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    "Let's you and him fight":
    lawyers' advertising and solicitation
    (see also legal ethics)

    Overlawyered.com commentary [through mid-June 2003. Items after that date collected here]:

    "New Orleans cleanup continues", Jun. 10-11, 2003.

    "Mississippi investigation heats up", May 7, 2003; "'Oxy Morons'", May 30, 2002; "Trial lawyers vs. OxyContin", Aug. 7-8, 2001; "Target: Alka-Seltzer" (phenylpropanolamine, PPA), April 6-8, 2001 (& Dec. 18, 2001). 

    "'Streets strewn with glass, gold'", May 4-5, 2003.

    "Thrill of the chase", Mar. 4, 2003.

    "Client-chasing: we interrupt your grief", Feb. 21-23, 2003.

    "Client-chasing: tantrum-enablers", Feb. 21-23, 2003.

    "Politico's law associate suspended over 'runner' use" (Louisiana), Feb. 14-16, 2003.

    "Targeting Wall Street", Jan. 30, 2003.

    "Lawyers' advertising, 25 years later", Dec. 23, 2002.

    Websites, 2003: "Slip, fall, learn who to blame", Feb. 4-5. 2002: "Trial lawyers vs. Thimerosal", Dec. 20-22; "Sic 'em on Segway", Aug. 1; "Jury nails 'The Hammer'" (MillionDollarLungs.com, CPalsy.com), Jun. 17-18.  2001:  "Trial lawyers vs. OxyContin", Aug. 7-8; "Letter to the editor" (fallingmerchandise.com), May 18. 2000: "Down, attorney! Down!" (dogbitelaw.com), Feb. 1.  1999: "'Some lawyers try to make nice'" (Egypt Air 990), Nov. 29; "Click here to sue!" (AOL volunteers), Sept. 7; "Click here to sue!" ("employee misclassification"), Aug. 19. 

    "After our own heart" (coach attacked by fans solicited to sue baseball club), Sept. 27-29, 2002. 

    "Patriotic, or promotional?" (billboard), Sept. 13-15, 2002.

    "Jury nails 'The Hammer'" (jury finds lawyer's ads false and misleading in legal-malpractice case), Jun. 17-18, 2002. 

    "'Friends don't let friends plead guilty'" (lawyer's slogan), May 13, 2002. 

    "The lawyers who invented spam", Mar. 29-31, 2002. 

    "Texas docs plan walkout", Mar. 15-17, 2002; "A 'Jenny Jones Show' question", Mar. 12, 2002; "For client-chasers, daytime TV gets results", Dec. 18, 2001. 

    "'Halliburton shares plunge on verdict'" ("million dollar lungs"), Dec. 10, 2001. 

    "Profiling perfectly OK after all" (ACLU billboard solicits racial profiling plaintiffs), Nov. 16-18, 2001. 

    "U.S. Muslims told: don't talk to law enforcement" (by lawyer promoting his services), Oct. 29, 2001. 

    "'Company tried to capitalize on Sept. 11'", Oct. 15, 2001. 

    "Meet the 'wrongful-birth' bar", Aug. 22-23, 2001. 

    "'Lawyer says Yellow Book ad makes him look bad, sues for damages'", July 3-4, 2001; "Let your fingers do the suing" (Michigan's "AAAA Legal Center"), Feb. 17, 2000; "The Yellow Pages indicator", Oct. 9-10, 1999. 

    "'Insect lawyer ad creates buzz'" (Canadian law firm's recruitment ad), May 23, 2001. 

    "From dinner party to court" (U.K.), May 22, 2001. 

    "Letter to the editor" (law firm "consumer columns"), May 18, 2001. 

    "Behind the subway ads" (1-800-DIVORCE, etc.), Dec. 18-19, 2000. 

    "Scarier than they bargained for" ("grenades" sent as promotion), Oct. 5, 2000. 

    "Press releases, or 'strike suit' ads?" (announcements of securities lawsuits), March 6, 2000. 

    "'Ambulance chaser' label ruled defamatory" (appeals court says lawyer can sue), Jan. 24, 2000. 

    "Free expression, with truth in advertising thrown in?" (injury lawyer flies Jolly Roger pirate flag), Dec. 31, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000. 

    "Pack your toothbrush, son" (Alabama: charges of paying hospital, police employees for leads on cases), Dec. 20, 1999. 

    "'Some lawyers try to make nice'" (Ohio Bar ads), Nov. 29, 1999. 

    "State of legal ethics" (ad stirring up will-contest litigation), Oct. 5-6, 1999.

    "Mass. high court opens lawyer-ad floodgates", Sept. 17-19, 1999. 

    "Like calling the Orkin man to talk about bugs" (Johnnie Cochran 18-page promotional bio at A.B.A. convention), August 10, 1999. 

    "Honey, you've got mail" (Florida divorce-lawyer solicitations arrive before clients know they're being divorced), July 15, 1999. 

    "What a recommendation" (O.J. Simpson to cut TV ads for 1-800 lawyer referral service), July 6, 1999; see also Dec. 8-10, 2000 (Fla. battle over lawyer TV ads). 

    "This time, bombing the taxpayer" (controversy over American attorney John Burris' recruitment of embassy-bombing victims), Jul. 5, 1999.  (More resources on same episode: Mike Kelly, Bergen Record, Apr. 18, 1999; Newsweek International, Apr. 12, 1999, links now dead.) 

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