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Bitter News, 12-30-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as genius as calling 9-1-1 just to get a ride to a bar: • Can we get some Taser precedents on the books please??  Oh, good.  “A federal appeals court this week ruled that a California police officer can be held liable for injuries suffered by an unarmed man he Tasered during a traffic stop.” …

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Bitter News, 12-28-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are jealous of JFK’s naked Mediterranean boat trip: • Dr. Buchanan, a visiting scholar at Cornell Law and associate professor at George Washington Law has a brilliant idea: Let’s tax bankers’ bonuses!  I didn’t think we needed a Ph.D. in economics to figure that out, but sure enough, I guess we do.  [CNN Opinion] …

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Bitter News, 12-22-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom and a suggestion of Christmas sex positions to survive the holidays: • Biggest gift to lawyers this holiday season?  Tiger Woods’ affairs.  Hush money and pre-nups to negotiate mean jingle bells for attorneys.  Lavely & Singer is singing deck the halls with boughs of money cash money.  [Bloomberg] • The decade’s biggest legal stories.  Ten …

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The Best of the Bitter: 2009

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You don’t know where you’re bitterly going until you know where you’ve been.  So, in honor of an eventful year in the universe of all things legal, we’ve decided to re-feature our most popular content pieces from 2009. What best entertained Bitter Lawyers while the walls of BigLaw, law schools and law firms crumbled around them the last 12 months?  …

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Bitter News, 12-21-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom wishing you a happy shortest day of the year: • Who doesn’t love a headline like: “Tennessee lawyer Mark Lambert bites off part of Greg Herbers’ nose during fight over bathroom stall?” Unless you’re Greg, who was fought tooth-and-nose for the crapper.  Probably has something to do with why he’s suing for $5 million and …

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Bitter News, 12-18-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that celebrate Homer Simpson & family turning 20: • In ‘Bama, football rules…the court system.  On Wednesday, we mentioned Above the Law’s coverage of an Alabama lawyer who asked a judge to reschedule a case so everyone could be available to attend the BCS National Championship game on January 7, starring the Alabama Crimson Tide …

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Bitter News, 12-17-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that are like a topless flasher getting hit by a distracted driver: • What do you get for the person who has everything…including a bad marriage?  A British law firm is offering divorce gift certificates for the holidays.  So every kiss may begin with Kay, but now every divorce can begin with Lloyd Platt & …

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Bitter News, 12-16-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that fall head-over-heals in love with their own voice all the time: • Roll Tide!  And roll that court docket back, back, waaaaay back.  A motion to continue filed in prideful Alabama boldly asks for a trial to be rescheduled because “certain monumental events occurred that were beyond the anticipation of the attorneys and the …

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