Need Your Faith in Humanity Reaffirmed?
Sometimes I go for days without opening a newspaper. It gets downright depressing reading about all the school shootings, political gridlock and homicides. But every now and then, I come across something that actually reaffirms my faith in humanity. Take a look at “26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year” and be…Read More
Psychological Warfare in Lawsuits
They say war is hell. Well, so is litigation. Things can get downright nasty in the legal trenches. Some lawyers even cross ethical lines and risk disbarment in order to win. In a recent patent infringement lawsuit between warring technology giants Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp., federal magistrate judge Barbara Major found that Qualcomm had…Read More
Bad Times, Worse Managers
As the world grapples with recession, here’s a look at how company managers have (mis)behaved during a time of high unemployment and off-the-charts human suffering. Job-Seeker Mistreatment. With the tables turned, employers have enjoyed having the upper-hand on desperateRead More
California Judges Getting $46,000 a Year “Perks” from Counties: Is This OK?
Imagine you are suing someone. Imagine you and the defendant are before a judge. Imagine that judge happens to be receiving $46,000 per year in “perks” and “supplemental benefits” from your opponent thatRead More
The McDonalds Coffee Cup Case
Are there too many lawsuits in the US? Are there too many plaintiffs who are just trying to game the system and hit the judicial jackpot? Are there too many frivolous lawsuits like the McDonald’s coffee cup lady weighing down the economy? If you’re like most people, you probably answered yes. But as usual, the…Read More
An Act of Goodness
Ever come across a story that just leaves you speechless? Here’s the story that did that to me. I hope it brings a smile to your face, just like it did to mine. Starbucks barista Sandra Andersen only knew Annamarie Ausnes as an upbeat customer who would come in the morningsRead More
Our National Deficit – Who Do I Blame?
Is anyone else concerned about the direction our country is heading towards? Because I know I am. Here is just one symptom of the problem, our nation’s skyrocketing budget deficit. The US has charged up its credit card like a spoiled teenager. And I believe there’s going to be hell to pay when the bill…Read More
A Good Jury Duty Experience (For a Change)
It seems one of America’s favorite pastimes is swapping stories and strategies about how to get out of jury duty. Before I knew any better, I was just as guilty of it as the next person. But if you really think about it, aside from voting, jury duty is one of the few times you…Read More
U.S. Workers: Say Farewell to Job Growth
I’m no economist but I’ve long thought that one of the biggest problems facing the US economy is the fact that the US worker has become increasingly irrelevant in the global marketplace, largely because of the loss of US leadership in numerous key industries. Long gone are the days when US companies sat atop the…Read More
The War on Americans
In my mind, I keep coming back to Michael Moore’s movie, Sicko. Although the movie was about the U.S. health care system, the point that has really stayed with me is something much bigger. It was something that was said by Tony Benn, a former member of British Parliament. “I think there are two ways…Read More