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Use Hyperlinks, Don’t ‘Bitch-Slap’ — and Other Tips from a ‘Cranky’ Federal Judge

The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short list of judge-bloggers earlier this year, made waves back in 2008 with an irreverent Top […]

‘Terroristic’ Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer — a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of a pig. Twenty-one-year-old Antonio Jenkins Jr., reputedly a member of the […]

Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over ‘Rain God’

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state’s license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The Associated Press reports that the court decided that Keith Cressman "can sue the state […]

Law Firm’s Viral TV Ad Leads to $1 Million Suit

An actress who starred in a popular advertisement for a New York personal injury law firm has filed a suit alleging that the agency that produced the spot licensed the ad and her image to law firms around the country without her knowledge and without compensating her. She’s seeking close to $1 million in compensation […]

Fifth Circuit Finds Breastfeeding Is ‘Related’ to Pregnancy

While several new health studies concerning breastfeeding are making the rounds, the topic has also been generating headlines in the employment law context, thanks to a recent Fifth Circuit ruling (as reported in Texas Lawyer’s Tex Parte Blog) involving the firing of a woman because she wanted to use a breast pump at work. According […]

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