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Loose Ends, 1-12-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The National Safety Counsel will be approaching lawmakers this week in an effort to ban any and all cell phone conversations by drivers.  Which would suck, unless you think of all the contentious foreign-language calls you won’t have to overhear cab drivers having. [ABC News] Confirmation hearings for Obama’s cabinet begin this week, and …

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Loose Ends, 1-9-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: An ex-seventh-year Skadden associate filed a lawsuit against the firm for defamation, wrongful termination and alleged labor code violations.  In addition calling them “dumb” and seeking damages, he’s suing for his job back, plus a promotion.  And that, ladies and germs, is what they call “brass balls.” “Chutzpah.” “Nerve.” “Moxie.” “Intestinal fortitude.” [ABA Journal] …

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Loose Ends, 1-8-09

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Chicago lawyer Ari Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s grandson, wants you as a client.  Wanna give him your business?  No, it’s cool.  Madoff is “the most trusted name in securities law.” And Ari’s grandpa is the other Bernie—the one who’s in a nursing home in Canada.  He legitimately has no relation to the stock-swindling, jewel-mailing NY …

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Loose Ends, 12-31-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: In the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” everyone’s practically a Ponzi victim.  He’s the newest notable to have lost scrilla in the Madoff debacle.  [Reuters] Straight from the sued horse’s mouth: “A Washington lobbyist sued The New York Times and several of its reporters and editors Tuesday, charging that the newspaper had falsely …

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Loose Ends, 12-30-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The psycho Santa gunman who struck on Christmas Eve wasn’t only out to ho-ho-hose his ex-wife’s family.  Her divorce attorney was on the naughty list too. [San Francisco Chronicle] And that’s not the only divorce attorney pissing off wannabe divorcees.  Married feuders are unable to cleanly split because the bottomed-out real estate market makes …

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Loose Ends, 12-26-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Peter the Anteater wants to give wannabe Ivy Leaguers a shot at tuition-free law school.  The new law school at the University of California, Irvine is reviewing applications to “offer full scholarships to all 60 members of its inaugural class in 2009.” Officially making law school the most affordable thing to do in Orange …

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Loose Ends, 12-24-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: Already related to one “predicted” suicide with more tragedy expected, the impact of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme continues to widen.  And compliance attorneys are “arguably responsible.” But with this insanity, who isn’t?  [Wall Street Journal] A woman is allegedly fired from her job for insisting on greeting callers with “Merry Christmas” as opposed to the …

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Loose Ends, 12-23-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter newsroom: Vince Acors is in a bad rut of denied gratification.  It started when he was busted having unmarried sex on a beach in Dubai—before the deed was ever done.  And now he’s been delayed leaving the country for the third time—most recently re-arrested at the airport just as he was about to board.  Likewise, …

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Loose Ends, 12-22-08

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Quick headlines from the Bitter Newsroom: The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President Bush will stand trial on December 31 and could face a jail term of five to 15 years for “aggression against a foreign head of state.” Incidentally, another matter that has become aggressive since the incident is sales for the thrown-shoe manufacturer, which have gone …

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