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9 Nov 2010
Firm cashier steals her way straight to prison
A sneaky British law firm cashier is now doing time for five years after gorging herself on a truck load of client pounds held by her former employer ...
8 Nov 2010
Mean streets go soft on Google
Google has not needed to search for spare change as it has escaped a fine despite its Street View service having committed "a significant breach" of B...
5 Nov 2010
Partner ruins firm with gambling addiction
In a clear demonstration of what not to do as a lawyer, a partner of a Dublin-based law firm has gambled away €2.5 million ($3.5 million) of his ...
2 Nov 2010
Hinch rides "the vibe" all the way to the High Court
Original radio shock jock Derryn Hinch seems to be relying on an iconic element of an Australian film classic to get him through his latest encounter ...
2 Nov 2010
Parents beware: your four-year old could be sued
In an increasingly litigious society we're all aware of the risks of being sued, for whatever reason, but most four-year-olds shouldn't have to worry ...
28 Oct 2010
Would be lawyer wants to take the money and run
Impending fatherhood has spooked an American law student into asking to quit law school on the condition his tuition fees are fully refunded.Agence Fr...
27 Oct 2010
Jealous wife steals hubby's lover's kitten, moggy's brother pines
In an apparent case of green-eyed kitty-rage, the wife of a British lawmaker has appeared in court charged with breaking into her husband's lover's ho...
27 Oct 2010
Lawyer forgets to tell client he is acting for another
A Dallas based lawyer has taken the mantra of listening to both sides of an argument to its extreme.Joel Held, a special counsel with Baker & McKe...
19 Oct 2010
Porn laws rub voyeurs up the wrong way
As if getting through customs in Australia wasn't (ahem) hard enough, now dedicated porn-o-philes are set for an even harder time thanks to confusion ...
14 Oct 2010
Do lawyers have ethics and are judges human?
Folklaw is not sure if the austere surrounds of the Federal Court in Sydney has ever hosted anything like what went on last night.A seminar organised ...
14 Oct 2010
Texas takes a stand and bans lawyer/client sex
It what seems to be a case of stating the obvious, the state of Texas is currently debating an ethics ruling which says that lawyers cannot have sexua...
12 Oct 2010
Patriotic judge locks up silent lawyer
An apparently overly patriotic Mississippi judge has sent a lawyer to jail for refusing to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom.L...
12 Oct 2010
Aspiring Judge Judy makes covert courtroom movie
A wannabe Judge Judy has landed herself in hot water after filming an audition video in her courtroom without the knowledge of litigants.Law.com repor...
12 Oct 2010
Lawyer sues boss for trying to get him naked
The thought of having to get naked and talk about sex with a swathe of male colleagues has led an American lawyer to sue his former firm, which he cla...
12 Oct 2010
What happens in the mine stays in the mine
The 33 trapped Chilean miners, who are due to be rescued tomorrow (13 October), have hired a lawyer to stop any of the individual miners from profitin...
12 Oct 2010
Beer, tunes & golf for thirsty lawyers
The recent International Bar Association [IBA] Annual Conference in Vancouver provided the approximately 5000 lawyers in attendance with a raft of opt...
6 Oct 2010
FBI busts judge's drug, guns and sex habit
A US judge has ended up on the wrong side of the bench after being busted by a long-running undercover FBI sting involving exotic dancers, drugs and g...
6 Oct 2010
Super puppy aint no Clutz
Clutz the Labrador, Clayton Utz's latest addition It's official: the latest trend which appear...
29 Sep 2010
Man misses judge with egg but is still jailed
In most court rooms there's usually a certain level of tension in the air but for a man in court for on-going child-support issues, things got a littl...
29 Sep 2010
A case of the (Shane) Warnies
An American district attorney has found himself at the centre of a police investigation after sending suggestive texts to the ex-girlfriend of a man h...
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