Anna Nicole Smith

  • Anna Nicole Smith

    Anna Nicole Smith, Attorney Misconduct, Biglaw, California, In-House Counsel, Law Firm Mergers, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Marijuana, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Politics, Sexual Harassment, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, You Go Girl

    Morning Docket: 11.05.14

    * Bingham McCutchen canceled its partnership retreat, and their partner offer letters from Morgan Lewis must be accepted by today’s deadline — all while a prospective merger currently hangs in the balance. [Am Law Daily]

    * Per Altman Weil’s 2014 Chief Legal Officer Survey, the work at in-house legal departments is about to grow exponentially, while the spend on outside counsel will decrease in turn. Uh oh, no bueno. [Corporate Counsel]

    * “The attempt to have the defendant have any kind of humility has failed.” Due to “unsatisfactory” apologies to state employees, former judge Joan Orie Melvin will have to re-apologize for her crimes. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

    * “A troubled law school is like Dracula: hard to kill.” In the wake of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s debt restructuring, it’s now obvious that law schools aren’t worth much at all. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Republicans are now in control in both the House and the Senate, but fear not, because the nation’s capital just legalized marijuana. That’ll help calm down the depressed D.C. Democrats out there. [CNN]

    * Though it’s unlikely, thanks to this ruling, Anna Anna Anna Anna Anna Nicole’s lawyer/lover could be retried for allegedly giving illegally obtained prescriptions to the drug-addled model. [National Law Journal]

    * Tinder’s cofounder apparently made a killing on her sexual harassment settlement with the company. Though no one admitted guilt, she reportedly took home “just over” $1M. Get it, girl. [Business Insider]

    19 Comments / / Nov 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith back to SCOTUS Supreme Court

    Anna Nicole Smith, Defamation, Football, Gay Marriage, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Patents, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.14

    * Anna Nicole Smith’s estate finally loses its effort to secure a piece of her late husband’s estate. This whole thing was like Bleak House with boobs. [Jezebel]

    * Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage in Virginia. So there you go. [ABC News]

    * Our old friend the Affluenza kid is back in the news, but this time he’s only a footnote to the story. His father, the one who spoiled him so badly he couldn’t help himself but kill a bunch of people, has been arrested for impersonating a cop. Maybe affluenza is contagious.

    * The preliminary draft of the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure are available for public comment! So what are you still doing here? [U.S. Courts]

    * Lawyer posts a bounty available to anyone who can help him collect on the multi-million dollar judgments he’s secured against a pilfering billionaire. “I’ve spent enough money getting judgments.” Enter Dog the Judgement Bounty Hunter. Go with Christ, Brah.[Forbes]

    * Adam Carolla has settled with the patent troll who was suing him claiming they invented the podcast. Details weren’t disclosed, but since Carolla had previously said he wouldn’t settle for any amount of money, I wonder how they sweetened the pot. [USAToday]

    * Suspended Notre Dame athletes reportedly considering a lawsuit against journalists who named them as suspects in a cheating scandal. Even though the school itself named them. If the classes they supposedly took were “Pre-Law” or “Basics of Defamation,” then I think the NCAA has a slam dunk case. [FoxSports]

    * The extracurriculars that help you get into law school. Debate’s still on there even if the description — at least of the form of debate most Americans practice — sounds more like what a high school drama thinks of debate instead of reality. Less extemporaneous speaking and more “massive, in-depth research and a developing a mastery of electronic research databases.” [InGenius Prep]

    * The lingering lawsuit over one of the most devastating hockey hits in recent memory has finally settled. The parties agreed to 5 minutes for fighting and a game misconduct. [ESPN]

    0 Comments / / Aug 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • Anna Nicole Smith

    4th Circuit, Anna Nicole Smith, Biglaw, Christopher Christie, Federal Judges, Gay, Gay Marriage, Gender, In-House Counsel, Law Schools, Morning Docket, New Jersey, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 04.02.14

    * Sonia Sotomayor has been dubbed as the “people’s justice” in a law professor’s article recently published in the Yale Law Journal Online. If only RBG had appeared on Sesame Street, the title could’ve been hers. Sigh. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * It’s a “procedural game-changer”: Virginia’s class action lawsuit against same-sex marriage has been stayed pending the outcome of the Fourth Circuit’s decision in the case that struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. [Legal Times]

    * “They’re certainly going to be very careful about biting the hand that feeds them.” Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, the firm behind the “Bridgegate” report that cleared Gov. Christie of wrongdoing, received $3.1M from New Jersey last year. [New Jersey Star-Ledger]

    * Now that approximately 60 percent of compliance officers are women, in-house insiders are starting to wonder if the position is being reduced to “women’s work” — and not in a good way. [Corporate Counsel]

    * Everyone involved in this case is dead, but it’s been hanging in the courts for more than a decade. Soon we’ll find out if Anna Nicole Smith’s ex-stepson will be sanctioned in the grave. [National Law Journal]

    4 Comments / / Apr 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Bankruptcy, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Breasts, Heller Ehrman, Money, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Wall Street

    Morning Docket: 10.04.11

    * Anna Nicole Smith is still screwing old white men from beyond the grave. Biglaw firms want Heller Ehrman’s claims to be decided in federal court, not bankruptcy court. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight] * Kirkland & Ellis is pledging $2.75M to Stanford Law over the next five years in an effort to convince more […]

    19 Comments / / Oct 4, 2011 at 9:20 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Hotties, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    The Peculiarly American Anna Nicole Smith

    During her short lifetime, Anna Nicole Smith managed to sell sex, jeans, weight-loss pills and, with her reality show, a sense of superiority to millions of Americans who could take some solace in the fact that they were not that messed up. She was voluptuous, then she was just plain fat, then she was voluptuous […]

    14 Comments / / Jun 7, 2011 at 2:34 PM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Boutique Law Firms, Celebrities, Holland & Knight, Hotties, Orin Kerr, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    The Estate of Ms. Smith Goes to Washington (Again)

    Anna Nicole Smith: her candle burned out long before her legend ever did. And the great beauty’s legend continues to grow, over three years after her untimely death in February 2007, as litigation involving her estate contributes to the development of a rich body of law regarding bankruptcy and probate law — in a tribunal […]

    18 Comments / / Sep 28, 2010 at 5:08 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Anna Nicole Smith, Bankruptcy, Celebrities, Kathleen Sullivan, Trusts and Estates

    Breaking: Ninth Circuit Stiffs Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate

    Despite her death back in February 2007, Anna Nicole Smith (aka Vickie Lynn Marshall) continues to make headlines. From the Ninth Circuit comes bad news for her former lawyer (and lover) Howard K. Stern, and her daughter, Daniellynn. From E! Online: [A court] said today that the estate of Anna Nicole Smith is not entitled […]

    17 Comments / / Mar 19, 2010 at 4:38 PM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Defamation, DUI / DWI, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 09.26.07

    * SCOTUS to hear some pretty interesting cases next term. [Washington Post; New York Times; CNN] * Apparently, Ross Perot owns the Magna Carta, for now. [CNN] * Jack Bauer arrested for DUI, was allegedly speaking in an urgent, raspy tone. [MSNBC] * Attorney sues Larry Birkhead for defamation. [MSNBC] * Calls for campus paper […]

    3 Comments / / Sep 26, 2007 at 8:30 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Drugs, Education / Schools, Marijuana, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Bong Hits 4 SCOTUS? No Thank You

    They prefer crack, thank you very much. Because why else would the justices rule against noble, crusading students, and in favor of the mean old school officials, in Morse v. Frederick — aka the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case?* But free speech proponents shouldn’t despair. Over at SCOTUSblog, Marty Lederman notes: Morse is a very […]

    26 Comments / / Jun 25, 2007 at 12:20 PM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Larry Seidlin, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Television

    Breaking: Anna Nicole Smith Clown Judge Resigns!

    Along with London, New York is one of the great tabloid cities of the world. When we opened the door of our hotel room this morning, we were greeted by this sight: The news has been mentioned in a few places on ATL (e.g., comments, Morning Docket). But for those of you who haven’t been […]

    4 Comments / / Apr 11, 2007 at 10:55 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Duke Lacrosse Team Rape Case, Morning Docket, Pornography, Sports

    Morning Docket: 04.11.07

    * Creepy smut producers gone wild. [MSNBC] * Pacman Jones suspended for the 2008 season, Chris Henry out for eight games. [SI] * It’s Birkhead! [CNN] * Duke lacrosse charges likely to be dropped. [CNN]

    2 Comments / / Apr 11, 2007 at 9:43 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Kids, Larry Seidlin, Money, Trusts and Estates

    Oh Crap. This Baby Ain’t Worth Millions? Then You Take Her!

    Here’s an interesting analysis of the underlying merits of the litigation over J. Howard Marshall’s estate. It contains some bome bad news for Anna Nicole Smith’s infant daughter, Dannielynn. From a Legal Times piece by Professor Horace Cooper (who narrowly missed being a colleague of Kiwi Camara, and probably isn’t unhappy about that): [T]here is […]

    10 Comments / / Apr 10, 2007 at 1:15 PM
  • Advertising, Alberto Gonzales, Anna Nicole Smith, Department of Justice, Drinking, Email Scandals, Kenneth Starr, Morning Docket, Technology

    Morning Docket: 04.10.07

    * Coke sues film makers for showing Jesus drinking a Coke and saying, “My God, what a testimonial.” [BLT] * Dean Ken Starr visits HLS for a reenactment of Dred Scott arguments. [CNN] * Howard K. Stern hires Lin Wood in Anna Nicole Smith case. [CNN] * AG Gonzales avoids e-mail altogether… Should you? [ABA […]

    0 Comments / / Apr 10, 2007 at 9:38 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Money

    Celebrity Justice Doesn’t Come Cheap

    Are you an in-house counsel concerned about skyrocketing legal fees? Hire to audit the bills you get from outside counsel. Yes, TMZ — the celebrity gossip website. As they show in their recent dissection of the legal bills submitted by Debra Opri to Larry Birkhead — one of Anna Nicole Smith’s former lovers, who […]

    15 Comments / / Apr 3, 2007 at 10:34 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Drugs, Environment / Environmental Law, Marijuana, Morning Docket, Rape, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 04.03.07

    * Supreme Court says EPA can regulate greenhouse gases. [U.S. Supreme Court (PDF)] * Fourth Circuit’s reading of PSD regulations did not comport with Clean Air Act’s limits on judicial review of EPA regulations for validity, so Duke Energy’s summary judgment gets reversed. [U.S. Supreme Court (PDF)] * More interminable Anna Nicole legal news: Howard […]

    0 Comments / / Apr 3, 2007 at 9:27 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Deaths, Law Professors, Trusts and Estates

    You Know Your Will Was Not Well Drafted When…

    It becomes fodder for Trusts & Estates courses and casebooks. Smith Death a Case Study at Law Schools [Associated Press via TaxProf Blog]

    1 Comment / / Mar 12, 2007 at 8:36 AM
  • Anna Nicole Smith, Celebrities, Deaths, Drugs, Guantanamo Bay, Morning Docket, Murder, Racism, Sports

    Morning Docket: 02.27.07

    * Southern Poverty Law Center’s getting it done. [CNN] * NLJ reports that Camp 6 at Gitmo shows little improvement for cleared prisoners. [] * Bobby Brown has to stay downtown (until he throws down about nineteen thou’). [CNN] * Barry Bonds won’t cooperate in steroids investigation. [Sportsline] * Anna Nicole Smith’s mom appeals. [CNN]

    1 Comment / / Feb 27, 2007 at 8:57 AM