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    • How To Go Viral In Five Easy Steps

      How To Go Viral In Five Easy Steps

      Imagine – you are an physician expert hired by the insurance company for a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit.  You have conducted an independent medical exam (IME) on the plaintiff.  The lawyer on the other side has scheduled your deposition. […]

    • Replacing Gas Pipes Reduces Leaks, Lessens Explosion Risk

      Replacing Gas Pipes Reduces Leaks, Lessens Explosion Risk

      Billions of dollars have been spent on pipeline replacement programs over the last decade to prevent invisible gas leaks from aging or damaged pipelines, and it is having a dramatically positive impact on leaks, according to a newly released study […]

    • Brought to You By the 7th

      Brought to You By the 7th

      Preparing for jury trials is like sending a family member off to college.  You spend an extended period of time preparing them, worrying over which is the best direction to point them in, while also providing the tools, wisdom and […]

    • Hobby Lobby and Religious Right Victory in the Supreme Court

      Hobby Lobby and Religious Right Victory in the Supreme Court

      The opinion issued today in support of businesses’ (legal entities – not people) religious rights is here:  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf. The court’s vote on the case was split 5-4. The majority opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito. Voting against the majority […]

    • HITECH: Your Medical Records are Your Property

      HITECH: Your Medical Records are Your Property

      I often have discussions with clients about their medical records.  Most clients are unaware that they can request copies of those records for their personal use. It’s a relatively straight-forward request under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical […]

    • Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival – I Fought the Law and the Law Won

      Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival – I Fought the Law and the Law Won

      At Alabama’s sandy-white intersection of I-59 and Beach Boulevard, HO-MF, LLC hosts Gulf Shores’ Hangout Music Festival every Spring. The wide variety of musicians in the lineup draws crowds from far and wide, in the tens of thousands.  Many of […]

    • Amazon Drones: Flying Blind Into Danger

      Amazon Drones: Flying Blind Into Danger

      On a recent episode of 60 Minutes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that his company has plans to have drone “octocopters” deliver products to customers within 30-minutes of ordering. If you haven’t seen the promotional Amazon video for the service to […]

    • The Danger of Flying Hotdogs

      The Danger of Flying Hotdogs

      Currently before the Missouri Supreme Court is a case destined for inclusion in torts casebooks for years to come. The facts, courtesy of Slate, are as follows: On Sept. 8, 2009, Robert Coomer, 50, was sitting in the stands with […]

    • Mistakes of the 1980s: New Coke, Suzuki Samurais, and The Old Rule 11

      Mistakes of the 1980s: New Coke, Suzuki Samurais, and The Old Rule 11

      There’s a biblical proverb that comes to mind: “As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” Here the dog is Congress and the vomit is a revival of the draconian strictures of the 1983 version of […]

    • Mentoring in the Legal Profession

      Mentoring in the Legal Profession

      I read this article today, written by a female corporate lawyer, and it set me back a moment. The article distinguishes between mentors and role models by describing the latter as someone who looks like you do. It probably should have […]