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Studying for the LSAT / I think LSAC Screwed me again!!!
« on: October 03, 2004, 09:32:35 PM »
I went to the site on Thursday, knowing full well I wanted to Cancel my test and get the 40 bucks refund.  I was going to pay the 29.00 just to postpone it, because this worked the last time.  However, I read the policy at least 3 times, and it says cutoff dates for refunds on OCT, 2004 LSAT is October 4th.  that threw me, but wasn't worried.  I followed the procedure, faxed everything they wanted, crossed all the T's and dotted the I's just in case.  I asked for a return phone call on the Fax to give a confirmation of receipt.  I never got a call back.  when I tried to call it was too late.  I am VERY CONCERNED THAT THAY DID NOT RECEIVE THIS FAX.

What's to stop somebody from talking the test, canceling, then asking for their money back on the fourth?  Now i am really concerned.  Damn, these people suck.  I don't need any more bad marks on my record, trust me on that one!   >:(

Studying for the LSAT / Has anybody heard from Baff?
« on: October 03, 2004, 07:38:03 PM »
Poor guy had enough time struggling while studying so much, then he posts at 1:AM before the test and says he csnnot sleep.  I'm personally pulling for him.  He knows I have trouble with the LSAT.  I just hope he posts, or maybe I missed his posts, just wanted to make sure he is okay.  And, how he thought he did.  If he has not been around, I would guess the latter.  BAFF, Come out wherever you are  ;)

Law School Admissions / Cell Phones Experts - Please offer advice!
« on: October 02, 2004, 08:54:35 PM »
I am 100% totally against cell phones because I rarely even answer my own landline phone. 
More importantly, I can't stand hearing students on campus talking to their friends 100 yards away just to say "I have 1600 minutes to burn, so I just wanted to say hi"  The amount of cell phones going off in class is totally annoying even though they are explicitly told to turn them off during class.  When the professor's cell phone goes off, and takes the call, what am I gonna do?  DOWNY should do his next story on cell phones.

Any ways that's just a setup to where my advice is needed.  This is what I want in a cell phone:  NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS.  It can and will sometimes go more than a month without being used.  However, I do find myself in situations where I wish I had one.  (like for important cslls, waiting for you doctor to call back, a possible employer since I am searching for work).  Just a few minutes a month if that. 

From what I have learned so far, I am pretty much not going to get a free phone unless
I sign for a yearly plan or some length of time plan.  Correct?  Yes?  If the answer is yes, I would want to buy a cell phone with a pretty good "palm Pilot" thingy included as a part of the phone (meaning the phone is one device).  I don't give a hoot about picture phones, but I may be intetested in the wireless adaptability to the Internet.

Does anybody have a pretty good grip on the cell phone industry that can help me out with some advice.  Or am I so cell phone inept that anybody can answer my questions?

Above is what I want, I respectfully request your recommendation of what would be the cheapest route?  Yes, if I have to buy something, just for minor inconveniences, I really don't want to spend a whole lot of money.  Example of a question I have...Are there monthly plans where I only pay like ten bucks a month and still get a free phone?  What if I went out and bought the top of the line cell phone, can I use prepaid cards that everybody buys at the grocery store?  Just an example of my stupidty about the cell phone industry, but yet, would appreciate if some one could help a poor old man out. 



I work as a non-paid consultant for the local small business agency dept.  I was asked to poll a bunch of smart folks, so where else but here right?  This is one of my actual serious posts.  If we had a way to make it easier for people to start their own business, I believe out economy and social well-being will improve.  Afterall, small business is where most of he taxes are paid, and in some way, defines our country.  Please vote as if you were not going to be a lawyer.  I know that'as hard, but it can be done. 

Thanks to all who participate. 

Law School Admissions / I hate this board!
« on: September 25, 2004, 01:45:40 AM »
I specifically planned on completing two small tasks tonight.  Now this would not be so bad except for the fact that these same two tasks were planned to be completed two Friday's ago, and I even pushed myself a bit extra tonight since I failed to complete these two minor tasks last Friday.  Now I am too tired.  I spent the whole night reading and posting on LSD, and the most interesting discussion was between me and Absy deciding whether or not Franz was witty or not.  Or rather, if Absy was referring to wit or Franz.
I don't really remember.  I need one last story from DOWNY to complete my night.

I am a poor pathetic old man.   >:(

Law School Admissions / Penis shifting.
« on: September 24, 2004, 09:36:19 PM »
Okay ladies, we all grab are crotches because we need to move things around for comfort.  I prefer to keep my penis shifted to the left, but i am left handed, and do not know if that plays a role.  Some probably go right, some right down the middle, and with the infamous shrinkage factor, sometimes we have no choice but the middle, that is, if you do experience shrinkage.  Fess up guys?  Right, Left, Middle?

Law School Admissions / What do you call a lawyer with a LSAT score of 130?
« on: September 24, 2004, 01:09:29 AM »
Your honor. 

Law School Admissions / Is the G-Spot a myth?
« on: September 23, 2004, 05:22:00 PM »
It's my understanding it is located about 1 - 2 inches in, on the very top of the vaginal wall.


Law School Admissions / What are you doing?
« on: September 23, 2004, 02:19:42 AM »
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I'll be as brief as possible.  I had my hip replaced in October of 2000.  3 months
later my Dr. informed me that the implant was being recalled.  The company
who made the implants knew they were defective, and gambled that not many
of them would fail.  After a myriad of law suits were filed, a court ordered a
judge to handle this as a class action suit.  Once the company threatened
bankruptcy, the lawyers backed off and settled the case in front of the judge,
and the results were posted on the Web.

Anybody's hip that failed from 2000-2004 (AND WAS REPLACED AGAIN) would be awarded a set amount, $160,000.  Also the legal fees were set for the attorneys, which in effect wiped out any contingency deal I had with my lawyer prior to the final decision. 
For members of the suit, the settlement offer expires 12/31/2004 and you will
have no recourse if you opted in and your hip failed after 12/31/04.
If you opted out, you would be giving away your claim to the $160,000 if your hip failed. 

Also, included was a 1000.00 settlement to anybody who had the particular hip implanted,
but yet had caused any problems.  This offer also expired 12/31/04.

The only reason to opt in, at least in mind is that the company may not have any
money left to sue for, plus, I don't really think I could prove that after 4 years, it
was their implant that failed, would be the cause of it failing (I could have fell or something like that).  I called my attorney friend who I respect very much, and asked him what I should do.  He said he is in no position to offer advice like that (meaning that kind of decision can only be made by me).  After listening to my class action
attorney, and asking the Doctor his thoughts, I chose to opt in.  I already received my one thousand dollars and still have the opportunity to collect 160,000 grand if my hip fails between now and 12/31/04. 

My business law professor told me that strict liability cases do not require any proof of injury, because by nature, the defendant already said they were at fault, and were willing to pay me at least 1000.00.  The 1000.00 may be for people like me whose hip never failed, but constantly worried about it, and still do.  When I told my friend attorney that I did not have to prove an injury, he told me to go back and read my book from class, because I don't understand strict liability.  I did go back and read it, and it appears the professor was wrong, or I heard him wrong, most likely the latter.  Now I don't know even after reading "Tort Law" why I was paid without any injury ? (the hip will not fail either)

Thoughts?  Comments? Any general non-sensical replies?

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