settle lawsuit over safety-related policy requiring employees to converse in English;
  • Feds’ scheme: have cops enforce “distracted driving” laws by peering down into cars from overpasses.
  • “The curb disrupted the motion of plaintiff’s foot.” Naughty curb!
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    Best of 2012: September http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-september/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-september/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2012 04:41:40 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34820 Nook e-readers lack text-to-speech capabilities, and following a complaint from disability-rights lawyers, the Sacramento library system agrees not to give any more of them out to patrons, hearing or otherwise. Nanny’s next move? Concord, Mass., bans single-serving water bottles. Lawsuit: crossbow maker knew it was dangerous to get fingers in the way. Murder of U.S. […]

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  • Nook e-readers lack text-to-speech capabilities, and following a complaint from disability-rights lawyers, the Sacramento library system agrees not to give any more of them out to patrons, hearing or otherwise.
  • Nanny’s next move? Concord, Mass., bans single-serving water bottles.
  • Lawsuit: crossbow maker knew it was dangerous to get fingers in the way.
  • Murder of U.S. ambassador in Benghazi fuels calls for hate-speech bans.
  • “Arguing over answers in Scattergories is the closest thing on the planet to the experience of a law school class.”
  • Injury lawyer: “primary responsibility” for Aurora, Colo. mass shooting rests with theater operator.
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    Best of 2012: August http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-august/ http://overlawyered.com/2012/12/best-2012-august/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:31:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=34819 Suburban Chicago: “Deaf girl’s family sues Girl Scouts for disbanding troop.” Shelby County (Memphis) subpoenas identity of authors of 10,000 anonymous comments on website of city’s major newspaper. Zimmerman’s lawyer confirms that his client’s defense won’t be based on “Stand Your Ground,” and non-apologies follow from advocacy groups and pundits who’d misunderstood or misrepresented that […]

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  • Suburban Chicago: “Deaf girl’s family sues Girl Scouts for disbanding troop.”
  • Shelby County (Memphis) subpoenas identity of authors of 10,000 anonymous comments on website of city’s major newspaper.
  • Zimmerman’s lawyer confirms that his client’s defense won’t be based on “Stand Your Ground,” and non-apologies follow from advocacy groups and pundits who’d misunderstood or misrepresented that issue.
  • Detroit water and sewer department employs “horseshoer” but keeps no horses.
  • Long-necked beer bottle maker not liable for barroom assault.
  • Maker of metal baseball bat, as well as Little League and sporting goods retailer, reach $14.5 million settlement with family of New Jersey boy badly hurt by line drive.
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