Bitter News, Week of August 29, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we are prepared for the school year. Maybe a JD/MBA Isn’t a Bad Idea. As more and more companies build provisions barring first and second year associates from working on their projects, law firms are responding by creating business education programs to teach junior lawyers financial and accounting concepts and the finer points of …

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Bitter News, Week of August 15, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we pay attention to signs. Made of Only the Finest Felons: Frederick James is selling an exclusive selection of iPad covers made from the pants of Bernie Madoff, sourced from an auction held by the US Marshals Service last fall. We feel these modern day scalps would make the perfect gift for the attorney …

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Bitter News, Week of August 8th, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we bounce back! Why Lawyer Pay Will Shrink: Reverse auctions are driving Biglaw rates down as large firms anonymously submit quotes for a jobs posted by major companies. With the increased number of lawyers being dumped into the market graduating each year, it seems like this may be a trend with legs. Whoops, forgot to …

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Bitter News, Week of August 1st, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we review the news like a bus! The Force is Strong With This One: The British prop designer who crafted the original Stormtrooper costumes for Star Wars, based on George Lucas’ own sketches, managed to defeat Lucasfilm in the UK Supreme Court and win the right produce replica outfits. His attorneys at Fox …

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Bitter News, Week of July 25th, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we paint reality. One Man’s Squatter is Another’s Possessor: In honor of bar exam week, we kick off with this delightful attempt at textbook adverse possession happening in Texas. The man learned that the Lone Star State requires only three years and, finding an abandoned home in foreclosure with a bankrupt mortgage …

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Bitter News, Week of July 18th, 2011

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Here are your headlines from the Bitter Newsroom, where we quit our jobs with style! 212® or 213™? Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to trademark over a dozen major U.S. area codes. The Belgian beer-maker, seeing the local marketing success of 312 Urban Wheat Ale by Goose Island (a company it acquired earlier this year), decided to do what any large corporate parent would do: …

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