Overlawyered » chasing clients http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:47:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Medical roundup http://overlawyered.com/2015/01/medical-roundup-29/ http://overlawyered.com/2015/01/medical-roundup-29/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:05:52 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=50668 King v. Burwell: next ObamaCare showdown at Supreme Court [Ilya Shapiro and Josh Blackman, David Bernstein on Cato brief, Adler v. Bagley Federalist video, Michael Greve with theory of Justice Kennedy riding off to Colorado with Dagny, earlier] “J&J says women being illegally solicited to join in mesh lawsuits” [Jessica Dye/Reuters, same on lawyers' response, […]

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  • King v. Burwell: next ObamaCare showdown at Supreme Court [Ilya Shapiro and Josh Blackman, David Bernstein on Cato brief, Adler v. Bagley Federalist video, Michael Greve with theory of Justice Kennedy riding off to Colorado with Dagny, earlier]
  • “J&J says women being illegally solicited to join in mesh lawsuits” [Jessica Dye/Reuters, same on lawyers' response, more on which]
  • Invoking ACA, feds regulate non-profit hospitals to require periodic community needs assessment, limit collection methods [Treasury]
  • Unless judges are vigilant, lawyers will take advantage of mass tort joinder to evade CAFA limits on forum-shopping [Steven Boranian, Drug & Device Law]
  • Popular literature on IRBs/consent of research subjects can employ dubious definitions of “coercion” [Simon Whitney via Zachary Schrag]
  • Qui tam lawyers vs. pharmaceutical companies, some empirical findings [Bill of Health]
  • So that’s what “anatomical theatre” means: researcher checks into ostensible open-source medical journals and finds many “had suspicious addresses; one was actually inside a strip club.” [Fast Company on report finding that fake paper was accepted for publication by 17 journals]
  • A student of David Henderson’s recalls the state of medicine under the Soviets: assignment to providers based on place of residence; the role of gifts, favors, and clout; how idealistic doctors became cynics; the black market as a safety valve. [EconLog]
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    Have you been injured or killed? http://overlawyered.com/2014/12/injured-killed/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/12/injured-killed/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:15:07 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=49939 It’s especially important to act quickly if you’ve been killed. (Fugly.com; seen via George Takei, and making the rounds on the internet). Tweet Tags: advertising, chasing clients, humor

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    It’s especially important to act quickly if you’ve been killed. (Fugly.com; seen via George Takei, and making the rounds on the internet).

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    Texas “Law Hawk” http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/texas-law-hawk/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/texas-law-hawk/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:09:36 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48546 More tasteful advertising, this time for a Fort Worth practitioner. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, Dallas, Texas

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    More tasteful advertising, this time for a Fort Worth practitioner.

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    Don’t http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/dont-25/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/dont-25/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:15:07 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48415 Don’t yield to the temptation to enhance your “Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney” website by posting pictures of your image Photoshopped in with celebrities [Svitlana E. Sangary, facing California bar discipline over charges of deceptive advertising and other misconduct; Lowering the Bar]  Tweet Tags: chasing clients, don't

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    Don’t yield to the temptation to enhance your “Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney” website by posting pictures of your image Photoshopped in with celebrities [Svitlana E. Sangary, facing California bar discipline over charges of deceptive advertising and other misconduct; Lowering the Bar

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    More from Jamie Casino http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/jamie-casino/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/jamie-casino/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:30:01 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48412 We earlier cited his Super Bowl ad, and his oeuvre also includes shorter yet still gold-coin-intensive ads like this one (via @davidlat). Tweet Tags: chasing clients

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    We earlier cited his Super Bowl ad, and his oeuvre also includes shorter yet still gold-coin-intensive ads like this one (via @davidlat).

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    “Former intern drops lawsuit against David Letterman” http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/former-intern-drops-lawsuit-david-letterman/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/former-intern-drops-lawsuit-david-letterman/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:53:21 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=48187 Mallory Musallam had been a plaintiff in a class-action suit seeking minimum wage and overtime against the talk-show host on behalf of former interns. Now she has apologized and withdrawn her name, saying “lawsuit-hungry attorneys” had approached her at “a weak vulnerable time, facing student debt” and talked her into taking part in an action […]

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    Mallory Musallam had been a plaintiff in a class-action suit seeking minimum wage and overtime against the talk-show host on behalf of former interns. Now she has apologized and withdrawn her name, saying “lawsuit-hungry attorneys” had approached her at “a weak vulnerable time, facing student debt” and talked her into taking part in an action whose exact nature she didn’t recognize. “I cannot apologize enough for this debacle. I do not believe in getting something for nothing — that’s not how I was raised.” Her “now-former lawyer, Lloyd Ambinder, did not return a call for comment.” [N.Y. Daily News]

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    Next divorce half off http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/next-divorce-half/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/09/next-divorce-half/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:34:22 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47982 Yes, this is a real, if tongue-in-cheek, ad by a Georgia lawyer. Via Huffington Post a year ago, though it dates back at least a year longer than that. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, divorce

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    DivorceHalfOffYes, this is a real, if tongue-in-cheek, ad by a Georgia lawyer. Via Huffington Post a year ago, though it dates back at least a year longer than that.

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    Fake online personas troll for law firm clients http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/fake-online-personas-troll-law-firm-clients/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/08/fake-online-personas-troll-law-firm-clients/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:15:21 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=47489 It did come across as curious when the Facebook acquaintance only seemed to be interested in side effects of medications and whether I had suffered death or injury in an accident. What kind of icebreaker is that? Daniel Fisher at Forbes investigates and finds traces of marketing efforts on behalf of the firm of Parker […]

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    It did come across as curious when the Facebook acquaintance only seemed to be interested in side effects of medications and whether I had suffered death or injury in an accident. What kind of icebreaker is that? Daniel Fisher at Forbes investigates and finds traces of marketing efforts on behalf of the firm of Parker Waichman. Under New York rules for lawyers, law firm advertising is supposed to be clearly marked as such, nor are its contents supposed to be false or misleading.

    P.S. From commenter wfjag: “She wanted to know if I’d died or was suffering a lingering fatal condition. Especial interest in effects on The Brain. No pictures of faces and no information on family lives. I thought I’d finally found Zombie Dating.”

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    How not to market legal services http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/market-legal-services/ http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/market-legal-services/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:27:53 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46516 “Law firm apologizes to truckers for ‘serial killer’ ad” [ABA Journal] The San Antonio law firm of Villarreal & Begum had placed the ad in Maxim, but the reaction from truckers was so negative that some sellers yanked the magazine off the stands. Tweet Tags: advertising, chasing clients

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    “Law firm apologizes to truckers for ‘serial killer’ ad” [ABA Journal] The San Antonio law firm of Villarreal & Begum had placed the ad in Maxim, but the reaction from truckers was so negative that some sellers yanked the magazine off the stands.

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    “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/ 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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