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19 Apr 2011
Tasman traipsing: New Zealand weekends
There is this excellent invention our New Zealand counterparts call The Bach. For business travellers, it's what you rent out for the weekend after to...
18 Apr 2011
Toddler gets hammered, parents sue
The parents of an American toddler who accidentally downed a Margarita instead of apple juice when it was served to him at a chain restaurant are suin...
18 Apr 2011
Wanted: lawyer to pull rabbit out of hat
We've seen some pretty crazy law firm antics in the past, but this one is just downright strange.According to RollonFriday, a law firm in south west L...
13 Apr 2011
Texting, sexting ... divorxting?
For unhappy couples residing in the Central Asian nation of Tajikstan, getting divorced is about to get a whole lot harder.This doesn't necessarily me...
11 Apr 2011
London's great railways, without the trains
If all this travel leaves you reeling, we've found the ultimate spot in London where you've got a ticket to stay put. ...
11 Apr 2011
Short skirts and high heels earn grads a warning
Female trainees at a global law firm have been given a dressing down by partners about the way in which they, well, dress down.RollonFriday reports th...
11 Apr 2011
103-year-old judge will sleep when he's dead
A 103-year-old American judge who was appointed to the bench of the US Federal Court by John F. Kennedy has said the only way he'll give up his post i...
7 Apr 2011
Lawyer switches sides and wins
An American federal judge has ruled that it was OK for a lawyer to switch from one client to another.One of Folklaw's favourite journals, The Hollywoo...
5 Apr 2011
Lawyer drops C-bomb in court
In a shining example of exactly how not to behave in the courtroom, a South African lawyer has hurled the C and F bombs at a surprised judge before st...
30 Mar 2011
UK firm ruins royal wedding celebrations
A UK law firm has done the unthinkable. As RollonFriday reports, Addleshaw Goddard has shockingly banned its staff - including its entire finance team...
29 Mar 2011
Lawyer shaken but not stirred
A speeding lawyer was compared to James Bond by passers-by as he flew past in an Aston Martin.The Daily Mail reports that a British solicitor was cloc...
24 Mar 2011
Claimants seek enough damages to end global poverty
Folklaw has seen some fairly interesting claims for damages in its time, but this one is simply awesome.The Am Law Daily has reported that thirteen re...
23 Mar 2011
Lawyer declares himself President
A Filipino lawyer has gatecrashed a conference to declare himself as the head of an area of the Philippines.Self-described "international lawyer" Ely ...
22 Mar 2011
Lawyers in bushfire class action experience brain freeze
Every now and then, esteemed members of the legal profession do something that really makes Folklaw wonder what on earth they were thinking.One such c...
17 Mar 2011
Firm hitches star to rugby league
Folklaw was doing some "research" during the week on the National Rugby League website only to discover some interesting advertisements from Plaintiff...
15 Mar 2011
Lawyer channels Anna Nicole-Smith
A lawyer has been suspended after it was found her marriage to an older man was a sham.The San Francisco Chronicle reports that in 2002 Californian la...
10 Mar 2011
US lawyers quit and hit the road
It seems that young American lawyers have had a gutful of hating their jobs and are trading them in for the pursuit of spiritual happiness.And we don'...
9 Mar 2011
Water man turns court into religious whine
A business man in an IP dispute over bottled water has asked the judge on the matter if he is Jewish or a Freemason.The Sydney Morning Herald reports ...
9 Mar 2011
Judge pulls out rugby tackle to foil escapee
If you thought members of the judiciary were stuffy old types on the verge of physical incapacity due to innumerable hours spent peering at legal text...
3 Mar 2011
I swear Governor, it wasn't me ...
In what could be seen as a rather strange co-incidence, legislators in the US state of Wisconsin have begun circulating a Bill that would ban prank ph...
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