Craig Robinson: Office Party

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Craig Robinson, 36, who plays Darryl the warehouse foreman on The Office, is facing felony drug charges, stemming from an arrest during a June traffic stop.  According to the criminal complaint, the actor was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  The “substance” allegedly was amphetamines, cocaine and marijuana. Though Robinson’s rep had no comment, his employer …

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Next Stop: Supreme Court

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In case you haven’t already heard the latest legal nail-biter to hit the dockets in Los Angeles, look no further: Sprinkles Cupcakes, the California cupcake retailer catering to Hollywood’s elite, has filed a federal lawsuit against its competitor, Famous Cupcakes, for “stealing its trademarked ‘Modern Dot’ cupcake design to lure away clientele.” Sprinkles is claiming that Famous Cupcakes has incorporated …

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Prenup Party Proceeds As Expected

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Local media is reporting that a woman in Poulsbo, Washington has been jailed after allegedly “beating up her fiancé at their prenuptial party.” Without elucidating what exactly a prenup party is, officials from the county sheriff’s department explained that the woman’s 12-year-old son told her “he saw her fiancé kissing one of her women friends early [that] morning,” at which …

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Pro Bono Sucks

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I’m sorry, but I can’t take it anymore. This is the fifth time in three weeks I’ve received (and—yes, fine, I’ll admit it, deleted without opening) the “Urgent Pro Bono Staffing: Please read!” email from Mr. Of Counsel, who is tasked with harassing everyone in the firm about taking on pro bono work. Call me heartless, call me a horrible …

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On Lawyers and Apologies

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As a law student who interned for ten months only to find out that I suck at it in one ten minute conversation with the supervisor, I have some thoughts on lawyers and apologies. So, the following will be a primer for any attorney who is attempting to mend fences. I’ll write the treatise later. 1) Stick a pin in your fat …

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Bitter Lawyer CLE: Week in Review 3

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What Bitter Lawyers have learned this week (August 11-15): If the house is a rockin’, don’t bother knockin’–just get an injunction The curse of The Dark Knight is broken—except for that whole Heath Ledger thing “Dislikes: Jury Duty” might not be bad to add to your Facebook profile Some dogs don’t hunt, some dogs don’t act Mo’ ladies, mo’ problems …

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I’m Debating Litigation Vs. Transactional

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I know the initial answer will be “whatever you want” or “whatever you’re good at” or “whatever your personality traits fit, etc.” But overall, what’s better for a person’s career/career options, big firm transactional or big firm litigation?  And what type of transactional, etc. is better to go into?  Thank you. Great question.  And my answer is definitely not “whatever …

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Sounds Like They Were Just Jealous

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A man in Britain has officially been banned from visiting his girlfriend’s apartment after her neighbors “complained about noisy sex.” A city council spokesperson has reported that, after two years of neighbors’ complaints about “thumping music, banging headboards and screamed obscenities,” a court finally issued an injunction barring the man, Adam Hinton, from being within 110 yards of his girlfriend …

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Christian Bale: No Cage for This Batman

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Weeks after being accused by his sister and 61-year-old mother, a former circus clown, of roughing them up in a London hotel on the eve of the “Dark Knight“‘s European premiere, British police are reporting that Christian Bale will not be charged with any crime. This is after police had originally “delayed questioning Bale for a day to avoid disrupting …

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