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Jan 7, 2016

Packers, God, job

Attorney Curtis Creveling is a lifelong resident of Allentown, Pa. But ever since he was young kid, when his dad bought him a Green Bay Packers uniform for Christmas, he’s been a die-hard cheesehead. So when he was notified last month that he had won a ticket to a Packers playoff game scheduled the same day his client was due in court for a hearing, it wasn’t a close call. The Packers took [...]

Dec 28, 2015

How the Grinch lost the LSAT exams

Earlier this month, thousands of would-be law students sat down at testing locations across the country to take an exam that would play an incredibly significant role in the caliber of law school they’d be able to get into, and thus later impact the quality of job they’d be able to land after graduation. Of course, we’re speaking about the LSAT, a test that is administered three times each y[...]

Dec 23, 2015

Man sues because alimony checks were mean to him

Francis Wagner Jr. is suing his ex-wife because she writes mean things in the memo section of his alimony checks. Check it out

Dec 16, 2015

Castaway sued for allegedly eating friend

A fisherman who survived for 15 months at sea is being sued for $1 million by the family of his dead colleague, who accuse him of eating their relative to survive: 

Dec 9, 2015

Pennsylvania high court justice hit with ethics charges

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice was charged Tuesday with ethics violations that could lead to his removal after the state attorney general exposed lewd and offensive emails he swapped with friends and a state prosecutor through a private email account.

Nov 30, 2015

Mich. judge gets suspended in misconduct case

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to publicly censure a Jackson County judge for misconduct and suspend him without pay for 30 days:

Nov 25, 2015

Lawyer is ordered to tell future clients he is a crook, cheat, thief and liar

A Wisconsin judge who sentenced a lawyer to five days in jail on Thursday thought it appropriate to continue the punishment with a condition he deemed a “moving jail.” Judge Philip Kirk of Waupaca County told Appleton lawyer Michael Petersen that during his 12 months of probation he will have to inform every client that he is a crook, cheat, thief and liar: 

Nov 18, 2015

Law school student fakes her own kidnapping

What would you do to avoid having to take your final exams? Would you fake your own kidnapping? If you’re in the minority who would actually consider doing something as extreme as fabricating your own kidnapping, you’re not alone, because that seems to be exactly what happened at the University of Houston Law Center: 

Nov 16, 2015

Bad blind date headed to court

It's a situation straight out of a bad romantic comedy:

Nov 2, 2015

West Bend couple finds intoxicated intruder on couch

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — A West Bend couple woke to a frightening surprise over the weekend:

Oct 30, 2015

Federal judge has attorney arrested after missing hearing

A federal judge in Akron, Ohio, had an attorney arrested at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland on Thursday afternoon after the attorney did not show up to a morning hearing:

Oct 13, 2015

Jury: Boy not liable for exuberant hello that injured aunt

A Connecticut jury has rejected a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago:


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