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Bitter News, 7-10-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that make you want to freely say “Only God Can Judge Me”: • No you can’t—at least not in Boston. Artist Shepard Fairey had his “Hope” and legal woes dashed today. Fairley, the artist who created the iconic poster of then-candidate Barack Obama based on a “dramatically changed” Associated Press photo with George Clooney, plead …

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Bitter Factoids 12

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

Aldous Huxley once said, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Well, here are some facts that we couldn’t ignore. 1,400,000 Bill Los Angeles taxpayers had to foot for Michael Jackson’s funeral service. Newly elected city attorney Carmen Trutanich has begun an investigation as to how exactly a debt-saddled Los Angeles got stuck with the tab, according …

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Bitter News, 7-9-09

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Americanised headlines from the Bitter Newsroom to share with frenemies on your Reggaeton vlog: • Legendary doorman. Sometimes actor. Ex-wrestler. Former Bronx assistant district attorney?? Wass Stevens (AKA Mark Wasserman), the ADA-turned-infamous-doorman Guido who’s appeared in movies like World Trade Center and The Wrestler, was arrested yesterday for “allegedly attacking a man with the metal end of a velvet rope …

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The Legend of Mr. 162

Mr. 162 Columns, Lawyer 18 Comments

I’ve wanted to be a lawyer for years. Can’t remember when it started, but if you would have given me an aptitude test in grade school, “lawyer” would have come up top 5. I’ve always argued dispassionately and felt more confident arguing a position than talking about what I believe.  But perhaps some of my aptitude and disposition towards the …

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Bitter News, 7-8-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom—close to the meat and straight to the bone, like a sexy butcher: • DLA Piper has confirmed today that it laid off 121 people today—the very day an article runs in London’s Times touting the success of co-chief executive, (yes, the knighted) Sir Nigel Knowles, for turning DLA Piper into “the world’s biggest law firm …

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Girl-on-Girl Crime

Matthew Richardson Columns, Lawyer 15 Comments

I don’t consider myself to be too much of a misogynist. Yes, I visit massage parlors and I watch the Spice channel, but when it comes to work, I think I treat almost everyone equally. Honestly, I don’t think BigLaw is nearly as much of a boy’s club as some industries.  I truly believe that women get a fair shake—no …

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Bitter News, 7-7-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as ornery as Pez hating on a whole lot of their own kind: • You thought all the U.S. News and World Report rankings debate and debauchery started and ended with law schools, but no longer—the lawyer mentality of envy and self consciousness will continue.  The publication announced today that a “Best Lawyer” Law Firm …

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Tim Green: NFL Defense, Career Offense

Bitter Staff Interviews, Lawyer 12 Comments

[Ed. Note: Most lawyers would be happy with a third of Tim Green’s success. But Tim Green isn’t most lawyers. Green’s resume reads like a work of fiction. But it’s all true. As an All-American player for the Syracuse Orangemen, Green was the 1986 first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons, which led to an eight-year NFL career. He’s now a …

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Bitter News, 7-6-09

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as epic as Wimbledon and as pain-etching as Federer’s #15: • Soon-to-be-former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s lake house is most totally all hers.  Corruption free.  Built with hard-working, industrious Todd’s own hands with his local hardware connections.  No one other than crappy, inept bloggers are investigating the matter.  And the only reason for mentioning it …

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Stop–I Got Enough

Bitter and Abused Columns, Lawyer 25 Comments

This just in: Michael Jackson is dead. He’s been dead for more than a week. And guess what? He’s still dead. Dead. Dead. Dead.  Dead as a door knob. Dead like disco. I’ve wanted to yell this breaking news at my boss every day for the past week. But my boss is a judge and, apparently, a huge Michael Jackson …

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