Lawyers

Something NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen Is Actually Good At

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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Democrat promises are not much different from everyone elses lies.  Yes, ObamaCare is the biggest example, and there is Benghazi, among others.  But I’m more interested in this whole income (in)equality thing. Remember the Lilly Ledbetter act?  Carol Shea-Porter and Jeanne Shaheen promoted this legislation as the solution to workplace wage equality.  The DCCC even […]

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Assuming I survive….

by Susan Olsen April 24, 2013

From this morning’s Concord fish wrap: “Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Woodcock said people who legitimately act in self-defense usually don’t get charged with a crime, anyway. “I think you have to have some confidence in your law enforcement people, that they do do their level best to prosecute, the people who really deserve prosecution and […]

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Vicious Dogs

by Rick Olson December 28, 2012

“Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.”  —Francis Bacon   In New Hampshire if you are even slightly “nipped” by a dog, you can make a pile of cash! We are not talking about a Pit Bull Terrier […]

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GrokTV Event – Rumney home event for Ovide Lamontagne (Candidate, NH Governor) – Question 3 – Do any tort reforms in the State in order to help us?

by Skip July 17, 2012

The last question was on Obamacare and how to protect NH business owners from it; this question concerns the legal ramifications as well – tort reform.  It is almost obligatory to say that the Democrats are so beholden to the trial lawyers (along with Big Unions, Big Environmentalism, and Wall Street) that their legislation often […]

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Inebriated William Jasmin Who Fell Out Of A Tree Stand Drops His Lawsuit

by Rick Olson November 21, 2011

“A lawsuit is a fruit tree planted in a lawyer’s garden.” —Italian Proverb William Jasmin of Manchester, the drunk, non-licensed hunter who sued a landowner following his own demise in falling from a tree stand, has dropped his lawsuit. Jasmin suffered partial paralysis when the tree stand he attempted to enter failed, causing him to […]

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KRISTIN TAKES THEM DOWN ONE BY ONE

by Rick Olson October 20, 2011

“Liars are always ready to take oaths.” —Vittorio Alfieri Brendan Bisbee, love interest of the infamous shrew Kristin Ruggiero is presently on trial answering to seven counts of Perjury where prosecutors allege he lied for Kristin during her trial. Also under indictment are Elizabeth “Kim” McDonald, Kristin’s mother, Daniel Ruggiero, Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Ruggiero’s estranged […]

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And this is one example I like that old joke of “Cruise boat with a trial lawyer party sinks”

by Skip July 22, 2011

Punch line: "a good start." I just received an email that said I was a party to a class action suit against Verizon Wireless.  And gee whillikers, Batman, I’m supposed to get me some compensation.  The amount?  Man, a court settlement??  HEY, I MUST BE RICH!  Don’t the winners in a suit against a big […]

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William Jasmin: A Man Without A Hunting License

by Rick Olson July 21, 2011

In my previous entry about a “Hunter” who was seriously injured when a tree stand that he climbed into collapsed, causing him to fall, there was a presumption that the “Hunter” was lawfully engaged in the activity of hunting upon the land of Charles Corliss. That is not the case. WILLIAM JASMIN HAD NO LICENSE TO HUNT.

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New Hampshire’s Hunting Tradition Under Attack From Within

by Rick Olson July 5, 2011

This is the litigation lottery…nothing more.  Despite the laws limiting liability, Jasmin probably lawyer-shopped, finding Mr. Branch to shake down the owner of the property. And more than likely, William Jasmin could care not one lick. He could care less that more property owners will now post their land and preclude hunting for countless others….preclude hikers, bird-watchers…mountain bikers.

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Why do liberals hate and fear scientific truth?

by Tim Condon March 24, 2011

Answer: For the political Left, politics always trumps truth. Always has, starting with socialism and other forms of statism. A couple of days ago the sainted and foxy Ann Coulter wrote about radiation hormesis, the scientifically supported theory that a certain level of radiation dosage is beneficial to human beings. Well! Liberal truth-deniers went into their usual […]

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Keeping Family Court Simple, Ain’t So Simple

by Rick Olson March 2, 2011

Continue reading, “Keeping Family Court Simple, Ain’t So Simple”

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HB 146 – Should NH Have Jury Nullification?

by Steve MacDonald February 21, 2011

The jury is the verdict. Are they suggesting that while a jury trial is necessary to ensure real justice in our real world that the same jury must be limited in its power to interpret the circumstances and application of the law that they will use to incarcerate the accused?

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Good Ol’ Two Face

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2010

  June 24th 2010  Today, Paul Hodes fought to end the influence that corporate and foreign special interests have in American elections by supporting the DISCLOSE Act. July 13th 2010 Paul Hodes’ Senate campaign confirmed that "yes, Paul did attend" the weekend fundraiser hosted by trial lawyers in Vancouver, British Columbia. June 24th 2010 "New Hampshire’s […]

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The House Passed It, Now Look At What’s In It

by Steve MacDonald July 8, 2010

I hope Rath Young Pignatelli, Shaheen and Gordon, and all the other leftward Lawyerly types are prepared for a shot of mandatory diversity.  Those democrat congressmen from New Hampshire they like to donate to—so the government can make more law for lawyers to lawyer over—just passed more than a financial regulations bill when they voted […]

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McCotter on the Sham-WOW Summit!

by S@cc3r08 February 23, 2010

McCotter was just in NH and he was great. Here is just another example of him leading the fight. He was the only member of Republican "Leadership" that voted against TARP as well.   See his recent NH video: http://granitegrok.com/blog/2010/02/thaddeus_mccotter_rmi_blogger_meeting_in.html The Crisis of Consent: Republicans Must NOT Abet Obama’s ShamWoW! Summit Posted by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter […]

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More for Kathy to chew on – so, are these guys wrong?

by Skip January 7, 2010

Back here, the Honorable Dan Itse was on Rush’s show and talking about the fact that the 10th Amendment can provide safety for the States rights against an encroaching Federal government power grab.  Well, Kathy Sullivan wasn’t too happy that Dan is part of a movement that is trying to centralize power into the hands […]

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Scary to Conservatives – but “Progressives” will love it!

by Skip March 30, 2009

Conservatives, to a T, believe America (warts and all) is the best country that the world has ever known.  They believe in American Exce, and thus, wish the country to bow down to no others – complete sovereignty is a given with no compromise in any area (e.g., borders, financial, militarily, culturally).  Progressives, on the […]

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No good deed goes unpunished…

by Doug December 27, 2008

Thankfully, lawyers were scarce in Biblical days… The story out of California regarding the "good samaritan" being sued after pulling her friend from a car following a horrific automobile accident is both disturbing– and uplifting. From Overlawyered.com: California’s Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that the state’s “Good Samaritan” law providing tort immunity for rescuers applies […]

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And then you wonder why people don’t stop to help anymore…

by Skip December 21, 2008

It used to be, see someone in trouble, stop and help.  That was the American way.  That is, until the lawyers started to get involved. So, what’s the Lesson?  Think twice about helping – you may get sued.  From Overlawyered:  As mentioned yesterday, California’s Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that the state’s “Good Samaritan” law […]

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And the Dems say that they are for free speech? Naw!

by Skip September 17, 2008

First they want to bring back the Fairness Doctrine (an old policy from the early years of radio that forced stations to equalize air time for opposing viewpoints.  If a conservative bought air time to espouse their views, the station had to give equal time.  Consequence?  Free speech became no speech as stations didn’t want […]

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They are supposed to be the last defense of our Constitution

by Skip August 11, 2008

I expect, as an ordinary citizen of the United States, that our Supreme Court would see everything through the lens of the US Constitution.  That is the ultimate standard, and all decisions should be measured against magnificent document.  In its few brief pages, it has help to guide and nourish a fledgling young nation to […]

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Another stupid lawyer suit

by Skip July 12, 2008

No, I’m not talking about the lawyer that sued the dry cleaners for losing his pants – to the tune of 50 million dollars (he later lost his job). This one is just about the same level of stupidity, though: N&O subscriber sues the paper for cutting staff RALEIGH – A News & Observer subscriber […]

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Powerful Town Administrator Fired

by Doug March 13, 2008

Exit… The story of the firing of the Town Administrator here in the ‘Grok’s hometown seems to have attracted statewide attention. With that in mind, I am posting the following piece with a bit of the backround information for those who might be interested. [Cross-posted at GilfordGrok. Other posts here and here. Excellent Laconia Daily Sun […]

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More on our Right-to-Know lawsuit…

by Doug July 9, 2007

  . As we continue to wait to find out if the words written in NH’s Right-to-Know law (RSA 91-A) actually mean what they say or not, another long-time citizen-activist of Laconia has weighed in with an observation that we can only hope the judge reads before rendering his final decision on our suit in Superior […]

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This could get amusing….

by Skip September 23, 2006

This one ought to be on pay-per-view!  From The Australian: From correspondents in United Nations LEBANESE President Emile Lahoud has said overnight that his country reserved the right to take Israel before the UN General Assembly or the world court to seek reparations from damage caused by its recent war against Hezbollah guerrillas. Chutzpah comes […]

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