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Biglaw, Screw-Ups

Simpson Thacher Sued In Two Class Actions

Biglaw firm allegedly cost lenders big bucks.

31 Comments / / Jul 31, 2015 at 1:26 PM
  • Willie Nelson (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty)

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.22.15

    Willie Nelson (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty)

    Willie Nelson (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty)

    * “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys potheads.” Country singer-songwriter and OG stoner Willie Nelson says marijuana will be legal in all 50 states within the next decade. Who knows, maybe his cannabis-crazed dreams will come true. [San Antonio Express-News]

    * Where do lonely hearts go? To court. This ex-Illinois Law student was accused of stalking a classmate and barred setting foot on campus for a two-year time period. A new trial was ordered, and now he may be able to graduate. Yay? [National Law Journal]

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    * "Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys potheads." Country singer-songwriter and OG stoner Willie Nelson says marijuana will be legal in all 50 states within the next decade. Who knows, maybe his cannabis-crazed dreams will come true. [San Antonio Express-News]

    * Where do lonely hearts go? To court. This ex-Illinois Law student was accused of stalking a classmate and barred setting foot on campus for a two-year time period. A new trial was ordered, and now he may be able to graduate. Yay? [National Law Journal]

    * Law firms of all sizes are merging at a record pace, but that doesn't mean that it's going to continue like this ad infinitum. Eventually, all of the fun is going to stop, and it'll likely because there isn't any more profitability to be had for these firms. Womp. [Am Law Daily]

    * Corporate legal departments are pushing for more diversity among their ranks, with companies like Xerox leading the way. NAPABA is hopeful that we'll see 20 Asian-American lawyers as general counsel of Fortune 500 companies by 2020. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * For a man who wanted to "get rich or die tryin," things don't seem to be working out so well: Bankrupt rapper 50 Cent was busy denying ownership of many of his luxury items in court this week. He says he rents, borrows, and leases most of his bling. [Associated Press]

    14 Comments / / Jul 22, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    Benchslaps, Federal Judges

    ‘Do You Hear Me?’ Judge Benchslaps State Department Over Hillary Clinton-Related Documents

    "Have it by next week. Have it by next week when we have our hearing. Do you hear me?"

    18 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 5:35 PM
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    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.21.15

    Student-Debt-Grad-Hat-Pile-o-Money* There’s a “small but organized minority of law professors” trying to keep students from getting paid. Go tell the ABA not to listen to them. [Professor Bainbridge]

    * Taking the bar exam in New York? Want a pre-ordered lunch? These folks have your back. They’re extending their deadline for ordering. [Custom Gourmet NY]

    * Line up to buy your “.law” address! [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

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    * There's a "small but organized minority of law professors" trying to keep students from getting paid. Go tell the ABA not to listen to them. [Professor Bainbridge]

    * Taking the bar exam in New York? Want a pre-ordered lunch? These folks have your back. They're extending their deadline for ordering. [Custom Gourmet NY]

    * Line up to buy your ".law" address! [Adjunct Law Prof Blog]

    * Estimating the cost of eDiscovery. In monetary terms, not in the souls of contract attorneys. [Logikcull]

    * Kansas Governor Sam Brownback needs money, and he's apparently not above asking officials with business before his office for cash. [Topeka Capital-Journal]

    * Questions not to ask in an interview. Forgot to include, "Does this look infected?" [JD Supra]

    * When you want to close a sale, be present in the moment. [Law and More]

    * Want to join a college faculty? Here's where to work. Spread that anti-law-school hate to the next generation. [TaxProf Blog]

    * David Lat joins Sam Glover to discuss the future of Biglaw and SmallLaw. [Lawyerist]

    7 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 4:59 PM
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    Health Care / Medicine

    Does Your Robot Doctor Carry Enough Malpractice Insurance?

    It's like Funnybot is performing surgeries.

    0 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 4:42 PM
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    Technology

    CRM For Legal: Relationships Are Not Easy

    Please welcome Above the Law's newest legal technology writer, Sean Doherty, who today discusses platforms for customer relationship management (CRM).

    13 Comments / / Jul 21, 2015 at 4:19 PM