• Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.22.08

    * Time magazine will take one final appeal in the Indonesian defamation case that awarded former President Suharto over $100 million in damages. [New York Times] * A third West Virginia Supreme Court justice refuses to recuse in the Massey Energy case. [Charleston Gazette via How Appealing] * Duke lacrosse team players — not the […]

    3 Comments / / Feb 22, 2008 at 10:10 AM
  • Craigslist

    the many uses of craigslist

    Faced with a challenging job market, law school students are turning to the web. See, e.g., 3L for Hire. And now they’re advertising on… craigslist? Well, if it’s good enough for law firms — at least the kind that require the ability to lift 25 pounds — it’s good enough for students, too. From the […]

    48 Comments / / Feb 22, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.21.08

    Tonight’s theme: presidential politics. * John Edwards could end up being the next Attorney General. Ted Frank takes a tough look at one of Edwards’s most celebrated cases. [The American] * Random factoid: “Obama’s vol. 104 is the least-cited volume of the Harvard Law Review in the last 20 years.” [Volokh Conspiracy (comment by LawStatMan) […]

    13 Comments / / Feb 21, 2008 at 11:30 PM
  • Plaintiffs Firms

    Weird Law Firm Alter Ego of the Day: ZT Personal Injury Law

    As recently mentioned in these pages, the internal slogan of the post-merger Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell is “One Firm, One Future.” Some firms, however, take the opposite view. We’ve just discovered a Southern California boutique whose motto might as well be “Two Firms for the Price of One.” Or maybe “Corporate Work and Plaintiffs’ […]

    45 Comments / / Feb 21, 2008 at 4:10 PM
  • Biglaw, Money, Skaddenfreude

    Nationwide Pay Raise Watch: The Latest on Seyfarth Shaw

    We’ve confirmed the news, which surfaced previously in the comments, about the pay raise announcement by Seyfarth Shaw. Here’s what one source told us: The Chicago office had an all-associate meeting [yesterday]. First- and second-year associates will stay lockstep — $145K for first years, $155K for second years — while third- through eighth-years will get […]

    94 Comments / / Feb 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.21.08

    * Supreme Court, in nearly unanimous decision (RBG dissent), protects medical device makers from lawsuits, finding suits preempted by FDA approval. [New York Times; Drug and Device Law; Riegel v. Medtronic (PDF)] * NYT report links John McCain to a comely female lobbyist, Vicki Iseman (who bears a resemblance to his wife Cindy; see picture). […]

    20 Comments / / Feb 21, 2008 at 9:40 AM
  • Uncategorized

    A Team Charney Reunion Tour? The S&C Microsoft – Yahoo Team

    From a blast email we received yesterday from Sullivan & Cromwell (yes, we’re on the S&C distribution list): Please note Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s representation of Microsoft (U.S.) in its proposed US$ 44.6 billion acquisition of Yahoo! (U.S.), announced February 1, 2008. The S&C team on the transaction includes corporate/M&A partners James Morphy, Duncan McCurrach […]

    11 Comments / / Feb 21, 2008 at 9:05 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.20.08

    Programming note: For those of you in Chicago, we’ll be having a little ATL “happy hour,” starting in about half an hour. We’ll be hanging out in the Loop, at Miller’s Pub (134 S. Wabash btw. E. Adams and E. Monroe), from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Swing by and say hi if you’re in […]

    18 Comments / / Feb 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

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