Entries by bruce


The 411 on 419’s:  Scamming the scammers. “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Like many cliches, this one has truth and wisdom (although if you follow it too rigidly, you’ll miss out on some great all-you-can-eat buffets). Who among us hasn’t received an email like this one: That leads to […]


TEXTING AND… SOMEONE ELSE’S DRIVING (from crisconner.com) You’re texting while driving, you’ve drifted out of your lane, and — CRASH. Your liability is a no brainer for the person (or estate) who files suit against you.   But what about the person on the other end — the person with whom you’re texting? Fresh out of New […]


SHOULD YOUR LAWYER BE GAGGED?An Indianapolis lawyer indicates that he is facing a disciplinary proceeding for, among other things, something he said about a judge in a private email.  If he’s right, the implications may be of concern to everyone. Paul Ogden is the attorney in question. His blog can be found here at ogdenonpolitics.com […]

Sex and Attorney Disbarment

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A LAWYER/AUTHOR SCORNED Well, maybe the disciplinary commission… An Indiana lawyer became a former lawyer by writing a tell-all book about a former client. Joseph Stork Smith was disbarred last week for, among other things, violating attorney-client privilege. In disbarring him, did the Supremes furnish him with a valuable promotional […]

Don’t Slap the Lawyer in the Courtroom

I have joined the ranks of Americans who blog, reducing our nation’s number of nonbloggers to double digits. [slogan align=]”The law is a ass” — Mr. Bumble in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist[/slogan] Whether or not the law is an ass, its unwise to slap one in a Florida courtroom. Former New England Patriots wide receiver […]