Noel Biderman: King of Infidelity

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Name and Current Title? Noel Biderman, President and COO of Avid Life Media (owners of AshleyMadison.com and HotOrNot.com). And President and CEO of AshleyMadison.com. Law School? Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada. Class of ’95. What is Ashley Madison, and what’s it all about all about? AshleyMadison is a dating service for married/attached people. It works much like a traditional …

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Loose Ends, 1-14-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: A former driver has sued New York Knicks center Eddy Curry for sexual harassment and verbal abuse after allegedly asking the driver to touch his penis and calling him the “grandmaster of the KKK.” Which makes that Nixon Peabody ex-associate’s discrimination suit seem laaame.  [New York Post] A bill was introduced yesterday that would …

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Loose Ends, 1-13-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Amy Winehouse’s husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, will be seeking a divorce based on the British singer-songwriter’s alleged infidelity.  Fielder-Civil will reportedly go after Winehouse’s $15 million fortune.  Which reminds me:  How in the hell is a 25-year-old major drug abuser with one hit song sitting on $15 million dollars?  [New York Daily News] Madoff’s bail …

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Loose Ends, 1-12-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The National Safety Counsel will be approaching lawmakers this week in an effort to ban any and all cell phone conversations by drivers.  Which would suck, unless you think of all the contentious foreign-language calls you won’t have to overhear cab drivers having. [ABC News] Confirmation hearings for Obama’s cabinet begin this week, and …

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Time is the Enemy

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I just read somewhere that associates at some New York firm were ecstatic that, despite the economy, they are still going to receive their “special bonuses” if they were “exceptional” and billed 2400 hours this year.  And I can’t help wonder: Do they think they’re immortal? In case they haven’t noticed, time is the enemy.  Time disappears faster than the …

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Caption This! Jan. 10-16

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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 courtroom meeting of the minds.  And keep it clean.  (Ish.) The editors’ favorite entry will be announced next Saturday, January 17. Editors’ Pick: Ponce DeLeon:  “Act natural…act natural…”

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Loose Ends, 1-9-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: An ex-seventh-year Skadden associate filed a lawsuit against the firm for defamation, wrongful termination and alleged labor code violations.  In addition calling them “dumb” and seeking damages, he’s suing for his job back, plus a promotion.  And that, ladies and germs, is what they call “brass balls.” “Chutzpah.” “Nerve.” “Moxie.” “Intestinal fortitude.” [ABA Journal] …

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