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  • Stan Chesley RF Stanley Chesley Stanley M Chesley

    Attorney Misconduct, Boutique Law Firms, Federal Judges, Lawyer of the Day, Legal Ethics, Legal Fee Voyeurism, Litigators, Plaintiffs Firms, Small Law Firms

    Lawyer of the Day: Stan Chesley, Disbarred Husband of a Federal Judge

    What got this prominent plaintiff-side lawyer into trouble? Hint: it’s all about the benjamins….

    11 Comments / / Mar 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM
  • Chiquita banana lady RF

    Food, Insurance, War on Terror

    Produce Giant Told ‘You Can’t Accidentally Hire a Terrorist’

    You run a major produce company and you look at your books and realize, “Oops, I’ve accidentally funneled millions of dollars to terrorist groups.” What can you do when you get sued? Don’t turn to your insurance carrier….

    8 Comments / / Mar 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM
  • layoffs RF

    Biglaw, Bonuses, Layoffs, Money, Secretaries / Administrative Assistants, Staff Layoffs, Supreme Court Clerks

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: Days Are Numbered for Some at Jones Day

    If you’re a Supreme Court clerk, Jones Day is a great place to be. But some folks in less exalted positions are being shown the door at the firm….

    32 Comments / / Mar 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM
  • Football, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Pro Se Litigants, Supreme Court

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.18.13

    * Maker’s Mark will not get diluted after all — likely causing a shortage. Start hoarding mediocre bourbon, folks! [Wonkblog]

    * If you’ve ever wondered what the Supreme Court feels like to a pro se petitioner, here’s your answer. “Simply put, the Supreme Court uses its desktop publishing and printing guidelines as a weapon against the American public.” So much for “the least dangerous branch.” [Aaron Greenspan]

    * “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Russia’s taking that phrase to a whole new level by pushing forward with a criminal tax evasion trial against a dead man. This is the first case of its kind since United States v. Bernie Lomax. [Reuters]

    * Is the pressure mounting on the Washington Redskins to change their name? It’s an interesting take, but overlooks one important detail: Dan Snyder is a tone deaf jerk. [Sports Law Blog]

    * Computer science students realize that taking collective action to intentionally fail the test was better than trying to pass it. It’s like The Producers of education. And if this grading policy applied to 1Ls, there’d be at least one jerk who defected to ruin everyone else’s curve. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Ten points to Gryffindor if you know what “tumid” means. Because you’re going to have to know before you pass through Ohio again. [Legal Juice]

    4 Comments / / Feb 18, 2013 at 5:04 PM
  • confessions LF

    Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Litigators, Partner Issues, State Judges

    Inside Straight: Forgive Me, Readers, For I Have Sinned

    In-house columnist Mark Herrmann has a public confession to make. What was his transgression?

    9 Comments / / Feb 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM
  • mustache disguise

    9th Circuit, Bar Exams, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Crime, Department of Justice, Football, Guns / Firearms, Job Searches, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Violence

    Morning Docket: 01.31.13

    * Lanny Breuer finally announced his retirement from the DOJ. He’s going back to the private sector, and perhaps Covington and Jenner & Block will duel to see which firm gets dibs. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * You may be wondering if it’s ever constitutional to testify in a drug cartel case while wearing a disguise — namely, a mustache, a wig, and sunglasses. Behold, the Ninth Circuit’s opinion! [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * It may be a new year, but suing Biglaw firms never seems to get old. From Blank Rome to White & Case, here’s a thrilling roundup of all suits that have made waves in 2013, a “lawsuit-palooza,” if you will. [Am Law Daily]

    * “We are going through a revolution in law with a time bomb on our admissions books.” The entire law school dream is continuing to swirl down the drain at warp speed, and the New York Times is on it! [New York Times]

    * Is anyone actually surprised that every single one of Jerry Sandusky’s post-conviction motions was flat-out denied? If so, then it seems you may be in very serious need of a 1-800-REALITY check. [Legal Intelligencer]

    * George Zimmerman’s attorney asked a judge to delay his client’s trial because he claims the prosecution is causing problems. Also, he’d kind of like to get paid, but that’s neither here nor there. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * If you weren’t aware, there was a law firm office shooting in Arizona yesterday, and one of the wounded is Mark Hummels, a partner with Osborn Maledon. Best wishes for a very speedy recovery! [Arizona Republic]

    * When they tell you stop writing when time is called during the bar exam, you STOP FREAKING WRITING when time is called on the bar exam — unless you don’t like bar admission, of course. [National Law Journal]

    5 Comments / / Jan 31, 2013 at 9:06 AM
  • judge RF learned judge

    Crime, Guns / Firearms, Reader Polls, Sentencing Law

    You Be The Judge: Can Judges Order Fines For Outside Their Jurisdiction?

    Should judges be allowed to impose fines that benefit those outside the jurisdiction? Even if the fine is going to charity?

    6 Comments / / Jan 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM
  • Does teacher want to.... plaaaaaay?

    Education / Schools, Kids, Labor / Employment, Lawsuit of the Day

    Lawsuit of the Day: Teacher Claims School Failed To Accommodate Her Pedophobia

    Please stop tackling and handcuffing the Fourth Amendment….

    21 Comments / / Jan 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM
  • election 2012

    Election 2012, Election Law, Politics, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: But Isn’t Voter Fraud a Myth?

    One can argue about its prevalence, but voter fraud does happen, at least some of the time….

    35 Comments / / Nov 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM
  • Laina Fetherolf

    Fashion, Rudeness, Women's Issues

    Rumors Continue To Spread About This Prosecutor’s Panties (Or Alleged Lack Thereof)

    Don’t get your prosecutorial panties in a bunch; we know this is just a rumor.

    13 Comments / / Oct 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM
  • You know what would have been awesome, 2012-Bill Clinton versus 1980-Ronald Reagan in 2008. I'm not saying that Slick Willy would have beaten the Great Communicator, but it's always a bad idea to bet against Bill.

    Election 2012, LSAT, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.07.12

    * Concurring Opinions has the unsent emails from the Scalia-Posner flap. It’s the funniest thing since they explained how professors grade. [Concurring Opinions]

    * Since a lot of smart kids are not taking the LSAT and applying to law school, maybe this is an opportunity for kids who are not so great at standardized testing to get into a better school than they would have under normal circumstances. Of course, that’s not what I would do. If a bunch of people suddenly start running in one direction, I’m the kind of brother who starts running with them and figures out later what all the fuss is about. [The Careerist]

    * Ohio rescinds it’s early voting directive and asks Sixth Circuit for a stay. [Election Law Blog]

    * Charlotte bankers survive the Democratic National Convention. Somehow. [Dealbreaker]

    * The problem with owning a gun is that eventually, you are going to give yourself a reason to use it. [NY Daily News]

    * Former tennis star ready to return serve at Columbia law school. Obviously, I’m using “star” a little bit broadly since I’m talking about a man who finds himself in the drunken class of 2015. [Dealbook]

    * You have to think that Bill Clinton would have made the best trial lawyer ever. “Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. [bites lip.] Now imagine she’s white.” [What About Clients?]

    7 Comments / / Sep 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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  • roulette

    Antonin Scalia, Books, Cozen O'Connor, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, SCOTUS, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Supreme Court, Technology

    Morning Docket: 09.05.12

    * When in doubt, seek divine guidance and bet it all on black. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is going to be visiting Las Vegas this week, where he will attend a Red Mass and then head for the Strip. [Reno Gazette-Journal]

    * After being limited on page length, a licensing expert opted to file a five-page cartoon brief in the Apple e-book case. This dude can retire, because he’s achieved legal baller status. [Bloomberg]

    * James Hayes’s lawsuit over ICE’s alleged federal “frat house” has been sent to mediation for a possible settlement — but in real Greek life, he likely would’ve been peer pressured to de-pledge. [Washington Post]

    * Bull’s-eye! Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack has recused himself from a personal injury case where he was alleged to have called a Cozen O’Connor partner a “piece of sh*t.” [New York Law Journal]

    * The case of the missing asterisk: an Ohio Court of Appeals candidate was fined for wearing judge’s robes in her campaign flyers because she failed to indicate her judicial status or lack thereof. [National Law Journal]

    * How much does it cost to cover up and then begrudgingly deal with a child sex abuse scandal? The tab thus far for Penn State University is about $17M — $4M of which went to legal services and defense. [CBS News]

    * Despite Villanova Law’s admissions scandal, the dean reports that the school has admitted its “highest-quality” class ever. You know it’s hard to believe anything you say about your data, right? [Philadelphia Inquirer]

    4 Comments / / Sep 5, 2012 at 9:18 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
  • Picture 18

    Bad Ideas, Boutique Law Firms, Holy Crap, Lawyer Advertising, Ridiculousness, Small Law Firms

    Hey Girl, I’ll Be the Fearless Lawyer You Need

    Meet Richard Schulte, a beacon of light in today’s sea of unmanly men…

    70 Comments / / Aug 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM
  • Picture 17

    Boutique Law Firms, Lawyer Advertising, Ridiculousness, Small Law Firms

    Murray & Murray: Giving New Meaning to Family Law

    Nepotism and small-town law practice have gone hand in hand since the invention of the shingle. One firm out in Ohio, however, has taken the family business concept to a whole new level…

    33 Comments / / Aug 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM
  • Foul Ball

    Baseball, Biglaw, Books, Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.19.12

    * If anything, baseball stadiums need less netting to prevent fans from catching foul balls. And if your six-year-old gets clocked in the head by a batted ball, it should be a lesson to wealthy fans in great seats to pay attention to the goddamn national pastime instead talking on your cell phone or watching the scoreboard or doing whatever non-baseball activity that distracted you from the 2-2 count with the lefty up at bat. [Legal Blog Watch]

    * Pop quiz, law professors. What do you do? [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Here’s a great review of Mark Hermann’s book: Inside Straight, that focuses on Hermann’s use of the commenters in his material. This will provide excellent research for my own project: How I Became An Affirmative Action Walrus. [Simple Justice]

    * Don’t you love how the Michigan Law walk-out on Rob Portman is now actually a bit of a thing in the VEEPstakes? [Gawker]

    * It’s been a while since I studied commercial paper, but I’m pretty sure SpongeBob Squarepants coins aren’t going to pass muster. [Dealbreaker]

    * Ohio tries to further regulate fracking, but efforts to frustrate fracking f**k-ups feel futile. [Fulbright Fracking Blog]

    * Morrison & Foerster elects new firm leadership. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    13 Comments / / Jul 19, 2012 at 6:01 PM