Loose Ends, 12-2-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

India Jones’ Shai LaBeouf will play the lead in the screen version of John Grisham’s yet-to-be-released thriller The Associate. “LaBeouf will play a student who’s about to graduate from Yale Law School when he’s manipulated into accepting a job at a prestige law firm and given privileged information about a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.” I guess we’re at that point in the economy where the process of getting a Big Firm job after graduation is considered a “thriller.” [Variety]

It must be cold for Justice Souter in Justice Ginsburg’s shadow.  []

California is poor.  And the Terminator will be knocking off state congress people day after day till he gets done what he needs to get done.  Who says that Hollywood is a bad training ground for politics?  [San Francisco Chronicle]

A court found that Chevron had no responsibility in a matter where Nigerian villagers were shot during a protest.  Rumor has it that all of the gas cards they handed out to the jury were real incentivizers.  [Los Angeles Times]

There’s nothing like the bonding experience between a client and lawyer both being in the big top together.  Now that’s serious love.  []

Gibson Dunn promoted an unlucky number of 13 lawyers to Partner.  [MarketWatch]

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  • Antilytical

    Why does LaBeouf still get work?