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Dottie Perry

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 […]

Clay Rossi

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 […]

Clay Rossi

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 […]

Clay Rossi

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 […]

Dottie Perry

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 […]

Clay Rossi

Monsanto vs. The Rule of Law

Ever notice that there is very little news about Monsanto in the press even though the company is doing things that are very worthy of coverage, like promoting corporate immunity with the Monsanto Protection Act. Thanks in large part to U.S. […]

Dottie Perry

D.C. Appellate Court Rules Against Contraceptive Mandate in Affordable Care Act

A divided Federal court in the District of Columbia sided with more business owners who brought suit to challenge the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) birth control mandate today. The court’s order expressly provided “a temporary reprieve from the mandate.”  The […]

Clay Rossi

Compensation For Your Best Friend

The old story goes it was Harry Truman who said “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog?” For dog-lovers there is no substitute for the quality  of companionship a canine buddy brings. But what happens when the unthinkable […]

Dottie Perry

BP Claims: Where are we now?

The recent appeal and 5th Circuit opinion regarding whether claimants needed to match claims to expenses have halted the processing of business claims. The trial court, under Judge Barbier, subsequently set a hearing on December 2, 2013, to determine if matching is […]

Clay Rossi

Beware the TPP: Stealth Trade Pact Looms

It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). It’s a been heralded as the “the most important trade agreement in a generation” and yet you probably have never heard of it. That is because negotiations “have been conducted in extreme secrecy.” […]