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Overlawyered

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Walter  Olson

Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

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Disabled rights roundup
Housing authority in Meeker, Colorado, population 2,250, will pay nearly $1 million to settle suit over limits on emotional support animals [Niki Turner, Rio Blanco Herald-Times, Kathleen Foody, Associated Press/Colorado Sun, Stina Sieg, Colorado Pub...
Overlawyered
Friday, August 23, 2019


"Ohio State seeks to trademark the word ‘The'"
"Ohio State is seeking a trademark on one of the most common words in the English language. The school, formally known as The Ohio State University, is seeking a trademark on the word ‘The' for use on clothing and hats." [ESPN] The rival University o...
Overlawyered
Thursday, August 22, 2019


180 CEOs proclaim loyalty to "stakeholders." A revolution?
My new Cato piece begins: Yesterday the Business Roundtable released a "Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation" signed by 180 CEOs of major companies. It proclaims "a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders," including customers, employe...
Overlawyered
Wednesday, August 21, 2019


August 20 roundup
UK: "British newspapers can legitimately mock parrots and compare them to psychopaths, the press regulator has ruled, after an unsuccessful complaint that the Daily Star misrepresented the emotions of a pet bird." [Jim Waterson, Guardian] Cato schola...
Overlawyered
Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Social media as public pillory for campaign donations
"When public officials or those running for office call out the political donations of people they don't like, what's the goal? Is it merely to shame them?" I comment in this new Cato Daily Podcast with Caleb Brown. More on the controversy over Rep. ...
Overlawyered
Monday, August 19, 2019


Some costs of "red flag" laws
My letter to the editor at the Washington Post last Tuesday on red flag gun laws: August 13, 2019 Red flag' laws can have deadly consequences The Aug. 9 front-page article "Results of ‘red flag' gun laws uneven across 17 states, D.C." quoted critics ...
Overlawyered
Sunday, August 18, 2019


More highlights from "How To Become a Federal Criminal"
We posted last month about Mike Chase's new book "How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender" (Atria Books). For a deeper dive, check out Shoshana Weissmann's lengthy running thread with many more highlights f...
Overlawyered
Saturday, August 17, 2019


Liability roundup
"TriMet faulted Laing for failing to heed warning signs … and earbuds playing loud music. Laing's attorneys argued it couldn't be determined what volume the music was playing at at the time of impact." [Aimee Green, Oregonian; $15 million jury verdic...
Overlawyered
Friday, August 16, 2019


Shutting out the sunlight
The effects of England's 1696-1851 window tax can still be seen on its streets today [Dan Lewis, Now I Know] Tags: real estate, taxes, United Kingdom...
Overlawyered
Thursday, August 15, 2019


Posting slowdown
With the summer doldrums having arrived I expect the rate of posting to slow down, maybe to one post a day, through the end of the month. Tags: about the site...
Overlawyered
Wednesday, August 14, 2019



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