Ed McMahon: Next Time, Get a Retainer

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Just when your feelings about Ed McMahon couldn’t get any more confusing, the media is reporting that two New York law firms have brought suit against the former late-night sidekick for over a quarter of a million bucks he allegedly owes them for handling his daughter’s divorce. This news rounds out a generally unpleasant quarter for McMahon, who recently admitted …

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Troubled? Call the Gays

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Yesterday, members of the Los Angeles glitterati, along with a few politicians, descended upon City Hall for a hearing to discuss a proposed “anti-paparazzi” ordinance that would protect celebrities and the public by creating a “personal safety zone” between aggressive photographers and their subjects. Notably absent from the hearing was the Los Angeles Police Department—not necessarily a surprise, since earlier …

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Lou Pearlman: Citizen of the Year

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Attempting to beat his own personal bottom-feeding record, former boy-band promoter and current federal inmate Lou Pearlman is now trying his hand at being a police informant. Pearlman, who founded promotional machines the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, is currently serving a 25-month sentence in a federal penitentiary for scamming elderly investors out of $300 million in an elaborate pyramid …

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Alan Hesketh: The Brits Can Have Him

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One of our readers has just tipped us off to the story of Alan Hesketh, a British patent attorney and certified perv living in Connecticut who, until recently, served as Pfizer’s global patent director—and who pleaded guilty earlier this week to possessing and distributing more than 1,000 images of child porn. An investigation by federal authorities determined that Hesketh apparently …

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AutoAdmit: Play to Win

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Sources are reporting that one year after an unprecedented federal lawsuit targeting comment trolls on the college-admissions website AutoAdmit.com was filed, a whole lot of nothing has happened. The AutoAdmit controversy began in 2005 when two female law students were the target of bilious and harassing threads on the site which sported messages such as “Women named Hillary and Jill …

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I Want to Make Banker Dollars

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My friend is 30, works at Goldman and made three million dollars last year.  I almost vomited when I heard this.  I’m the same age, smarter and work harder.  What am I missing? Not missing a damn thing.  He went into a profession where people make tons of money–and fast.  You went into a profession where people don’t.  PS–Why are …

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If It Looks Like a Psycho and Walks Like a Psycho…

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Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that a convicted pedophile, Joseph Edward Duncan III, who kidnapped and murdered an Idaho child in 2005, will be allowed to represent himself at his death penalty sentencing hearing. Earlier this year, Duncan dumped his legal team in favor of representing himself because he said “his attorneys couldn’t ethically represent his ‘ideologies,’” though …

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Maybe if It Had Been 50K…

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The legal biz is abuzz with reports that Angela Robinson, a former paralegal for heavy-hitting Texas plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard Laminack, is accusing him of not only being a “sexual predator,” but also of dabbling in federal mail fraud. Robinson alleges that that Laminack once offered her $15,000 to “stay with him in a hotel room in Las Vegas over a …

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Earthquakes Are for Pussies

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Submitted by “anon_in_LA”: A little context: I work in a huge firm in downtown LA but am from the Northeast. We have blizzards, maybe the occasional hurricane, but that’s about it. No brush fires. No mudslides. No earthquakes. From 8.30 a.m. on this morning, I was the designated first-year note-taking bitch on a horrible, long-ass page-through of the latest rounds …

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Nasza Klasa: It’s Not Even Porn!

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Warning to Big Firm lawyers across America: the hours you spend at work trolling around the Internet for gossip and catching up with friends may be in danger. That is, at least, if your firms decide to follow the lead of Poland’s national police headquarters, which, international media sources report, has just banned officers from using “Nasza Klasa,” a popular …

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