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November 24, 2014
Posner opinion tosses judge from case partly for his ‘tone of derision’

A federal appeals court in Chicago has tossed U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur from a sex-bias case in part because of a “tone of derision”…

November 24, 2014
Early announcement of big year-end bonuses stuns Simpson Thacher associates

It isn’t yet the season in which major law firms traditionally announce end-of-year salary supplements for their hardworking junior lawyers. So associates at Simpson Thacher…

November 24, 2014
House finally sues over implementation of health-care law; what actions are challenged?

After finally finding a lawyer who wouldn’t quit, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s executive actions on…

November 24, 2014
Obama executive order to OK temporary stay by parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents

Even before President Barack Obama gave a speech Thursday announcing a plan to allow up to 5 million of the country’s 11 million undocumented residents…

November 24, 2014
County clerk fined $500 for using government Wi-Fi during his re-election campaign

A longtime court clerk in suburban Chicago used personal electronic devices when he was attending to matters related to his re-election campaign. But County Clerk…

November 24, 2014
Lawyer taken off 14 cases after furor over trial claim that teen consented to sex with teacher

A California school district yanked 14 litigation matters from its outside counsel, W. Keith Wyatt, after a firestorm over a trial argument that a 14-year-old…

November 24, 2014
Fired California bar leader allegedly misled trustees, leaked report says

The California bar leader who sued over his firing is losing the latest round in the public relations war after two legal publications reported on…

November 24, 2014
Jones Day objects to blogger’s story on its ‘trim, perky and adorable’ hires

Jones Day registered its disapproval when an American Lawyer blogger described its new Supreme Court law clerk hires as “trim, perky and adorable.” Jones Day…

November 24, 2014
Tax attorney will accept Bitcoin payments, but won’t take digital currency on retainer

A Michigan business and tax lawyer has announced that he will take Bitcoin payments from clients, but will not accept the digital currency on retainer.…

November 24, 2014
Has studying or practicing law made it more difficult for you to read for pleasure?

In the November issue of the ABA Journal, Black’s Law Dictionary editor-in-chief Bryan Garner writes about an encounter with a law firm partner who…

November 24, 2014
Workers reportedly get pink slips at Bingham global services center

News of a planned mass lateral move of three-quarters of Bingham McCutchen’s partners to Morgan Lewis & Bockius has quickly been followed by news of…

November 24, 2014
Fired manager is awarded $186M in pregnancy bias suit against AutoZone

Federal jurors in San Diego have awarded nearly $186 million to a fired store manager at AutoZone who claimed she was told pregnant women can’t…

November 24, 2014
Are 2016 law grads in luck? New stats say lawyer jobs will exceed graduates that year

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has changed the way it calculates job openings in the legal profession, producing a rosy outlook for law grads in…

November 24, 2014
Feds cite ‘epidemic’ of debt-collection abuse, charge 7 individuals and company in ongoing probe

A Georgia-based debt-collection company, its owner and six employees have been criminally charged in what is described by federal authorities as a $4.1 million national…

November 24, 2014
Google wins SLAPP motion, has constitutional right to list search results as it wishes

Unhappy about search-engine results that put its website way down in the list of results, the owner of CoastNews sued Google, alleging antitrust law issues…

November 24, 2014
Laid-off lawyer follows his disappointing New York Knicks passion with hopes of a better future

When Georgetown University Law Center grad Dennis Doyle got laid off in March from his job with a small Manhattan law firm, one of his…

November 24, 2014
Atheist gets driver’s license photo with pasta colander on head, citing ‘Spaghetti Monster’ faith

A Utah woman persuaded state officials to let her get her driver’s license photo taken with a metal pasta strainer upside-down on her head by…

November 24, 2014
Adrian Peterson of Vikings suspended without pay for rest of season after plea in child-abuse case

Citing “no meaningful remorse,” among other factors, Commissioner Roger Goodell of the NFL has suspended star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, without pay, for…

November 24, 2014
Lawyer accused in passed-note cover-up may be bounced from case, 1st Circuit says

A lawyer accused of showing a note to a client during a deposition and then lying about its contents won’t be able to continue as…

November 24, 2014
‘Some random guy in Queens’ is three-time FantasySCOTUS winner

A Queens man who never went to law school is able to predict Supreme Court decisions with such accuracy that he has won a law…