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  • Alecia and Andrew Schmuhl

    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.14.15

    * Andrew and Alecia Schmuhl, the husband-and-wife lawyer duo accused of treating a law firm managing partner and his wife to a “torture session,” had a hearing this week where it was revealed that Andrew allegedly slit the managing partner’s throat. [Washington Post]

    * ‘We’re asking you to choose life. Yes, even for the Boston Marathon bomber.” Jurors began deliberating in the death penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial late yesterday afternoon. It’s worth noting that the last time someone was executed in Massachusetts was 70 years ago. [Boston Globe]

    * “Explaining these persistent gender disparities in income … has proven to be much more difficult than simply identifying them.” Per a study conducted by Harvard Law, the wage gap for women in the law has been growing since 1975. [Big Law Business / Bloomberg]

    * The deadly Amtrak derailment hit too close to home for attorneys in the Northeast who travel frequently on the Acela line. In fact, some of our best tips have come from Acela trips. Our thoughts are with those who were affected by the crash. [National Law Journal]

    * A sexy little spat: Dov Charney, the ex-CEO of American Apparel, filed a $20M defamation suit against the company, claiming that despite what employees were told, he never agreed that he’d stay away from American Apparel for good. [Los Angeles Times]

    7 Comments / / May 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM
  • Rabbit_in_montana

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.04.15

    * DEA Agent thinks legalized pot will get rabbits high. Do you know how quickly they reproduce? This could lead to a terrifying Dorito’s shortage. [Lowering the Bar]

    * Facebook lands a guy in prison after he “Likes” his own Wanted poster. [Jonathan Turley]

    * The billable hour is a recipe for law firm failure. [The Legal Intelligencer]

    * Dov Charney really really wants to get back control of American Apparel. Guy can’t seem to take no for an answer. In any event, his legal maneuvers may have set the stage for the intentional death of the company. [Dealbreaker]

    * In honor of Star Wars Day, here are lessons lawyers can learn from Star Wars. Don’t go Jar Jar. [The Nutmeg Lawyer]

    * The $140 million suit brought against Proskauer Rose by the Johnson & Johnson heirs will go forward. So… more tears for Proskauer. [Reuters]

    * Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s Brooklyn spin class turns into a celebration. [Wall Street Journal / Metropolis]

    10 Comments / / May 4, 2015 at 4:59 PM
  • law_school

    Bankruptcy, Department of Justice, John Roberts, Labor / Employment, Law Firm Mergers, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 12.04.12

    * “Maybe in the future you could let us know when something as definite as that comes [at the last minute.]” It would appear Chief Justice John Roberts has yet again been angered terribly by a lawyer from the Department of Justice over policy changes. [CNN]

    * G’day, mate! Perhaps Peter Kalis was telling the truth about his firm, because everything really is great at K&L Gates after last night’s announcement. Partners at the Biglaw firm just approved a merger with Australian firm Middletons. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * The commission overseeing the revisions to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code will focus their energies on labor and benefits. Aww, how nice of them to think of the little people. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * The suit over job stats against Thomas Jefferson School of Law lives to fight another day. The school was “disappointed,” but probably not as disappointed as the students it allegedly duped. [National Law Journal]

    * And speaking of disappointment, people are still pissed off about Case Western Law Dean Lawrence Mitchell’s defense of going to law school, aka “a full-throated defense of the indefensible.” [New York Times]

    * If you’ve made a mistake on your law school application, fret not, because there’s a way to correct it. (Note: some would say the real mistake was applying in the first place.) [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    * Another day, another lawsuit filed against the much-sued and oft-creepy Dov Charney. This time, an ex-store manager alleges the American Apparel CEO choked him out and tried to rub dirt in his face. [Huffington Post]

    0 Comments / / Dec 4, 2012 at 8:55 AM
  • Hotter than a real poison pill.

    Biglaw, Dick Cheney, Google / Search Engines, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morning Docket, Privacy, Real Estate, SCOTUS, Sex, Sex Scandals, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 03.22.12

    * I know you don’t want to be evil, but I don’t think “privacy” means what you think it means. Google users have filed a class action suit against the company in New York over its new complete and utter lack of privacy policy. [Bloomberg]

    * So you made some anti-war comments, touched Dick Cheney, got arrested, claimed your First Amendment rights were violated, and your case made it all the way to SCOTUS. Greatest accomplishment? Not getting shot by Cheney. [Huffington Post]

    * Whoa, whoa, whoa. You mean to tell me that Wachtell’s name partner, Martin Lipton, the man who created the “poison pill,” supports staggered boards? Consider my mind blown. [DealBook / New York Times]

    * M&A maven Dennis Block and real estate rock star Jeffrey Feil each donated $1M to their alma mater, Brooklyn Law School. See, you don’t need to go to a T14 school to make bank. [National Law Journal]

    * Protip: not even Dov Charney’s world-renowned creepiness can save you from an arbitration agreement. A former employees $260M sex slave suit has been tossed out of court. [New York Daily News]

    9 Comments / / Mar 22, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Biglaw, Department of Justice, In-House Counsel, Law Professors, Musical Chairs, Non-Sequiturs, Pets, Solicitor General's Office, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Tax Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.30.11

    * “Ten Worst Things for a Law Prof To Put on a CV.” [The Faculty Lounge] * Think of this as another warning against taking sexually explicit photos of yourself. Or buying suspiciously cheap used computers. [Not-So Private Parts / Forbes] * Musical Chairs: Sri Srinivasan, chair of the appellate and Supreme Court practice at […]

    33 Comments / / Aug 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM