• Volkswagen TDI

    In-House Counsel

    Really, VW? Part One.

    The big question of the Volkswagen scandal: where were the lawyers?

    16 Comments / / Sep 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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    Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.28.15

    * Jurors in the criminal trial for former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf have reviewed evidence for a full week already, and will return to court today for their eighth day of deliberations. At least the defendants will be able to keep killing time on Candy Crush. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * A federal judge denied the UFC’s motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit that was filed against it by current and former fighters over the organization’s monopolization of the MMA industry. It’s time to bring in an armbar submission artist to stop the UFC for good. [ESPN]

    * “I don’t want to leave my successor a dirty barn.” Hot on the heels of his surprise resignation, House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to avoid a government shutdown and pass some legislation before his time is up. Well, it’s good to have goals. [Reuters]

    * Volkswagen can expect nothing less than a “tsunami” of lawsuits and legal proceedings thanks to its emissions scandal. On the bright side, Kirkland & Ellis is going to be able to reap the rewards of thousands of billable hours. [Chicago Tribune; Automotive News]

    * TV staffers who worked on “The Following” and “The Blacklist” filed suit against production companies Warner Brothers, NBC, and Sony, alleging they were forced to work 24 hours straight — and pee in bottles — without being paid overtime. [New York Post]

    22 Comments / / Sep 28, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    White-Collar Crime

    Schadenfreude is Bad Public Policy

    If prison is a bad option for so many people, why is there a call for throwing more executives in prison.

    36 Comments / / Sep 24, 2015 at 10:41 AM
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    Non-Sequiturs: 09.22.15

    * The town of Collidge, Arizona, does not understand the establishment clause of the First Amendment… come to think of it, they aren’t real clear on the exercise clause either, but that sure doesn’t stop them from invoking it! [Wonkette]

    * Could Volkswagen’s revelation (that they rigged their cars to beat emissions tests but then, in real life, pumped out emissions like a bloated redneck with IBS that’s just been given a lifetime supply of baked beans) mean jail time for executives? [Mother Jones]

    * Are you a veteran thinking about law school? First of all, why? But if you’re still interested, check out this upcoming Service to School even in D.C. to get the inside scoop. [Service to School]

    * Reagan may have been an actor by trade, but he sure spoke like a lawyer. [Guile is Good]

    * Don’t know where to house refugees? How about the former Dachau concentration camps? The eminently practical, yet horrifying German solution. [The Guardian]

    * The papal visit starts today, and though expectations are high, there might be a nasty tax implication if the pontiff starts talking up Bernie Sanders too much. [TaxProf Blog]

    * When Americans talk about religious freedom, they do not mean Muslim Americans. No duh. [The Atlantic]

    * Book excerpt about the intersection of the girl who cried rape and lynching. [Jezebel]

    * Still care about the Kim Davis debacle? Well, she might be heading back to jail. [Slate]

    * If a Ponzi scheme is operated with Bitcoins, is it still a Ponzi scheme? [Dealbreaker]

    32 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 5:07 PM
  • Volkswagen TDI

    Environment / Environmental Law

    Volkswagen Has Ruined Diesel For Everybody

    DieselGate is the scandal we’ve been waiting for.

    0 Comments / / Sep 22, 2015 at 4:54 PM
  • Small Law Firms, Women's Issues

    Size Matters: Let’s Implement Five-Day Weekends at Small Firms (Or at Least Respect the Two)

    For 2012, Valerie Katz has resolved to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Luckily, she is not making this decision based on her concerns over hypothetical family obligations. No, she is just lazy and does not like to work. And she is not alone….

    29 Comments / / Jan 5, 2012 at 4:02 PM
  • Lawyer Advertising, Social Networking Websites, Technology, Videos, YouTube

    Volkswagen Uses ‘The Force’ Of Social Media

    By now, everyone has seen the Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial featuring Max Page as a pint-sized Darth Vader. You know, Max Page — the kid who plays Baby Reed on The Young and The Restless. You mean to tell me you don’t watch a little Y&R? Yeah, I don’t either, and I also hadn’t heard […]

    12 Comments / / Feb 11, 2011 at 4:36 PM