Monthly Archives: August 2013

Why Law School Cost and Curriculum Matter To Legal Consumers

President Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate and former law school professor, recently weighed in on the debate on the duration of law school, stating: I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuits – Do They Benefit Class Plaintiffs?

According to Senior Circuit Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld, the recent Facebook class action settlement does not benefit the class plaintiffs.  The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the settlement, but Judge Kleinfeld wrote a dissenting opinion: I respectfully dissent. This … Continue reading

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Judge Richard Kopf – As Inspirational As The Robber Turned Law Clerk He Sentenced To Prison

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf has stated in his blog, Hercules and the Umpire, that his criminal sentencing “viscera” in the sentencing of convicted bank robber Shon Hopwood was wrong: “Hopwood proves that my sentencing instincts suck.” Shon Hopwood … Continue reading

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A Commentary On Law Firm Life

In The Female Lawyer Exodus, Marlisse Silver Sweeney shares her experiences inside a law firm.  Appearing in The Daily Beast on July 31, 2013, the article examines the legal industry’s lack of work-life balance and the exit of so many women (and men) from … Continue reading

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Maybe You Can’t Fight City Hall, But You Can Fight Equifax

An Oregon woman was awarded $18.6 million against Equifax by an Oregon federal jury last Friday for Equifax’s failure to fix major inaccuracies in her credit report – $180,000 in compensatory damages and $18.4 million in punitive damages.  The Oregonian … Continue reading

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