How I Preserve Website Evidence

The Steps I Take to Preserve Website Evidence at L&A

Sometimes, the content I write for Lowenthal & Abrams crosses boundaries and might be of interest to those who read this site. Today I wrote about how I use a program called I use a program called HtTrack to preserve website evidence.

I use a program called HtTrack to preserve website evidence. Read more about it on L&A's website.

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My Dog, Curtis, “Sued” Me. Then it Got Whacky

I Got “Sued” by my Dog – Did he Win? You Decide

My dog, Curtis, is a very sensitive fellow. So sensitive that, despite the fact he stayed at a wonderful kennel where he got plenty of attention and was able to run around all day, he got sick the day I got home and remained that way the following day. At first I thought he and my other dog Millie, were just tired. Then I thought, oh no, Curtis got a bug at the kennel. But Millie wasn’t sick, so that didn’t really make sense. Then, I realized, Curtis was upset. Very, very upset. He was fine during my absence, apparently, but upon my return any anxiety he was feeling came out, in the form of projectile vomiting that required me to throw out my carpet (this is why I buy cheap area rugs from Home Depot.)

At any rate, some years ago, Curtis hired my friend, Larry Markowitz, to represent him in his numerous interests relating to his use in my numerous presentations, articles and the book I wrote. After Curtis complained on Facebook quite vociferously, Larry suggested that he sue. What did Curtis have to say? He wrote:

“I wasn’t feeling well yesterday. It is Jennifer Ellis‘s fault for going away. She shouldn’t go away for any more than a day at a time. I didn’t even want to eat my dinner last night. Then, I was sitting on the couch with Scarlett O’Connor and I got sick and oops, all over the carpet. Jennifer and Scarlett took away my carpeting and now there is no carpet on the floor. As far as I am concerned, this is entirely Jennifer’s fault and it is not comfortable. I have to lay on my bed now, instead of the floor.

I also would like you to know that I know what the words ‘throw up mean’ I do not like it when I throw up, and if you say the words throw up, I will put my ears back and look pitiful. Please do not say those words in front of me. I find the entire concept very embarrassing.”

Curtis also agreed that he should sue and made the following demands:

  • 5 lbs of food
  • Quite a few burgers
  • A lot of rawhides
  • Get rid of the cats
  • Millie gets no part of the settlement.

Larry, then contacted me with a formal statement of Curtis’ demands.

Curtis Lawsuit


My response to Mr. Markowitz?  Ellis response to Curtis lawsuit


Well. It went kind of crazy (crazier?) from there. Numerous people decided to comment. Two lawyers decided that Millie Ellis, as well as the cats (Rami and Angelou) also required representation.


Sued by the cats Millie Lawsuit

My response in both cases? “Get Bent.”


Fortunately, Curtis and I were able to settle for a weekly rawhide and burger. I am not sure where we are with Millie and the Cats. I also cannot tell you how many likes and comments existed on the various posts involved in this crazy negotiation conducted over Facebook. I can tell you it involved myriad dogs, lawyers, lay people and a discussion of bacon. After all, what negotiation is complete without bacon?


This, ladies and gentlemen is my life.

Curtis (the big one) and Millie (the small one.)

Curtis (the big one) and Millie (the small one.)

Angelou (front) Rami (back)

Angelou (front) Rami (back)



Going Back in Time on Street View

555 East City Ave in 2007

Seeing Back in Time with Google Street View   Ever wondered what a location looked like a year, or even 5 years ago? Google Street View can help you out. Let me show you how it works. Find Your Address My firm, Lowenthal & Abrams, is … [Continue reading]

Try iExplorer to Preserve Client Text Messages on iPhones


How to Backup Messages from your iPhone: Try iExplorer I don't encourage lawyers to communicate with clients about their cases through text message, but, if you are going to do so, you need to preserve those messages and put them in the client's … [Continue reading]

How I Preserve Social Media Evidence

Preserving Social Media Evidence I recorded this video for the PBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Conference. I am sharing it because I thought people might like to know how I go through the process of preserving social media evidence. … [Continue reading]

Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Upgrade to Windows 10?

Upgrade to Windows 10? Maybe, Maybe Not. I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 a few days ago. It was a slow process, but aside from that, I had no problems. I just had to ignore my laptop while it went through the upgrade. However, many of my … [Continue reading]

I Tried ParkWhiz

Picture taken from ParkWhiz's site. This is the parking pass.

ParkWhiz Says it Helps Make Parking Easy Recently, I had occasion to drive into New York City with my sister, Loren, my nephew Tyler and my niece, Maddie. My sister told me she would be staying in the City for a while and, so, of course, I told … [Continue reading]

Weak WiFi in Your House? Try a WiFi Range Extender

wifi repeater

Review of the N300 WiFi Range Extender Today I installed a product I have recommended to others but never had reason to use myself before, a WiFi extender. What is a WiFi Range Extender? As the name suggests, a WiFi range extender, also known … [Continue reading]

Book Review – The Wise Legacy

The Wise Legacy - By Daniel J. Siegel - is an excellent read.

The Wise Legacy How one professor transformed the nation For several years, my dear friend and colleague, Dan Siegel, told me about a book he was writing called The Wise Legacy. The book, he explained to me, was about a professor at F&M … [Continue reading]

Remember FC? He Hasn’t Given Up

Poor, poor FC.

For FC Being in the Wrong and Getting Called Out is Problematic You probably remember that I posted about a guy who decided to call me a bad name on Facebook.  I didn't use his name, of course, but he did experience some ramifications on Facebook … [Continue reading]

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