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‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ and controlling your rage in the courtroom

I’d been waiting for this series. The Incredible Hulk (aka Bruce Banner, with whom I share a surname and who helped me through some tough times as a “hefty/big-boned” kid in the late '80s and early '90s) has already made an appearance in my column. But I didn’t really touch on the aspect of superhero attorneys there. Now that I’ve had the chance to look back at that entry ... wow! It was written almost five years ago.

Waiver agreement bars ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defamation suit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit filed by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his wife against a comedian who claimed to be an Israeli anti-terrorism expert with a device able to detect pedophiles.

How to manage client expectations with help from the film ‘Michael Clayton’

“I want this case dismissed.” That’s how many of my new client intakes start, to one degree or another. It may not be the first phrase out of my prospective patron’s mouth, but it comes quickly nonetheless. The demand is often followed by an explanation of the person’s perspective: “I looked at the results on your website, and I know you’ve gotten these types of cases dismissed before,” or “I know (insert previous client’s name), and they said you’re the best and can get rid of this.”

John Lennon’s lawyer turns paperback writer to recount little-known case

Jay Bergen’s representation of Lennon always made for a good story, last month he shared the case on a grander scale. He published Lennon, the Mobster & the Lawyer—The Untold Story, which recounts his representation of Lennon.

The Defamation Trial of Johnny Depp: When thespians testify, who can you believe?

My main office has three large conference rooms. They are outfitted with presentable marble tables and large, comfortable black chairs, and they are adorned with images of the Oklahoma City skyline. More important, though, they have TVs.

ACLU lawyers reviewed op-ed that led to Johnny Depp’s defamation claim, its GC testifies

Several lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union reviewed the Washington Post op-ed by actress Amber Heard that led to actor Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her, according to testimony by the organization’s general counsel last week.

Supreme Court will hear photographer’s copyright dispute over Andy Warhol’s Prince portraits

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether artist Andy Warhol’s portraits of singer Prince were a transformative use of copyrighted photos that constituted fair use.

Supreme Court Roundup: Win for storage locker robber; Cosby victory; Thomas on Section 230

A storage locker robber and actor and comedian Bill Cosby had victories in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, while Justice Clarence Thomas called for consideration of the immunity afforded to online publishers.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti is convicted of stealing money from Stormy Daniels

Jurors in Manhattan, New York City, convicted lawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday for diverting to himself nearly $300,000 in book-deal payments intended for his client, adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Judge disparaged lawyer, apparently unaware of livestream: ‘Can you imagine waking up next to her every day?’

Updated: A high-profile criminal defense lawyer plans to file an ethics complaint against a Chicago judge who disparaged her last week during a livestreamed video.

Judge Judy creates women’s scholarship program at New York Law School

Judge Judy Sheindlin has established an annual program that will grant 10 women full-tuition scholarships to New York Law School.

Top 10 news stories from 2021

Every year, we like to take a look back at the news events and stories that most resonated with our online readers. This year, the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol takes the top two slots, along with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' citation style, Judge Judy's career, COVID-19 vaccine litigation and law school rankings.

Rapper who called attention to high-billing prison phone service is killed at music festival

The rapper who recorded a mixtape over a high-billing prison phone service was fatally stabbed backstage at a music festival Saturday.

Kim Kardashian says she finally passed the ‘baby bar’ exam after her apprenticeship studies

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has passed the “baby bar” exam required for would-be California lawyers who opt to learn the law through apprenticeship instead of law school.

Legal tech company featured on ‘Shark Tank’ experiences big bump in business

The digital platform HelloPrenup helps couples create prenuptial agreements by filling out in-depth questionnaires and comprehensive financial disclosures instead of having to go to a lawyer.

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