Aldous Huxley once said, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” Well, here are some facts that we couldn’t ignore.
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 to The Los Angeles Times.
Number of lawyers present at a hearing that gave entertainment lawyer John Branca and music executive John McClain temporary control of Jackson’s estate based on the singer’s 2002 will, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Total number of daily legal cartoons David Mills has posted (excluding three Caption Content postings) between July 10, 2009 and December 15, 2008 to his site Courtoons.net.
10,000 to 15,000
Speaking fee in U.S. dollars for “legendary defence [sic] attorney” F. Lee Bailey, according to Speaking.com.
Total number of lawyers at Bingham McCutchen when that firm merges with McKee Nelson’s 120 lawyers on Aug. 1, according to The Boston Globe.
Total number of laid-off lawyers as of July 5, according to the Layoff Tracker at Law Shucks.
Amount the University of Illinois law school received for allegedly admitting politically connected, but otherwise unqualified, applicants, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Current U.S. News & World Report ranking for the University of Illinois law school.
Top hourly rate for lawyers working on a half-dozen lawsuits filed in connection to a battle for control of the New York state senate. The top-earning lawyer is Richard Emery, according to a report in The Buffalo News.
Number of witnesses expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor, according to The New York Times.
Number of law firms The U.S. News & World Report plans to evaluate in its inaugural editions of law firm rankings, according to The Denver Business Journal—despite concerns such as Brian Leiter’s, which argue there are already “multiple, established ranking sources (American Lawyer and Vault primarily), and it’s less clear who the target audience will be.”
Maximum salary for a “contract specialist” employed by the federal government, according to Forbes.com.
Number of pages Judge Stephen G. Larson of the United States District Court in Los Angeles needed to determine that Warner Bros. had paid fair market value to DC Comics for the rights to Superman, according to The New York Times.
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