New Tein/Lewis update below!
The Feds have sued the Florida Department of Corrections for not offering inmates a kosher meal.
The Herald article is here. Noteworthy is that the State spends a whopping $1.54 per inmate for three meals a day.
DOM has had continuing and excellent coverage of the Apple patent trial and the troubles Samsung lawyers have had in getting along with the trial judge. That's a picture of her honor scowling from the pages of DOM's blog.
ATL Legal blog has this story about a top law firm in Chicago, seeking a lawyer as an associate who graduated in the top 10% of their class, willing to work 70+ hours a week. "Salary commensurate with experience, but in the range of $25,000-$35,000.00 /yr."
25-35K a year for 70 hours a week? Are things that bad out there?
The Dolphins have released their tailgating rules. That assumes people will be going to the games. 2-14 can't be pretty.
Your two favourite lawyers- those wacky former feds-yes, we are talking about Guy "give me more" Lewis, and Michael "Billem up" Tein, are in the Herald again here. Seems their former clients, the Miccosukee tribe, has accused them and their former chairman of diverting 4 million dollars in fees from the tribe to their law firm. In exchange, the law firm represented two members of the tribe in a civil law suit resulting in a 1.3 million dollar judgment. As Joe Pesci famously said to Robert De Niro in Raging Bull "When you win you win. When you lose, you still win." 4 million for a traffic accident and they lost. As the song says in the new Miller lite commercial: "How do you like me now?" Not very much.
Another hot week in August almost done.
See You In Court.
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