Monthly Archives: May 2013

Let’s Kill All The Lawyers

Shakespeare’s line “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” has become something of a rallying cry for those who say there are simply too many lawyers.  But last summer, when I reread Henry IV, I realized that the line had been taken badly out of context.  In fact, Shakespeare is not suggesting […]

Pushing the Boundaries of the Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that investigates claims of employment discrimination, doesn’t actually have a physical office in Maine.  Its closest office is Boston.  But that didn’t stop several EEOC representatives from Boston and New York from coming up to Maine last Monday to address Mainers about the work the EEOC […]

It’s Personal

I let out a loud whoop last week when a jury returned a record $240 million verdict on behalf of individuals with intellectual disabilities.  No, it wasn’t my case.  No, it wasn’t here in Maine; it was in Iowa.  And no, the plaintiffs almost certainly will never collect any of the money. I’ve handled all […]