Loose Ends, 12-12-08


Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

Who in the hell says old people can be trusted?  70-year-old Bernard L. Madoff, a former chairman of the Nasdaq Stock Market and a force in Wall Street trading for nearly 50 years, was arrested by federal agents.  Ponzi scheme.  $50 billion.  You know when your kids turn you in, it’s bad.  [Am Law Daily]

Blagojevich is going low-pro.  He showed in court with small-time lawyer and family friend Sheldon Sorosky as his counsel.  But he best clean up his crap because the IL AG is on his ass to move it on out.  [Chicago Tribune]

In a healthy dose of teacher retaliation, Richard Peltz, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, filed a March 2008 defamation lawsuit against two former students and school’s Black Law Student Association after complaints to the university that he made racist remarks in his class.  A school investigation determined that the charges of racism against him were unfounded, and Peltz has dropped the suit.  Like it’s hot.  Because he’s not racist like that.  [SPLC.org]

“An Arkansas couple who allege employees of a McDonald’s misappropriated digital nude photos of the wife have filed a $1 million lawsuit that includes what may be the first ever claim of negligent failure to “protect and secure” a cell phone.” Mmmmmm, nudie digi-pics of female McDonald’s patrons.  Supersize me!  [CourthouseNews.com]

Girl with one facial expression (the suck-cheeks-and-pucker-to-look-hotter look) pontificates on why she can’t seem to get her law school applications in the mail. Can procrastination signal lack of interest?  That’s what she said.  [AustralianDaisy.com]

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