Maybe if It Had Been 50K…

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The legal biz is abuzz with reports that Angela Robinson, a former paralegal for heavy-hitting Texas plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard Laminack, is accusing him of not only being a “sexual predator,” but also of dabbling in federal mail fraud. Robinson alleges that that Laminack once offered her $15,000 to “stay with him in a hotel room in Las Vegas over a …

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The Price of Bliss: $150K

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A jury has awarded a Georgia woman $150,000 after she sued her former fiance for canceling their wedding. The jilted bride, RoseMary Shell, argued that her fiance’s “promise of marital bliss amounted to a binding contract,” adding that she left a high-paying job in Florida to be with him and has “suffered financial losses since their break-up.” The fiance, Wayne …

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Consent Is Overrated

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What happens when a 25-year-old party girl tries to enforce a written promise that her cokehead boyfriend likely scribbled on a napkin in a the middle of a bender, agreeing to give her a million bucks if he started using drugs again?  Just ask Noelle Reno, ex-girlfriend of banking heir and “notorious drug user” Matthew Mellon, who is taking the …

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Christian Bale: Batman Denies Assault

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Media everywhere are reporting that Christian Bale, recently accused by his sister and his 61-year-old mom, a former circus clown, of roughing them up in a London hotel on the eve of the “Dark Knight“‘s European premiere, is now officially denying the accusations. Legal commentators worldwide understand why Bale would issue a fervent denial of the charges, but they have …

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Lesbians Still Safe

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Lesbians worldwide can breathe easy once again: In a shocking turn of international jurisprudence, a court in Greece has dismissed a request by residents of the Greek island of Lesbos to ban the use of the word “lesbian” to describe ladies who love ladies. The not-quite-class-action suit was brought by three residents of Lesbos, the birthplace of the poetess Sappho, …

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The Cravath System at Work

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Former Cravath superlawyer and convicted sex perv James Colliton is now suing American Express for millions of dollars for revealing his location to authorities in 2006 while he was hiding and on the run from charges that he paid a woman to have sex with her 13- and 15-year-old daughters. In his suit, the so-called “Lolita Lawyer” claims that Canadian …

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Ashley Dupre: Fourteen Minutes and Counting…

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Amber Arpaio, a 26-year-old Jersey girl, is suing hooker-to-the-sort-of-stars Ashley Dupre and a whole bunch of other folks for allegedly stealing her identity and sullying her good name. Arpaio, who works in a dental office, claims that Dupre “somehow” stole her driver’s license in 2003 to convince Girls Gone Wild producers that she was old enough to be filmed and …

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