Laura Drager

  • 12 Angry Men

    Animal Law, Copyright, Divorce Train Wrecks, Election Law, John Roberts, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.09.14

    * Want to see a really terrible version of 12 Angry Men? Watch it in Louisiana or Oregon, the two states that allow criminal convictions even when jurors are holding out. The Supreme Court has an opportunity to fix that, let’s see if they will. [Constitutional Accountability Center]

    * Speaking of 12 Angry Men, this chart of the Dungeons & Dragons alignments of each juror is entertaining. [Imgur]

    * The judge in the Janice and Ira Schacter kerfuffle invoked Above the Law in her decision as proof that the accusations against Ira Schacter were in the public eye. Thanks for specifically promoting us over the rest of the NY media Justice Laura Drager! [NY Post]

    * Watch a bunch of law students talk about cats on Facebook. Will it end in douchebag posturing and threats of lawsuits? Of course it will! [Legal Cheek]

    * “Volunteer Liquor Commissioner” was disciplined for operating a Facebook page for people complaining about the police. He’s suing. Better question is what does a “Volunteer Liquor Commissioner” even do? [IT-Lex]

    * Allegations that Disney ripped off the trailer for Frozen from an animated short. They should really let it go. [Hollywood Reporter]

    * Chief Justice John Roberts says he’s a minimalist. He’s wrong. [Election Law Blog]

    * Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. The IRS decided to keep going with the old product. So now your tax records are at risk. Enjoy the fruits of budgeting with anti-IRS legislators! [TaxProf Blog]

    3 Comments / / Apr 9, 2014 at 5:02 PM
  • Biglaw bucks can bring the bling.

    Biglaw, Cheapness, Divorce Train Wrecks, Hotties, Money, Partner Issues, Pictures, Slideshows

    A Cadwalader Partner, His Deaf Daughter, and His Playboy Bunny Ex-Fiancée

    Ira Schacter is back in the news. He’s accused of refusing to pay for his teen daughter’s $12,000 hearing aids, while dropping $215,000 on a diamond engagement ring for his Playboy-bunny fiancée. If true, that’s pretty shoddy behavior — the very embodiment of cheapness, from a big-time Biglaw partner who can easily afford twelve grand….

    103 Comments / / Oct 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM
  • Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Money, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: Whisper Sweet Nothings to Me

    Google me. — Henry Silverman, billionaire and former CEO of Cendant Corporation, upon meeting yoga instructor Karen Hader, who is now his fiancée. (A New York judge, Laura Drager, recently barred Silverman from using scientific evidence to prove his “innate genius” in court, in litigation against his ex-wife, Nancy Silverman. A creative way to try […]

    25 Comments / / Aug 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM