“A good fortune may forebode bad luck, which may in turn disguise good fortune.” – Chinese Proverb
I’ve been sent the blogging equivalent of a chain letter. The kind folks at Drug and Device Law Blog have tagged ClassActionBlawg.com with an Internet Meme (if you don’t know, click the link–It was the first I’d heard of such a thing). My task is to list five interesting non-law blogs and then tag five more blawgers to do the same. This process will then continue over and over until we either find the “God” particle or create a microscopic black hole that causes the Earth to implode instantaneously into a single point of infinite mass and gravity.
The whole thing feels like just the sort of pyramid marketing scheme that is going to get me named a defendant in the next wave of class actions, so my good sense tells me to ignore it. But on the other hand, I have this gut feeling that if I don’t accept Drug and Device Law Blog‘s invitation, the ensuing bad karma will cause me to be afflicted with some sort of industrial disease.
So, I’ll do it, but just to be extra safe, let me first make this DISCLAIMER for the benefit each of the millions of you who end up getting tagged in the future. Please do NOT mail me a $1 bill, no matter how much bad luck you think might come your way if you don’t.
With that out of the way, here are my non-law blog picks of the moment:
1) Levick Strategic Communications’ Bulletproof Blog covers PR topics of interest to lawyers and their clients facing publicity relating to litigation.
2) For those interested in keeping up with trends in corporate governance issues from an accounting consultant’s pespective, see Francine McKenna’s blog, re: The Auditors.
3) Tech Crunch is a great resource for reviews of new websites of all types and trends in Internet innovation, including class action-related sites like SueEasy and litigation alternatives like AllRise.
4) Being a closet science geek, my favorite radio program these days is WNYC’s Radio Lab. WNYC also offers a Radio Lab blog, where they post extra content, just in case the radio broadcasts and podcasts aren’t enough. They haven’t done anything remotely related to class actions as far as I know, but they did do an episode recently on the mysteries of collective group action (in the physical, not legal, sense) called Emergence. Plus, co-host Robert Krulwich recently gave this commencement speech at Cal Tech discussing the art of persuasion through storytelling, which I think is just as applicable to lawyers as it is to scientists.
5) Finally, if you want to keep up to date on everything going on in the NFL even when it’s not game day, check out Mac’s Football Blog. I couldn’t figure out a way to make this one even tangentially related to class actions, but I have to give it a plug since it is written by a fellow suffering Seahawks fan.
… and here are my blawger victims:
1) My former Corporations and Administrative Law Professor, Jay Brown, authors The Race to the Bottom in collaboration with students, which focuses on corporate governance issues.
2) Since he is primarily a plaintiff’s lawyer, Scott Leviant’s perspectives are usually wrong, but his blog entries in The Complex Litigator are so eloquent that you still find yourself agreeing with him.
3) Mack Sperling’s North Carolina Business Litigation Report covers the goings-on in a jurisdiction with a specialized business court dedicated to complex litigation matters.
4) Blawging veteran Kimberly Kralowec of The UCL Practitioner was part of CLE panel that finally convinced me to start ClassActionBlawg.com. So this is the thanks she gets!
Let us go forth and multiply…