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I Love This Man And Want To Bear His Children

I don't like lawyers. I don't like people who sue at the drop of a hat. I don't like people who flood our courts with trivial claims. I don't like people who set themselves up to be victimized, then demand compensation for their being victimized.

But I'm willing to set aside all those principles and embrace Daniel Balsam.

What was the old line about a demon fighting on the side of the angels? Works for me.

Now if he could only get the people who are flooding my Yahoo e-mail account with literally dozens of spams a day with "No Subject" that gets past Yahoo's spam filters...

Go, Dan!



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Comments (8)

Nope, I have no love for ty... (Below threshold)
epador:

Nope, I have no love for tying up small claims and higher courts with this stuff. Then again, its probably healthier and certainly more legal than what most of us would rather do than hit the delete key.

I couldn't agree more. I'm ... (Below threshold)
RB:

I couldn't agree more. I'm a HUGE supporter of tort reform, but when I read this I said, "This is one trial lawyer I'm rootin' for!!!"

Re Yahoo: I use them as my "public" e-mail...for websites where I know the address will be posted (a HS reunion site, for example). Yahoo's spam filtering is THE WORST, bar none. It still allows through messages where the "from" line is "Central Bank of Nigeria."

I think it's a good idea, i... (Below threshold)
kevino:

I think it's a good idea, if it's possible. I hope he causes pain for these SOBs that fill up my in-basket. Sounds like a class-action lawsuit.

As that great philosopher Clint Eastwood said recently, "You ever mess with someone you shouldn't have messed with?"

Nah. He's just one more pa... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Nah. He's just one more part of the problem.

We should just find a way for muslims to be offended by email spam (Hey maybe just that it is called spam will be enough). Then they can threaten to cut the throats of email spammers. The left will then rush to create laws forbidding the practice.

Problem solved the Washington DC way.

I'm of two minds about this... (Below threshold)
James H:

I'm of two minds about this guy. On the one hand, I despise spammers with a passion. On the other hand, this lawyer isn't really interested in correcting the problem of spam. He's just trying to make a few bucks by being litigious.

Note that he has around a hundred or so email addresses ... and it's reasonable to conclude that he uses these email addresses specifically to invite spam, then turn around and sue the spammer. I would be more impressed if he took the typical tort lawyer's route and assembled class actions. He could ensure that individual spammers agree not to spam further as part of their settlements.

Also, notice that he's going after companies like the folks behind Adult Friend Finder. Adult Friend Finder is annoying as hell, but it (and companies like it) is not the primary source of spam.

From my perspective, he's a parasite. Perhaps a useful parasite, but a parasite all the same.

Some principle if you're wi... (Below threshold)
steve:

Some principle if you're willing to drop it so easily.

As the adage goes, you've now established that you are , the only thing left is to negotiate the price...

"On the other hand, this la... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"On the other hand, this lawyer isn't really interested in correcting the problem of spam. He's just trying to make a few bucks by being litigious."

Bingo. Not a solution but just another problem and personally I don't feel like feeding the trial lawyer lobby is the solution to anything.

I agree with Jim, James et ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

I agree with Jim, James et al. This guy is a symptom not a solution.




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