Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Here's a Doozy

Marc Benioff, a national campaign co-chair for President Obama's reelection campaign, donated $10,000 to Ryan's political action committee earlier this summer.

Asked about the donation by Cr. Benioff said that the nation's fiscal difficulties must be addressed and Ryan's ideas offer "a lot of the right long-term thinking for the country."

I bet the President was not happy about that quote, especially since it came from his national campaign co-chair.


Andrew Champ-Doran said...

Mr. Cahill,

Since you've spoken of your interest in cases that set precedent or establish law, I thought you might be interested in this link, http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/woodworking_blog/index.php/ryobi-wins-table-saw-safety-litigation/
about a Chicago civil case that sided with the defendant (Ryobi Tools) in a tablesaw negligence case. It's contrary to an earlier decision in another suit that sided with the plaintiff. As I understand it, the arguements were about the same in both cases.

Sorry to send this through your blog, but I have no other email address for you.

Andrew Champ-Doran

Richard T. Cahill Jr. said...


Thank you for the citation.

Courts do not always follow precedent. Also, good lawyers find a way to distinguish the facts of two different cases to thus demonstrate that the prior case is really not instructive on the new matter. It is part of the art of practicing law.