This book is a look at how several factors systematically removed discretion from government and how that made government worse. It’s broken into a couple sections, and basically it boils down to these themes: The increase in regulations makes it difficult to get anything done and hampers citizens. The reliance on overdetailed processes takes discretion […]
This is a short book that collects some outrageous lawsuits and notes their results. They’re grouped by topic, and each features a clever picture of an actor portraying a shady lawyer. Each explanation of the lawsuit is a couple paragraphs. It’s like someone made a book of distilled “That’s Outrageous!” columns from Reader’s Digest and […]
The Ethical Society of St. Louis had a books, music, and video sale today, and we happened to find it. Hardbacks were $1 each or 3 for $2; paperbacks were $.50 or 5 for $2; cassettes were .50 each or something; CDs were $1 each; and albums were $.25 or 5 for $1. Which explains […]
So the family of the Cardinals pitcher who died while driving while intoxicated have announced its lawsuit pantheon: The suit seeks unspecified damages “over $25,000” from Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood, the owner and driver of a parked tow truck that Hancock hit, and the driver of a car the wrecker had stopped to help. […]
Case dismissed: A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was attacked by a bird at a Lowe’s store in Fairview Heights. Rhonda Nichols of Centreville claimed that Lowe’s Cos., the nation’s second-largest home improvement retailer, should have warned her of the birds. But U.S. District Judge William Stiehl […]
For those of you whom have doubted LASIK surgery, wherein someone peels your eye open like a grape and sucks out some portion of the inside for your betterment, we offer this heartening story of a plucky survivor: He wins $7.25M in botched eye surgery suit: A former Wall Street broker won a $7.25 million […]
02-P-381 Appeals Court: JOHN DOE vs. MARY MOE.: Early in the morning of September 24, 1994, they were engaged in consensual sexual intercourse. The plaintiff was lying on his back while the defendant was on top of him. The defendant’s body was secured in this position by the interlocking of her legs and the plaintiff’s […]
This headline would be much funnier with a hyphen: Family of protester killed by bulldozer–suing Caterpillar What kind of caterpillar sues bulldozers, anyway? (Link seen on Overlawyered.)
An attorney has sued over use of so-called as an adjective modifying his profession and his practice thereof: Elderly Schenectady (NY) lawyer Romolo Versaci has filed a $100,000 defamation suit against Diane C. Richie, an unemployed social worker and widow with two children. Versaci claims — and Richie admits — that she called him a […]
Walter Olson at Overlawyered speculates on upcoming litigation after Hurricane Charley. This sounds like the perfect opportunity for a pool! Lawsuit 1 month 2-3 months 4-6 months 7-12 months 13-24 months Over 2 years Sue Vietnam over continued attacks from Charley. Sue Alabama, Georgia for not allowing Florida penninsula […]
For Brian J. Noggle agrees with Eugene Kane of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, who saith: That’s my concern as well. With dozens – or hundreds – of young black people driving at the same time, it’s hard to pick and choose who’s breaking the law and who isn’t. I don’t have any solutions to stop cruising, […]
Overlawyered.com and Radley Balko report on the next target of Big Litigation: the alcohol industry. Friends, Romans, countrymen, this cannot stand. I urge you to each contribute heavily to fill the coffers of the defense funds for the brewers, vintners, and distillers. I myself like to contribute and show my support by stopping by the […]
Overlawyered.com rounds up a summary of groups suing Wal-Mart. Why? Because it’s there. Now shut up and give me some free money, and my lawyers more free money. Everyone wants to beat on Wal-Mart and Microsoft because they’re successful. Looks like we’ve about bred capitalism out of the country. Good work, social engineers.
Overlawyered.com has acknowledged the contribution I made when I told them about the bad hairday that netted the sufferer $6,000. Granted, it’s not a link, but it’s nice to be appreciated, even at the cut rate without-the-J way.