• QE's Kathleen Sullivan as Lawyer Barbie

    9th Circuit, Bankruptcy, Baseball, Biglaw, Billable Hours, Brown Rudnick, California, Copyright, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Football, Gay Marriage, Health Care / Medicine, Insider Trading, Kasowitz Benson, Kathleen Sullivan, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.05.12

    * Dewey know the firms that have been tapped to represent the groups that this failed firm owes money to? Yes, we do! Brown Rudnick for the unsecured creditors’ committee, and Kasowitz Benson for the former D&L partners. [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * The Ninth Circuit is supposed to be issuing an order today regarding an en banc reconsideration request on the Prop 8 case. They really ought to slap a big fat denial on that motherf’er and call it a day so we get some SCOTUS action. [Poliglot / Metro Weekly]

    * Matthew Kluger, most recently of Fried Frank, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, which is the longest sentence that anyone’s ever received in an insider trading case. Uh yeah, he’ll definitely be appealing. [Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)]

    * Hughes Hubbard & Reed has billed more than $17M in the first four months of its work on MF Global’s unwinding. Will the firm will be handing out spring “special” bonuses like they did last year? [Reuters]

    * Mattel is appealing MGA’s $310M copyright award, claiming that the judgment was based on “erroneous billing invoices.” Don’t you call my billable hours into question, Kathleen Sullivan. [National Law Journal]

    * Jerry Sandusky’s accusers will be named in court thanks to this judge’s ruling. But don’t worry — there’s no tweeting, texting, or emailing allowed in his courtroom. Like that’ll make a difference. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * Trust me, I’m a lawyer: a disbarred Colorado attorney somehow managed to scam a convicted con artist out of more than $1 million. Now that’s some pretty sweet karmic intervention for you. [Missouri Lawyers Media]

    * A bus driver is suing a hospital because he claims that instead of treating his painful erection, the staff watched a baseball game on TV. Whatever, that was a really great Yankees game. [Associated Press]

    2 Comments / / Jun 5, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • Do these even exist anymore?

    California, Canada, Cars, Copyright, Deaths, Food, Job Searches, Morning Docket, Music, Religion, Trials

    Morning Docket: 05.10.12

    * Not even 1-800-REALITY can save you now. Joe Amendola wants to postpone Jerry Sandusky’s trial because he claims that he’ll be “unable to effectively and adequately” represent his client without more time to prepare. [CNN]

    * Unlicensed to ill: Trouble Funk sure picked a crappy time to sue the Beastie Boys for copyright infringement over some samples from the 80s. Adam Yauch died the day after members of the hip hop group were served. [TIME]

    * It’s not just a #firstworldproblem in the U.S. anymore, because law school grads can’t even find jobs in Canada. A lack of articling positions is sending recent grads to the bread maple syrup line. [CBC News]

    * Remember Heather Peters, the former lawyer who beat Honda in small claims court? Yep, that was reversed in Superior Court earlier this week. Not so eager to reactivate your law license now, are you? [Reuters]

    * Animal rights groups are suing the USDA because they claim that foie gras is made from “diseased bird organs.” Oh, come on, you know that they’re just pissed off because they can’t pronounce it. [Huffington Post]

    * A woman claims that she was fired from her job after her employer discovered that she was “living in sin” with her boyfriend. They teach a whole lot of tolerance at Colorado Christian University. [KMGH Denver]

    * Nicholas Katzenbach, legal adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, RIP. [New York Times]

    1 Comment / / May 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM
  • What's the matter with you? Don't you get it?

  • Susan Cole isn't crazy, but her hair kinda is.

    Jury Duty, Screw-Ups

    When an ‘Innocent’ Attempt to Avoid Jury Duty Goes Horribly Wrong

    When you call in to the radio to tell the story of jury duty shenanigans, you never know who is listening…

    20 Comments / / Mar 22, 2012 at 3:31 PM
  • Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Election 2012, Kasowitz Benson, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Sex, Sex Scandals

    Morning Docket: 02.08.12

    * Extra frothy: Santorum’s trifecta of wins in Minnesota, Colorado, and Missouri has made Mitt Romney angry. Because even a guy who wins nonbinding primaries can be dangerous to a man’s campaign. [New York Times] * Richard Holwell, the judge who presided over Rajabba the Hut’s case, will be resigning and starting a boutique firm […]

    1 Comment / / Feb 8, 2012 at 9:03 AM
  • Sidney Spies small photo pic

    Education / Schools, Fashion, Fashion Is Fun, Free Speech, Hotties, Kids, Pictures, Porn Names, Sex

    Sexy Teen Fights for First Amendment Freedoms Over Slutty Yearbook Photo

    School administrators are trying to ban a teenager’s picture from the yearbook. They say that her attire in her photo of choice violates the school’s dress code, but why? Probably because the photo in question features the teenager posing a bit too provocatively for a girl who just turned 18. She’s considering taking legal action against the school for trampling on her right to free expression. So who is this mystery girl? What does her scandalous yearbook photo look like? Keep reading for pictures and video of this too-sexy-for-high-school, First Amendment freedom fighter….

    60 Comments / / Jan 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM
  • Conferences / Symposia, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Travel / Vacation

    House Rules: The Mile-High Club

    I recently spent a week in Denver over two days (“ba dum bum”). The day I arrived, the temperature hit a record high of 80 degrees, and it snowed several inches the next evening. I was supposed to be attending (and enjoying) the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting, but instead, I was frantically trying […]

    21 Comments / / Nov 9, 2011 at 3:35 PM
  • Breasts, D.C. Circuit, Guns / Firearms, Health Care / Medicine, Morning Docket, Music, Racism, Rap, Wall Street

    Morning Docket: 10.05.11

    * An EEOC lawsuit claims that white workers were fired for being muy perezoso, and Hispanic workers were hired instead. Well, that’s a reverse stereotype if I’ve ever heard one before. [Businessweek] * Guns only have two enemies: rust and liberals. And apparently there are a lot of liberals in the nation’s capital, because the […]

    28 Comments / / Oct 5, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Breasts, Constitutional Law, Drinking, Facebook, Job Searches, Money, Morning Docket, Pets

    Morning Docket: 08.31.11

    * You don’t have the right to get half naked in an airport to protest the TSA’s policies. Aaron Tobey’s lawsuit has been stripped of its Fourth Amendment claims following a dismissal. [Washington Post] * Paul Ceglia has to give Facebook every email he’s exchanged since 2003. If Ceglia’s like most men, lawyers at Gibson […]

    7 Comments / / Aug 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM
  • The anonymous blogging law professor has revealed himself.

    Blogging, Law Professors, Law Schools

    The Tenured Law Prof Turned ‘Scamblogger’ Reveals Himself

    Earlier this month, we wrote about an anonymous law professor — a tenured professor, at a top-tier school — essentially joining the ranks of the law school scambloggers. Well, as it turns out, LawProf is an actual tenured law professor, at a top 50 law school. Who is he, and where does he teach?

    231 Comments / / Aug 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM
  • ACLU, Breasts, Education / Schools, Feminism, Food, Gender, Kids, Women's Issues

    Udderly Deplorable

    Heather Burgbacher has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming that she was fired from her job as a teacher because she had to leave the classroom to pump breast milk. Read on to get the details….

    82 Comments / / Aug 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 04.05.11

    * Did Malcolm Gladwell’s endorsement lead to an increase in Colorado Law applicants? Malcolm Gladwell, a man whose book Blink was described by Richard Posner as “written like a book intended for people who do not read books.” [Law Week Colorado] * A litany of legal challenges faces the Obama administration now that they’ve backtracked […]

    19 Comments / / Apr 5, 2011 at 8:54 AM
  • Career Alternatives, Feminism, Gender, Non-Sequiturs, Plaintiffs Firms, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Securities Law, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.25.11

    * Who are the top plaintiffs firms in securities class-action litigation, ranked by 2010 total settlement value? [RiskMetrics / SCAS via WSJ Law Blog] * Protip: if you go to a meeting at Deutsche Bank’s New York offices, avoid the men’s room. [Dealbreaker] * This lawyer has an assistant with an unusual name. [Abuse of […]

    9 Comments / / Mar 25, 2011 at 5:39 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 01.07.11

    * If you’re a famous pill-popper, you can now blame your shadiness on privacy needs. Judges will totally feel bad for you and let you off the hook. [Los Angeles Times] * wants you to know that it’s okay to look. What they don’t want you to know is that you’re looking for love […]

    1 Comment / / Jan 7, 2011 at 9:03 AM
  • Job Searches, Law Schools

    Colorado Law Employment Correction

    Last week, we mentioned the disturbing employment statistics for the University of Colorado Law School. Colorado Law Week had reported that only 35% of the school’s students were employed upon graduation. Apparently the publication got it wrong. After doing some digging, a Colorado Law professor explained how the mistake was made: The news story got […]

    43 Comments / / Oct 27, 2009 at 5:40 PM
  • Job Searches, Law Schools

    A ‘Rocky Mountain High’ Jobless Rate

    CORRECTION: It appears that the jobless rate reported below is INCORRECT. Please click here for the correct information. I really hope that students at the University of Colorado Law School have enjoyed their time in Boulder. I hear it is beautiful country out there. But it’s no country for old law students who want a […]

    87 Comments / / Oct 22, 2009 at 2:42 PM