Erik Sherman

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Erik Sherman is a widely published writer and editor who also does select ghosting and corporate work. Follow him on Twitter at @ErikSherman

'Bully' Judge Kicks Lawyer Out For Knee Brace And Shorts

'Bully' Judge Kicks Lawyer Out For Knee Brace And Shorts

It's the latest in a heated relationship between the judge and local attorneys

A Dallas lawyer gets kicked out of court by a "bully" judge who wouldn't let him appear in shorts and a leg brace a week after reconstructive knee surgery. Read More »

Amy's Baking Company: Back And Scary As Ever

Amy's Baking Company: Back And Scary As Ever

The one restaurant that Gordon Ramsay walked away from

Amy and Samy Bouzaglo became infamous for their restaurant antics and abuse of customers and employees. They came back angry as ever and ready to show it. Read More »

Man Sues Hospital, Doc: Appendix Left In After Appendectomy

Man Sues Hospital, Doc: Appendix Left In After Appendectomy

A Bronxville, NY man is suing a hospital and doctor over a 2013 appendectomy. Allegedly they didn't remove the appendix and he needed a second surgery. Read More »

San Francisco Workers Say Hi With Post-it Window Displays

San Francisco Workers Say Hi With Post-it Window Displays

The city gets a new social network

San Francisco office workers who have some time on their hands have been swapping messages and art by putting Post-it notes in their windows to communicate. Read More »

Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

Think US Teachers Are Overpaid? Try Underpaid

American teachers' pay ranks 24th in the world

Many Americans think that teachers in this country get a great deal, but when it comes to pay, they make a lot less than others with equivalent educations. Read More »

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Only federal contractors are affected

President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »

FedEx Driver Races His Truck And Loses As Dogs Cheer

FedEx Driver Races His Truck And Loses As Dogs Cheer

Truck narrowly misses hitting two houses

A FedEx driver had a bad day when his truck kicked into reverse after he got out. He sprinted along side, trying to get back in and bring it to a halt. Read More »

Court Stenographer Keeps Typing in Transcripts:

Court Stenographer Keeps Typing in Transcripts: "I Hate My Job"

Dozens of cases may be in jeopardy as a result

A court reporter allegedly typed gibberish into official documents in 30 Manhattan cases, opening the door to letting defendants go free on a technicality. Read More »

911 Operator Saves Her Father's Life -- Her First Day On The Job

The voice on the other end was familiar

A new 911 operator gets a call from her aunt because her father has gone into diabetic shock. A cool head and good training help save her dad's life. Read More »

CNN Duo Reportedly Busted for Failed World Trade Center Sneak-In

CNN Duo Reportedly Busted for Failed World Trade Center Sneak-In

Kept trying to break in during daylight

CNN producers Yon Pomrenze and Connor Fieldman Boals kept trying to get into the WTC in broad daylight, even after being caught multiple times by authorities. Read More »

Colleges Asked To Prove Post-Grad Success

Colleges Asked To Prove Post-Grad Success

71 percent of graduating seniors have student loan debt

College is expensive. Getting information on how well students for your school of choice did in the working world is difficult at best, with unreliable data. Read More »

Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

Boeing's Pension Scale Back Is a Sign of the Coming Times

What's behind companies changing their pension plans

Boeing announced that it would freeze pension plans for non-union workers. The company may cry poor, but chances are it is just adding to the profits. Read More »

Celebrity Skin Care Expert Nabbed in Murder-for-Hire Charge

Celebrity Skin Care Expert Nabbed in Murder-for-Hire Charge

Dawn DaLuise allegedly hired former NFL player

A skin care expert to Hollywood celebrities was arrested for trying to put a hit on a competitor that she falsely thought was stalking and harassing her. Read More »

From Domino's Pizza Delivery to Life Saver

From Domino's Pizza Delivery to Life Saver

Gary Lucas answered cry for help and kept man from dying

A Domino's pizza driver went off shift and unexpectedly became a hero as he gave a dying man CPR while getting step-by-step directions from a 911 operator. Read More »

Passenger Tells A Female Pilot Flying Is 'No Place For A Woman'

Passenger Tells A Female Pilot Flying Is 'No Place For A Woman'

WestJet captain fumes on Facebook

A WestJet passenger in Canada left a note telling the female pilot that she should be home with babies rather than on the flight deck of a commercial plane. Read More »

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Breaches a legal agreement in front of 1,200 Facebook friends

A daughter's snarky post to 1,200 Facebook friends cost her parents an $80,000 legal settlement because she had inadvertently breached a confidentiality clause. Read More »

'Undercover Boss' Mitchell Modell Accused of Corporate Spying

'Undercover Boss' Mitchell Modell Accused of Corporate Spying

Pretended to be an executive of Dick's Sporting Goods

Modell's Sporting Goods CEO who was on CBS's Undercover Boss is accused of going undercover as an executive of a rival's store to get sensitive information. Read More »

Teacher Videotapes And Teases Autistic Child Stuck In Chair

Teacher Videotapes And Teases Autistic Child Stuck In Chair

'Do you want to get tasered?' she asked him

Video of a Michigan teacher and the school principal watching and teasing an autistic fifth-grader stuck in a chair goes viral. The teacher videoed the event. Read More »

Metro-North Train Conductor Says 'I'm Sorry' -- 500 Times

Metro-North Train Conductor Says 'I'm Sorry' -- 500 Times

Railroad doesn't 'condone' his method of apology

A Metro-North train conductor on a Connecticut to New York City run mistakenly told waiting passengers of a non-existent following train. So he left apologies. Read More »

Volunteer Firefighter Tries To Beat Back Blaze -- By Himself

Volunteer Firefighter Tries To Beat Back Blaze -- By Himself

Budget cuts decimated the town's paid fire department

A Washington Park, Ill. volunteer firefighter found himself trying to control a fire for 40 minutes until help arrived because the town laid off its paid staff. Read More »

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