As banks get into the wide world of blogging (even the World Bank now has a blog), those damn lawyers threaten to ruin it for everyone. The Language Artist has an interesting post about the legal risks of blogging, with links to several interesting articles on the topic.
As one commenter to one of the articles succinctly puts it: "Lawyers = Value Destroyers."
Not always, but often enough. And remember: lawyers need clients. It's the client that sues. The lawyer is just the vehicle that helps the client do that. If lawyers didn't exist, then everyone would just have to be a litigating jerk. The way it is, there's a special class of jerks that do the dirty work for everyone else.