* Smart women, foolish choices? Alexandra Marchuk might regret turning down a $425,001 offer of judgment from the defendants in Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi, in which she wound up getting a $140,000 verdict. [Law360 (sub. req.)]
* In other news from high-profile sexual harassment cases, the trial in Harvard Law grad Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against venture capital behemoth Kleiner Perkins got underway yesterday. [USA Today]
* A guilty verdict and a life sentence in the “American Sniper” trial. [New York Times]
* J.J. Nelson v. Adidas: coming to a 1L Contracts casebook near you? [ESPN]
* Law schools dropping the LSAT: a trend in the making? [BloombergBusiness]
* The latest in Deidre Clark v. Allen & Overy: is plaintiff Deidre Dare ready for her
close-uppsychological exam? [New York Law Journal]
* As he runs for Congress, what does Staten Island district attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. have to say about the Eric Garner case? [New York Times]
Based on his videotaped deposition, this retired managing partner could have a second career as a reader of erotic audiobooks.
It has long been the case in Hong Kong that most UK law firms and a very small minority of US law firms have three month notice periods for their US associates built into their employment contracts. But until about 18 months ago it was not common for any firm to enforce a three month notice period when a US associate left solo[…]
Remember former Allen & Overy associate Deidre Dare, and her effort to raise $25,000 online through Kickstarter, to publish her sex-soaked novel about expat escapades? Did she succeed?
Deidre Dare, the expat lawyer who was terminated from Allen & Overy after writing a “sexy” e-novel, is back, and this time she’s suing the firm in the Big Apple. Her claims of unfair termination didn’t work in London, so now she’s asking the courts for $35 million over her supervising partner’s alleged sexual advances. Maybe this will help her raise money to publish her new book…