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  • The American Bar Association journal identified the most recent of a series of legal services provided “quick and easy.” As the story goes, the client signs up online, provides a summary of the issue, pays $39 and gets a call back in 15 minutes from an attorney who is willing to give him/her advice for 15 minutes. It all sounds good, until you act on what you think that advise was. This is not to say that the advise was bad, or that the attorney is not competent in the field of inquiry; it reflects on the time restrictions inherent in this business model.

  • It takes anywhere from 1/5 to 2/5 of a second for an eye to blink. A pretty remarkable speed considering blinking is hardly noticeable and does not interfere with our daily life. We don’t count the blinks of an eye—they are just there, imperceptibly doing nature’s work.

  • At least thirteen deaths are reportedly related to a defective ignition switch installed in various General Motors models. GM has acknowledged that switches used in some of its small cars were quietly changed in 2007 to provide more torque, reducing the chance of turning off the engines. However, it was in fact reported that after requesting their vendor to change these switches, the part number (traditionally changed any time there is a change in the part to avoid confusion with prior, different parts) remained the same.

  • Bank of America just reached a record settlement in a case where it was accused of sending harassing debt collection “Robocalls” to customers’ cell phones. The $32 million settlement includes a provision directing Bank of America to desist from calling its clients’ cell phones without prior approval which may affect 7.7 million credit card holders and mortgage loan customers. Sallie Mae held the previous settlement record ($24 million) for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.