Everybody Lies on Social Media—Just Ask Bankruptcy Asset Hunters

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Bankruptcy asset hunters are just now discovering what many Facebookers have known for a long time: not everything is as it seems on social media. “Asset hunting” is a special job in bankruptcy cases. When an asset hunter is assigned to a debtor’s case, it’s their job to uncover any discrepancies in their financial situation…

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Deaf Killers in a Video World

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: < 1 minute

This Stupid Criminal story comes to us from down under in Australia. It seems there were four young people living together in an apartment. One of them was not exactly in good graces with his roommates, so the other three decided to kill him. They plotted his death together, arguing over whether they should strangle…

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Back To The Future 2 – What? No Lawyers?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Ok. So I was geeky enough to watch Back To The Future 2 on “Back To The Future Day” with the rest of the nerds. In case you missed the avalanche of news stories and social media posts, yesterday was October 21, 2015 – the day that Marty and Doc go forward to the future…

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Snakes in a House: A Legal Look

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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You’ve probably seen the story about the couple that bought a house in Annapolis infested with snakes. They thought they found the perfect house. Nice neighborhood, good schools and close to family. They are now bringing a lawsuit against the real estate agent and the real estate broker that sold the house. I suppose for…

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Whacky Lawsuit of the Week – 8 Legged Chicken

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: < 1 minute

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Why can’t I get hired to do a case like this one? Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is the largest restaurant operator in China, with over 4600 (who knew?) sued several competitors there citing false claims on social media about their chicken.  You might think the claims involved something believable like sanitary conditions or growth hormones…

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Your Lawyer Will Be A Robot One Day

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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If you think replacing lawyers with robots is a good idea (there are about a million lawyer jokes that come to mind when I write that), you may be in luck. A new report by a tech consulting firm says that within 15 years, robots will replace most lawyers. This is due to advances in…

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Workers’ Comp Fraud by Beauty Queen

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Workers’ compensation fraud is not funny. Luckily, it is also pretty rare. I have had very few clients caught on video doing something they claimed they couldn’t do, but I could count them on one hand. That is pretty good for an 18 year career so far. But sometimes, a workers’ comp fraud case is…

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Weird & Whacky Food Laws

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Here are some weird and whacky food laws from around the world: France banned the use of tomato ketchup in elementary schools in 2011. Children tend to use ketchup to hide the taste of food, and the French authorities thought this was nothing less than an assault on their culture.  In Singapore, it is illegal…

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Divorce Lawyer Bills His Client For Their Affair

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 2 minutes

man with lawyer at table

A divorce lawyer has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law after having an affair with his client. But that isn’t the worst part. He was also billing her for the time they were together conducting their affair! Wow. That is a new low! According to news accounts, the lawyer was representing a woman in a…

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Her Last Laugh is Worth $469,000!!!

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Dara Bradley has defined the term “last laugh” for all women who were ever lied to by their husband.  She sued her lying, cheating, and allegedly abusive husband in court, and won $469,000 in damages!  The Maryland appeals court just upheld the judgment, and may have paved the way for similar lawsuits.  So now all…

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