Quote of the Day - Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
Tip 'O The Hat To Lawyer Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson is a one-man force in the courtroom and the community. He's featured this week in a National Law Journal article as a lead-up to an even this week. Mark has received many accolades, and many like that spoken by a former colleague and California state senator, Joe Dunn, who said, "He's a straight shooter. He's tough as nails in a courtroom, in front of a jury, but he's an individual you can trust. That's given him an incredible reputation."
MIPTC is proud to be able to attend Loyola Law School's Tribute to Champions of Justice dinner, a black-tie event at the Beverly Hills hotel to honor Mark's work. Mark has been instrumental in securing not only victories in the courtroom, but also in bringing the new Bren School of Law to the University of California, Irvine.
Kudos, props a tip of the hat, a pat on the back and a shout out to Mark for his fine work.
How Much Does The Government Know About You?
A lot more than you can imagine. If you fly, then they likely know about the books you read and the kind of clothes you wear, among many other things, such as where you're from, how you paid for your plane tickets, your motor vehicle records, your past one-way travel, seating preferences (I like exit row, aisle, thank you very much) and the meals you ordered in-flight.
They probably even know the color of your underwear.
It Doesn't Exist. It Doesn't. It Doesn't.
I've never been to Taiwan, so I don't really know whether it exists or not, but the underside of many of my electronics promises otherwise.
The United Nations, however, doesn't seem to agree, and has said so for the last 15 years. It won't allow Taiwan to join the UN.
Maybe next year.
Ten Commandments Legal In Kentucky Courthouse; Unconstitutional In Alabama Courthouse
Call me silly but I don't know how to reconcile a federal court ruling in Kentucky that displaying the Ten Commandments in a courthouse is constitutional and displaying the Ten Commandments in an Alabama courthouse is unconstitutional.
Lawyer 2 Lawyer Internet Radio Inspects China
The term, "Made in China" has come under a lot of scrutiny as of late. The latest worldwide toy recall has created huge image problems for Chinese-manufactured goods.
Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss the toy recall, the effect of the recall on the global economy and the fate of global outsourcing. Please join me and my fellow Law.com blogger and co-host Robert Ambrogi as we welcome Professor Peter Dean, from Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design and a former US toy industry executive and Arthur Kroeber, managing director and head of research at Dragonomics out of Beijing, to discuss this hot topic.
Sometimes you have to make an exception. MITPC almost steadfastly refuses to publish news of bad lawyers, but one a kingpin falls, especially one who has made so much money on the businesses he so regularly criticized, karma has struck.
The King of Class Actions has plead guilty to conspiracy charges.
Warm, Perhaps, But Not Hot Enough YetYou'll be pleased to know that a California lawsuit against carmakers for contributing to greenhouse gases doesn't yet rise to the level of a public nuisance. Or perhaps not.
Forget That Bridge In Florida, China's Cornered The Market
If you want to "buy" land in China, you'll have to be very careful who you're buying it from and what you're buying.
It just might belong to someone else.
But then again, if you want some swampland, step right over here...