Susan McDunn

  • inhouse-money

    Biglaw, Bonuses, BP, Federal Government, In-House Counsel, Money, Morning Docket, Sexism, Sexual Harassment, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns

    Morning Docket: 11.16.12

    * BP agreed to plead guilty to 14 charges and pay $4.5B in fines, but before going through with it, several Biglaw firms helped the company sell off assets to fund litigation- and spill-related costs. [Am Law Daily]

    * According to HBR Consulting, compensation for in-house attorneys has risen over the past year — including bonuses, which went up to $62,500. Sorry, but Biglaw isn’t following suit. [Corporate Counsel]

    * It’s better to leave well enough alone: Pryor Cashman was ordered to pay more than $21K in legal fees for filing a frivolous motion over its repeated attempts to dismiss a case. [New York Law Journal]

    * Judge Susan McDunn, who claimed that her “life [was] being ruined” by the secret lawsuits of many powerful Chicagoans, has resigned. Looks like her $182K salary wasn’t enough to buy crazy pills. [Chicago Tribune]

    * James T. Hayes Jr., the ICE agent who accused his superior of subjecting male employees to her “sexually offensive behavior,” settled his discrimination lawsuit against the government for $175,000. [Washington Post]

    1 Comment / / Nov 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM
  • Susan McDunn Judge Susan J McDunn RF

    Judge of the Day, Lesbians, Lunacy, State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Weirdness

    Judges of the Day: Cook County Kookiness

    A state court judge claims her “life is being ruined” by secret lawsuits, while one of her colleagues is declared “legally insane” by a court-appointed psychiatrist.

    17 Comments / / Nov 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM
  • Crime, Federal Judges, Minority Issues, Non-Sequiturs, Prisons, State Judges

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.02.12

    * As a tipster wrote, “This judge done lost her mind.” We don’t know about that, but something is clearly wrong here. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    * Another brutal — yet disarmingly tender — takedown of the bros who run IsAnybodyDown. [Popehat]

    * Robert Morton Duncan, the first black justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, RIP. [Times Union]

    * Yes, clients can be royal pains in the behind. But you still can’t hit an obnoxious client over the head with a baseball bat. [Charleston Gazette]

    * Major Kudos to McGuireWoods for the firm’s support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We encourage other firms (and individuals) to do the same. [American Red Cross]

    * “As American as the modern prison system” doesn’t have the same ring as “apple pie.” For better or worse, though, it’s equally true. [Cruel and Unusual]

    * LawDingo is a new company that connects potential clients with lawyers — all from the convenience of home. It’s the way of the future! [Dow Jones]

    1 Comment / / Nov 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

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