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Blog Watch Briefs: Updates on Earlier Lawsuit Stories

Here are two updates on two previous stories involving ongoing disputes.

First up is the brewing controversy over Avvo, a newly launched legal rating service that Bob Ambrogi and I each covered here and here. Following the preliminary and somewhat critical reviews, now, the first class action suit has been filed against Avvo by a group of lawyers challenging various aspects of Avvo, specifically the controversial and allegedly deceptive rating system. Kevin O'Keefe also posts on the lawsuit here, while over at MyShingle, I ponder why some ratings systems get sued, but not others

Second, here's an update on Roy Pearson's $54 million lawsuit (reduced from $65 million) lawsuit against his dry cleaner for losing his pants that we covered here. Pearson's trial concluded yesterday, and while a decision isn't expected until next week, there's already one ruling in: Pearson won't be re-appointed to his administrative law judge position in DC due to adverse publicity from the case. Sounds like another lawsuit to me ... stay tuned.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on June 15, 2007 at 05:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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