Overlawyered » chasing clients http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:39:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 “Judge axes first law firm filing over missing Malaysia Air flight” http://overlawyered.com/2014/04/judge-axes-first-law-firm-filing-missing-malaysia-air-flight/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=judge-axes-first-law-firm-filing-missing-malaysia-air-flight http://overlawyered.com/2014/04/judge-axes-first-law-firm-filing-missing-malaysia-air-flight/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 04:15:49 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44939 Martha Neil at the ABA Journal reports on a setback for one fast-out-of-the-gate filing over the fate of Flight 370: “These are the kind of lawsuits that make lawyers look bad—and we already look bad enough,” Robert A. Clifford, one of Chicago’s best-known personal injury lawyers, told the Chicago Tribune earlier, calling Ribbeck’s filing “premature.” […]

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Martha Neil at the ABA Journal reports on a setback for one fast-out-of-the-gate filing over the fate of Flight 370:

“These are the kind of lawsuits that make lawyers look bad—and we already look bad enough,” Robert A. Clifford, one of Chicago’s best-known personal injury lawyers, told the Chicago Tribune earlier, calling Ribbeck’s filing “premature.”

Much more from Eric Turkewitz.

P.S. Representatives of American law firms swarm bereaved families in Peking and Kuala Lumpur, talk of million-dollar awards: “a question of how much and when.” [Edward Wong and Kirk Semple, NY Times]

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“We’ll Change Your Pain Into Rain” http://overlawyered.com/2014/04/well-change-pain-rain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=well-change-pain-rain http://overlawyered.com/2014/04/well-change-pain-rain/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:15:34 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44893 Another survey of late-night TV lawyer ads, this time by 99 Percent Invisible at Slate “The Eye”, and some, like “We’ll Change Your Pain Into Rain,” previously unseen by us. Audio podcast (21:04) here: And Above the Law highlights this very…. unusual video by an intellectual property lawyer in Houston: Tweet Tags: chasing clients, Houston

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Another survey of late-night TV lawyer ads, this time by 99 Percent Invisible at Slate “The Eye”, and some, like “We’ll Change Your Pain Into Rain,” previously unseen by us. Audio podcast (21:04) here:

And Above the Law highlights this very…. unusual video by an intellectual property lawyer in Houston:

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Most outrageous video lawyer ad ever? http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/outrageous-video-lawyer-ad-ever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=outrageous-video-lawyer-ad-ever http://overlawyered.com/2014/03/outrageous-video-lawyer-ad-ever/#comments Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:28:31 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=44431 Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer Daniel Muessig has set the bar high [Deadspin] More: Scott Greenfield, and yet more about whether criminal defense lawyers really do those things. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, defense lawyers, humor, Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer Daniel Muessig has set the bar high [Deadspin] More: Scott Greenfield, and yet more about whether criminal defense lawyers really do those things.

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February 11 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/february-11-roundup-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=february-11-roundup-2 http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/february-11-roundup-2/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:05:04 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43190 If you’ve answered a consumer survey about which pharmaceuticals you take, you may be hearing from this guy’s staff  [Paul Barrett, Business Week on mass tort "lead generator"] Jury awards $9 million to Vancouver, Wash. man imprisoned for 20 years after wrongful child abuse conviction [Insurance Journal; The Columbian/Seattle Times 2009] Product liability: jury awards […]

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  • If you’ve answered a consumer survey about which pharmaceuticals you take, you may be hearing from this guy’s staff  [Paul Barrett, Business Week on mass tort "lead generator"]
  • Jury awards $9 million to Vancouver, Wash. man imprisoned for 20 years after wrongful child abuse conviction [Insurance Journal; The Columbian/Seattle Times 2009]
  • Product liability: jury awards $18 million in fatal fire attributed to altered space heater [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, outcome subject to confidential agreement]
  • $500 million California verdict in competition case between two drug companies [Kyle White, Abnormal Use, Daniel Fisher (Actelion case)]
  • Short film tackles city of Detroit’s decline, GM bailout, with commentary from bank economist David Littmann, Todd Zywicki ["Bankrupt"]
  • Hardee’s CEO: Easier to open a new restaurant in Shanghai than in Los Angeles [Legal NewsLine]
  • Fooled ya! “I intend to reverse” trend of President bypassing Congress to bring power into executive branch, said Obama in 2008 [Tom Rogan/The Week, Jim Powell/Forbes] Constitutional issues of federal contractor minimum wage executive order [Eugene Kontorovich and followup, On Labor, Gene Healy, Peter Kirsanow]
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    Super Bowl ads in review http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/super-bowl-ads-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=super-bowl-ads-review http://overlawyered.com/2014/02/super-bowl-ads-review/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:58:59 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43834 A Georgia lawyer aired an ad bizarre enough that it’s made the rounds of the legal sites: More from Lowering the Bar (“As Rolling Stone suggests, it is a little problematic that the ad depicts him desecrating a grave and smashing a grave marker, even if he does it with a flaming sledgehammer named after […]

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    A Georgia lawyer aired an ad bizarre enough that it’s made the rounds of the legal sites:

    More from Lowering the Bar (“As Rolling Stone suggests, it is a little problematic that the ad depicts him desecrating a grave and smashing a grave marker, even if he does it with a flaming sledgehammer named after his dead brother and to a badass metal soundtrack.”)

    Meanwhile, over at Cato at Liberty, I’ve got a commentary on the Coca-Cola ad with at least a tangential relation to language law, the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt’s Progressives, and the gracefulness of being good winners regarding the success of English assimilation.

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    Close-to-home plaintiffs http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/close-home-plaintiffs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=close-home-plaintiffs http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/close-home-plaintiffs/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:33:09 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43596 Weirdly, or tellingly? “Weirdly, two of [the New Jersey bridge plaintiffs] work for the attorney who’s representing them” [John Culhane, Slate via Howard Wasserman, Prawfs, earlier] Tweet Tags: chasing clients, New Jersey

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    Weirdly, or tellingly? “Weirdly, two of [the New Jersey bridge plaintiffs] work for the attorney who’s representing them” [John Culhane, Slate via Howard Wasserman, Prawfs, earlier]

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    Chris Christie bridge lane closure class action http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/chris-christie-bridge-lane-closure-class-action/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chris-christie-bridge-lane-closure-class-action http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/chris-christie-bridge-lane-closure-class-action/#comments Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:20:54 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43421 The lawsuit, which contends that the politically motivated closure of two bridge lanes from Fort Lee by Christie advisors with resulting traffic jams was a deprivation of “liberty,” was filed by attorney Rosemarie Arnold, who’s run some attention-getting TV ads in the past. [UPI] P.S. From Widener lawprof John Culhane, a more serious look. “IRB/Human […]

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    The lawsuit, which contends that the politically motivated closure of two bridge lanes from Fort Lee by Christie advisors with resulting traffic jams was a deprivation of “liberty,” was filed by attorney Rosemarie Arnold, who’s run some attention-getting TV ads in the past. [UPI]

    P.S. From Widener lawprof John Culhane, a more serious look. “IRB/Human Subjects form from the Chris Christie bridge scandal” (humor, Kieran Healy) And Steve Chapman: “Anytime someone wants to expand some power of government, here’s what you should assume: [Bridget Anne] Kelly and [David] Wildstein will be the ones exercising it.”

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    December 18 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/december-18-roundup-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=december-18-roundup-3 http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/december-18-roundup-3/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:05:09 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=42099 California judge tells three large companies to pay $1 billion to counties under highly novel nuisance theory of lead paint mostly sold long ago [Business Week, The Recorder, Legal NewsLine, IB Times] Coincidence? California given number one “Judicial Hellhole” ranking in U.S. Chamber report, followed by Louisiana, NYC, West Virginia, Illinois’ Metro-East and South Florida […]

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  • California judge tells three large companies to pay $1 billion to counties under highly novel nuisance theory of lead paint mostly sold long ago [Business Week, The Recorder, Legal NewsLine, IB Times]
  • Coincidence? California given number one “Judicial Hellhole” ranking in U.S. Chamber report, followed by Louisiana, NYC, West Virginia, Illinois’ Metro-East and South Florida [report in PDF; Daniel Fisher/Forbes (& thanks for mention of Overlawyered), Legal NewsLine]
  • Frivolous ethics charge filed by Rep. Louise Slaughter, Common Cause and Alliance for Justice against Judge Diane Sykes over Federalist Society appearance is quickly dismissed [Jonathan Adler]
  • On heels of San Antonio Four: “Texas pair released after serving 21 years for ‘satanic abuse’” [Guardian, Scott Greenfield]
  • White House delayed onerous regulations till after election; Washington Post indignant about the delay, not the regs [WaPo, Thomas Firey/Cato]
  • “GM vs Bankruptcy – How Autoworkers Became More Equal Than Others” [James Sherk, Bloomberg]
  • According to one study, North America’s economically freest state isn’t a state, but a Canadian province [Dan Mitchell]
  • “If you thought it wasn’t possible to lower the bar for lawyer advertising, of all things, you were wrong.” [Lowering the Bar, first and second round]
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    “‘Better Call Saul’ is new ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff” http://overlawyered.com/2013/09/better-call-saul-new-breaking-bad-spinoff/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=better-call-saul-new-breaking-bad-spinoff http://overlawyered.com/2013/09/better-call-saul-new-breaking-bad-spinoff/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:41:47 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=41422 Shady lawyer character Saul Goodman, played by actor Bob Odenkirk, was so popular with viewers that he’s getting his own prequel [Deadline.com, Guardian, L.A. Times, BuzzFeed] AMC’s joke website is worth a click, but be warned that it auto-plays an audio (which touts, among other things, a two-for-one misdemeanor shoplifting defense). Tweet Tags: chasing clients, […]

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    Shady lawyer character Saul Goodman, played by actor Bob Odenkirk, was so popular with viewers that he’s getting his own prequel [Deadline.com, Guardian, L.A. Times, BuzzFeed] AMC’s joke website is worth a click, but be warned that it auto-plays an audio (which touts, among other things, a two-for-one misdemeanor shoplifting defense).

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    TV lawyer reviews TV lawyer ads http://overlawyered.com/2013/08/tv-lawyer-reviews-tv-lawyer-ads/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tv-lawyer-reviews-tv-lawyer-ads http://overlawyered.com/2013/08/tv-lawyer-reviews-tv-lawyer-ads/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 04:15:41 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=40632 “Bob Odenkirk, who portrays Breaking Bad’s resident shyster Saul Goodman with gleeful shamelessness…. [sits] down with Vulture’s own Julie Klausner to get his thoughts on some of the country’s best so-bad-they’re-good lawyer ads.” [Vulture] Tweet Tags: chasing clients, humor

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    “Bob Odenkirk, who portrays Breaking Bad’s resident shyster Saul Goodman with gleeful shamelessness…. [sits] down with Vulture’s own Julie Klausner to get his thoughts on some of the country’s best so-bad-they’re-good lawyer ads.” [Vulture]

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