Poet Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Facts are many, but the truth is one.” We give you the “many.” And your guess at the one “truth” is as good as ours.
Yearly salary of Alabama’s Attorney General Troy King, the highest of any state attorney general salary in the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Yearly salary of the highest paid Alabama Supreme Court associate justice who earned more than his counterparts in every state except California, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Alabama’s national rank in median household income, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Yearly salary of United States Attorney General Eric Holder, according to CBS News.
Eric Holder’s salary the year before becoming the United States attorney general when he was a partner of Washington law firm Covington & Burling, according to CBS News.
Amount of money Toronto police allege a woman bilked veteran criminal defense lawyer Noel Daley out of by posing as a witch, according to The Globe and Mail. “She allegedly convinced Daley that she came from a long line of witches and was the embodiment of the spirit of his deceased sister, who had come back to help him in his business.”
Percentage the demand for legal services dropped over the first two quarters of 2009, according to Bloomberg.
National average firmwide billing rate for 2009, according to the National Law Journal.
Average hourly billing rate for partners nationwide in 2009, according to the National Law Journal.
Number of law firms that reported partner billing rates higher than $1,000/hour, according to the National Law Journal. Those firms: “Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney at $1,020, Foley & Lardner at $1,035, Jenner & Block at $1,000 and Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell at $1,045.”
Number of BigLaw blogs that are either “dead” or “dying” in 2009 according to 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.
Number of times John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for the Beatles member’s murder 29 years ago this week, according to Gothamist.
Payout amount star attorney Fiona Shackleton limited Heather Mills to receiving in her 2008 divorce from the Beatles’ front man Paul McCartney, a marriage he recently called his “biggest mistake,” according to the New York Daily News.
Age of the fugitive disentitlement doctrine, a law that denies hearings to fugitives unless they return, which may thwart Roman Polanski’s lawyers latest attempt to get an appeals court to dismiss a sexual misconduct charge against the director, according to the Associated Press.
Number of years that is the maximum sentence director Roman Polanski could face in the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl, according to PopEater.
Number of condominiums sold in Las Vegas over the last year, one of which was sold to “legendary litigator” David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner for $386,900, according to BlockShopper via The Am Law Daily.
Gambling debt of Terrance Watanabe in what is believed to be the biggest losing streak in Las Vegas history. Watanabe faces criminal action for nonpayment and has been charged with four felony counts. Meanwhile, his lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, “filed a civil suit in Clark County District Court last month claiming the casino was partly responsible for fueling his stunning streak by providing him free drinks and painkillers and allowing him to gamble when he was clearly intoxicated,” according to ABC News.
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