COVID and Us

COVID and Us

I think about this at least twice a day – what would social distancing, the shut down, and working from home be like if it wasn’t 2020, a solid 20 years into the Information Age? One thing I know for sure – Forrest McPadden wouldn’t be up and running...
A 6 Cent Judgement

A 6 Cent Judgement

Detroit in January, 1851 was cold, snowy, icy. It was a flourishing town-about-to-be-a-city, but still far enough on the fringes of the United States to be considered the frontier, especially with British troops stationed directly across the river in Windsor, Ontario....
A Ceiling and a Judgement

A Ceiling and a Judgement

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I’ll get into an elevator and – just for a second or two – will give a little shudder at what could go wrong. I think it’s natural, even though the odds are so astronomically in our...
Informed Consent (and the Red Sox)

Informed Consent (and the Red Sox)

We need to talk about Bobby Jenks. Even if you’re a die-hard Red Sox fan you may not recognize the name. Bobby only pitched 15 innings for the 2011 Red Sox, otherwise known as the most disappointing team in Red Sox history. In the winter before the 2011 season,...
It’s All About the Issue

It’s All About the Issue

Over the summer, a friend of mine, a lawyer, got a frenzied call from his son’s best friend. He was getting ready to start law school and was panicking that he wasn’t reading the right things to adequately prepare. My friend met Rob at a Starbucks and,...
Social Media and Lawsuits

Social Media and Lawsuits

. . . about Social Media. If you’re involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit, or a personal injury suit, or may ever become a plaintiff, you need to take a moment and read what follows. Because, simply, social media is not the plaintiff’s friend. You may...