Bitter News, 5-10-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as perfect as Goldman Sach’s zero-loss quarter:

• Tonight we’re going to party like it’s law school in 1999.  The second annual Party Law School rankings are out, which are really put together for your own good.  It’s a “quality of life” issue.  The top 10 work-however-much-you-want/play-hard law schools are… [Above the Law]

News continued below.

• In case you live in a dank cave, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan, the current U.S. solicitor general and the first female dean of Harvard Law School, to fill Justice Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court.  Smart money bets that she’ll be confirmed if she successfully sidesteps these issues

[Am Law Daily]

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• Triple the fun.  Triple the debt.  Next weekend, the Formeller triplets will graduate from DePaul University College of Law together.  [Chicago Sun-Times]

• Baby mamma drama.  Mother’s Day probably had an eerie feeling for TV legal analyst, New Yorker writer and Bitter Lawyer interviewee Jeffrey Toobin.  Hard to celebrate when articles are being published about how you offered your then-pregnant mistress, Yale-educated lawyer Casey Greenfield, “money if she’d have an abortion” back in 2008.  [New York Daily News]

• Speaking of married/baby drama, gay divorce is a wedlock disaster.  “It’s only been two months since the District of Columbia legalized same-sex marriage, but local attorney Lawrence Jacobs is already cautioning his clients: Marriage may be allowed, but divorce will be much harder to do.” [CNN]

• Of the 10 reasons to delete your Facebook account, which are mostly ethics and privacy reasons, none of them mention the fact that Facebook hired antitrust bigwig, former FTC chairman and O’Melveny attorney Timothy J. Muris[San Jose Business Journal]

• Life came up short for poor Jamie McCourt.  A judge on Friday only ordered the Dodgers’ Frank McCourt to pay his estranged wife, Jamie, a total of $637,159 a month in temporary spousal support, which is less than the $988,845 she was requesting.  [Los Angeles Times]

• Eric M. Ray, a married, 28-year-old 3L at Northern Illinois School of Law, “was arrested after police say he sexually abused a 15-year-old Springville girl…[who he spoke to] through text messaging and Facebook for 15 months before he came to Utah to meet her in March.  Clearly this guy learned nothing in law school—or in life.  [Desert News]

• Let’s dismiss this LiLoser malarkey already: Lawyers for E*TRADE filed a motion to dismiss Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit claiming the company sullied her name in their Super Bowl “milkaholic” TV commercial.  “The parties are due back in court next month.” If Lindsay can work it in with all her upcoming DUI appearances, that is.  Oh, wait.  That’s all part of E*TRADE’s argument.  [Fox News]

• Here’s a little story about how Cook County Circuit Court judge went from zero to Harvard Law School hero in “Once a slacker not always a slacker.” [Chicago Tribune]

• Usually we see people going from lawyer to comedian—not vice versa.  But then you meet Timmy Finch.  Once a serious stand-up, he’s now a hilarious prosecutor.  [The Sun News]

• There’s no such thing as clean living.  My drug of choice is email.  Huh?  Yep.  “A survey of 4,750 businesspeople showed that one out of three who use their laptop computer or cellphone just before going to bed have a hard time getting to sleep. ‘Checking e-mails just before bed halts the production of sleep-enhancing melatonin and has the same effect as drinking a double espresso,’ sleep expert Dr. Chris Idzikowski told The Sun newspaper of Britain. ‘So it’s best to allow a few hours to switch off from anything that over-stimulates the mind before bed.’” [New York Post]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as perfect as Goldman Sach’s zero-loss quarter:

• Tonight we’re going to party like it’s law school in 1999.  The second annual Party Law School rankings are out, which are really put together for your own good.  It’s a “quality of life” issue.  The top 10 work-however-much-you-want/play-hard law schools are… [Above the Law]

• In case you live in a dank cave, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan, the current U.S. solicitor general and the first female dean of Harvard Law School, to fill Justice Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court.  Smart money bets that she’ll be confirmed if she successfully sidesteps these issues

[Am Law Daily]

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1 Comment

  1. Lady

    May 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I appreciate the email advise, no wonder I can’t go to sleep.

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