Bitter News, 9-22-09

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are as happy as world’s oldest man on his 113th birthday:

• Seemingly unwilling to let her work off her tab, Neal Hersh at the Beverly Hills law firm of Hersh, Mannis and Bogen is suing former (but do you ever really retire?) adult-film maven Jenna Jameson for $72,300 in unpaid legal fees that racked up during her divorce from Jay Grdina.  Hersh has “represented Kim Basinger versus Alec Baldwin; Brad Pitt in his divorce from Jennifer Aniston; Pamela Anderson in her divorce from Kid Rock; and Halle Berry in her divorce from Eric Benet,” and he refuses to get screwed by a porn star[XBiz]

• A man is suing a Detroit casino for the $673,854 he lost gambling over the last ten years based around an obscure state statute called “gaming: action by loser.” And it is indeed an action by a loser.  [UPI.com]

• For her next stop on the “Broken Ankle, Jigga Whaa?” tour, Justice Sotomayor is taking off her salsa shoes and lacing up her cleats to throw the first pitch at Saturday’s Yankee’s game.  [USA Today via ABA]

• Please keep the neurotic chick from today’s Abuse piece away from this story.  Not-skinny/not-fat paralegal after not-fat/not-skinny lawyer after average-sized judge share their favorite homespun recipes for your “Cooking Up Justice” sumptuous pleasure.  [The Legal Intelligencer]

• An online photo retrospective of law firm websites from way back in the day.  [Legal River]

Some Highlights:

—When the superhighway was possessive: “On the Internet’s World-Wide Web at www. Kirkland.com.”

—An awkward request to “Sign Our Guestbook” from Sidley & Austin.

—The lone, important map point of “HONG KONG” from Sullivan & Cromwell.

• Is it “going green” or “going cheap?” Boston University Law students are pissed that despite their exorbitant tuition fees, they’ve been limited by the university to a printing limit of 1,000 sheets of paper per semester—which is 500 more than other graduates students are allowed and 900 pages more than lowly undergraduates.  [Boston.com]

• The top-ten major companies looking at possible bankruptcy that should probably call this Craigslist law firm who gives the top-10 reasons to trust them for bankruptcy.  [The Business Insider]

• “[A]fter nearly three years of litigation, Judge John Tomasello ruled Houseman and Dare must share custody of Dexter.” Dexter = brown pug.  A pug with a custody schedule.  [Philly.com]

• Pugs like Dexter might have to be dirty dogs a while longer before bathtime with their favorite meth-head madam can commence.  Former “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to three years probation on felony drug charges for her classy meth habit, and then, two days later, a judge shut down her Las Vegas dog grooming business, Dirty Dog, as part of a civil lawsuit.  [Associated Press]

• Crazy, sexy, cool.  “During her seventh week at Yale Law School, Elyn Saks had a very public psychotic breakdown on a rooftop outside the law library.  ‘I thought there were beings in the sky controlling my brain,’ recalls Saks, now 53.” And now, a former dean at the University of Southern California Law School, she’ll receive $500,000 as a MacArthur Fellow as a “genius grant.” [The Washington Post]

• Bitter Lawyer of the day: Julianna Margulies.  Tonight she takes her second stab at being a Bitter Lawyer on the small screen.  After last year’s failed Canterbury’s Law, she’s revamped, bitterer and ready to swing for the BigLaw fences again as a Georgetown Law grad in The Good Wife, which premieres tonight at 10:00 ET/ PST.  [The New York Times]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are as happy as world’s oldest man on his 113th birthday:

• Seemingly unwilling to let her work off her tab, Neal Hersh at the Beverly Hills law firm of Hersh, Mannis and Bogen is suing former (but do you ever really retire?) adult-film maven Jenna Jameson for $72,300 in unpaid legal fees that racked up during her divorce from Jay Grdina.  Hersh has “represented Kim Basinger versus Alec Baldwin; Brad Pitt in his divorce from Jennifer Aniston; Pamela Anderson in her divorce from Kid Rock; and Halle Berry in her divorce from Eric Benet,” and he refuses to get screwed by a porn star[XBiz]

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