Friday, August 10, 2012

Lawyer Who Picked Up Client's Kids at
An Indiana lawyer has been suspended for six months and will have to apply for reinstatement following a December 2008 incident in which she frightened the mother of two children by picking them up at their elementary school on behalf of their father, her client in a matrimonial case. Although Cecel…

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Defamation / Retaliation Suit Dismissed-- No Damages

Judge tosses defamation, retaliation suit brought by host of Ky. outdoors show
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a radio show host who claimed Kentucky officials defamed him and blackballed his show and outdoors expo because of criticism he leveled on the air.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Church sues woman for calling them a controlling cult.

Where would she ever get the idea that this church was controlling or vindictive?
A church in Beaverton, Oregon is suing a woman after she posted a negative Google review calling them a 'cult.' Julie Anne Smith revealed on her blog in March that Pastor Chuck O'Neal and Beaverton 

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Friday, April 27, 2012

The small print. When I went to the expo for the Marathon/ Mini Marathon, I was handed a $500.00 gift card for something called "Red Star Worldwear". The card says, "Why? We want to create a buzz for our new products... so for a limited time we're giving away gift cards to select active lifestyle consumers". The small print, however, says that they charge a "Service Fee" that's not covered by the gift card, which pays for "1st Class postage, general overhead and profit, free exchange program and processing & handling services".
So... They're selling sunglasses, and charging a fee that covers their costs and returns them a profit. What exactly is the "gift"?

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Monday, April 2, 2012

Nursing Student Waived First Amendment Right

Nursing student blogs about a birth she witnessed in nursing school. Court holds that since she signed a confidentiality agreement, she has waived any First Amendment rights.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A former University of Louisville nursing student waived her rights to free speech by signing an honor code that included a non-disclosure requirement, so she can't collect damages for being dismissed from school over a blog post, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally
Who's better? Loretta Lynn or Reba McEntire? The debate caused a hammer attack, which ended with a rolling-pin rejoinder.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A 46 year old man says that his religious fervor in the Baptist religion ruined his chances of playing football for Manchester United. So he's suing the church for ten million pounds. In other news, I'm suing the Catholic Church for ruining my chances of making love to Farrah Faucett.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Judges requiring parties to admit wrongdoing in settlements

Judges starting to reject settlements where the regulated industry "neither admits or denies" wrongdoing.
If anything, the foreclosure fraud settlement has shown a breakdown in the ability of regulatory agencies to deal with the aftermath of fraudulent conduct.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Monday, February 27, 2012

Not happy with "predetermined outcome" rassler kicks other rassler below the belt.

In his lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges pro wrestling is "scripted", and "choreographed". Really??? This is painful to read. Whatever happens to his lawsuit, I hope J Milz recovers from his injury. Scripted or not scripted, it wouldn't hurt to wear a cup. The ball's in your court, Guido.
John Miller, known as J-Milz, filed suit Monday against fellow wrestler Clinton Woosley, known as Guido Andretti, for allegedly kicking Miller and causing one of his testicles to burst.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Yum Brand sued for alleged unauthorized use of recipes.

How many ways are there to make coleslaw? I guess we'll find out.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Zombie Mohammad" atheist called a Doofus by Muslim Judge

‎"Zombie Mohammad" gets no love when his attacker appears before Muslim Judge in a freaky case of religion and expression.
There is a surprising story out of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania that seems the perfect storm of religious tensions. You begin with the Ernie Perce, an atheist who marched as a zombie Mohammad in the...

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fed Supplement with Flask

What every Kentucky law office needs!  A law book with some Bourbon in it.  I guess now that all of our law books are digitized, we have to so something with all of the books.  This is as good as any, I guess.

A must-have for people who really didn't want to practice law all that much.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Discovery of documents should include meta data

This is something I never thought about as I was starting my practice. A request for the production of documents should include metadata.
When it comes to native files with associated metadata, there is no substitute. In a motion battle over a stipulation on the form of production, the Plaintiff stated that ESI should be produ...

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cover up of Conservative Radio Host hit and run outside Gay Bar.

OK, so a former republican councilman and current conservative talk-radio bloviater does a hit-and-run outside a gay bar. He hits the bouncer's vehicle. The bouncer sees him do it. He sees they guy and identifies him as said talk radio host. He writes down the license plate. The license plate number traces back to said talk show host. Security cameras inside the bar show that said talk show hose was inside the establishment before the collision. The police send evidence to the DA. The DA won't prosecute because "nobody saw him do it". Sounds like somebody is a radio fan.
New witnesses step forward to say they saw a talk show host behind the wheel after a hit-and-run crash outside a popular gay bar, and Local 2 Investigates obtains video from inside the bar that is now in the hands of police.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A new wrinkle on an old privilege
In what he admitted was a 'novel holding' in an apparent case of first impression that required him to 'apply an ancient legal doctrine to modern technology,' a Franklin County trial judge has allowed into evidence text messages between a husband and wife.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Well worth the $750 bucks. Sounds like a free speech issue.
A Sydney man has been fined 750 Australian dollars ($800) for mooning Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, during a royal visit to Australia.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Saturday, February 11, 2012

500 Valentines?

Mike walked into a post office just before Valentine's Day, and he couldn't help noticing a middle aged man standing in a corner sticking " Love " stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the man got out a bottle of Chanel perfume from his pocket and started spraying the scent over the envelopes.

By now, Mike's curiosity had got the better of him, and so he asked the man why he was sending all those cards. The man replied, " I'm sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, " Guess Who? "
" But why? " asked Mike.

" I'm a divorce lawyer, " the man replied.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally

Area scandal turned into movie

Seems a bit odd as the plot of a movie, but whatever.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The perverse tale of blind obedience to authority first unfolded eight years ago in a McDonald's restaurant in Mount Washington, Ky., just south of Louisville, when an 18-year-old employee was subjected to a humiliating strip search orchestrated by a prank caller pretending to..

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Law Students Sue School for Bad Grades
Texas Southern University Jonathan Chan and Karla Ford have created their own form of clinical education. They are suing the law school in the Southern District of Texas for the D grades given to t...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Harsh tone, collection agency dude!

While working on a Bankruptcy, I saw a collection agency's letter. For the closing, instead of "Sincerely" or "Your's truly", it says "GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY". All caps. Wow.

Louisville Lawyer John M. Lally