August 31 roundup

  • California: “Feds Say Lawyer Took Bribe to Encourage Client to Lie in Immigration Case” [NLJ]
  • “Before you celebrate [the] seemingly wise anti-litigation statement [of the “Skanks in New York” blogger], take note that she’s suing Google…” [Althouse, earlier here, here, etc.] Dispute is female-vs.-female, but feminist lawprofs inevitably spot gender discrimination [Citron, ConcurOp; Greenfield]
  • “Ousted members of Florida chess board sue to reclaim their volunteer positions” [St. Petersburg Times]
  • Man freed after serving 22 years on dubious child abuse charges, but prosecutor who went after him is doing fine [Radley Balko, Reason “Hit and Run”, Bernard Baran case, Massachusetts]
  • Khalid bin Mahfouz, plaintiff in celebrated “libel tourism” case against Rachel Ehrenfeld in England, is dead at 60 [Wasserman/Prawfsblawg]
  • Colorful University of Connecticut law professor lands in a spot of bother again after girlfriend’s arrest [Above the Law]
  • Federal judge says prosecutor in Chicago U.S. Attorney’s office allowed witness to testify falsely [WSJ Law Blog]
  • Deja vu? “‘Seinfeld’ joke gets man canned for harassment” [Des Moines Register, earlier Wisconsin case; & see Ted’s caveat in comments]

One Comment

  • That Des Moines Register piece doesn’t really justify its headline or lede. The harassment went beyond the Seinfeld joke to include unwanted physical contact; even if the employer was humorless about the repetition of the Seinfeld gag (which was an excuse for the flirting), the employee wasn’t fired until he violated a second warning.