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November 20th, 2009


New York gets a new blogger, doing his thing at Lou and The Law. Lou has been an occasional commenter here, and comes from the defense side of the aisle having worked as senior trial attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance for almost 30 years. Worth reading for New York practitioners is Late Expert Disclosure Affidavits, and it is worth it because the statute governing expert affidavits doesn’t actually have a time frame in it.

John Hochfelder rants against New York’s appellate judges who knock down jury awards, but fail to explain why;

Mark Bennett has 16 Rules for Lawyers Who (Think They) Want to Market Online. Proceed with caution.

But Bennett missed this one: Don’t use the names of your competitors as keywords for Google ads, as the Milwaukee personal injury firm of Cannon & Dunphy now learns as their name turns to mud;

And more from the attorney advertising department: Florida settles a case that now allows lawyers to use sites like Avvo and LinkedIn.

Carolyn Elefant on Google’s new research tool, Google Scholar, and what it means for lawyers. I know what it means for me, as I discovered that I’ve been cited in a couple of law reviews, a litigation reporter, and a medical journal.

Mickey Mouse sued Donald Duck;

Is there a cause of action for Goth Discrimination?

What happens if you dress up like a suspect?

The family of a dead man — who it turns out wasn’t quite dead yet — wants to sue the medical examiner;

As tort “reform” comes up in the debate over the health care bill — along with screams of excess litigation and frivolous suits — a reminder from Public Citizen that the actual data on tort trials is that they have decreased in number over the years;

Scott Greenfield shreds New York’s new drunk-driver law;

The Personal Injury Law Round-Up is up at TortsProf; and

Blawg Review #238 is up at the Twin Cities Carry Journal, authored by Joel Rosenberg, prolific novelist, non lawyer and Jew With a Gun. His theme? Tolerance (and the lack thereof), with an introduction by one of the all time great political-humor songs.

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