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Which of these law firm holiday cards is the best of 2014?

4 Comments / / Dec 23, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Morning Docket

Morning Docket: 11.21.14

Traffic sign for Winners or Losers - business concept* Barack Obama laid out his plans for an immigration overhaul last night, daring the members of Congress to pass a bill if they didn’t like it. Consider that to be a presidential burn. [New York Times]

* Who’s got the God View now? In an effort to stop pissing off its paying customers, Uber hired Harriet Pearson of Hogan Lovells to take a look at its data-privacy practices. [Bloomberg]

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34 Comments / / Nov 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 11.20.14

Manson* Charles Manson is getting married. Have folks uncovered his registry yet? Or is this just hilarious trolling? [Lowering the Bar]

* No, Tim Tebow did not get arrested soliciting a prostitute, no matter what your Facebook feed tells you. It’s obviously false. I watched his pro career, he can’t score for money. [Snopes]

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9 Comments / / Nov 20, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Asians, Attorney Misconduct, Crime, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Rankings, Texas

Morning Docket: 11.20.14

letter-shock* Deep in the heart of Texas, a judge refused to dismiss Gov. Rick Perry’s felony case over a silly technicality in the underlying paperwork concerning the special prosecutor’s oath of office. [CNN]

* This lawyer got a spanking for including a noncompete in an associate’s contract that said he wouldn’t be able to practice the same type of law for two years. [Legal Profession Blog via ABA Journal]

* UVA Law came in at #7 in the Graduate Programs ranking of the 50 best law schools, but the the school doesn’t “focus on year-to-year fluctuations in rankings.” Keep those collars popped high. [Cavalier Daily]

* “I’m hopeful that we’ll get our Tracy back, the guy everyone loves.” Tracy Morgan’s lawyer says the comedian’s crash with a Wal-Mart truck this summer has left him with a traumatic brain injury. [Bloomberg]

* After its giant, website-crashing sale debacle earlier this month, someone decided to file a class-action suit against Sephora for discriminating against Asian customers whose accounts were blocked. [Reuters]

4 Comments / / Nov 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Contract Attorneys, Department of Justice, Document Review, Immigration, In-House Counsel, Labor / Employment, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs

Non-Sequiturs: 11.19.14

stripper_heels_g7* First the cheerleaders went after their employers in wage and hours suits. Now strippers. And the strippers are winning. [Slate]

* Prince Harry’s ex, Chelsy Davy, has left her Biglaw gig as an Allen & Overy associate. So that’s what happens when you lose the real-life version of I Wanna Marry Harry. [Legal Cheek]

* Despite the shrill response on cable news, President Obama’s executive action on immigration will be totally legal. [New Republic]

* DOJ seeks to disqualify anyone who knows about all the DOJ’s misconduct. Clever trick! [New York Observer]

* If you’re doing contract work, you could stave off the boredom or you could go the failed mobster route and be a rat. [Law and More]

* Somewhere along the line, obvious puffery turned into false advertising suits and it’s costing some companies big bucks. [Corporate Counsel]

* The latest in litigation financing: crowdfunding your lawsuit. [TechCrunch]

10 Comments / / Nov 19, 2014 at 5:27 PM

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