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!

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2012 LTN Innovation Awards - Last Chance 2 Enter



It's free, it's painless, and it's a chance to shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of the unsung heroes of the legal industry.  Nominate the best and the brightest in these categories:


1. IT Champion of the Year

2. CIO/IT Director of the Year

Most innovative use of tech in:

3. Large firm >100

4. Small firm <100

5. Law Dept or Govt'l agency

6. Pro Bono project

Info and form here: http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/ltn_awards.jsp

Email entries to mbay@alm.com by 11:59 Monday Dec. 3

Questions: mbay@alm.com or 212 457 9530


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