• Date

    Lawsuit of the Day, Romance and Dating, Sex

    ‘It’s Just Lunch’ Date Leads To ‘It’s Just Herpes’ Infection, Lawsuit

    When you think your lunch date gave you herpes, you know whose fault that is… the dating service, of course.

    15 Comments / / May 11, 2015 at 5:22 PM
  • Rihanna

    Animal Law, Contracts, Football, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Rankings, Sports, STDs, U.S. News

    Morning Docket: 05.31.13

    * The Am Law 200 rankings are out, and the difference between the First Hundred and Second Hundred Biglaw firms has been described as “stark.” Check out who made the grade here. [American Lawyer]

    * Many Biglaw attorneys are sharks, but at Crowell & Moring, a firm with a duck as its mascot, at least they’ve got hearts. They’re awaiting the birth of little ducklings outside of their office. [Washington Post]

    * Spyfall, Round Two: General David Petraeus, of CIA and sex scandal fame, is joining private equity company KKR & Co. with Williams & Connelly advising on his employment agreement. [Am Law Daily]

    * Want to know at which law school you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck? Want to see which law school is best at financial efficiency? You may be surprised at some of the schools on this list. [Morse Code / U.S. News & World Report]

    * No, silly, he wasn’t being an antisocial gunner, he just wasn’t old enough to go to the bar with you. Harvard Law recently graduated one of its youngest African-American students ever. [Boston Globe]

    * A legal Hail Mary? Joe Paterno’s family, former Penn State football players, and select members of the school’s board of trustees are suing the NCAA over its Sandusky sanctions. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * A woman is suing MAC after she allegedly picked up the gift that keeps on giving from Rihanna’s lipstick: herpes! Chris Brown, don’t hurt me for implying it was from Rihanna. [New York Daily News]

    5 Comments / / May 31, 2013 at 9:05 AM
  • 'This is much worse than my 72-day marriage.'

    Art, Celebrities, Death Penalty, Election 2012, Election Law, Job Searches, Law Schools, Military / Military Law, Morning Docket, Police, Politics, SCOTUS, STDs, Supreme Court

    Morning Docket: 09.04.12

    * Want to know what they call the Supreme Court attorney who deals with requests for stays of execution? The death clerk. Paging John Grisham, because this guy’s nickname would make a great book title. [New York Times]

    * “If you’re going to sue, it’s better to sue earlier rather than later.” Probably why battleground states like Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are in a tizzy over their election laws. [Washington Post]

    * WikiLeaks or it didn’t happen: Bradley Manning’s lawyer has demanded that seven years be cut from his client’s prospective sentence due to allegations of improper treatment while in military custody. [The Guardian]

    * Michigan Law’s Sarah Zearfoss, she of Wolverine Scholars fame, finds media coverage about the awful job market for recent law grads “really frustrating.” Try being unemployed. [Crain’s Detroit Business (reg. req.)]

    * Kris Humphries is being sued for allegedly giving a girl herpes. But alas, the plaintiff seems to have no idea who actually gave her the herp — four John Doe defendants are identified in the complaint, too. [Star Tribune]

    * “Given the police idiocy, one wonders where the boobs really are.” A nude model who was arrested during a body-painting exhibition in Times Square won a $15K false-arrest settlement from the cops. [New York Post]

    6 Comments / / Sep 4, 2012 at 9:09 AM
  • coffee hot coffee

    Quote of the Day, Romance and Dating, Sex, Sex Scandals, STDs

    Quote of the Day: Unlike Hot Coffee, Herpes Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

    How much should you be able to sue for if someone allegedly infects you with herpes?

    25 Comments / / Jun 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM
  • Lawsuit of the Day, STDs

    Lawsuit of the Day: It Only Costs $4.3 Million To Give Somebody Herpes

    I thought the most sketchy thing I’d see today was this article about people photoshopping the heads of their Facebook friends onto naked bodies and then masturbating. There’s nothing wrong with jerking off, but doing it to friends based on their profiles just seems violative. Of course, there are things that seem wrong, and then […]

    47 Comments / / Mar 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
  • Biglaw, Blind Item, Health Care / Medicine, Labor / Employment, Privacy

    Biglaw Blind Item: Who Has Herpes?

    Actually, we’re not sure that it’s herpes; that’s just a guess, based on context clues. But apparently some prominent, white-shoe law firm has been hit by an outbreak of a sexually-transmitted disease. Check out this Biglaw blind item….

    74 Comments / / Sep 23, 2010 at 4:34 PM
  • Health Care / Medicine, Lawsuit of the Day, STDs

    Lawsuit of the Day: Another Cuckold With Herpes

    Poor Carl Levine. His wife has allegedly been having an affair with her psychiatrist since about 2000. And the psychiatrist allegedly had herpes. And allegedly gave Levine’s wife herpes. And now Levine has herpes. We’ve heard of some off-the-wall psychiatric treatments but this one sounds quite unhealthy. Now Levine is suing Dr. Robert Werboff for […]

    96 Comments / / Nov 10, 2009 at 12:08 PM
  • Divorce Train Wrecks, Health Care / Medicine, Partner Issues, STDs

    Those aren’t my Herpes… Then whose Herpes are they?

    In September, Kirkland & Ellis partner Frederick Tanne sued his wife, her lover, and her father for giving him herpes. (We mentioned this lawsuit in passing in Morning Docket at the time of the complaint, and many of you complained about the item not getting its own post. Well, here you go!) Tanne claimed to […]

    / Nov 12, 2008 at 12:06 PM