Loose Ends, 10-9-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

The son of a Democratic Tennessee State Representative has been indicted for hacking into Sarah Palin’s personal email account.  The length that some kids go to impress their parents is amazing.  [RTTNews]

The man, the myth, the H. Rodgin “Rodge” Cohen.  He’s Sullivan & Cromwell’s chairman and Wall Street’s most in-demand, influential lawyer.  With all that power, he must be an all-work-and-no-play kind of a guy.  Ol’ Rodge “No Hobbies” Cohen, right?  Wrong.  “Mr. Cohen comfortably straddles different realms.  He harbors fascination for both obscure banking regulations and pop star Sheryl Crow.” [Wall Street Journal]

A New York sanitation worker can earn up to $67,141 a year after more than five years of work.  When some lawyers hear this, their reactions are sometimes a little less than approving.  “Subtract student loan payments from salary (plus 3 years of lost income due to law school) and even lawyers 5 years out at ID sewers like WEMED making 80 K are STILL worse off than … garbage men!” Who’s in the dumps now?  [NYC.gov | JD Underground]

You have the right to a jury of your peers, but what if your jury includes a member of your alleged victim’s peer group: a murder victim?  Having been stabbed, killed…and then resuscitated, a woman refers to herself as having been murdered to avoid jury duty.  [New York Post]

Plea deals aren’t for pop stars.  Britney’s invalid driver’s license case is going to trial.  [OMG!]

Easy come, easy go.  The former general counsel at USB “has agreed to pay $6.5m to settle claims of insider trading in relation to the collapsed auction rate securities market.” [Financial Times]

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  • Colleen

    Kinda feel bad for the kid who broke into Palin’s email account. I mean really- who HASN”T thought about doing that?  Ex boyfriends, co-workers, if you just know what elementary school they went to, dog’s name or first car…pretty easy to break the “secret question” and set a new password….almost too easy…

    hmm…I’ve said too much.

  • Wilbur Moore

    Colleen, please give us your e-mail ID so that we can find out if you’re really a closet male.