Summer is upon us and with it a wider opening for guestbloggers to join us for what is usually a week of posting. Authors of newly published books and scholarly articles in our fields of interest are particularly welcome. If you’re interested, contact editor – at – thisdomainname.com.
SSFC (Social Services for Feral Children), whose guestblogging stint here over the holidays was very popular with readers, is shuttering his great solo blog and going back to the groupblog Popehat (”A Group Blog of Games, Politics, Humor, and Snark”) where he writes as “Patrick”. We’ve often linked to the writing of Popehat contributor “Ken” as well, so be sure to add the site to your regular reading.
Many thanks to SSFC for his reader-applauded (and marathon-length) stint guest blogging while I finished a deadline over the holidays. Be sure to check out his blogging at Social Services for Feral Children, where he’s written a nice post on his experience here. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing him back in this space before too long.
On a different note, today is the last day of voting in the ABA Journal’s annual best law blog contest, so it’s the last occasion for us to pester you on it. We’ve run up a very decent vote but two other sites put on a big effort to win the “Niche” category this year and we’ll probably lose to one of them (unless Michelle Malkin tells her readers to vote for us or something). Whether or not we win, a strong showing brings visibility to this site, so thanks again for voting. And I’m happy to learn that Overlawyered has now made it to the finalist list
for the first time at a second and quite well-known blog award competition. That one hasn’t started yet, so I’ll wait on giving it a proper announcement until Monday when voting begins, but you can see a preview here.
Due to deadlines and other real life commitments, Walter Olson has graciously invited me to guest blog here through the holidays, which I shall begin in earnest on Sunday. I am your lump of coal from Overlawyered. I regularly blog at my own site, Social Services for Feral Children, to which Overlawyered has linked on several occasions, for which I am deeply thankful. I am an attorney with a civil defense practice in a medium southern state, and enjoy writing about bizarre or abusive lawsuits among other topics. You may notice that at my own site I write with a rather more acerbic style (meaning I cuss and call people names) than prevails at Overlawyered. In keeping with the conventions established here, I shall attempt to maintain a dignified presence in order to avoid spoiling Walter’s holiday.
- Thanks to guestbloggers Victoria Pynchon (of Negotiation Law Blog) and Jason Barney for lending a hand last week;
- Will the U.S. government need to sponsor its own motorcycle gang in order to hold on to trademark confiscated from “Mongols” group? [WSJ law blog]
- With a little help for its friends: Florida Supreme Court strikes down legislated limits on fees charged by workers’ comp attorneys [St. Petersburg Times, Insurance Journal]
- Stripper, 44, files age discrimination complaint after losing job at Ontario club [YorkRegion.com, Blazing Cat Fur via Blog of Walker] The stripper age bias complaint we covered eight years ago was also from Ontario;
- Federal judge green-lights First Amendment suit by college instructor who says he was discriminated against for conservative political beliefs [NYLJ] (link fixed now)
- Judge orders parties to settle dispute over noisy parrots after it reaches £45,700 in legal costs [Telegraph]
- How to make sure you’re turned down when applying for admittance to the bar [Ambrogi, Massachusetts]
- Questions at depositions can be intended to humiliate and embarrass, not just extract relevant information [John Bratt, Baltimore Injury Lawyer via Miller]
Guestbloggers are welcome through the year at Overlawyered, but especially next week, when I’ll be trying to wrap up a big deadline. Drop me a line at editor – at – thisdomainname.com.
Thanks to Baylen Linnekin for his guestblogging contributions last week. Be sure to check out his handsomely executed “irreverent food blog”, Crispy on the Outside, whose recent topics include bacon thefts in Lancashire, a new California menu-labeling law, and Quebec’s recent legalization of yellow margarine; of particular interest are his food law and banned categories.
Greetings. I’m Baylen Linnekin. I am a 3L at American University in Washington, DC–where I serve on the editorial board of the Administrative Law Review–and co-proprietor of the libertarian food blog Crispy on the Outside.
I’m a big fan of Overlawyered and will be guestblogging here for the remainder of the week. (You may have noticed my first posts yesterday.) I’m particularly interested in food law–foie gras and bacon dogs are under legal attack, you know–and will likely be offering a few thoughts in that area in the coming days.
Many thanks to Daniel Schwartz who has been filling in over the past week. Check out his work at his Connecticut Employment Law Blog.
Ever wonder who that “Schwartz” is listed under the “Other Law Blogs” links on the right of this page is? (Go ahead and check, I’ll wait.)
Well, it’s none other than me, Dan Schwartz, your guest blogger for the week. I’m honored to be guest-blogging here for the week — nearly one year after I started my very own Connecticut Employment Law Blog. When I’m not blogging, I’m a lawyer for Pullman & Comley, a terrific medium-sized firm that represents lots of businesses in Connecticut and beyond. I’m a mere cub next to Overlawyered’s grizzled vets, but I’ll try to keep up with the pace this week.
So what do I blog about? Well, the blog’s title is that obvious, but it’s a little more than that too. Crazy laws and strange cases are always ripe for discussion, but so does the item that passes beneath the radar. Too often, employment cases are given short shrift with important details left out. Litigation is much more complex than just winners and losers and sometimes the “loser” of the case may actually be the “winner” if they’ve done better than a settlement demand, for instance.
What’s on the agenda this week? You’ll just have to check back. But keep forwarding those tips, suggestions and feedback. And my sincere thanks to Walter and the Overlawyered team for the opportunity.