It’s been almost three months since the f/k/a “Gang” announced “our” Punditry Hiatus. Despite a tastey temptation yesterday from Carolyn Elefant at My Shingle, Your Editor can’t seem to find the old ethicalEsq gusto for commentary — or even Prof. Yabut’s proclivity toward irony. We hope that won’t stop you from checking out Carolyn’s post What Makes a Legal Fee Unreasonable?, which focuses on a controversy involving the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and a one-third contingency fee paid to lawyer Thomas J. Troiano. Carolyn graciously linked to an f/k/a discussion of the ethics of contingency fees, and we will rouse ourselves enough to opine that it’s a pretty good place to go to learn about the topic (and it suggests a clear answer to the reasonableness of Troiano’s fee).
As summer turns the corner toward autumn, we have no idea whether seasonal or chronic allergies will continue to make new punditry taboo here at f/k/a. We will confidently predict, however, that haiku will always be in season.
a child’s magician hat–
dust motes float
in the moonlit attic
early autumn –reaching for blanketsafter midnight