New York Mets

  • maggie-gyllenhaal-secretary-crawl

    Baseball, China, Clerkships, Craigslist, Janice Rogers Brown, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Texas

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.09.13

    * This gem of a listing just showed up in the “legal/paralegal jobs” section of Craigslist. Be sure to send a “nude picture” with your résumé! Perhaps someone has been watching too many Maggie Gyllenhaal films. If it gets taken down a screenshot is here, and the klassy alternative picture in the listing is here. [Craigslist]

    * From the “no good deed goes unpunished” department, Georgetown Law has figured out how to bilk taxpayers into covering the costs of increasing tuition. The federal government forgives law school debt for those in the public sector if they agree to make an income-based payment. Georgetown is covering those costs, passing it on to future students (who also won’t be paying it back), and then encouraging students to shelter income to guarantee the school comes out ahead. This is why we can’t have nice things. [Wonkblog / Washington Post]

    * The always outspoken Judge Kopf shares his thoughts on Shon Hopwood’s selection as a clerk for Judge Janice Rogers Brown. Judge Kopf sentenced Hopwood to 147 months in the 90s. [Hercules and the Umpire]

    * A delightful “man bites dog” story: a bank didn’t read a customer’s amendments to a credit card application before issuing him a card and went to court whining about how hard it is to pay attention to the fine print. Boo hoo hoo. [The Telegraph]

    * How to deal with your mistakes. This only applies to associates, though. Partners have two steps: (1) find an associate; (2) blame the associate. [Associate’s Mind]

    * Everything’s bigger in Texas, including their misreading of the Supreme Court’s precedent. [Election Law Blog]

    * China is way serious about prosecuting corruption. [Legal Juice]

    * The Mets muscle man whose comic inability to open a water bottle went viral on YouTube is actually a lawyer from White Plains. If you haven’t seen the clip yet, it’s after the jump. Watching the water bottle battle is the only excuse for subjecting yourself to a Royals-Mets game…

    19 Comments / / Aug 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM
  • mr_met_sad

    Baseball, Bernie Madoff, Quote of the Day, Sports

    Quote of the Day: Mets Settle Lawsuit But Still Must Live in Queens

    What you do in mediation is recite the realities. You don’t have to be brilliant. It’s called common sense.

    1 Comment / / Mar 19, 2012 at 3:31 PM
  • 9th Circuit, Constitutional Law, Copyright, Eric Holder, Facebook, Jed Rakoff, Milberg Weiss, Morning Docket, Trials

    Morning Docket: 03.06.12

    * Due process, judicial process, yeah, yeah, same difference. Not so, says Attorney General Eric Holder — especially when it comes to assassinating killing Americans abroad. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * Now that BP has settled claims made by private sector plaintiffs, state and federal government lawyers are getting ready to wait “months, not weeks” for their new trial date. [Financial Times]

    * Newt Gingrich wants his “Eye of the Tiger” copyright infringement suit to be dismissed. Listen, judge, if he can’t play this song, we won’t get our moon base or cheaper gas. [The Caucus / New York Times]

    * As if being a Mets fan wasn’t bad enough on its own, Judge Jed Rakoff has struck again. He refused to dismiss Irving Picard’s lawsuit, and now the team’s owners must go to trial over millions. [Businessweek]

    * Lawyers from Milberg will be joining Paul Ceglia’s legal team. They must not have checked this dude’s Facebook timeline — this is the the fifth firm to sign up for a Gibson Dunn sucker punch. [Bloomberg]

    * Thanks to a decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit, Jared Loughner will continue to be forcibly medicated. What better way to restore him to competency than to shove pills down his throat? [Reuters]

    3 Comments / / Mar 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • 9th Circuit, Bar Exams, Baseball, Basketball, Breasts, Facebook, Fat People, Morning Docket, Texas

    Morning Docket: 11.03.11

    * Only in Texas can a judge get paid leave after a video of him beating his daughter’s ass goes viral. Makes you wonder about the kind of crazy sh*t you’d need to do to get stuck with unpaid leave. [KRIS TV] * A federal judge has ordered Paul Ceglia to return from Ireland to […]

    31 Comments / / Nov 3, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Baseball, Bernie Madoff, Disability Law, Fat People, FTC, Immigration, Movies, Shoes, Texas

    Morning Docket: 09.29.11

    * Sorry Missouri, but your reign as the “Show Me” state is over. Thanks to its immigration law, Alabama is going to be taking over as the “Show Me Your Papers” state. [CNN] * Time to review the footage. Irving Picard stands to lose the game for the Investors if he can’t get an instant […]

    16 Comments / / Sep 29, 2011 at 9:15 AM
  • Baseball, Bernie Madoff, Sports

    Mets’ Madoff Victory Is Bad News For Everybody Else

    Don’t worry about investing in a Ponzi scheme as long as you are smart or lucky enough to recoup your money before the whole thing falls apart. That is the upshot of U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s decision to significantly limit the amount of money trustee Irving Picard can seek from New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon. Judge Rakoff’s ruling will have a major effect on how much money is ever recovered for victims of Madoff’s shenanigans, and could have an effect on the future liability for all investors in Ponzi schemes….

    59 Comments / / Sep 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM
  • Bar Exams, Breasts, California, Divorce Train Wrecks, Family Law, Kasowitz Benson, Morning Docket, Nancy Grace, Perks / Fringe Benefits, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 09.28.11

    * Not a wardrobe malfunction, my ass. Nancy Grace would sooner allow Casey Anthony to babysit her kids than admit that she had a nip slip on live television. [New York Post] * When you have a “superior legal mind,” it’s easier for your feelings to get hurt. Gregory Berry now claims that Kasowitz Benson […]

    23 Comments / / Sep 28, 2011 at 9:21 AM
  • Baseball, Crime, Sports

    Batter Up, Twinkle Toes: Lenny Dykstra’s Latest Brush with the Law

    Lenny Dykstra was once a famous for being a scrappy center fielder for the Mets and the Phillies. Now he’s more famous for taking the same scrappy approach with the law. In January, Dykstra was accused of sexual assault by his housekeeper. In May, Dykstra was indicted for bankruptcy fraud. Oh, how the mighty have […]

    15 Comments / / Aug 26, 2011 at 4:49 PM
  • Baseball, Bernie Madoff, Federal Judges, Jed Rakoff, Quote of the Day, S.D.N.Y., Sports

    Quote of the Day: Let’s Go Mets?

    Fortunately, you gave me so much paper. Otherwise, I would have had to watch a Mets game, which would have been a very painful process. – the eminently quotable Judge Jed Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.), praising the thorough briefing by lawyers involved in the legal battle between the Bernard Madoff trustee, Irving Picard, and the owners of […]

    12 Comments / / Aug 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM
  • Bernie Madoff, Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 05.20.11

    * A former Ropes & Gray attorney caught up in the Galleon Group insider trading scandal, Brien Santarlas, testified yesterday that he was paid thousands of dollars for tips. Then, he was told “to dispose of the phone — break it in half, submerge it in water and put it in a garbage can.” He […]

    16 Comments / / May 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Morning Docket, Samuel Alito, Sports, Tobacco / Smoking

    Morning Docket: 03.21.11

    * Sammy Alito and the roots of a compassionate constitutional conservatism. By Emily Bazelon. Foreblurb by Juggalo Law. [New York Times] * A U.S. vulture fund is having problems collecting a certain debt from the Democratic Republic of Congo via certain chinamen. Yes, I know that’s not the preferred nomenclature. But these men actually do […]

    28 Comments / / Mar 21, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 03.03.11

    * Two and a half men no more: now that Charlie Sheen’s kids have been taken away, it looks like he’s down to just half a man. That’s okay, though, because he’s got tiger blood. [Washington Post] * At this point, you’d think that the feds would let you do just about anything to grow […]

    13 Comments / / Mar 3, 2011 at 9:06 AM
  • Celebrities, Food, Gay, Gay Marriage, Legal Ethics, Non-Sequiturs, Religion

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.28.11

    * Hey, Muammar Gaddafi. Bad news bro. The Oscars are over, we’re going to be focusing on stuff again. So, maybe this would be a good time to pack up your stuff and go, before our glamor hangover wears off. [Wall Street Journal] * Obama’s gay marriage views are still… evolutionary. Tico Almeida looks at […]

    1 Comment / / Feb 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM
  • Baseball, Bernie Madoff, Sports

    Nothing About the Madoff Thing Surprises Any Mets Fans

    I’ve been avoiding writing about Irving Picard, the trustee in charge of getting money for the victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, and his lawsuit against New York Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz. It’s too painful. It’s like being close enough to see Oliver Perez’s face just as you know things are […]

    24 Comments / / Feb 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM

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