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There are nearly 900 articles posted on this blog, on subjects ranging from John Ashcroft to Mark Zuckerberg. Some have been discussed by The New York Times, The Atlantic, or Vanity Fair. Some have been referenced by the Wall Street Journal Law Blog or the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, some have prompted reports by Reuters and the Associated Press, and some have been cited in law review articles written by sitting judges. Some have attracted comments from the very people the posts are about. This blog has also won awards from legal publishers like Lexis-Nexis and the American Bar Association’s magazine, the ABA Journal.
If you’re here, liked what you read, and are looking for more, you could read the Archives directly, try browsing through some of the more popular categories and tags. I’ve written a lot about issues like Tort Reform, Defensive Medicine, Legal Writing, Lawyer Marketing, Junk Science, Sanctions in Civil Litigation, and the Supreme Court. Some of my posts are also archived into categories like Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property, The Business of Law, Contingent Fee Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Automobile Accidents, Tips For Law Students, Civil Rights, Brain Food, Special Comment, Complex Litigation, Ashcroft v. Iqbal, Business Lawsuits, or Whistleblower Litigation. I’ve also written several times about
If you’re not looking for posts on a specific topic, below is a selection of some of the most popular posts on this site, as measured by links, traffic, or discussion on other sites. [Note: I haven’t updated this list since November 2011; I’ll fix that soon.]
Articles on legal issues in the news:
- The Science And Law Behind The $7 Million Microwave Popcorn Lung Jury Verdict
- Apple v. Samsung Verdict: Could Bill Gates Have Patented The iPhone in 1995?
- Can Michael Mann Sue The National Review For Defamation Over Accusations Of Scientific Fraud?
- Susan G. Komen, March of Dimes, and Corruption by Branding
- Is Apple’s Dismal iBooks Author Software License Even Enforceable?
- Can Sandusky’s Sexual Abuse Victims Sue Penn State?
- Where Are All The Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Lawsuits?
- Accountability After The National Championship Air Races Disaster
- Examining The Annie Le Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Yale University
- Can The West Memphis Three Sue For Wrongful Imprisonment?
- Lawyering Up After An Amusement Park Accident
- Did Ryan Dunn’s Passenger Assume The Risk Of Riding With A Drunk Driver?
- 17P & Makena: Exploiting Premature Birth For Billions In Profit
- Examining The Outrageous Aaron Swartz Indictment For Computer Fraud
- DiDonato vs. Ung, or Vice Versa? Civil Lawsuits After A Criminal Acquittal
- Did The NYTimes Violate The Stored Communications Act?
- Facebook and the Law of Stealth Changes in Consumer Contracts
- Why Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Sue For Defamation Over The Facebook Movie
- The Big Short Lawsuit: Subprime CDO Manager Takes A Calculated Legal Risk In Suing Michael Lewis
- Mark Zuckerberg On His Co-Founder: “just take the lawsuit…I’m just going to cut him out and then settle with him”
Articles on how the law affects everyday situations:
- Rampant Bank Fraud Shows Why We Need The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Court Holds Grad Students Have Legal Rights, Dissenting Judges Bemoan The Death of Academic FreedomWhy A Container Of Peanuts Says “CONTAINS PEANUTS”
- Doing Business On A Handshake
- The Difference Between Scientific Evidence And The Scientific Method
- Defective Remington Triggers Under Fire Again, Still Not Recalled
- Old Tires and 15-Passenger Vans, Still The NHTSA’s Shame
- Off Label Drug Use Should Be Regulated For Patient Safety
- Pennsylvania’s Defective Drug Design Laws Hang In The Balance
- The Sue-Happy Lie: Don’t Believe Every Legal Infographic You See
- When Does A Reasonable Person Suspect Medical Malpractice?
- Driverless Cars And Crashworthiness Under The Common Law
- Parx Casino’s Potential Liability For Children Left Unattended In Cars
- Medical Malpractice, Errors in Judgment, and The Beginner’s Mind
- Massive Emergency Room Malpractice Award For Noncompliant Patient
- Can I Set Up An LLC To Avoid Personal Liability In A Lawsuit?
- The America Invents Act’s Patent Reform Might Strengthen Patent Trolls
- The Idiot’s Guide To Whistleblowing Under The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
- Ignorance of the Law Is No Excuse, Unless You’re A Prosecutor
- More Selective Statutory Interpretation By The United States Supreme Court
- eBay v. Newmark: Al Franken Was Right, Corporations Are Legally Required To Maximize Profits
- Medical Malpractice Liability and Access to Care Debate In Emergency Physicians Monthly
- When The Duty To Serve And To Protect Spirals Out Of Control
Articles on the practice of law:
- First Lesson For New Plaintiff’s Lawyers: If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Be Doing It
- What To Do If Your Witness Gives An Inaccurate Answer At A Deposition
- How To Train New Associate Lawyers
- The Black Swan Solo Practice Business Model That Will Bankrupt You
- The Lawyer As Ambulance Chaser
- Scalia On Reading Law: The Fox On Guarding Henhouses
- The Legal Ethics Of Going On A Date With Opposing Counsel
- A Trial Lawyer’s Guide To Taser Lawsuits
- Big Law Firms And The Crack Dealer Business Model
- How To Excel At The Basics As A Young Litigator
- The Benefits Of Being Generous With Your Time
- Every Young Trial Lawyer Needs To Watch My Cousin Vinny
- The Patent Troll Lawyer Business Model
- The Three Types Of Practicing Lawyer Blogs
- Be A Potted Plant: Sanctions For Deposition Coaching and Witness Conferences
- Lawyer Branding And The Race For Actos Bladder Cancer Clients
- Deposition Rope-A-Dope: The Oldest Trick Of Uncooperative Witnesses
- Never Take A Judge’s Advice On How To Write A Brief
- Young Lawyer’s Guide To Legal Marketing (And Snark Mentoring)
- The True Self Of The Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer
- How To Write Your Brief So That The Judge Will Hate You
- Hollywood’s Top Lawyer Goes Off The Rails Threatening Blogger With Defamation Retraction Letter
- Philosophy Explains How Legal Ethics Turn Lawyers Into Liars
- Contingent Fee Business Lawyers As Venture Capitalists
- Aristotle and Jay-Z Explain Legal Advocacy
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