September 21 roundup

by Walter Olson on September 21, 2010

  • Facing four harassment claims, embattled Philadelphia housing chief files his own suit for $600K+ [Inquirer]
  • “Ohio State Abuses Trademark Law to Suppress a Fan Magazine and Website” [Paul Alan Levy, CL&P]
  • “Judge Dismisses Baltimore Blight Suit Against Wells Fargo, Will Allow Refiling” [ABA Journal]
  • Trial lawyer taking behind-the-scenes hand in Louisiana politics [OpenSecrets via Tapscott]
  • “Are hedge funds abusing bankruptcy?” [Felix Salmon and WSJ]
  • North Carolina alienation-of-affection law strikes again: “’Mistress Ordered to Pay $5.8 Million’ to Wronged Wife” [Volokh, Althouse]
  • “Lawyers take a haircut on a contingency fee in Colorado” [Legal Ethics Forum]
  • ADA lawsuits close another beloved eatery [Stockton, Calif.; six years ago on Overlawyered]

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1 wfjag 09.21.10 at 9:06 am

“Trial lawyer taking behind-the-scenes hand in Louisiana politics ”

There’s nothing new about a New Orleans politician putting out a comic book making himself out as a superhero and his opponent as a comic book villain. Richard A. (“Rick”) Tonry did that long ago — although in person Tonry looked more like the Pillsbury Dough Boy than Superman. And, how did it work out for Rick? (See United States of America v. Richard A. Tonry, 605 F.2d 144 (5th Cir. 1979)).

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