The decision from the administrative law judge was waiting for me in the mail when we returned from camping yesterday. He overruled the labor department’s determination, so I can expect to receive unemployment insurance benefits from the date of my initial filing on January 19. It wouldn’t surprise me if the labor department appeals his decision, but can I tell you how gratifying it is to have the legal process work as it should? He looked at the facts of my case and agreed that I am fully unemployed.

Reading his decision made me realize how far Red Violet has to go to become a viable entity, which was a bit of a blow to my ego. I wish it were already producing the shirts that I want to offer you. On the other hand, that I was able to persuade a judge to rule on my behalf when I thought all hope was lost is an amazing sense of accomplishment.