Archive for the 'Lawyers' Category

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Dropbox – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Posted on February 21st, 2014 · Posted in Business, Lawyers

As someone who pays more attention than most to website terms of use (TOU), I’m amused by the kerfuffle over the Dropbox announcement this week that it is adding an.. read more

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Sign on the Line that is Dotted?

Posted on November 4th, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

So the other day I was at work, reviewing a contract. It was no big deal; a standard form agreement for a venue were renting to host an event in… read more


Lawyers as Board Directors

Posted on September 6th, 2013 · Posted in Lawyers

Two thoughts from this article on “The Rise of the Lawyer-Director:” 1) despite the title, most lawyers remain spectacularly unsuited for board membership.  Too much focus on risk; too little.. read more

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George Zimmerman Verdict Follies

Posted on July 16th, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

The George Zimmerman murder trial out of Florida hadn’t been big on my list of news stories to follow, but I’ve found the fallout from the verdict pretty darn strange.. read more

The Choices of Miranda

Posted on April 20th, 2013 · Posted in Government, Laws, Lawyers

There’s been a fair bit of legal chatter about the decision of law enforcement to not read Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights. What’s lost in most of.. read more

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Compliance Exercises

Posted on April 9th, 2013 · Posted in Business, Laws, Lawyers

Counter-apropos of my last post comes this article in Corporate Counsel magazine about the need for an independent Chief Compliance Officer in most corporations. The article presupposes general agreement that.. read more

Asking the Wrong Question: Targeted Assassination of American Citizens

Posted on February 7th, 2013 · Posted in Government, Laws, Lawyers

All of the noise about the “President’s kill list” and the freaking out about the assassination of Americans by our own government?  It strikes me as our uniquely American bent.. read more

Corporate Pansies

Posted on February 5th, 2013 · Posted in Laws, Lawyers

Few things set my teeth on edge like all of the “Big Game” ads around the Super Bowl.  It’s like a badge of shame; it might was well scream “we’re.. read more

Nuts at Nutella

Posted on October 19th, 2012 · Posted in Dumbness, Lawyers

I’ve posted before about trademark bullying. It’s a classic example of letting legal process take precedence over good business judgment – and it illustrates starkly why it’s often a bad.. read more

Clint Eastwood bashes Attorneys?

Posted on August 31st, 2012 · Posted in Lawyers

OK, I love Clint Eastwood as an actor, and while his speech last night as the RNC was a bit strange (I suspect that “having a conversation with an empty.. read more