Bitter News, 3-22-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as illegal as more Heidi Montag plastic surgery:

• Groves of high-profile divorce lawyers must be clawing at Sandra Bullock right now.  But they don’t care about her.  They’re just assholes looking out for their own fame in a headline-grabbing split.  Repping a brokenhearted American sweetheart is what careers are made of.  But getting hired by a famous, cheating bad boy can be equally resume building.  Divorce lawyer to Sandra Bullock or Jesse James—which self-serving attorney would you rather be?  [Huffington Post]

• “Scientifically Proven: Lawyer = Workaholic = Narcissist” No, no, it’s scientifically proven.  Please don’t try to postulate or opine.  Thank you.  [Business Insider]

• Hey, not sure if you guys heard or know what’s up, but there’s, like, something going on with health care, I think.  It’s even gonna be signed into law on Tuesday, in fact.  And like anything relating to health care, only one thing can be not far behind: Lawsuits and legal fights. [WSJ Law Blog]

• This just in: Yale is too cool for BigLaw.  And proud of it.  [Yale Daily News]

• No wonder Yale is over that BigLaw crap.  It’s getting blown up by some of its biggest allies.  “The annual Georgetown Law School conference on large law firms opened Sunday night with the general counsel of Ernst & Young Global saying that the times—and the flow of international capital—demanded a new model for law firm-client relations.” [Law.com]

• Blast from the past in two words: Encyclopedia Britannica.  Can’t you just smell the must?  “The company has filed a malpractice suit against the firm [Dickstein Shapiro] for $250 million, alleging that a Dickstein partner botched a patent application nearly 20 years ago.” [The Am Law Daily]

• As far as anyone who matters is concerned, Justice JPS is “Seacrest OUT.” So when the high court does finally lose Stevens, how does that affect the transition of SCOTUS’ liberal wing?  Don’t worry.  The White House already has a short list of replacement options.  [The National Law Journal]

• Inside the Lady Gaga countersuit against producer and songwriter Rob Fusari.  It’s got lots of sparkles, not much skin coverage and a crazy silhouette.  [WSJ Speakeasy]

• Lawyers who have left the clink after pleading guilty to industrializing the filing of securities fraud class actions, secretly paying clients to pursue such cases and bringing their firm $251 million in attorney fees are enjoying their new leases on life.  Here’s what 70-year-old white-collar ex-cons do for fun.  Jealous, Madoff?  [BusinessWeek]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as illegal as more Heidi Montag plastic surgery:

• Groves of high-profile divorce lawyers must be clawing at Sandra Bullock right now.  But they don’t care about her.  They’re just assholes looking out for their own fame in a headline-grabbing split.  Repping a brokenhearted American sweetheart is what careers are made of.  But getting hired by a famous, cheating bad boy can be equally resume building.  Divorce lawyer to Sandra Bullock or Jesse James—which self-serving attorney would you rather be?  [Huffington Post]

• “Scientifically Proven: Lawyer = Workaholic = Narcissist” No, no, it’s scientifically proven.  Please don’t try to postulate or opine.  Thank you.  [Business Insider]

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