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  • corzine-27jun13-260x195-RF

    DealBreaker, Wall Street, White-Collar Crime

    MF Global Was Bad

    Things get a little bit worse for Jon Corzine

    7 Comments / / Jun 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM
  • 220px-Civilian_air_traffic_controllers,_Memphis

    Blogging, Bloomberg, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, DealBreaker, Guns / Firearms, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Paul Caron, Politics

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.26.13

    * Yesterday, we shared Paul Caron’s plan to end the sequester by forcing government officials to experience delays due to air traffic control furloughs. Well, Congress voted to end the furloughs. We should have known that once the sequester inconvenienced a member of Congress this would end. [Reuters via Yahoo!]

    * Ken Langone does not agree with Richard Farley of Paul Hastings. And tells him so. Loudly. [DealBreaker]

    * If you’re looking for CLE credits in Houston, check out this event where you can win a semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun for your trouble. And it counts for Ethics! [NRA Blog]

    * “Izadi suggested she could pay her law school tuition by turning tricks.” Is a pimp really that much worse than Sallie Mae? [Las Vegas Review Journal]

    * Overlawyered is now part of the CATO Institute. Enjoy working for the Koch brothers! I hear they’re really easy to work with over there. [Overlawyered]

    * Getting tossed from a case for “bad behavior”? That’s the Chicago way! [Chicago Tribune]

    * An interview with American Lawyer Editor-in-Chief Robin Sparkman about the newly released Am Law 100 law firm rankings, after the jump….

    33 Comments / / Apr 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM
  • mark-cuban-260x335

    DealBreaker, Insider Trading, Securities and Exchange Commission

    Even So, Mark Cuban Is Probably Glad He Got Rid Of His Mamma.com Stock

    To get a sense of how old and long-drawn-out the SEC’s insider trading lawsuit against Mark Cuban is, consider this: the company in which he allegedly insider traded was Mamma.com. The .com was right there in the name. Future generations — hell, present generations — will indiscriminately add “.com” to the end of words to […]

    4 Comments / / Mar 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM
  • Judge Lynn Hughes

    2nd Circuit, Cyberlaw, DealBreaker, Free Speech, Kellogg Huber, Racism, SCOTUS, Sentencing Law, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.07.13

    * Above the Law promotes real-world change! Complaint filed against a Texas judge after Elie calls him out for being RACEIST! [ABA Journal]

    * If you were thinking of calling your friend from the Philippines a “skank” on Facebook, you may want to reconsider. [Philippine Inquirer]

    * If you’re a powerful financial executive, lay off the bath salts. [DealBreaker]

    * Judicial throwdown at the Second Circuit! Short version: Judge Raagi thinks Judge Jacobs should care way more about punishing guys sexting underage girls. Judge Jacobs thinks Judge Raagi watches too much Dexter. [Second Circuit / FindLaw]

    * Federal District Judge John Lungstrum calls out a couple trial teams for terrible trial work. Biglaw litigators may not be the best trial attorneys? You don’t say. [New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog]

    * Kenneth Anderson describes the U.S. government’s longstanding love affair with “imminence” in the context of the Obama drone strike white paper. To borrow from Rev. Lovejoy’s sermon: “Imminence…sweet imminence.” [Lawfare]

    * Judges: If you’re going to base a decision on a particular fact… don’t include pictures in the opinion that directly contradict that finding. Check out page six, line two and Appendix 2 [Court of Appeals, State of Oregon]

    * SCOTUSBlog and Bloomberg Law have a competition for law students. Beat your peers AND the SCOTUSBlog team and win $5000. [SCOTUSBlog]

    2 Comments / / Feb 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM
  • Liberty Bell

    9/11, Barack Obama, DealBreaker, Federal Judges, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Tax Law, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.11.12

    * Obama has made more women federal judges than any other president in history. But he still has a long way to go to match Bill Clinton’s record for being judged by women. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Let’s agree that neither of the people running for president should be a tax lawyer. [Going Concern]

    * This story about law firms involved in a class action suit allows me to quote one of the great Abraham Lincoln lines, as retold by the late Shelby Foote: “There’s too many pigs for the tits.” [Forbes]

    * Proof that bankers have a better life. [Dealbreaker]

    * Did you know that there is a typo on the Liberty Bell? [Josh Blackman's Blog]

    * Louisiana has a problem with deadbeat corporations that owe money to the state. Apparently, businesses run from their debts just as well as students. [Lexis Tax Community]

    3 Comments / / Sep 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM
  • Crime, DealBreaker, Insider Trading, Reader Polls, Securities Law, Sentencing Law, Wall Street, White-Collar Crime

    An Above the Law / Dealbreaker Debate: Insider-Trading Sentencing

    Ed. note: This post was written by Matt Levine, the new editor on our sister site, Dealbreaker, and Elie Mystal. Matt here. You might think that Dealbreaker HQ exists only metaphorically in virtual space, or maybe in the fan fiction you’re hiding in your desk, but in fact Bess and I share a real physical […]

    49 Comments / / Sep 26, 2011 at 6:32 PM
  • Bad Ideas, California, DealBreaker, Holy Crap, Nauseating Things, Ridiculousness

    Men Find the Strangest Places to Put Their Baby Batter

    A lot of my closest friends are male. It’s probably because we share the same sense of humor about most things. But sometimes broish pranks cross the line from being funny to freakin’ disgusting at warp speed. Guys, here’s a little tip: anything outside of the bedroom that has to do with giving a girl […]

    35 Comments / / Aug 9, 2011 at 12:48 PM
  • Blogging, Career Alternatives, DealBreaker, Goldman Sachs

    Career Alternatives for Attorneys: Seriously Guys, This Blogging Thing Might Have Legs

    If you are lawyer who is looking for a career change, you really might want to give blogging a try. You won’t make as much money as you would in a Biglaw job. You probably won’t make as much as you would working for a well-respected small law firm. But money isn’t everything. Take it […]

    45 Comments / / Jul 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM
  • Money

    Dealbreaker Blind Item Of Excess: Lawyers Don’t Really Make A Lot Of Money

    The law is a service industry. We serve clients. And if you work in Biglaw, you serve very wealthy clients. Uber-wealthy clients who find your legal fees annoying, but can pay them out of the petty cash lying around the office. Lawyer don’t make real money in this country. Businessmen do. Hedge fund managers really […]

    92 Comments / / Jun 30, 2011 at 2:18 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.11.11

    * Tipsters, I’ve seen the Milbank / Harvard Law news. I just don’t have a strong opinion about it. Good, bad, indifferent? You tell me. [Harvard Law School; National Law Journal via Truth on the Market] * Is Ashley Madison (the dating site for adulterers) a scam? [Forbes] * Ah, the real reason Hosni Mubarak […]

    13 Comments / / Feb 11, 2011 at 6:15 PM
  • Cars, DealBreaker, Lawsuit of the Day

    Legal Defense of the Day: New Car Smell Diminishes Your Capacity to Have A Soul

    You know the only thing worse than getting run over by some rich joker in a Mercedes-Benz? Getting run over by a rich joker in a Mercedes-Benz who gets a slap on the wrist because his Mercedes-Benz is a brand-new Mercedes-Benz. Dr. Steven Milo knows that pain all too well. Our sister site, Dealbreaker, explains […]

    46 Comments / / Dec 15, 2010 at 1:19 PM
  • DealBreaker, Jews, Non-Sequiturs, Yolanda Young

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.05.10

    * An interesting way of thinking about your law firm experience, from Yolanda Young (of Young v. Covington & Burling fame). [On Being A Black Lawyer] * Some advice for lawyers: be sure to give your secretary a really nice holiday gift. [Young Lawyers Blog] * Do you prefer a Jewish lawyer? You’re in good […]

    10 Comments / / Oct 5, 2010 at 5:33 PM
  • Career Alternatives, DealBreaker, Job Searches, Layoffs

    From Laid-Off Lawyer to… Cleaning Lady!

    A Dealbreaker reader was out and about on the Upper West Side, and something caught his eye. He moved in for a closer look, snapped a photo, and sent it to Dealbreaker. Our colleague Bess Levin has been having a grand old time ever since. Me? I just want people to see it before they […]

    33 Comments / / Sep 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

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