Caption This! Week of February 1, 2009

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What in the Bitter Lawyer is going on in this picture? Put your lawyerly wit to the test and post a comment with a hilarious caption about swearing in of the King.  And keep it clean(ish). The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, February 7th. Editors’ Pick (Jan. 24-30): Non-racist attempt at humor: “I chose this model because …

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Bitter News, 1-31-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The woman who ran Eliot Spitzer‘s favorite call-girl ring got six months in prison.  A Manhattan federal judge lightened the sentence on Cecil (Katie) Suwal because of the “Svengali-like power Emperors Club VIP boss Mark Brener once had over the 24-year-old.” An indication being her label-her-like-sports-equipment “Property of Mark Brener” tramp stamp.  [New York …

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Bitter Factoids 2

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Here are 12 compelling facts from Bitter Lawyer.  We leave the opinions up to you. $182,500 Amount a Houston lawyer lost to a Nigerian email phishing scam according to Texas Lawyer. 10 Number of unanimous Supreme Court opinions issued so far this term according to Legal Times. $34,664 Median salary for U.S. paralegals with less than one year of experience …

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Bitter News, 1-29-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom. In ghosts of creative collaboration past, John Landis, who co-wrote and directed the groundbreaking video “Thriller,” is suing Michael Jackson.  He claims MJ lacks the rights to adapt the 14-minute video in a Broadway show.  And if someone’s gonna “thrill ya, thrill ya tonight,” he wants his cut.  [Associated Press] “A promising Harvard Law …

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Bitter News, 1-28-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom. Do you know what, other than your ass, is growing at four times the rate of inflation?  Attorneys’ fees in bankruptcy cases. Lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis are charging as much as $18.50 PER MINUTE.  Now even going broke is unaffordable.  [Bloomberg] “From the ‘Any jokes I would make about this wouldn’t be as …

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Bitter News, 1-27-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom. “Brazil” has some dirty talk for you: Tax evasion. Stanford Law grad-cum-professional escort, Cristina Warthen, pleaded guilty in federal court for not letting Uncle Sam in on some of that action.  She got three years probation and a $313K fine for being naughty.  [San Francisco Chronicle] It’s a hard-knock life for some youth offenders …

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