Wonder about Sop no longer

Yep it’s official, the day job is my life. (Sup this should be just about right for you and Jim Brown).

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A few quick hits:

Checking in and for our new readers I noticed Victoria Pynchon’s blog sent us several referrals yet again today. Ms Pynchon’s entry on one of our posts put us on the cyber map and the rest is history. Her blog is very good.

Moving along and around that same general time period as Vicky’s blog entry on us, Martha Neil of the ABA Journal featured one of our posts in her online column. Once I remember a name it sticks with me and I bring up Ms Neil because Nowdy emailed me another of her recent columns, this one on layoffs at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom:

The ax reportedly has fallen on attorneys and staff at four more well-known law firms, in addition to three that made layoffs news last week.

According to Above the Law, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom gave pink slips on Friday to a significant number of its staff attorney workforce, citing economic conditions. No associate attorneys were cut, however, according to an apparent internal Skadden memo included in the ATL report.

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“The staff attorney position was created and designed to absorb peak demands. The economic turmoil has required us to reassess that level of support, nevertheless more than half of our staff attorneys remain with the firm,” the memo states. According to unidentified “tipsters” cited in the ATL post, Skadden is giving the staff attorneys the firm cut from its roster eight weeks of severance pay, and those affected are based primarily in New York and Washington, D.C.

Hopefully these developments do not impact our readership too greatly Nowdy.  😉 And to let the rest of you in on the inside of Slabbed, Skadden is State Farm’s main law firm and we count those guys as loyal daily readers. Though some of Skadden’s associates have now had their employment on the farm slabbed we hope their subsequent landings are soft. Nowdy no doubt would like to see this news re-conceptualized into an Obamicon so I gave it my best shot.

Also I did not miss the Commish telling Met no to yet another very large rate increase.  If anyone has the link or I can find it (not likely) I will post the Anita Lee story as time allows.

Finally I noticed Jesse Hearin must have liked our Gagne’ coverage. I’m the local guy Jesse, but given the day job it may be a while before we can get together. (Unless Steve would agree to pinch hit for us hint hint.) Congratulations on settling the case.

Finally has anyone seen Claimsguy? The Grump is now claiming he now works as a Walmart greeter. :mrgreen: (For the record I always appreciated CG’s shamelessness and wit.)

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6 thoughts on “Wonder about Sop no longer”

  1. One of your BB messages letting me know you’re with your son at soccer practice always reminds me that the only reason I can blog is my somewhat empty nest – that and my ability to sleep sitting up with a computer in my lap.

    Great post here – just a couple of things I want to add. First, my concern for those who are having to reduce staff – Skadden included – as well as those who are unemployed or underemployed because of the current economy.

    I continue to be concerned about our friends and neighbors in the insurance industry and know you do as well. It’s hard to sell policies when you can’t assure your customers their claims will be handled fairly.

    I’ve got a post on the economy that I’m working on in draft right now – and need to finish.

    I just wanted ALL of our readers to know that we care – particularly those who are being slabbed by the economy.

    Will close with that as I see the flag up on my inbox.

  2. I agree about the concern for those who struggle to provide for the risk needs of our Nation. I truely believe our Nation cannot work without insurance. The battle truely is about the economic models which are developed by our government and not about the people who struggle together under the weight of a broken insurance system.

    I think Jesse should meet you but I’d be glad to attend. Not sure who you are talking about– but if you recall my first post on the net was at Yahoo message board for AIG and included my complaint, name and number –I guess I’m not shy about insurance matters?
    Guess you would remember as you SOP were the one who showed me how to post on the net and get the attention of those who matter. Not the local one’s who do the bidding but the people who come up with the claims systems which are not for public viewing even in a Court case. These guys need to hear how their actions impact the common person. They can’t ignore a consumer who post directly to them and they can’t ignore judges who tell them to show the world the beautiful manner inwhich you treated the good people of South Mississippi Post Katrina. Keep it up SOP.

  3. Sop, you have my era. My HS buddies in GA waited on Bandstand everyday and all the “chicks” from Philly.

    Some unbelievable music from 1954 to 1964 before the British invasion. History buffs can really understand the transition in popular music that took place during that period.

    Trivia Test: The Diamonds made “Litle Darling” a national hit. Does anyone know who wrote and recorded that song first, but it was by a Black band and didn’t get the air play?

  4. A LEGEND HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, MAURICE WILLIAMS WROTE TWO OF THE ALLTIME CLASSICS “LITTLE DARLING” AND “STAY” AT THE AGE OF 13. HE WAS JUST 16 WHEN HE AND HIS GROUP THE GLADIOLAS RECORDED “LITTLE DARLING”. STILL ACTIVE TODAY MAURICE WILLIAMS RECORDED THE “STAY” ALBUM IN 1961.HERE ARE “WE’RE LOVERS’….”RUNNING AROUND” AND “THE NEARNESS OF YOU”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcWub6qC5xc&feature=related

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