Pittsburgh Legal Newslog: Iran Alleged to have Confiscated Human Rights Lawyer Sharin Ebadi’s Nobel Peace Prize Medal.
Lawyers around the world applaud and support this heroic member of our profession.
This holding may be good law, this Court had no choice in this case, but exclusively secular Christmas music isn’t worth much artistically. Its like hot chocolate without the chocolate.
Since Richard Sprague gained national attention as the successful prosecutor of the murderers of UMWA presidential candidate Jock Yablonsky in 1970, he has been involved in quite a few headline-grabbing cases, mostly involving the criminal side of the bar. Most recently, he defended Senator Fumo, who will probably be spending all or most of the rest of his life as a guest of the Commonwealth. Maybe Mr. Sprague was not too high powered on that one.
Lawyers should observe the inscrutable Draper carefully. He is rarely drawn into revealing himself through small talk. He doesn’t tell stories. He doesn’t talk about clients. As a matter of fact, he never talks much at all until all the cards are down — whereupon he springs something brilliant. He never wastes an idea by expressing it prematurely. And he is very, very cagey. “Who knows why people do what they do?” he asks, while deftly avoiding explaining his own motivation. He manages to remain mysterious and unpredictable to everyone, even his wife. Forget co-workers — he has no friends among them, let alone a closest friend.
WQED General Counsel, Jacqueline Thomas, says that there hasn’t been any pushback on contract language permitting WQED “to reproduce and publish the same throughout the universe in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised, including without limitation, all forms of television, home video, digital download, radio and print.”
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 SUMMARY: Go to work with the flu and you may be in big trouble; stay home and you will be in big trouble. One associate at K&L Gates ended up on the managing partner’s list, the kind of list that may be terminal. Yes, he came to work with [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 New London Connecticut was recently informed that, after tearing down the town, there has been a change in plans. CLT
What is the Difference Between the Default Judgment against Pepsico and the One that is about to Happen to You? Plus or Minus 1.2 Billion Dollars. Otherwise, They are About the Same.
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009 SUMMARY: If somebody takes default judgment against you, move quickly to open it, if you can. Pepsico had a billion-plus dollar judgment entered against it in Wisconsin last month. The way it happened sounds familiar enough. As a North Carolina Corporation, it has a registered agent there whose job [...]
Posted by Cliff Tuttle Courtesy of the WSJ Law Blog, the Anonymous Lawyer teaches you a dozen creative ways to give a bonus without giving anything. If you haven’t been reading The AA lately, there are a few new ones that you can catch up on in our blog roll. CLT
A few years ago, she made a savvy political move. Unlike virtually every sitting judge, she very publicly refused to accept the much-vilified midnight pay grab, sending a check for the difference back to the State Treasury every payday. This became her trademark and despite a barrage of negative-campaign brickbats from the opposition, she managed to keep that message before the voters. That’s what the electorate, the ones that voted this year, remembered. Ask them if you don’t believe me.