Name That Lawyer

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Name That Lawyer

This lawyer, who would later become famous, was to defend William “Duff” Armstrong. Armstrong was charged with a brutal murder of one James Metzler. Beardstown, Illinois was the site of the trial. The year was 1858. The State prosecutor called … Read More

The Fine Print And Such

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Fine Print

There is an old saying: “The large print giveth and the fine print taketh away.” A little known bit of fine print exists in several different kinds of contracts that you may have right now. It is sometimes called an … Read More

They Are Watching You

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Watching You

If you have had a an injury accident or a workers compensation claim recently, you have been or will be under surveillance. Not the surveillance you see on police movies, where the cops do a 24 hour a day “stake-out” … Read More

Using Video-Taped Demands Yet?

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Video Taped Demands

2 clients of ours were visiting at another couple’s home one evening. As the discussions turned to firearms, the homeowner invited them out to his garage to see his Glock .40 caliber handgun. As the Homeowner demonstrated the safe handling … Read More

Mighty Thin Pancake

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Thin Pancake

I had a nice gentleman call in to my firm a while back with a rather surprising story. Apparently, he had financed a truck from a dealership, and driven it home. Almost a full 30 days later, he called the … Read More

Dave’s 5 Minute Law School

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Dave's 5 minute law school

If you are from my generation, or before, you are officially old enough to remember when Saturday Night Live was actually funny. Names come to mind like Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, and … Read More

Depositions

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Depositions

As part of lawsuit, parties and witnesses are often asked to give depositions. A deposition consists of attorneys asking questions to a person, called a deponent, under oath. The deponent is asked to “swear or affirm” that she is telling … Read More

Ready. Fire. Aim?

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Ready fire aim

Rarely has aiming first been so important as it was recently in South Carolina, where the most bizarre thing happened. It started like a lot of stories do that have tragic endings. There were a bunch of friends hanging out … Read More

Freedom?

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Freedom

“Freedom” is an overused, but unappreciated word in the United States of America. As an attorney, I am familiar with the freedoms spelled out by the founding fathers in the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known to us as … Read More

Thirty True Things

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Thirty True Things

These are not necessarily, “the” thirty truest things, but I believe them all to be true. What do you think? 30. Every boy needs a dog. 29. God gives you only enough good shots in golf to keep you coming … Read More

Truth

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Truth

Every argument comes down to it. Some religions claim to have it. A few claim that it cannot be known. Others say that everyone has their own. Some say they “have to see it to believe it.” Truth. The idea … Read More