Steven J. Baum P.C.

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    Morning Docket: 03.23.12

    * Joe Amendola has filed a motion to dismiss the child sex abuse charges against his client, Jerry Sandusky. And if he actually thinks that’s going to happen, then he definitely needs to call 1-800-REALITY. [Associated Press]

    * @AllenStanford’s motion for a #newtrial has been denied. The Ponzi schemer’s “conviction by journo tweet” argument has failed. Major props to Judge David Hittner for issuing a ruling in less than 140 characters. [Bloomberg]

    * Everyone’s obsessed with the U.S. News law school rankings, but here’s a ranking that people should actually be paying attention to: the law schools that lead to the most debt. [The Short List / U.S. News and World Report]

    * This defunct firm’s homeless Halloween party just won’t be as fun this year. Steven J. Baum P.C. has to fork over $4M to settle a probe over its alleged foreclosure abuses. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * St. John’s Law is planning to launch two new LL.M. programs, neither of which is in tax. This is newsworthy because people will apply anyway, and then bitch about the “value” of their degree. [National Law Journal]

    * John Payton, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, RIP. [NAACP LDF]

    3 Comments / / Mar 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.11

    * The list of words that you can’t text in Pakistan. There are way more than seven. [Gizmodo] * No charges have yet been filed against the Yale student who drove a U-Haul truck that killed a person at the Harvard-Yale tailgate. [CNN] * Now more than ever, you should take time off between college […]

    8 Comments / / Nov 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM
  • Blogging, Constitutional Law, Fat People, Food, Insider Trading, Law Schools, Media and Journalism, Money, Morning Docket, Pro Bono, Violence

    Morning Docket: 11.16.11

    * One of the reasons that members of Congress are so filthy rich is because they’re only technically breaking the law, but Scott Brown wants to try to curb Congressional “insider trading.” [CBS News] * In other Congressional news, pizza is now considered a vegetable. And fat people the world over rejoiced by stuffing their […]

    20 Comments / / Nov 16, 2011 at 9:07 AM
  • Bad Ideas, Holidays and Seasons, Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day: I Want to Sincerely Apologize for Getting Caught

    I again want to sincerely apologize for the inappropriate costumes worn by some of our employees at our Halloween Party in 2010. It was in extremely poor taste and I take full responsibility. I know people were extremely offended and people have every right to be upset with me and my firm. – Steven J. […]

    22 Comments / / Nov 3, 2011 at 1:45 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Holidays and Seasons, New York Times

    Buffalo ‘Foreclosure Mill’ Employees Don Mean Costumes For Halloween

    Over the weekend, you might have seen the Times story on the Stephen J. Baum law firm. As the largest so-called “foreclosure mill” in New York state, they represent banks that kick people out of their homes. Every year the Baum firm hosts a huge Halloween party. Last year, employees reportedly dressed up like the some of the people who lose their homes during the course of Baum’s foreclosure business. Some people are outraged that foreclosure lawyers don’t have “compassion” for their adversaries….

    93 Comments / / Oct 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM

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