18 March 2009

Caveats and Disclaimers

fine print This is a bit of housekeeping about this blog -- the boilerplate so to speak. I mentioned the need to do it, so here it is

I am an economist, duly trained both in academia, and in that broader school of life. I am a 'rough around the edges' statistician. I have been coding since before formal exposure to either of those disciplines. I am a mathematician. None of these pursuits carry formal certifications relevant here.

I am a lawyer, trained at a top ten school, long ago and far away, it seems.

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I_A_AL, but not your lawyer. I offer legal advice and formal
opinion only within the confines of a previously established
and explicit attorney-client relationship where privilege may
be had; and NEVER on a public list server.
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I may own positions from time to time in entities mentioned, and while I will try to flag such, obviously times and holdings change, and I'll not be updating such enumerations. I am NOT your investment adviser, not licensed as such, offer merely opinion which I may or may not advocate (an economist and lawyer can and should be ready to argue any side of an issue; sort of like 'high school debate club', but no holds barred) and do not render any advice or recommendation as to such matters

And this fun one:
"This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, tax, accounting, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought."

-- from a Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by
a Committee of the American Bar Association and a
Committee of Publishers and Associations.
Generally, the appearance of trademarks or registered trademarks
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and for description and identification.
See, generally, 15 USC 1115(b)(4).

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