Hippie Hip Hooray!

As a kid, my parents were huge fans of Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning. That’s why it was a no-brainer that when they all starred in the 1982 musical film, ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,’ my folks wanted to see it. Dolly starred as Miss Mona Stangley, who runs a […]

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Unsafe Measures

In a bloodless coup in 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte ended the French Revolution and became the First Consul of France. Through the Napoleonic Wars, he then proceeded to take over most of continental Europe. After a temporary defeat, Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba only to escape and retake control of France. He then […]

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Low Pay Scale

Dwight Howard was on a hot streak. The NBA star just won a championship with the L.A. Lakers. He followed that up by signing a $2.5 million guarantee contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, a young but talented team that many predict will go far in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In the offseason, Howard lives in […]

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Beer Gone Viral

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines for COVID-19. While that’s outstanding news, the logistics of distributing the vaccine are complicated by numerous factors, such as prioritizing the recipients, and the fact that to be effective, the vaccines must be stored at subzero temperatures – Pfizer’s at -70⁰ […]

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Jailhouse Rock

When my kids were little, they loved watching Barney the Dinosaur. Barney was great because he encouraged love, friendship, sharing and kindness. However, after hearing his theme song (I love you, you love me…) about 80 million times, it got to be like nails on a chalkboard. Apparently for parents today, that song is ‘Baby […]

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New Law Hopes to Avoid Cat-astrophe

2020 pretty much stunk, but there were definitely some highlights. We got to attend Zoom meetings in our pajama bottoms, spend more time with our families, and watch “Tiger King.” The Netflix documentary followed the exploits of Joe Exotic, the owner of a private zoo in Oklahoma that features big cats: panthers, bobcats, lynx, jaguars, […]

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McCarty at Home

Sometimes, people ask me to describe our firm culture in one word.  “Collegial,” I always say.  Our office doors are always open. We collaborate on matters. We bounce around issues and ideas.  And we really like working together. The challenge for us is to preserve that part of our culture, conversations, and collaborations when we […]

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Lawsuit Over Being Too Nice?

A few weeks ago, I watched the movie ‘Enola Holmes,’ which is a mystery film based on the first in a series of books of the same name by Nancy Springer. The story stars Millie Bobby Brown as Enola, the teenage sister of the already-famous Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill. With the sleuthing skills […]

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Take a Shot at Going Back to Work

Last week we had some pretty exciting news about the advancements of possible vaccines for COVID-19. Studies for treatments from Moderna, Pfizer and BioNTech have been shown to be 95% effective against infection. Dr. Anthony Fauci was extremely pleased, as he would have been happy with 70% efficacy. Results have been submitted to the U.S. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from McCarty Law!

The leaves have fallen, the temperature has dropped, and the days have grown short. It is once again Thanksgiving. We know that this year’s Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different than years past. We now need to think about things like social distancing, face masks, and hand sanitizer. This year’s holidays also present […]

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