• Associate Salaries

    Latham & Watkins: Unfreezing Salaries?

    The decisions Latham & Watkins has made regarding its associates have been well documented in these pages. Because of the firm’s associate layoffs, some people forget that Latham & Watkins was one of the first firms to freeze associate salaries. Latham froze salaries way back in December of 2008. It would be somewhat fitting if […]

    128 Comments / / Oct 22, 2009 at 6:14 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs 10.22.09

    * Iowa Supreme Court is asking for 50 hours of pro bono work from the state’s attorneys. I wonder if the Court would consider asking Iowa state law schools to forgo a semester of law school tuition? [Gazette Online] * “Secretary with benefits.” Oh yeah. [Legal Blog Watch] * Do you think anybody is going […]

    21 Comments / / Oct 22, 2009 at 5:30 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: When Robots Attack!

    I know that I am not alone in having a fear of robots. Trust me now or believe me later, but when we are all slaves to the terminators we create, I’ll be the old guy hiding out on a secluded farm future heroes will seek out. Given my (some would call it “irrational”) wisdom, […]

    23 Comments / / Oct 22, 2009 at 4:37 PM
  • AutoAdmit / Xoxohth, Defamation, Free Speech, Rudeness, Technology

    AutoAdmit Case Ends Not With a Bang, But With a Whimper

    If you were hoping for the AutoAdmit lawsuit to result in courtroom drama, with Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey breaking down in tears on the stand, then we’re sorry to disappoint you. The case has ended, somewhat anticlimactically. Last week, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their case against the remaining defendants. From the Hartford Courant: Two former […]

    48 Comments / / Oct 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket 10.22.09

    * University of Texas students help to exonerate two men wrongfully convicted of capital murder. But why are the law students making undergrads do the heavy lifting? [Fort Worth Star-Telegram] * Back in August, the WSJ reported that rumors were swirling about the departure of Obama’s White House counsel Gregory Craig. The New York Times […]

    16 Comments / / Oct 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM

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