Bitter News, 2-27-09

Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that you can read after you stop imaging Bundchen/Brady honeymoon sex:

“Latham & Watkins has confirmed to The Am Law Daily that it is laying off 190 associates, or approximately 12 percent of the firm’s associate base. The firm also announced cuts of 250 non-legal staff, including paralegals. The layoffs are the most dramatic cuts announced so far by an Am Law 100 firm.” ‘Nuff said.  [Am Law Daily]

Not so fast, six-year-old boy molester, despite the fact that SCOTUS ruled in your favor, the state’s high court says the ruling stands. “The court’s ruling upholds Danforth’s 1996 conviction. Danforth, who was a lawyer and represented himself at trial, is serving a 26-year prison term.” So sit your ass back down and stay awhile.  [StarTribune.com]

Jack Kevorkian’s lawyer says that Dr. Death isn’t vibing with the killing methods of Final Exit Network, a national assisted suicide ring.  He’s got to protect his legacy somehow.  [Detroit Free Press]

A bankruptcy trustee and attorneys from the law firm Baker Hostetler LLP are finding assets of Madoff’s to sell and return to investors.  They’ve found $950 million so far.  And that’s just change from the couch cushions.  [Bloomberg]

Law schools going gradeless—I thought we covered this, ASHBY.  [WSJ Law Blog]

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