You think YOUR opposing counsel is belligerent?

You think YOUR opposing counsel is belligerent?

Kathryn Rubino at Above the Law (as reported also by the ABA Journal) reports on Chicago attorney Felipe Gomez, who apparently takes seriously his "opposing" frame of mind. Mr. Gomez is accused in a bar complaint of sending emails to the attorneys for parties in one...

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From the “What Was She Thinking” Department

From the “What Was She Thinking” Department

Michigan judge shames a cancer patient too weak to keep up with weeds on his property. The poor guy, struggling to breathe, appeared at a Zoom hearing (so that we all get to see it - yea!) where the judge berated Burhan Chowdhury for failing to control the weeds in...

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In COVID-19, Chapter 11 is Your Friend. Honest.

In COVID-19, Chapter 11 is Your Friend. Honest.

During these extraordinary days, it’s hard to imagine that you or your clients can come out of this in one piece, much less better off than when you went in. I think it’s possible, but it means that you need to call your attorney or CPA to start planning – hopefully...

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You think YOUR opposing counsel is belligerent?

You think YOUR opposing counsel is belligerent?

Kathryn Rubino at Above the Law (as reported also by the ABA Journal) reports on Chicago attorney Felipe Gomez, who apparently takes seriously his "opposing" frame of mind. Mr. Gomez is accused in a bar complaint of sending emails to the attorneys for parties in one...

From the “What Was She Thinking” Department

From the “What Was She Thinking” Department

Michigan judge shames a cancer patient too weak to keep up with weeds on his property. The poor guy, struggling to breathe, appeared at a Zoom hearing (so that we all get to see it - yea!) where the judge berated Burhan Chowdhury for failing to control the weeds in...

In COVID-19, Chapter 11 is Your Friend. Honest.

In COVID-19, Chapter 11 is Your Friend. Honest.

During these extraordinary days, it’s hard to imagine that you or your clients can come out of this in one piece, much less better off than when you went in. I think it’s possible, but it means that you need to call your attorney or CPA to start planning – hopefully...

Are Shelter-in-Place Orders Constitutional? It’s Complicated.

Are Shelter-in-Place Orders Constitutional? It’s Complicated.

When the communities in my area started issuing “shelter-in-place” orders in response to COVID-19, I heard a roar of protest. Many of my lawyer friends asked how the orders could possibly be constitutional. They were mainly the lawyers who had questioned the severity...

Working Remotely: Pandemics, Pajamas and Productivity

Working Remotely: Pandemics, Pajamas and Productivity

Are you transitioning from the office to home to help the world "flatten the curve"? I commend you. Even if you don't have Covid-19, and I hope you don't, you're probably feeling like you've been hit by a brick. Take it from someone who’s worked from home for some...

Welcome to Lex Ridiculum. A few notes before we get started.

Welcome to Lex Ridiculum. A few notes before we get started.

Yea, I know, who has time to read blogs. Maybe this should be a podcast. Well, don’t think I haven’t thought about it. But the problem is, most of my potential podcast guests will not want to meet me when I do my best work – in my spare bedroom at 2 a.m. – to expound...