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The Common Scold is named after a cause of action that originated in Pilgrim days, when meddlesome, argumentative, opinionated women who displeased the Puritan elders were punished by a brisk dunk in the local pond. Believe it or not, the tort lasted until 1972, when State v. Palendrano, 120 N.J. Super. 336, 293 A.2d 747 (N.J.Super.L., Jul 13, 1972) pretty much put it to rest. But the thought of those feisty women, not afraid of a little cold water, has always cheered me up and inspired me. I first used the moniker as the name of my humor column at the University of San Francisco School of Law many moons ago, and revive it now for this blawg!


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ALMOST LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

Header_logoThe Common Scold will be taking a break during LegalTech New York, and moving the party for the next few days over to our special edition of Legal Blog Watch!

We're offering a BlogFest river at LBW, where you can find reports from ALM reporters and bloggers, as well as almost-live blogging from bloggers from throughout our legal community -- journalists, analysts, consultants and vendors -- check out the action!

If you are at LTNY, stop by the ALM booth and say hi to our team -- and if you are blogger, don't forget to join us Wednesday at 9 am in the Pettite Trianon room for our 2nd not-quite-annual Bloggers' Get Together. (It's free, and we promise lousy coffee and mediocre Danish).

10/4 for now -- I got to go practice my speech for tonight's LTN Awards gala, and polish those sequins. And oh yeah....

CONGRATULATIONS NEW YORK GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Manning brothers rock!!!

--Mon, who has watched two football games in her entire life, all in the last three weeks.

February 5, 2008 in Conventions, Meetings, Live Programs | Permalink

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thanks for the good post!

Posted by: Yngwie | Feb 8, 2008 4:18:34 PM

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