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    Advertising, Federal Government, FTC

    The FTC Has Announced a Weight Loss Settlement … But Wait, Keep Reading

    Ed note: This post originally appeared on Ad Law Access. That the FTC has announced another weight loss settlement is no news at all. The FTC averages about six new weight loss orders per year. The new settlement, nevertheless, is notable as a reminder of the following points. The FTC has the power to impose […]

    / Aug 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM
  • Jennifer Livingston

    Fat People, Media and Journalism, Rudeness, Television, Women's Issues

    Overweight TV Anchor Takes Lawyer To Task On The Air; Lawyer Doesn’t Give A Damn

    As it turns out, the man who critiqued the Wisconsin TV anchor’s appearance was a lawyer. What does that say about lawyers, in general?

    274 Comments / / Oct 4, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    Biglaw, Exercise, Fat People, Food, Health Care / Medicine, Hotties, Partner Issues

    Buying In: Biglaw Beach Bodies?
    (Or: Avoiding excessive PPP — poundage per partner.)

    * Andrew Sweat claims fear of concussions made him hang ‘em up and go to law school. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be scared of football, I’m saying he should be worried about law school, too. [Deadspin]

    * Studying for the LSAT helps your brain. No really. It can even make you smart enough to avoid law school all together. [LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT]

    * Looks like Jamie Dimon decided to send in The Wolf. [Dealbreaker]

    * How famous do I have to be before weight loss companies compete to make me take their diets for free (plus hire me a personal trainer) so they can say their weight loss program “works”? Surely, I’m fat enough. [WSJ Law Blog]

    * Instead of making laws against bullying, parents could also be less lazy and just learn how to use Facebook. [Orlando Sentinel]

    * Lawyer on lawyer name-calling. [Legal Newsline]

    * Hey, you’re going to be able to buy liquor on Sundays in Connecticut. Cool. Good to see that laws based entirely on weird, religious tradition are being found to be stupid. [WTNH]

    * This is a fun time to think about law firm branding, don’t you think? Sorry, let me make that a little more clear: Dewey think this is a fun time to think about law firm branding? [Law and More]

    * Looking ahead to the Facebook IPO in Blawg Review, which is also posted on Facebook this week. [Preaching to the Perverted via Blawg Review]

    5 Comments / / May 14, 2012 at 5:45 PM
  • Family Law, Fat People, Kids

    Should The Law Take Fat Kids Away From Their Parents?

    An article from the Journal of the American Medical Association is making the rounds today. It’s written by a lawyer and a doctor. The authors argue that obese children should be taken away from their parents and placed in foster care. Yes, it’s entirely possible that this country has become so vain that people want […]

    74 Comments / / Jul 13, 2011 at 4:02 PM