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Common Sense Alert: DON’T PRESS SEND

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When I was but a young peasant growing up in 18th Century France (Vive la révolution!), my good friend and colleague Voltaire (whose too-cool-for-a-last-name attitude inspired both Madonna and Prince) imparted upon me some words of wisdom that ring as true today as they did on those plague-infested streets:  “Common sense is not so common.” Preach it, brother. Common sense, or more specifically the lack thereof, is what keeps us bottom-feeders attorneys busy, and business is booming. With that said, not all common sense is created equal, and I’ve devised the below poll to test your ability to weed out the most dangerous of the lapses in fundamental judgment: Options 1 and 2 are equally likely to get you dismembered, but option 3 is what should ... Read More »

You Got to Know When to [Legal] Hold Em

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Talk about being ahead of his time. Most of us thought Kenny Rogers was just an average, run-of-the-mill singer, songwriter, actor, photographer, producer, writer, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  In other words – boring. But now, thanks to my diligent efforts, a secret that has been kept for 35 years will be revealed and Mr. Rogers will finally gain the respect and recognition he deserves. That secret, my friends, is that Kenny Rogers understood the concept of a ‘legal’ or ‘litigation’ hold long before the terms became common lawyer parlance. Need proof? I present to you Exhibit A, straight from the lyrics to The Gambler: Now Ev’ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin’ Is knowin’ what to throw away and ... Read More »

And on the 8th Day, Dan Created a Blog

Ok, so “8th Day” may be more hyperbole than fact, but the fact remains that I have now created a blog, and you are reading my first blog post… ever. Check out the “About“ section of the blog for a bit more detail on who I am and what this blog is all about, and feel free to check out the other areas that are likely not yet working/broken/indicative of this being my first blogging attempt. The goal here is to create an informative and entertaining source of information for those that really HATE litigation – the clients and in-house counsel who have to live through it and pay (often significantly) for the pleasure of the litigation experience. This is not a blog dedicated to ... Read More »