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Bitter News, 2-27-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that you can read after you stop imaging Bundchen/Brady honeymoon sex: “Latham & Watkins has confirmed to The Am Law Daily that it is laying off 190 associates, or approximately 12 percent of the firm’s associate base. The firm also announced cuts of 250 non-legal staff, including paralegals. The layoffs are the most dramatic …

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Bitter Factoids 5

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

Many people use statistics the way drunk people uses a light post—more for support than illumination. Here are 17 facts to drop into a conversation this weekend. 300 Percentage by which enrollment in bankruptcy CLE courses has grown in the past six months according Lawline.com. $5 million Minimum guaranteed annual paycheck for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker lawyer Luc Despins, …

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Bitter News, 2-26-09

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Phew, Tiger’s back.  Now how about some quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom?: How did one woman contract herpes?  It wasn’t from playing beer pong!  In a landmark verdict, a jury awarded nearly $7 million to a 56-year-old woman infected with incurable genital herpes after sexual contact with a 77-year-old man.  The man knew he’d been infected for 25 years …

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Matthew Richardson Columns, Lawyer 51 Comments

“Matthew, I need your help with something,” the senior partner said as I stepped into his office. Even I couldn’t get you laid with that gigantic mole on your face. “There are going to be some changes around here.” I don’t like where this is going… I am way too hung over to get canned today. I wouldn’t have the …

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Bitter News, 2-25-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that you can kick back, relax and enjoy now that Mary Jane has the California budget crisis solved: The much-anticipated Watchmen movie’s success will determine how significant of a reversal of fortune its producer stands to pay out of pocket.  It all stems from a complicated legal battle between feuding Warner Bros. and Fox …

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Bitter News, 2-24-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom for fat Val Kilmer’s Fat Tuesday pleasure: He might be willing to predict her time of death, but thank God Sen. Jim Bunning isn’t engraving RBG’s headstone.  He misspelled her name twice in his letter of apology for referring to her as good as dead.  It’s not Ruth Ginsberg.  And Barbi reminds you that …

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Bitter News, 2-23-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, whether or not your law school is retiring in Florida: Promptly closing shop at 5:00 PM got Texas’ “top criminal judge” charged with failing to ensure proper access to the legal system and eroding public confidence in the fairness of judges for an incident with a lawyer seeking a last-minute delay for a client’s …

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