* A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, except in Jersey. Nothing smells sweet there, not even being a name partner. [New Jersey Law Journal]

* I’m not sure which is sadder – the fact that these stars are playing law firm Christmas parties, or that clients are the ones actually footing the bill. [WSJ Law Blog]

* You mad, Joe Miller? One of the Senate hopeful’s former employers must release potentially damaging employment records. [POLITICO]

* Luxury accommodations at the Waldorf-Astoria now allegedly include bedbugs worth $13,000. And you thought bedbugs were only for poor people. [Wall Street Journal]

* Citing state law, Kansas officials want to override the Endangered Species Act to exterminate prairie dogs. Dramatic prairie dog is not amused. [New York Times]

* CHECK YOU JUROR RULES. Juror No. 269 on the Chandra Levy murder trial was dismissed after tweeting about the case just for the lulz. [Washington Post]

* Protip: when you’re a celebrity Randy Quaid, it’s probably not a good idea to border jump into Canada when you’ve got a felony warrant. [Los Angeles Times]

* Google tries not to be evil. Collecting e-mails, e-mail addresses, and passwords would be totally evil. But sometimes it just happens by “mistake.” [Corporate Counsel]


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