Bitter News, 1-27-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as hilarious as Steve Jobs’ (fake) diary from today’s iPad unveiling:

People of Earth: “Conan O’Brien is getting ‘Justice’ at NBC after all.” Days after leaving the network and the Tonight Show in a late-night legal brawl, NBC picked up an hour-long drama pilot from O’Brien’s Conanco production company with the working title Justice, which is about an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits the Court to start his own legal practice.  Sounds like the perfect co-star vehicle for Masturbating Bear.  [The Hollywood Reporter]

• It’s back to work for a law firm outside Port–au-Prince, Haiti.  Though, as the managing partner pointed out, it’s hard to practice law when the courthouses are destroyed.  [The National Law Journal]

• You know you’ve really lost your rocker edge when you go from banging Kate Moss in the mid-aughts to a judge accusing you of a publicity stunt after dropping a bag of heroin in court.  Pete Doherty’s lawyer tried to defend his client: “’He has a great many items of clothing – suits and clothes going into the hundreds. There were residual drugs, which he had left in one coat pocket. He didn’t necessarily choose the coat for himself.” Merely because he wasn’t in a drug-addicted sweat like was during his last court appearance, the judge let him off with just a fine.  [Daily Mail]

• With his hot wife by his side, Scott Rothstein, the disbarred lawyer who’s been jailed for months, pleaded guilty today in federal court to running Florida’s largest investment scam, totaling $1.2 billion.  After Kim Rothstein’s statement to the press, hilarity ensued.  (Video below.) [Miami Herald]

News continued below video.

 

• Laughing in the face of a measly $1.2-billion Ponzi scheme, R. Allen Stanford finally got a judge to approve payment for the defense team he needs for his trails over his allegedly $7-billion scheme.  [Houston Chronicle]

• Love is not in the air—legally speaking:

—Since they didn’t let gays online date, eHarmony settled a class-action lawsuit.  [SFGate]

—There is something wrong with a little bump n’ grind, as far as Otis Duffy is concerned.  The ex-jock

` filed a $3 mill lawsuit because chicks hit him on at the hair hair-transplant company, Bosley, where he

` worked as a salesman.  He blew the whistle on his co-workers’ raunchy antics of “fondling his rear end,

` grinding against him and propositioning him,” and he got fired.  Allegedly.  [New York Daily News]

• Boston’s crappy law schools oppose crappy state law school.  [Bostonist.com]

• As we mentioned in September, McDonald’s loves themselves a McTrademark lawsuit.  They are the original “big M little c,” but they weren’t able to legally stop a Malaysian restaurant from being called “McCurry.” In 2010, however, all be damned if they don’t put a stop to the speeding infringement train that comes in the form of a Special Olympics fundraiser.  The burger behemoth is trying to put the kibosh on “McFest,” a charity concert organized by a Chicago teen—who’s name is Lauren McClusky.  Their McEdict: Drop the pursuit of the “McFest” trademark by February, or prepare for court in December.  They may have to bring the saucy love of the McRib back for twice as long to make up for this bad PR.  [Wallet Pop]

• Do you really need a reason as to why UC Berkeley’s Boalt Law School is not releasing the times and location of controversial former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo’s upcoming class that he’s teaching?  Here are three: 1982; faculty lounge; bomb.  Namaste.  [San Francisco Chronicle]

• Stop the presses: There’s a situation where Nancy Grace doesn’t want to be on camera.  During her own deposition.  “Her attorneys say it’s necessary to protect Grace from embarrassment.” Where the hell have they been the last 5 years[PopEater.com]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as hilarious as Steve Jobs’ (fake) diary from today’s iPad unveiling:

People of Earth: “Conan O’Brien is getting ‘Justice’ at NBC after all.” Days after leaving the network and the Tonight Show in a late-night legal brawl, NBC picked up an hour-long drama pilot from O’Brien’s Conanco production company with the working title Justice, which is about an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits the Court to start his own legal practice.  Sounds like the perfect co-star vehicle for Masturbating Bear.  [The Hollywood Reporter]

• It’s back to work for a law firm outside Port–au-Prince, Haiti.  Though, as the managing partner pointed out, it’s hard to practice law when the courthouses are destroyed.  [The National Law Journal]

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1 Comment

  1. NYC

    January 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Something to be said for these sick, spoiled so called liberal students who would deny Yoo to teach.  The “said” is not appropriate to print.

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