Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Three ancient Chinese Curses

  1. May you live in interesting times.
  2. May you come to the attention of those in authority.
  3. May you find what you are looking for.
Though, they may not be of Chinese origin...
 

Monday, December 5, 2011

What's wrong with or what's working in American court system

Got this "Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action" yesterday.
"This proposed settlement ("Settlement") is on behalf of a nationwide class of consumers (the "Class") who (1) purchased tickets on Ticketmaster's website, www.ticketmaster.com ("the Website") between October 21, 1999 and October 19, 2011...
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The proposed Settlement will provide a combination of benefits to the Class and UPS Subclass. Additionally, Lead Class counsel (identified below) will apply for up to $16.5 million in attorneys' fees and expense reimbursements to counsel for the class and for an incentive award of $20,000 to each of the class representatives..."
The two plaintiffs who brought the case will get $20,000 each and the rest goes to the attorneys.  That is 0.24% vs. 99.76%.