Spider-Man

  • kaepernicking

    Bankruptcy, Biglaw, Defamation, Department of Justice, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Federal Judges, Football, Jury Duty, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 01.25.13

    * Lanny Breuer’s resignation from his post as the assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice is neither fast nor furious enough for his critics. [Blog of Legal Times]

    * “I don’t reimburse for taxi and car services around Manhattan.” Judge Martin Glenn is none too pleased with costly expenses billed to the Dewey & LeBoeuf bankruptcy estate by Togut, Segal & Segal, and he’s started slashing fees left and right. [Am Law Daily]

    * The Florida Space Coast School of Law? This totally necessary school has a name that no one will ever be able to make fun of. Please let there be an equally necessary space law concentration. [Daytona Times]

    * “Being rude is not illegal,” but thanks to The Dirty, it might have some damning consequences for CDA § 230. Maybe it’s a good thing the jurors in this sexy teacher’s defamation case were deadlocked last night. [KY Post]

    * Julie Taymor settled her suit against the producers of Broadway’s musical adaptation of Spider-Man. It turns out all the judge had to do was schedule a trial date to get the parties to turn off the dark litigation. [Bloomberg]

    * Here’s an example of legal Kaepernicking: the NFL got to flex its muscles when it strong-armed a football fan into abandoning his trademarks on “Harbowl” and “Harbaugh Bowl” in anticipation of the Super Bowl. [ESPN]

    3 Comments / / Jan 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM
  • Bonuses, Copyright, Crowell & Moring, Food, Gambling / Gaming, Gloria Allred, Morning Docket, Pro Bono, Sex, Sex Scandals, Trademarks

    Morning Docket: 11.29.11

    * Here’s something that’s actually worth crying over instead of your “meh” bonuses. Much like this year’s Cravath scale, Biglaw pro bono hours will likely be stagnant or cut altogether. [Fortune] * What’s the point of fleeing if you’re just going to let yourself get extradited? Ex-Crowell & Moring counsel, Douglas Arntsen, will return to […]

    16 Comments / / Nov 29, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.08.11

    * Julie Taymor, former director of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, is suing the producers of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, for infringing on her creative work. As with so many things in that production, I don’t think this is supposed to be part of the show. [The Hollywood Reporter] * In this podcast, I […]

    17 Comments / / Nov 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 06.23.11

    * The Winklevoss twins finally got the point, and decided to drop their case against Facebook. Like. [Bits / New York Times] * Spiderman, Spiderman / Allegedly gambling whenever he can. / Makes a bet, any size, / Texas Hold ‘Em debts, he denies. / Look out! Here comes the Spiderman. Tobey Maguire’s new theme […]

    13 Comments / / Jun 23, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 02.16.11

    * Criminals and foreclosure victims subject to criminal mortgage rates now have something in common in New York: guaranteed legal representation. [New York Times] * Not getting your fill of Broadway injuries from Spider-Man? Then Billy Elliot’s got a deal for you — tickets now come with a complimentary face smash worth $4M. [New York […]

    10 Comments / / Feb 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • American Bar Association / ABA, Courtship Connection, Non-Sequiturs, Romance and Dating, Theater

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.14.11

    * The anatomy of Courtship Connections. Kash explains why it’s so difficult to set lawyers up with each other. [Forbes] * Alan Dershowitz and Julian Assange make a love connection. [Politico] * Does compassion really have any place in the law? [Underdog] * Many of the lonely among you will be drinking heavily tonight. That’s […]

    7 Comments / / Feb 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM
  • New Yorker, Quote of the Day, Theater, Violence

    Quote of the Day: Is seeing Broadway shows the new ambulance-chasing?

    It’s like Formula One. You want to see the car crash. We like to go to Rockefeller Center to watch the ice-skaters fall. — Carol Barbeiro, a lawyer, on why she went to see Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the ill-fated, accident-prone Broadway musical. (Her boyfriend added: “She wants to see blood.”)

    15 Comments / / Jan 11, 2011 at 1:43 PM
  • Arlen Specter, Department of Justice, John Yoo, Non-Sequiturs, Office of Legal Counsel, Richard Epstein

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.22.10

    * How much would you need to be paid to spend 40 hours in prison? Does $200,000 sound about right? [Maryland Daily Record] * C’mon, libs, John Yoo isn’t heartless — he opposes slavery, for crying out loud. Meanwhile, Richard Epstein agrees with Yoo that the original Constitution was far from perfect. [Ricochet (Yoo); Ricochet […]

    8 Comments / / Dec 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM