Joran van der Sloot

  • Village People

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Copyright, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Football, Gay Marriage, Law Professors, Law Schools, LLMs, Morning Docket, Music, Politics, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner

    Morning Docket: 05.09.12

    * Dewey get the chance to reap revenge against all of the partners who defected? Only in bankruptcy clawback suits. Many are keeping an eye on the Coudert and Thelen Chapter 11 cases to see if they’ll have to pay up. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * “People have bigger concerns on their mind than whether Elizabeth Warren is 1/32 Cherokee.” Well, Scott Brown isn’t most people. He wants all of her job records from her career as a law professor. [Washington Wire / Wall Street Journal]

    * “We are not anti-gay, we are pro-marriage.” I don’t think “pro-marriage” means what you think it means. Last night, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. [CNN]

    * Mike McQueary is filing a whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State. Hate to say it, but that’s definitely not the first time Penn State’s seen a lawsuit over something being blown in the locker room. [Centre Daily Times]

    * Washington University in St. Louis Law is launching an online LL.M. program for foreign lawyers for the low, low price of $48K. The exchange rate surely can’t be good enough for that to be worth it. [New York Times]

    * Joran van der Sloot will likely be extradited to the United States from Peru this summer. His lawyer, Maximo Altez, isn’t a fan, because he thinks that we’ll charge his client with murder. America, f**k yeah! [ABC News]

    * Oh, of course a member of the Village People’s claim just had to be the test case for 35-year copyright transfer termination. Well, kudos to you, Mr. Motorcycle Cop. You’re a real “Macho Man.” [Bloomberg]

    10 Comments / / May 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM
  • 4th Circuit, Barack Obama, Election 2012, Election Law, Kids, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Old People, Small Law Firms

    Morning Docket: 01.16.12

    * Rick Perry’s primary ballot election law suit in Virginia was unsuccessful, but maybe the Fourth Circuit will help him out on appeal. Or not. At least Huntsman’s out of the race, right? [Bloomberg] * That didn’t take too long. The National Federation of Independent Business has officially popped the cherry on filing lawsuits challenging […]

    8 Comments / / Jan 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM
  • Election 2012, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, New Jersey, Paul Bergrin, Politics, Prostitution, Racism

    Morning Docket: 01.13.12

    * What’s funnier here? The fact that Stephen Colbert is running for “president of the United States of South Carolina,” or the fact that he’s already beating Jon Huntsman in the polls? [Washington Post] * Notorious New Jersey defense attorney Paul Bergrin’s second racketeering trial has been postponed and may be delayed indefinitely, but he’s […]

    6 Comments / / Jan 13, 2012 at 9:04 AM
  • Facebook, Law Schools, Lindsay Lohan, Morning Docket, Murder, Religion, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas

    Morning Docket: 01.12.12

    * Landmark case alert. This just in from SCOTUS: the separation of church and state even applies to employment discrimination lawsuits. Say hello to the “ministerial exception.” [New York Times] * Paul Ceglia was fined for ignoring a discovery order. He also has to reimburse Facebook for all of its related, Biglaw legal fees. Here’s […]

    15 Comments / / Jan 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Antitrust, Biglaw, Celebrities, Google / Search Engines, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Murder, Pictures, Screw-Ups, Shoes, U.S. News

    Morning Docket: 09.02.11

    * Bob Morse announces that new jobs data may be used to change the methodology for calculating law school employment rates. Because Bob Morse has to do the ABA’s job for them. HIYOOOO! [U.S. News & World Report] * And speaking of employment (or lack thereof), it looks like UDel and SUNY Stony Brook have […]

    9 Comments / / Sep 2, 2011 at 9:13 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.01.11

    * J’Accuse…! The S.E.C. has, so far, been operating on a Lone Frenchman theory in regard to mortgage securities fraud at Goldman Sachs. [New York Times] * This article suggests that the dumb question of the 21st century is “Is it legal?” I suggest the honor go to “F**king magnets, how do they work?” [CBS […]

    15 Comments / / Jun 1, 2011 at 9:01 AM

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