Vacaville Case May Shift Police Brutality Precedent

A Police Assault on a Senior at His Home The attack and injury on then-60 year old Nick Buckhalter at his home in September 2016 was astonishing. Vacaville police attacked the senior after hearing a screech of his tires at his home one night. A plainclothes police officer called in the information and within minutes police were on the scene. As a result of the incident, Mr. Buckhalter is suing the city, its police department, and those involved. Excessive Force and Arrest What … [Read more…]

Lawsuit Over Police Brutality of a Senior

Assault Against a Resident at His Home In many ways, Nick Buckhalter lived the American dream. A man now in his 60s, he settled in Houston County, Georgia and lived a life worth living. Things changed quite dramatically over the last year due to a clear case of police brutality. A lawsuit filed in October chronicles a number of incidents in which Buckhalter was assaulted and humiliated by local police. Buckhalter sued the City of Vacaville over his egregious treatment. The case now heads to … [Read more…]

Fight Between Google and EU Just Warming Up

Regulators Aim for Google’s Heart The fight between the highly progressive European Union and Google is just starting. The two entities will not give up. EU regulators are fast on Google’s trail for allegedly using its influence to manipulate many aspects of tech. The EU considers the web giant a monopoly. Google faces some antitrust cases and suits. All of these are of incredible concern for Americans watching. The fallout likely creates a precedent for American courts and regulators. All of … [Read more…]

Will Paid Google Ads Withstand Allegations of Years Long Fraud

For years our members have complained that Google allows click farms and competitors to exhaust their PPC bids for the day. When customers complained of fraud, Google would not honor the reports detailing the false clicks. Worse, Google makes it hard to track click fraud. So users must pay for special tools to detect it. Preparing a fraud report takes a lot of time and resources. This is in addition to the actual management of the Google Adwords account. Third party Adwords management … [Read more…]

Florida Case May Dramatically Change Legal Marketing Landscape

We know that Matt Dolman, an attorney in Florida led the fight to stop fake attorney referral services. But whenever the black robed Taskmaster gets involved in the free market system, we often see unintended consequences that harm consumers and the legal industry. Put this one under the list of headlines you may not have expected. If you’re a loyal reader of this site, chances are you saw this one coming. Our members have been a lone voice in the wilderness, writing about the potential changes … [Read more…]

Joe Mas takes the Award for 2016 for Best Speaker

Last year, it was Chris Dreyer who took best speaker at our 2015 Trust Con. Here is his award below.  This is a pretty coveted award, since it can only be awarded by a vote of the Circle of Legal Trust executive committee. Dreyer hit it out of the park last year, but this year it had to be Joseph Mas. This is because Mas had an amazing slide show and presentation that we have never seen, and his concise examples and explanations dealing with schema markup are perhaps the single most … [Read more…]

A Very Dangerous Precedent

Did you know Google could be sharing your Google emails and other smart phone type info with Big Brother, and in some cases, even with no warrant? Civil Libertarians say this is pure Orwell, while many Progressives say it is for the greater good.  Alas, the teaming up of wealthy corporations and the government is nothing new. No matter what side you are on, this latest “back door” to your privacy is something that is not common knowledge. Noteworthy, is that Google didn’t make the announcement … [Read more…]

“Net Promoter Score” – New Minefield for Bottom Line of Doctors/Lawyers?

If you are a regular internet user, you know how internet is helping billions of people around the world make better decisions on their purchases. Customers like to check online reviews before they buy stuff and that trend is still on the rise. Customers read online expert reviews in text format and also watch videos where experts are reviewing products. In addition to that, customers like to give their own feedback based on their experience with the business, its product and services. Jointly, … [Read more…]

Machine Learning For Attorneys 101

Ever since Hummingbird, online attorneys have been hit by one rank reducing algorithm after another. In the name of “improving” search, we have seen one online firm after another go they way of ancient Rome. Now attorneys can debate their futures as they see the potentially crippling effects of a new “improvement” at machine learning. Yes that’s right, a machine learning platform from Google has now made it into news. This new platform might be Google’s best shot at machine learning software … [Read more…]

Uber Spamming with illegal Texts Consumer Lawsuit Alleges

If there was ever a company that should have hired a personal injury and employment law attorney like me for risk management, prior to doing business in California, it was Uber. What an amazing idea to think like a true entrepreneur and produce results.  But when Uber did that, it shook the foundations of the licensing and taxation systems and soon Uber started getting hit with claims falling under all manner of allegations. The latest case against Uber appears to be unsolicited text … [Read more…]