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Large Law Firm Faces Class-Action Suit After Laying Off Nearly 700 Legal Professionals

This law firm may be forced to pay for what it’s done after abruptly uprooting the lives of so many.

17 Comments / / May 26, 2015 at 11:15 AM
  • Prostitution, Ridiculousness, Screw-Ups

    Unclassy Action Lawsuit?

    Filed this month in the Southern District of New York: Given the defendants in the lawsuit, we’re unsure if that’s a spelling or homophone mistake.

    31 Comments / / Feb 22, 2010 at 11:08 AM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: Jersey Shore Victim Wants DVDs Suppressed

    The MTV reality series Jersey Shore revolved around drinking, hook-ups, muscles, and physical altercations. The antics of Snooki (pictured), J-Woww, Pauly D, and the rest of the crew captured the nation’s imagination. The series DVD collection, to be released soon, will likely sell well. But one of the victims of a Ronnie beatdown hopes to […]

    44 Comments / / Feb 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 02.22.10

    * The DOJ decision to reject sanctions against John Yoo and Jay Bybee set off a legal debate this weekend… [Washington Post] * … along the lines of “Justice Department Will Not Punish Yoo and Bybee Because Most Lawyers Are Scum Anyway.” [Balkinization] * The woes of law grads in Philadelphia. [Philadelphia Business Journal] * […]

    15 Comments / / Feb 22, 2010 at 9:16 AM
  • Biglaw, Deaths

    Jenner & Block Associate Killed in a Snowmobile Accident

    We have tragic news from Jenner & Block this weekend. Grant Folland, 29, a litigation associate in the firm’s Chicago office, was killed in a snowmobile accident on Saturday. According to the Associated Press, which first reported on the accident, he “lost control of his snowmobile and struck a tree next to the trail.” Jenner […]

    89 Comments / / Feb 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM
  • Uncategorized

    Quote of the Day: Crazy Is As Crazy Does

    I am Dr. Amy Bishop! — Amy Bishop, the biology professor accused of shooting six of her colleagues at the University of Alabama, to a woman she punched in the head at the International House of Pancakes. (The woman had tried to take a booster seat that Bishop wanted for one of her children. Bishop […]

    35 Comments / / Feb 21, 2010 at 2:57 PM
  • Fantasy SCOTUS

    FantasySCOTUS: Testing the Partisan Waters

    Ed. note: ATL has teamed up with the 10th Justice to predict how the Supreme Court may decide upcoming cases. CNN has called FantasySCOTUS the “hottest new fantasy-league game.” Is the Supreme Court partisan? Although many perceive the Justices as mere political aids, do the numbers support this assertion? In this installment of 10th Justice, […]

    10 Comments / / Feb 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Boalt Hall, Lunacy

    Crazy Spammer Maligns San Francisco Law Firm and Berkeley 3L

    Attorneys and law students across the country have been on the receiving end of emails from a rabid activist named Leslie Brodie this month. Brodie is waging a crusade to “end racism/sexism in U.S. law firms” by starting a petition. In a mass email about the petition, she directed her attack specifically at one firm, […]

    148 Comments / / Feb 19, 2010 at 9:32 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.19.10

    * System for bail = EPIC FAIL. [Beacon Broadside] * A review of the new blog: The Life of a Law School Wife. Enjoy the blog now. When it becomes The Life of a Biglaw Wife, it will be more depressing. [Legal Blog Watch] * Do not mess with old white dudes — and we’re […]

    21 Comments / / Feb 19, 2010 at 7:35 PM
  • Uncategorized

    The Austin Suicide Pilot: Legal Linkages

    How many manifestos-cum-suicide-notes contain citations to the Internal Revenue Code? As it turns out, Joseph Stack — the man who allegedly crashed a plane into an Austin building housing the IRS — had some issues with the Code. And he expressed them in his rambling manifesto, replete with statutory citations (although not in Bluebook form). […]

    58 Comments / / Feb 19, 2010 at 4:38 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    The Pennsylvania School Spycam Story Grows More Complicated

    Yesterday, we reported on the lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania high schooler Blake Robbins against his school for invasion of privacy. Robbins was one of 1,800 students given a laptop for home use by the Lower Merion School District. When Robbins was punished by a vice principal at Harriton High School for “improper behavior at home,” […]

    41 Comments / / Feb 19, 2010 at 2:18 PM
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama: Yes, He Can — Nominate Himself to the Supreme Court?

    Justice Barack Hussein Obama? No, that’s not a joke. Professor Jeffrey Rosen makes a serious case for President Obama to become Justice Obama, in the Washington Post: Though Obama has struggled to find his footing in the White House, his education, temperament and experience make him ideally suited to lead the liberal wing of the […]

    101 Comments / / Feb 19, 2010 at 12:42 PM
  • Cars

    ‘Why Chase Ambulances If You Can Bring Them To You?’

    If you’re a terrible driver, you’re in the right profession. According to, “Judge / Attorney” is the most dangerous driver by profession. From the Columbus Dispatch: Legal eagles — both attorneys and judges — top the list of the most dangerous drivers, according to a study by, an online independent insurance agency in […]

    24 Comments / / Feb 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM