Legal Profession

Carreon v. The Oatmeal: Legal Ethics, or Lack Thereof?

There has understandably been enormous interest in Charles Carreon's crusade against (1) The Oatmeal, (2) some charities, and (3) reality. In fact, not since somebody claimed she was bamboozled by a Crunch Berries box (see "Reasonable Consumer Would Know Crunch…


Attorney Sues Himself

This one isn't new — in fact, it happened in 1936 — but I wanted to add it to my archive of such things.   Appeared in, e.g., the New York Times and the Evening Independent on Aug. 9, 1936…


Judges Still Not Amused by Identical-Twin Hijinks [Updated]

I've never thought the whole identical-twins-switch-places thing was all that amusing, and I might even rank it one step below its leprous cousin, the inexplicably frequent parent-child-body-swap farce. And that's when Hollywood does it. It's even less likely to go…



Convicted Killer Headed Back to Law School

As you know, prospective lawyers are required to go through a "good character" evaluation before being admitted to the bar. Not to say that every lawyer therefore has "good character," but the bar does try to do a little weeding….





The People Who Sued Themselves

Over the weekend I wrote about Lodi v. Lodi, which was not a divorce but rather one man's legal crusade against himself. I was thinking about that because I'm working on a legal-ethics presentation about conflict-of-interest rules, which is a sufficiently…