Loose Ends, 9-24-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom:

Two fans are fighting over who is the legal owner of the ball José Molina hit into the stands as the final home run at Yankee Stadium, which collectors already estimate to be worth between $25,000 and $50,000.  And it’s no surprise that legal experts have already studied this issue.  Nerd alert.  [The New York Times]

Jones Day is suing internet site BlockShopper.com for trademark infringement after the site reported that two associates bought condos in Chicago and linked to the Jones Day website.  All while making themselves look like a super-busy, in-demand firm in the process.  [Kevin.Lexblog.com and Ars Technica]

“Former Creek County District Judge Donald Thompson, 61, was accused of using a ‘penis pump’ in court and convicted in June 2006 on four counts of indecent exposure.” Jigga what?  Yeah, he just got disbarred.  [Brisbane Times]

Your firm-issued Blackberry may be your mistress, but there’s a sexy new “Google-powered” PDA that you might desire even that much more than your spouse.  Now if only spouses could be “Google-powered”—because it sounds cool.  [ABC News]

The online legal community can’t stop talking about the footage of Greta Van Susteren remarking about the subjective law school grading process, but who can even tolerate watching with the ADHD-inducing laptop icon clamshell-ing open and closed every other second?  [Legal Blog Watch]

There’s actually a foodborne illness law blog.  Simply bares mentioning.  “Tri-tip beef can fall through a dangerous regulatory loophole.” Talk about a niche.  [Marler Blog]

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