And so we strive to bring you (and to scour the Internet ourselves in search of) fine-quality legal news that worthy professionals in this august profession can benefit from. Professionally.
And yet … Of the many life lessons to be gleaned from Jack Nicholson in “The Shining,” perhaps the one that resonates most is “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
[Edited to remove preceding sentence typed out 8,000 times]
So, to satisfy our better angels (personified by Scatman Cruthers) and our inner demons (that kid with the redrum voice), we present you two interesting links, and leave it to you to decide which to click:
After the jump, the so-not-skanky-model behind door number one, or the jury verdicts numbers I’m holding in this envelope …
Bloomberg has released its list of the year’s biggest jury verdicts, and once again, none cracked the billion-dollar mark. American Lawyer declares that era deader than Bernie Madoff’s New Year’s party, and also lists which California firm scored the year’s biggest verdict (against another major California litigation shop). News you can use, that is, right here.
Meanwhile, over at TechCrunch: Google is being sued by a New York model whose looks, behavior and legal acumen we are in no way going to criticize here, you betcha, because an anonymous blogger used Google’s Blogger software to post pictures and harsh personal attacks on a site called “SkanksInNYC.” [Update: Actually, the alleged skank has not sued Google, but she'd apparently like to, as we learned when a sharper blogger than me posted his own link in the comments below. Check it out. It's still a dead-prurient pseudo-legal item, though.]
She wants Google to reveal who has called her a skank, though on the other hand she seems to take it in stride, allegedly saying, “I’m tall, I’m blond, I’ve been modeling for many years, and people get jealous. If I had to deal with everyone who is jealous, I wouldn’t have time to do anything else.” How could anyone not like her?
So there you go. Year-end performance results, or, um, illustrated alleged skankiness … It’s your move, counselors.
— Brian McDonough