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    Federal Circuit: Insurer’s attempt to stand in the shoes of government contractor fails

    The Tucker Act cannot be read to waive sovereign immunity for a general liability insurer that brings suit as an equitable subrogee of a prime contractor, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit instructed. In so ruling, the panel affirmed the Federal Claims Court’s dismissal for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 16, 2015 at 2:35 PM
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    Copyright, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Politics, Tort Reform

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.29.14

    * Remember when I said it was a bad idea to drop off a drunk in Ireland? This is EXACTLY why. [The Independent (Dublin)]

    * Oh, Cooley Law School… don’t ever change. [The Faculty Lounge]

    * Republican tort-reform advocate settles overblown personal injury suit. Oh the irony. [The Hutchinson News]

    * Check that, this is even more ironic. [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

    * The U.S. Postal Service helped kill an innovative, anti-junk-mail startup. You could say a bloated government agency is to blame. Or you could say cutting off the Post Office and forcing them to fund themselves through Faustian deals with junk mail distributors is to blame. Either way, a great idea was smothered. [Inside Sources]

    * Indicted former Virginia Governor and transvaginal ultrasound enthusiast Bob McDonnell has taken a gig as a visiting professor at an ATL Worst Law School finalist, Liberty Law. Of course. [The News & Advance (Lynchburg)]

    * Do you need to be on a law journal to succeed? [Huffington Post]

    * Can you get paid for sleeping on the job? Good question. [The Spitz Law Firm]

    2 Comments / / Apr 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM
  • Ann Althouse, Contests, Federal Government, Non-Sequiturs, Parties, Prisons, Technology, U.S. Attorneys Offices

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.06.13

    * Former Biglaw associate Tabber Benedict, whom we’ve mentioned before (in happier times), reportedly threw a lavish “going away” party — going away to prison, that is. [Daily Mail]

    * Take your pick: is government an “impetuous vortex” or a “hideous monster [with] devouring jaws”? [Althouse]

    * Some thoughts from Juan Haines, a current San Quentin inmate and jailhouse lawyer, on wrongful conviction. [Life of the Law]

    * In defense of the weekly meeting. [What About Clients?]

    * Prosecutors: above the (traffic) law? [UTSanDiego.com]

    * And how about the U.S. Postal Service? [Felix Salmon]

    * The furor over U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the late Aaron Swartz shows no sign of abating. [How Appealing]

    * Speaking of technology law, how would you like to win $5,000? If so, check out this contest. [IT-Lex]

    2 Comments / / Feb 6, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    Biglaw, Defamation, Education / Schools, Gender, Job Searches, Law Schools, Money, Morning Docket, Murder, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, Ridiculousness, SCOTUS, Sexism, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court, Texas, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 02.04.13

    * Aside from writing powerful opinions that will last the ages, being a mentor “is the most valuable thing” this Supreme Court justice can do. Sonia Sotomayor: motivational speaker? [New York Times]

    * Aww, poor Biglaw partners. You want bigger cuts of your firm’s profits, but according to the latest Peer Monitor report, expectations like that are incredibly “unrealistic.” [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)]

    * This actually isn’t something women like to shop for: the $200 million class action suit over the Greenberg Traurig “boys club” is currently being held up in two federal courts by arbitration and forum shopping issues. [Am Law Daily]

    * With news that the legal industry is shedding jobs faster than the ABA can accredit more unnecessary law schools, career services officers must be hanging their heads in shame. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * Dear law schools, your crappy business model is making us take a look at all crappy higher education business models, and we don’t like what we’re seeing here. Pls hndle thx. XOXO, Moody’s. [Washington Post]

    * This is justice, Texas style: District Attorney Mike McLelland says the reward fund for tips in the brutal slaying of ADA Mark Hasse will grow to an “astronomical amount” until the killers are found. [Dallas Morning News]

    * This lawyer allegedly had a fling with his sister-in-law out of the goodness of his heart, and in return, she accused him of sexual assault. Now he’s suing her for $7 million. You can’t make this sh*t up. [New York Post]

    * In trying to get $700 in tickets dismissed, this lawyer says the U.S. Postal Service is immune from state and local traffic regulations. Other USPS immunities include not losing my mail on a regular basis. [USA Today]

    0 Comments / / Feb 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    California, Masturbation, Nauseating Things

    ‘You’ve Got Mail!’ Woman Sues Mailman After He Allegedly Masturbates on Her Lawn

    If your mail is all sticky, it could be because your mailman has been masturbating on your lawn…

    32 Comments / / Sep 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM