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Bitter News, 5-18-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that, unlike your daily sausage, are not ‘linked’ to heart disease: • They ‘Evershed’ the wrong guy.  Male lawyer John de Belin was wrongfully sacked by the Leeds, England office of BigLaw firm Eversheds “because his bosses feared they would be sued if they fired his female colleague while she was on maternity leave.” So …

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Bitter News, 5-17-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that whiffed on match point against Nadal yesterday: • Who’s that staring at me?  Peeping-tom lawyers!  Yep, two in one day: — 1.  Atlanta law firm partner James Tenney was arrested for allegedly putting camera under a female employee’s desk, and now he faces unlawful surveillance charges.  In his defense, however, his firm bio does …

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Bitter News, 5-14-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as reckless as sorority girls trashing a slavery museum: • TV legal dramas just ain’t what they used to be—and you’ll realize that come fall.  As the big networks begin their fall lineup announcements so advertisers will throw money at them, it’s a theme of “out with the old and in with the semi-new” in …

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Bitter News, 5-13-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom more interesting than the history of the bikini: • Stop!  Or UT Law alum and malpractice attorney Carolyn Barnes will shoot!  Barnes, who has been practicing in Austin, TX more than 25 years, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly firing five rounds from a handgun at a Census worker who …

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Bitter News, 5-12-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that you’d probably like better if Eddie Vedder wrote them: • Disabled lawyer Hippocrate Mertsaris has been charged with sexual abuse and sexual harassment for slapping a Taxi and Limousine Commission judge’s ass and grabbing her inner thigh.  There’s no denial from his lawyer that it happened.  But Mertsaris’s defense?  Spastic movements resulting from his …

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Bitter News, 5-11-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as visually arousing as Playboy’s new 3D centerfold: • Does the MBA way of life require a law-style code of ethics?  We’re the right ones?  [The Am Law Daily] • President Obama’s decision to nominate Elena Kagan—AKA Paul Blart: Mall Cop (see video below)—to the Supreme Court is sinking in with both sides of the …

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Bitter News, 5-10-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as perfect as Goldman Sach’s zero-loss quarter: • Tonight we’re going to party like it’s law school in 1999.  The second annual Party Law School rankings are out, which are really put together for your own good.  It’s a “quality of life” issue.  The top 10 work-however-much-you-want/play-hard law schools are… [Above the Law] News continued …

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Bitter News, 5-7-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom to be added to your tea party checklist: • Lawyers who’ve behaved badly…twice?  Doing the same thing??  Let’s discuss: —Attorney is charged with setting fires at her law firm twice in one year.  [The Herald-Mail] —Sioux Falls lawyer Mary Ann Giebink is on the ballot for the District 10 House seat for the second time—but …

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Bitter News, 5-6-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom perfect like a burger-scented White Castle candle for Mothers Day: • Cost for being the lawyer who simulated masturbation with his hand in front of a judge in court?  A 90-day sentence for contempt…and then, three years probation of law license.  Texas attorney Adam Reposa lives to see another day where his “Bulletproof” nickname gets …

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Bitter News, 5-5-10

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that just conceded defeat to “Joe the Plumber”: • There’s now one more newly minted lawyer in the country—but don’t worry: You don’t have to compete with him for a job.  “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court admitted George Boyer Vashon to the bar Tuesday.” He was denied a law license back in 1847 because he was …

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