Montana Trial Lawyers Association en Work Comp on Right Road? Not for Workers <p>Last week, the Missoulian Editorial Board proclaimed, “State on right road with workers’ comp.” As an attorney who represents injured workers, I could not disagree more. From my perspective, if you are injured on the job in Montana, and relegated to the “meat grinder” of the workers’ compensation system, you are often on the Road to Ruin.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:27:19 +0000 Syd McKenna 7471 at Regulating Corporate Behavior <p>Is Congress doing it's job? Most of us would agree that the answer is no – Congress's approval ratings are at an all time low for good reason. But that doesn't mean they aren't busy.<br><br>The House will be voting on 10 bills this week to highlight their headline grabber “Stop Government Abuse Week.” Now, if the name makes you think this might be a renewed effort to rein in the NSA's surveillance program, you'd be wrong. Maybe the name conjures up hope that Congress is looking at how to rein in the TSA before every air traveler is irradiated, no such luck.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:22:24 +0000 Al Smith 6125 at US Supreme Court's Fireworks <p></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:47:25 +0000 Al Smith 4791 at US Supreme Court's Balls and Strikes Count <p>Last month I spoke about how mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts can never be fair, because the parties do not have equal bargaining power, equal experience in arbitration, equal ability to understand contract language, particularly the ramifications of the rights being waived, and an equal ability to insist on clauses being included or excluded in the contract.&nbsp;<br> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:15:21 +0000 Al Smith 3466 at