Your Lawyer On Baseball

April 11, 2012

This is your lawyer:

This is your lawyer onΒ BASEBALL.


This is the York & Jasper Slumlords’ Contact Information.

April 11, 2012

This is the York & Jasper Slumlords’ Contact Information.

Have at you.

Hidden City Philadelphia – In The Fire’s Aftermath, Fear And Uncertainty Lingers

April 11, 2012

Courtesy Hidden City Philadelphia - by Peter Woodall

In The Fire’s Aftermath, Fear And Uncertainty Lingers

To think, Hidden City did an article about the danger of Buck Hosiery only 10 days ago.

Philadelphia’s News Outlets are Hearing Us!

April 11, 2012

Leo Mulvihill, a lawyer who lives in the area, said that neighbors saw vagrants breaking in, and that the building was being used as a drug den and an illegal chop shop …

‘We are a system of laws. . . . Each time you have a violation, you have to be given an opportunity to respond,’ Gillison said. ‘That’s just the way it is here in America. The bottom line is that it’s incumbent on the owner to respond.’

The city can seal properties without an owner’s permission, but the city places a premium on working with owners and trying to get them to take responsibility.


‘I understand that L&I has policies. I understand that there is due process afforded to the owner,’ Mulvihill said. ‘The important point is it shouldn’t have deteriorated to the point it did before the city did anything about it.’

After deadly fire, debate over who was responsible for building’s condition (Philadelphia Inquirer).

I wasn’t kidding when I said that yesterday’s post wouldn’t be our first. Check back as we figure out what else we can do to fight slumlords and get the city to act so this doesn’t happen again.

Winging It

April 10, 2012

It was a boring Wednesday afternoon at about 3:45pm. I was playing on Twitter, reading the sports news, and happy to have a little downtime. My phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID and saw it was James’s partner, Chris, my former boss at Wolf Rebman.Β I picked up the phone and to see what was going on.

Chris sounded worried.

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Our First Post About the Buck Hosiery Fire at York & Jasper – We’re Angry.

April 10, 2012
Buck Hosiery Fire at York & Jasper

This is what we were trying to prevent.

By now, I am sure you’ve heard of the terrible fire at the old Buck Hosiery plant in which two firefighters lost their lives.

l’ve walked past this building countless times on my way to and from the York Dauphin El station and marveled at its unrealized potential. Now, instead of realizing that potential, it’s the scene of a horrific fire that’s made national newsΒ for killing two firefighters.Β  Read the rest of this entry »

Brian Sims: Bringing Courage, Conviction, and Inspiration to the 182nd District

April 7, 2012

Brian Sims is running for State Representative in the 182nd District

Brian Sims is running for State Representative in the 182nd District against Babette Josephs. Babette has been entrenched in the 182nd District, pretty much forever. As my friend Chris SawyerΒ aptly put it, “Babette is where good legislation goes to die.”

But I’m not really interested in writing about Babette, at least right now. Authors far better than myself have already done that.

Let’s talk about Brian Sims, a former classmate of mine and a guy who will be getting my support this year.

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I Want a Big Giant Octopus

April 6, 2012

According to David Wells, the bald guy in the “Pay Me Now” video, someone is giving away a giant stuffed octopus.

And I want it.


Crystal Cox: Is Philly Law Blog Part of a Big Awesome Media Conspiracy, Along With AbovetheLaw and Nickelback fans? I Sure Hope So!

April 5, 2012

Chickity China the Chinese chicken, you have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin', watchin' X-Files with no lights on, we're dans la maison, I hope the Smoking Man's in this one.

Growing up, my favorite show was the X-Files. You could never tell if Fox Mulder was off his rocker, or whether the whole thing was part of a big alien conspiracy. And the Smoking Man was pretty cool.

I still like shows on the History Channel about Nostradamus, the Mayan Calendar, and theΒ Illuminati and that sort of thing. Hell, I’ve even read the DaVinci Code. The conspiracy theory stuff is always fun and interesting.

Today, as an unabashed Nickelback fan, I’m hoping to become part of the vast conspiracy.

Now, I know you’re saying “There’s no such thing as a Nickelback fan!”

But shouldn’t the question be asked?

Are Nickelback fans trying to silence Crystal Cox on behalf of big media?

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Ambulance Chaser Chili – the Secret Recipe!

April 4, 2012

So good it could kill you.

Here’s the recipe. It makes about 4 servings (the spicing). Or about a billion tiny souffle cups. Either way, one taster described it like this:

Jordan and Leo win my the award for producing the hottest food I’ve personally tried in my life. At one point my hands went slightly numb.

Are you prepared?

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