Silence is golden

Everyone at imPaneled apologizes to the many of you who have been lying awake at night wondering when you might see another post here. We feel your  pain, as reporting the ups, downs and wacky antics of the world of class actions and complex litigation is always more fun than anything for which we might actually get paid. But that pesky need to get paid is perpetually the bane of imPaneled’s existence.

As to that, the boss here is now getting paid directly by clients (details on the right), rather than by other lawyers. That’s generally a good thing. But it required time to put in place–which explains the recent silence–and will require that imPaneled stay friendly with the rest of the world if it is to succeed. We at imPaneled have been known to be a mite opinionated, online and offline, and will not have it any other way. That, however, is not conducive to staying friendly with the rest of the world.

So imPaneled will be lying low for a bit longer. If all goes well, it won’t be long until we’re swimming in so much cash that we can afford to offend anyone and everyone who deserves it.  On that note, here’s one for the road: A curse on anyone who files a frivolous lawsuit. As we have said elsewhere, they waste our courts’ resources, discredit the plaintiffs’ bar, and provoke further restrictions on legitimate cases.

That’s it for now.  If you want more of the same sooner rather than later, follow the advice of the legendary Soupy Sales: Put those “funny green pieces of paper with pictures of U.S. Presidents . . . in an envelope and mail them to me.”  Barring that, we’ll be content with just your good wishes.

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    Bart Cohen is the principal of the Law Office of Bart D. Cohen, where he represents his clients in class actions and other complex litigation, and Winning Briefs, where he polishes, edits and drafts written work product for overextended lawyers.

    His unnatural appetites for rules and research of all kinds have made him an expert on proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. He feeds those appetites and chronicles the battles to land lead counsel appointments that are fought in part before the Panel on imPaneled.

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