Jun 25, 2015
There are six NFL franchises that don’t have official cheerleading squads. That number may soon increase. Regardless, anyone who ever thought NFL cheerleaders just dance for the fun of it was wrong.
NFL cheerleaders have generally worked as volunteers or as independent contractors choosing to ply their art without payment from the team they cheer aside from the chance to be part of the “team”. No one makes them compete to become NFL cheerleaders and … Read more
Jun 16, 2015
According to baseball legend Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” Yogi’s one liners often make me laugh, but they also make me think. His quip reminds me of the importance of having a plan when engaging in any endeavor that will impact our personal situations beyond the immediate here and now. That includes the process of estate planning. Now, I will grant you that … Read more
Jun 2, 2015
Even appellate courts sometimes disregard the operative language of a problem in order to achieve the result they want. A recent example is State v. Crombie, 267 Or. App. 705 (2014), which is a contempt action arising from a Family Abuse Prevention Act (“FAPA”) order and a divorce.
In Crombie the wife had obtained what the court described as “a standard-form FAPA order that prohibited her husband, the defendant, from, “‘intimidating, molesting, interfering with … Read more