• Crime, Murder

    Barnes & Thornburg Partner is Victim in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    If you stick to the coasts, you might not have heard of Barnes & Thornburg. But it’s one of the biggest and best firms in Indiana. Unfortunately today we bring them up because of tragedy. A partner at the firm, Mary Jane Frisby, was found dead in her home. She appears to be the victim […]

    43 Comments / / Aug 27, 2010 at 1:05 PM
  • Crime, Death Penalty, Deaths, Suicide

    Craigslist Killer’s Self-Imposed Death Sentence Leaves Some Unsatisfied

    Here’s an interesting issue for the pro-death penalty crowd: If killing violent offenders passes as justice, are they happy when a violent offender kills himself? That’s the question being bandied about the blogosphere in the wake of Philip Markoff’s apparent suicide. Markoff was in jail awaiting trial as the “Craigslist Killer.” He allegedly murdered Julissa […]

    55 Comments / / Aug 16, 2010 at 3:14 PM
  • Deaths, Suicide

    Reed Smith Partner Commits Suicide in Chicago

    There was unhappy news out of Chicago last week. Stewart Dolin, an M&A partner at Reed Smith, was struck and killed by a train on Thursday. According to the Chicago Tribune, the coroner has ruled the death a suicide. Dolin was the co-chair of Reed Smith’s corporate and securities practice. He lived in Glencoe, north […]

    / Jul 20, 2010 at 3:05 PM
  • Health Care / Medicine, Law Schools, Suicide

    NYU Law and Cornell on Suicide Watch?

    How big of a problem is suicide on law school campuses? Recently, a suicide tragedy affected the UNC Law community. In December, a student at Michigan Law took his own life. And there have been sad and high-profile suicides in Biglaw too. It’s impossible to assess the precise role the recession may have played in […]

    118 Comments / / Apr 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM