Month: September 2006

The Most Fun Violation of Legal Ethics

Breaking Model Rule 1.8(j): (j) A lawyer shall not have sexual relations with a client unless a consensual sexual relationship existed between them when the client-lawyer relationship commenced. Looks like Howard K. Stern broke that rule at least once with Anna Nicole Smith.

Lincoln on Litigation

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” -Abraham Lincoln

Medical Tourism and Stupid Unions

I was listening to Marketplace Takeout this morning on the way into work and heard something interesting. You know how the conventional wisdom is that in-person services like surgeries are shielded from global competition? According to this story, that’s all changing. This month, eight Americans are scheduled for stomach stapling surgery here at Delhi’s Apollo …

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