Republican political consultant Frank Luntz once said, “If you’re a good numbers person, you’re a bad language person.” We’ve given you the numbers, so you can give us the language.
The estimated cost the threat of lawsuits and the practice of “defensive medicine” has on the U.S. healthcare system in a single year, according to a Forbes article, which blamed obesity, age, and lawyers for rising healthcare costs.
Approximate number of daily visitors to ExGFPics.com, according to a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims that her former boyfriend illegally posted nude pictures of her on the site, according to WBBM.
Number of lawyers (and significant campaign contributors) President Obama has recently nominated to become United States ambassadors. Attorneys will serve as his voice in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Japan, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Romania and the United Kingdom.
Number of individual and business bankruptcy filings for the year ending June 30—a 35% increase over the previous year, according to the Blog of the Legal Times.
Number of students age 16 or younger enrolled in the University of California and Cal State systems, such as Northwestern Law School-bound 19-year-old Kate McLaughlin, accourding to the OC Register.
Total number of reviews on Amazon.com for Finding Susie, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s children’s book.
Amount California lawyer, and former Anna Nicole Smith confidant, Howard K. Stern is seeking in damages from author Rita Cosby. Stern claims Cosby libeled him when she called him a “pimp,” according to The Associated Press.
Number of professors at Texas Tech University who have signed a petition protesting the appointment of former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to a teaching position at the university, according to The New York Times.
Number of official offers former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has received from private firms since leaving office. Gonzales says, there’s “no question” that his reputation has been “damaged” since serving as U.S. Attorney General, according to The New York Times.
Amount a lawyer from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is seeking to recover from his former firm, Darby & Darby. According to The Legal Times, the plaintiff claims that he invested that amount in working capital over his time with Darby & Darby.
Cost of the Law School 100 iPhone app, which provides details about the top-100 law programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report, according to Examiner.com.
Amount former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has raised for a possible run for California Attorney General. Delgadillo will continue to raise money and explore his candidacy despite the fact that he is now employed as a lawyer at Goodwin Procter, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Approximate number of flight hours logged by former U.S. Attorney Thomas O’Brien as a naval aviator prior to his 1993 decision to become a lawyer. O’Brien recently accepted a partnership with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, according to the Metropolitan News-Enterprise.
Number of months a former law firm bookkeeper will serve in prison for embezzling $94,000 from her employer, according to local TV news station WZTV.
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