I kept my health insurance plan under Obamacare. My benefits increased, and my premiums only went up slightly. Most insurance premiums go up each year regardless. Mine went up as much as they would have had there had been no law.
The main reasons people's health insurance premiums increase is they are fat and unhealthy. I'm sorry to say it, but that's the truth. If you want your premiums to go down, eat a piece of fruit. Jog. Do something instead of sitting on your butt whining.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Legal Education Section considers random audits of law school jobs data. This is a very positive development. I believe it came about largely due to the YLD's "Truth in Law School Movement" where they implored law schools to truthfully report their employment data. Most law schools are less than candid about employment data. For example, schools can pay a student $16,000 for 6 months to work in the law school library and deem that student "employed" for statistical purposes.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 5:20 PM
BigLaw partner charged in sexual assault case. This is awful. If true, it gives new meaning to the term "tag team." This is about the craziest story I've heard of in awhile. What is most disturbing is the two guys charged with crimes were uncle and nephew! This kind of story is toxic for a law firm.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 12:16 PM
One law school's credit rating drops to junk-bond status. Nice to see Reagent on this list. That's where they belong. I'm struck by the number of schools on the list that are for-profit law schools. I have a lawyer friend who calls these kinds of schools "screwels" instead of schools. Sounds quite accurate in this instance.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 11:46 AM
Unwitting lawyer is suspended for arranging client loans to secure Nigerian inheritance. This lawyer is a total idiot. I don't know any other way to say it. Stay away from Nigerian scams. And this guy talked to all kinds of people he thought were lawyers and bankers. He also thought he was talking to the president of Nigeria at one point...lol. This may be harsh, but I don't think this guy belongs as a lawyer. If he fell for this scam, I'm not sure he has the mental acumen to be a lawyer.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 11:42 AM
Friday, December 6, 2013
Will train engineer be prosecuted for dazed driving? Tough decisions in New York crash. This is a tough call. The speed was excessive, but it depends on how long the 30 mile per hour zone lasted. If it was a short zone, I can see this being a tougher case for the prosecution. Likewise, there was no drug abuse, alcohol consumption or cell phone use. Coupled with the lack of sleep because employer made him work late, this is a difficult case. I wouldn't charge.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 10:44 AM
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Prohibition repeal with our 'Mens Rea' cocktail. Prohibition was such a stupid thing. I'm surprised it ever happened in the United States. It is a testament to what happens when a idiotic, vocal minority gets a toehold. I wonder what other group in our current system is similar to the group that pushed for temperance and ultimately Prohibition. Hint: they tend to primary members of Congress who have any sense at all.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 10:26 AM
Review: Connelly's new 'Gods of Guilt' tops legal drama of Harper Lee Prize-winning 'Fifth Witness'. Michael Connelly is a great legal thriller writer, especially considering he isn't even a lawyer. Mickey Haller is one of my favorite fictional lawyers. He's probably the most skilled fictional lawyer I've seen. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Connelly's Harry Bosch books are great as well.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 10:20 AM
Judge criticized over work-hours Web posts on fantasy game message boards says he will scale back. This is more than Solitaire. I read an interesting book by Neal Stephenson called Reamde, which is a play on words of readme. It is about an online role playing game and a terrorist attack. Great book by the way. I'm surprised this judge would post on this topic when there is no way it could be work related. I'm wondering if the Idaho State Bar will take action against him. Probably not.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 9:47 AM
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The prosecutor didn't charge Winston because the evidence is weak. It has been almost a year. There is conflicting evidence as to whether the alleged victim was intoxicated. This creates credibility issues for the alleged victim. In order to bring charges in a high profile case like this, there needs to be a clear cut case. There isn't one here and there won't ever be.
Posted by Southern Lawyer North Carolina at 5:41 PM