Posts Tagged ‘about the site’

More on those Alltel ads

Wall Street Journal reporter Andrew Lavallee takes a thorough look at those buzz-creating “join the class action against Alltel” ads that have been running here (see right column) and on about 400 other weblogs (see Jul. 6). He quotes me and mentions this site at both the beginning and end of the article, and the graphic that runs with the article is none other than a screen capture of Overlawyered’s front page with a blowup of the ad. It’s in a section ordinarily available to WSJ subscribers only (“Alltel Spoofs Itself in Online Ads, But Not Everyone Gets the Joke”, Aug. 3) but seems to be temporarily available to non-subscribers here. (& WSJ law blog)

Baltimore Examiner (& publicity roundup)

Lawsuits filed against the city of Baltimore demand hundreds of millions of dollars, but the city pays out only a minute fraction of that sum — one of many reasons being that “the city caps awards for lawsuits at $200,000, save for intentional bad acts by city employees.” An editorial in the Baltimore Examiner quotes me on the subject (“Slow lawsuits; charge losers fees”, Jul. 13). For more on New York City’s tort predicament, see Jun. 15.

Last month was named “Web Site of the Day” by the Bulletin Board at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, one of the Twin Cities’ two big papers (Jun. 2). The British publication The Lawyer cited our coverage of Bill Lerach’s Enron fees (Jun. 5). And New York-based journalist Robert A. George (the “good” Robert George) calls this website “great”, though he erroneously thinks me a lawyer (Jun. 5).

I’ve also been quoted on same-sex marriage issues in a variety of venues, including by Lou Chibbaro Jr. in the Washington Blade (“Amendment bars states from marrying gay couples: experts”, Apr. 20); Jonathan Rauch at (May 6); Andy Humm, “Gay Marriage Ruling Highlights a Changing Court”, Gotham Gazette, Jul. 10); and the Robert A. George post above. For more of my views on that subject, see Jun. 2, etc.

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