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New, Peer Reviewed Study is Perfect for Lawsuits Involving Sky-diving: “Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial”

Posted in Humor, Litigation Industry, Science
A brilliant new study on parachute use was recently published in the British Journal of Medicine. The researchers/authors presumably will go on to enjoy long careers as expert witnesses in lawsuits involving injuries related to sky-diving. The study is open access and online; it is titled: Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when… Continue Reading

Readers of Science Magazine Outline the Future: The next generation’s Frankenstein films

Posted in Humor, Science
I’m an optimist about science and the future. But some people are not so optimist, or at least focus on negative possibilities. An open access article from Science provides a pretty good set of hypothetical future books/films that might be as groundbreaking as was Frankenstein. Gene editing plainly has plenty of people thinking about ill-intended… Continue Reading

A Great Post for a Friday: “Note to Experts: Do Not Cruelly Disparage Your Client’s Decedent, Curse Out Your Judge, and Flout the Court’s Orders, or You May Face Steep Personal Sanctions”

Posted in Humor, Litigation Industry
I remain too busy to write much, but can make time to pass on legal insight tinged with wry humor. It’s a December 8, 2017 post from Rachel Weil at the Drug & Device Law blog. Enjoy the article and wry humor, it is as great as the title: Note to Experts: Do Not Cruelly… Continue Reading

Identification of Seasonal Gene Expression

Posted in Humor, Science
New research (published May 12, 2015 in Nature Communications – paywall) suggests that gene expression “varies not only during the day but also throughout the year.” The research raises new questions. For example, is there a “Cubs gene,” and does it have a pattern of seasonal expression that may help to explain Cub fans who… Continue Reading

SCOTUS and a Well Told Fish Story – Kudos to Brian Murray and Meghan Sweeney

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It’s great when lawyers mix humor into tight legal analysis. Therefore, I’ve taken the liberty of posting below an article that otherwise is caught behind a paywall that guards the November 20, 2014 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Top court reels in Sarbanes-Oxley fish case By Brian J. Murray Brian J. Murray is a… Continue Reading

“Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science”

Posted in Humor, Science
It’s Friday, so please indulge some cutting humor from Andy Borowitz. His humor is online at the New Yorker. NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science. In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that… Continue Reading

The Beatles and Litigation

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As the 50th anniversary arrives, the writers at the Drug & Device blog bring the Beatles into the world of mass tort litigation. It’s always good to read work from lawyers with a fully developed sense of humor. … Continue Reading

“The Merry Old Land of Lawz” – Some Lawyers Are Creative, and Sing and Dance Too !

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  For Chicagoans looking for wickedly smart humor this weekend, consider singing and dancing lawyers presenting the Chicago Bar Association’s annual year end show of musical skits lampooning everybody. We saw it Wednesday night and it was great, with its theme built around the Wizard of Oz. Our favorite skit of the evening played off… Continue Reading

The Scorecard for Laughter at SCOTUS

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Courtesy of Bruce Carton at, links to and a summary of the annual Supreme Court laughs count from Boston University law professor Jay Wexler. Should we be worried or happy that Justice Scalia generated 14 laughs during the oral argument on "Obamcare"?  … Continue Reading