Justia Top 10 Lists for April


It’s that time, dear Justia readers, when we review some monthly lists. Here’s the scoop on April’s highest scoring lawyers on Justia Answers, along with a look at which Onward blog and Facebook posts readers viewed the most.

Justia’s Top 10 Legal Answerers for April 2011

  1. Kenneth Mitchell Kaplan, 3,225 points, 100 answers
  2. Mark A. Siesel, 2650 points, 53 answers
  3. Rodney John Alberto, 1,200 points, 27 answers
  4. David Philip Shapiro Esq, 1,070 points, 23 answers
  5. Mitchell Wells, 850 points, 17 answers
  6. J. Richard Kulerski Esq., 810 points, 19 answers
  7. Robert James Reynolds, 525 points, 11 answers
  8. Mr. Joshua Benjamin Key, 450 points, 9 answers
  9. Burton A. Padove, 325 points, 7 answers
  10. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq., 300 points, 6 answers

Our Top 10 April Onward blog posts:

Justin Bieber

  1. Bieber Nation fans were outraged at the cease & desist letter we sent the teen over his and his GF’s unauthorized use of our trademark. 😉
  2. Courtney Minick and Cicely Wilson heralded Justia’s April launch of our new daily opinion summaries sparked a wave of interest from legal professionals.
  3. Haven’t heard about smartphones tracking your every move, and the hullabaloo this discovery created? At least 3 class-action lawsuits were quickly filed against Apple over the tracking controversy.
  4. The threat of a government shutdown had people wondering about what effect this might have on the judiciary.
  5. We noted GOP threats targeting women’s healthcare during the government shutdown threat, and when the shutdown was averted.
  6. Cicely gave you the lowdown on CALI’s new Free Law Reporter..
  7. Nick Moline reviewed Oyez Today, a Supreme Court app that focuses on current court cases and developments. Oyez Today is from the folks who brought you Pocket Justice.
  8. Ken Chan observed how America’s tourist birther industry has surprising legal consequences: the little ones will now have the privilege of paying U.S. taxes, either here or abroad.
  9. Another post from Ken examined how U.S. corporate tax policy spurs foreign job growth.
  10. Cicely explored on how an open citation system may help law professors score a few points when they’re up for tenure review.

Our Top 10 March Facebook Posts:

  1. The copyright lawsuit over Mike Tyson facial tattoo. Tyson and tats? Who wouldn’t be curious?
  2. Armadillos and leprosy: a new study provides a link between the two, and had folks debating Armadillo regulation.
  3. When Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked online, affecting some 77 million users, we started thinking: hackers could target your law practice. Would you be prepared?
  4. A jury’s $212 million dollar verdict in a product liability case against Allergan, the maker of Botox, raised more than a few eyebrows.
  5. Our Facebook friends’ curiosities were peaked when we learned that the Justice Department prohibited criminal defense lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees from looking at Wikileaks files on the Web to help defend their clients.
  6. Data-mining companies, pharmaceutical companies, and your health insurance company may be sharing your prescription information to help bolster drug sales. Our friends were outraged.
  7. In a 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for companies in a case against consumer class-actions over those barely readable fine print phone contracts.
  8. Not to be left out, Android phone users filed a class-action over user location tracking. Some of our friends advised readers to just turn off all tracking features.
  9. We spread the word about CALI’s Free Law Reporter, and our friends seem to like the word ‘free.’
  10. The hack affecting some 77 million online customrs using Sony’s Playstation Network had quite a few folks interested in the predictable gamer lawsuits.