Why You Never Want to Go to Court

Here’s a simple question to frustrate your attorney: “Is it legal to do _________?” For one, if it’s something you have to ask, there’s likely no clear answer to it. No matter what area of law it is, online or off, if you need to ask whether something is legal you’re probably doing something that’s […]

5 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Lawyer

Simply put: Lawyers get a bad rap these days. While I love a good lawyer joke as much as the next guy, the truth is that most lawyers are honest, hard-working and knowledgeable professionals that look out for the best interest of their clients. Like doctors, mechanics or accountants they are professionals with an area […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Fear Being Sued (Too Much)

No one wants to be sued, ever. Most of us would rather resolve our differences through negotiation, communication and, failing that, arm wrestling, drag races or just about any other means. Yet, when people get angry online, it seems to be that’s the first a lot of people do, threaten a lawsuit. While you shouldn’t […]

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5 Reasons Nice Guys Finish First

We are all familiar with the expression “Nice guys finish last”. The basic idea is that if you’re a nice person, working to avoid conflict and make other people happy as well as yourself, that the people without such concerns will kick and elbow their way past you, leaving them in the dust. In short, […]

The Pyramid of Legal Conflict

Whenever the Supreme Court rules on an important or a controversial case, the media is often out in full force and the nation, or at least those interested in that area of law, are watching very closely for the decision. The reasons are clear. A Supreme Court decision is just that, supreme. It can not […]

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3 Ways Reality Trumps Law

Online, we like to talk about what that law says. Plenty of people will give you a rundown of what is and what is not considered legal in a variety of areas of law, including copyright, trademark, defamation (libel), advertising, privacy and so forth. However, for all of the talk of what the law says, […]

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What the Google/Oracle Ruling Means to Bloggers

Last week, Google won a major victory in its lawsuit against Oracle. The case, which centers around Google’s implementation of JAVA in the Android operating system, has gotten a lot of press in tech circles, especially for those interested in mobile devices. However, The true impact of the ruling will likely be felt by almost […]

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4 Questions Your Lawyer Can’t Answer

Contrary to what nearly every stand-up comedian says, the vast majority of lawyers are honest, hard-working and fair people. They offer a valuable service to their clients and to the community. They help people at some of their worst times and work hard to represent people in front of a complex and intimidating system. They […]