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“Diversity” and the Supreme Court

This post was originally written in 2012 on a since-discontinued blog. But now that Justice Scalia is gone, President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace him, and the GOP leadership has promised not to allow hearings on the nomination, these observations seem even more current than they were almost four years ago.  Reuters… Read More »

Class Action Notice

Have you received notice of a class action? You may have seen or heard a published notice that the pharmaceutical company that manufactured a prescription you used is facing a class action, or that a class action regarding a product or service you used has been settled. Class action settlements are generally made on an… Read More »

The Cautious Client and the “Non-Refundable Fee”

Recently a potential client visited my office to ask me to consider taking on a fairly complex matter involving numerous parties, claims, and counterclaims, litigation arising in the Alabama courts which might have expanded to other states or forums. The person’s former counsel had been forced to withdraw because of a conflict which arose after… Read More »

The United States Supreme Court and the Oligarchs

I published this blog post in an earlier, now discontinued blog, but since one of the oligarchs has decided to emerge from behind the curtain and actually run for president himself, it seems timely to repost it now in a slightly revised version. How many times have you heard someone who feels wronged swear he… Read More »