Too lazy to chase ambulances yourself? Look no further than Services to Lawyers (www.services tolawyers.com), which is a cocktail of direct marketing and litigation document processing.
The company provides lawyers with databases of people who have had their lives ruined by the drastic side-effects of the powerful medicines they have been taking. All the lawyers have to do is phone them up and get them into court against the big pharma companies.
One lawyer from Phoenix, Arizona says: “In this programme, you actually do not hunt the prospect down. The prospect hunts you down and this makes a great difference.”
Will in-house panel reviews follow suit, with shotguns at the ready?
If, while browsing eBay, a sudden urge to divorce your spouse comes over you, then Mills & Reeve might just have the solution. The firm has launched a new site (www.divorce.co.uk) which offers handy tips on the separation process.
It’s not all legalese the site has information “to help with the surrounding emotional issues that arise in divorce situations”.
And a Mills & Reeve partner will come round to your house and give you a hug.
Crappy new year
Wherever you are for New Year’s Eve, just make sure you’re not in Skadden‘s New York office. The Skadden Insider blog (http://skaddeninsider.blog spot.com/) posted a morale-boosting email from partner Willy Schwartz outlawing booze for anyone watching the Times Square festivities from the office.
Apparently things got out of hand last year. “Each employee is limited to inviting a maximum of three guests.
“The employee will be provided with a guest pass for each registrant.
“Guests must be accompanied or met by their Skadden host in order to be admitted. No alcohol will be permitted.”
Guests are allowed no more than one item of conversation each.
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