Tag Archives: advice

Is Online Activity Likely to Lead to Lawyer Misbehavior?

 Post by Randall Ryder More and more lawyers are getting in trouble for things they have done online. Are lawyers asking for sanctions by posting comments online? A recent article points out a number of situations where lawyers have been negatively…

Criminal Charges Against Nurse Who Encouraged People to Kill Themselves

A Minnesota nurse who allegedly encouraged people to commit suicide in online chat rooms is now facing criminal charges. The Defendant, who is a man, apparently posed as numerous alter egos online and offered people advice on how to commit…

Obama to nominate controversial choice to head OLC

President Obama is set to renominate Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). The OLC advises the president and other members of the executive branch whether certain actions are considered lawful.  Johnsen was approved by the Senate…

This is Democracy Whether We Like it or Not

The word democracy conjures up all kinds of things to people, but generally it means rule by the people. But in practice so far at least, democracy isn’t really rule by the people, it’s rule by representatives of the people.…

ICBC sues retired teacher over website that offers claims advice

From the Times-Colonist By Andy Ivens, Canwest News ServiceAugust 7, 2009   Penny Stainton’s helpful guide to dealing with the Insurance Corp. of B.C. has ruffled some feathers at the provincial government’s auto-insurance company. Internet users can pick up free…

Mainstream Media vs. the Internet Continued

So often I see stories about mainstream business ventures in the papers and on TV, and rarely do I see a story about a purely online business, at least one that isn’t Google, Twitter, or Facebook anyway.  Why?  What’s the…

Two more ICBC jury breaches are found

Canwest News ServiceMay 29, 2009   ICBC’s investigation into the improper disclosure of the accident-claim histories of jurors has uncovered two other breaches of jurors’ privacy, the auto-insurance agency confirmed Thursday. The breaches, described by ICBC spokesman Mark Jan Vrem…