• Sports book Vegas

    Christopher Christie, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, New Jersey, Sports

    Oh, The Hypocrisy: NFL/NCAA Object To New Jersey Sports Book

    The NFL is worried about sports betting coming to New Jersey. Yeah, cause the way it is right now when the mob controls it is much better…

    11 Comments / / Aug 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM
  • Alec Baldwin was such a stud.

    Barack Obama, Celebrities, Department of Justice, Divorce Train Wrecks, Drugs, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Health Care / Medicine, John Roberts, Law Schools, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Social Media, Social Networking Websites, Supreme Court, Twittering

    Morning Docket: 07.03.12

    * Obama’s win for health care reform didn’t result in a polling bump for him, but it did result in an even higher disapproval rating for SCOTUS, at least as far as Republicans are concerned… [POLITCO; CBS News]

    * … which may be why Chief Justice John Roberts escaped to “an impregnable island fortress” to avoid the Right’s fury, criticism, and scorn as soon as he could after the ACA opinion dropped. [New York Times]

    * “[W]e have learned from the mistakes that were made.” That lesson only cost a few billion dollars. GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3B in the largest health-care fraud settlement in U.S. history. [Wall Street Journal]

    * After losing a bid to quash a subpoena, Twitter has to turn over info about an #OWS protester’s tweets. OMG, please respond to that thing in 140 characters or less. [Bloomberg]

    * Unlike most recent law school grads, Yale Law’s Vanessa Selbst hasn’t been hedging her bets in bar prep classes. Instead, she went all in, played her cards right, and won $244K at the World Series of Poker. [ESPN]

    * Divorce really does bring out the best in people. Alec Baldwin says that if given the chance, he would murder his ex-wife Kim Basinger’s lawyer “with a baseball bat.” Gee, tell us how you really feel. [New York Post]

    4 Comments / / Jul 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • beth shak small

    Divorce Train Wrecks, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Hotties, Shoes

    Poker Player With Full House of Designer Shoes Gets Sued By Ex-Husband Over Her $1M Collection

    If you’re wise, you already know better than to mess with a woman’s shoe collection. Unfortunately, some men still haven’t gotten the memo…

    65 Comments / / Jun 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM
  • Now a dangerous weapon in Massachusetts.

    Biglaw, Canada, Food, Football, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Insider Trading, Lateral Moves, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Trials

    Morning Docket: 06.15.12

    * The first day of jury deliberations in the Rajat Gupta insider-trading case ended without a verdict. Benula Bensam’s boredom is epic — the poor girl can’t even blog about the trial anymore. [Bloomberg]

    * Baker & McKenzie is celebrating its 50th year in Toronto, Canada by handing out spring bonuses luring in lateral hires. Welcome aboard to Kent Beattie, formerly of Slavies Davies. [Globe and Mail]

    * You can run, you can hide, but you can’t escape Sandusky’s love. Alleged Victim No. 9 testified that he screamed for help in vain while staying in the former coach’s allegedly “soundproof” basement. [CNN]

    * It’s hard out here for a shoeshiner: Cooley Law grads suing their alma mater over allegedly misleading employment statistics may face an “uphill battle” when it comes to fraud allegations. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * The CEO of Caesars Entertainment has proclaimed that he has “tremendous confidence” that online poker will become legal in the near future. So much for keeping your poker face on that one, eh? [MSN Money]

    * Imagine my surprise when I found out that a yet another man in Springfield, MA, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Here’s the surprise… the dangerous weapon was wasabi sauce. [TIME]

    2 Comments / / Jun 15, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • march madness

    Basketball, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, John Edwards, Law Schools, Layoffs, Lunacy, Morning Docket, Murder, Sentencing Law, Trials

    Morning Docket: 03.16.12

    * While “Dewey remains a great firm with terrific lawyers” for the time being, check back in after five percent of the firm’s attorneys have been laid off. Then tell us how great and terrific things are, we dare you. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * The University of St. Thomas School of Law really “take[s] data accuracy very seriously.” That’s why the employed at graduation rate the school reported to U.S. News was off by 47.7%, right? [National Law Journal]

    * John Edwards has a judge’s permission to use Rielle Hunter’s lawyers at his campaign finance trial. Mmm, there’s nothing like getting some legal sloppy seconds from your former mistress. [Bloomberg]

    * After two days of deliberations, jurors in the Dharun Ravi privacy trial still haven’t reached a verdict. Just think, if he had taken the plea, he wouldn’t be worrying as much about deportation right now. [New York Post]

    * If Hemy Neuman’s delusions about Olivia Newton-John were about getting physical, instead of getting murderous, maybe he wouldn’t have been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. [CNN]

    * It’s the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness! Are NCAA bracket pools legal in your office? It depends. Either way, all I know is that I’ll be betting on Lehigh. Go Mountain Hawks! [Businessweek]

    5 Comments / / Mar 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM
  • 9/11, ACLU, Airplanes / Aviation, D.C. Circuit, Disasters / Emergencies, Drinking, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Health Care / Medicine, Kids, Morning Docket, Unemployment

    Morning Docket: 09.21.11

    * Hey, Preet Bharara, even Lady Gaga can read your poker face when you’re going all in on an allegation of Full Tilt Ponzi. Maybe Lederer and Ferguson will finally fold. [Wall Street Journal] * You know what this country really needs? More doctors who don’t believe in science. Another stem cell research case is […]

    27 Comments / / Sep 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM
  • Gambling, Gambling / Gaming

    Yale Law Student Takes Her Turn as a Poker Star

    We’ve written previously about Vanessa Selbst, a Yale Law Student and professional poker star. She outlasted 716 competitors at the North American Poker Tour event at the Mohegan Sun. Top Prize = $750K. Now that she’s won more than enough to cover her high-priced legal education, she’s taking a break from law school to […]

    28 Comments / / May 10, 2010 at 1:05 PM
  • Allen & Overy, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming

    How to Run an NCAA Tournament Pool: Tips from Allen & Overy

    Here on Above the Law, we’re running our own NCAA Tournament style bracket about the best cities for practicing law. Please don’t forget to vote — your ATL editors have printed out the brackets and somebody is going to make a killing. But most of you will be filling out brackets for the real NCAA […]

    22 Comments / / Mar 17, 2010 at 11:05 AM
  • 3rd Circuit, Department of Justice, Gambling, Gambling / Gaming, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 08.25.09

    * A disappointing ruling from the 3rd Circuit for sports gamblers in Delaware. [USA Today] * L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich wants to make hanging out illegal. [Los Angeles Times] * Judge Jed Rakoff is becoming a media darling. Another article singing the BofA-bench-slapping judge’s praises. [New York Times] * Foley & Lardner sued for […]

    15 Comments / / Aug 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM
  • Gambling, Gambling / Gaming

    Poker: Game of Skill or Illegal Gambling?

    You know what would be awesome, if the legal system got its claws out of my online poker “supplementary income” program. Perhaps the first steps towards the decriminalization of poker have already started. While many states outlaw “games of chance,” the ABA Journal is reporting that some poker players are arguing that anti-gaming laws should […]

    82 Comments / / Jan 31, 2009 at 11:39 AM
  • Biglaw, Crime, Gambling, Kids, Morning Docket, Perverts, SCOTUS, Sex, Supreme Court, Violence

    Morning Docket: 12.05.06

    * This, this, and this from How Appealing on the race in public schools cases argued before the Supreme Court yesterday. * And for the second straight day, someone blames their crime on bingo. [CNN] * A “temporary” solution for being burned out on biglaw. [WSJ Law Blog] * I guess this is kinda like […]

    0 Comments / / Dec 5, 2006 at 8:41 AM
  • Celebrities, Crime, Cyberlaw, Defamation, Gambling, Nauseating Things, Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Religion, Sex

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.09.06

    * It’s not slander if you call him a balding pervert. Or her an opportunist (and probably a desperate one at that — this is really scratching the bottom of the barrel, honey). [Page Six] * Quakers like to keep their lawsuits confined to townhouse meetings. If you think you knew this because you saw […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 9, 2006 at 5:15 PM