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Check out Faye Cohen’s post to her blog Toughlawyerlady!


• Here is a tip: life is not fair.
• Here is second tip: the law is not always fair.
• Here is a third tip: just because laws are on the books does not mean that some entity will apply them fairly, or indeed at all.

Some readers may be surprised to hear these tips. A day doesn’t pass in my law practice when several callers tell me that they have been the victim of some misdeed, outrage, inappropriate conduct, criticism, discipline, or discrimination, as the case may be, which they are certain is against the law, based on knowledge acquired in the print media and on the Internet. Although I often agree with them, I also tell them that just because thousands of laws have been passed by various government bodies, there is often no enforcement authority or agency attached, and if they are attached, they often do…

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