October 2007

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Lawyer Says Client Is Remorseful Over Duck Beheading

It was "a big mistake," said lawyer Michael Colich on Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court.  He was talking about his client’s decision to pull the head off a duck that lived in an ornamental pond at the Embassy Suites…


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ACLU May Defend Toilet-Insulter

Dawn Herb was cited last week for disorderly conduct after a neighbor heard her shouting profanities.  Although Dawn (who I’m going to call "Dawn" because calling Dawn "Herb" seems weird) was inside her own home at the time, she admitted…






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UC Berkeley’s Law School Chooses Expensive New Name

Called "Boalt Hall" for many years, the law school at the University of California’s Berkeley campus recently decided to change its name because of concerns that people outside the Bay Area did not know what "Boalt Hall" was.  "We [were]…


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Inappropriate Judicial Commentary, #37

"Nice butt." This comment, by a male judge with reference to a female criminal defense attorney, resulted in a disciplinary ruling yesterday by the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct.  The judge argued that he had only parroted a comment…


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Please Do Not Read This Post

Sorry, I had hoped to spare you this, but you now may be subject to a lawsuit. It is not at all uncommon for attorneys representing a trademark or copyright holder to send a "cease-and-desist" letter to someone believed to…