The Common Scold

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!



Ball_reduced With the news of layoffs at two EDD providers (i365/Metalincs and SPi), I thought you might want a sneak preview of Craig Ball's column "What Lies Beneath."

Ball warns us to be sure we have considered how to protect our firms and clients should a vendor evaporate.

View it here  or download it here: Download Ball_In_Your_Court

January 26, 2009 in Breaking News, Darwin Watch, EDD: E-Discovery, News & Analysis | Permalink


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i365, A Seagate Company, has periodically undertaken reorganizations and consolidations in order to capitalize on synergies across the company, particularly in light of our history of acquisition. We intend to develop an interoperable family of products that provides greater customer value, and have recently re-aligned our engineering teams to better leverage our IP and human assets. We also have eliminated some duplicative support and administrative infrastructure across our broader portfolio.

E-Discovery is a critically important part of the company's future and our re-alignment will strengthen our ability to deliver the products and services needed in this growing market. We are hiring certain key skills and have an exciting new release of our MetaLINCS product coming soon.

Posted by: Dana Loof | Jan 26, 2009 8:09:44 PM

Beautiful and very fascinating article. Keep up the excellent work.

Posted by: Rådgivende ingeniør | Nov 9, 2009 1:04:38 AM

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