Celebrity Cases – Straining the Legal System?

Celebrity cases are like sweet poison to a lawyer, a forbidden drink that can have catastrophic consequences for the lawyer’s career, while also giving him such a fillip as to propel him to the frontlines of celebrity himself. It is ironic that lawyers who’ve presided over the cases of celebrities have seen their clients’ star […]

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DNA Profiling – From CSI to the Courtoom

I’m taking a break from talking about serious law issues to discuss a fundamental development in the field of criminal investigation since the 80s that has direct ramifications to the legal community. This is DNA profiling, and its a subject I’ve been immensely interested in ever since I got hooked on to CSI. The main […]

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Legally Blonde – Hollwyood Does It Again

This is what law school looks like. As per Hollywood. Don’t you love the way Hollywood treats lawyers and the courtoom? Whether its Emilio Estevez kidding around with the judge in The Mighty Ducks, or melodramatic courtroom dramas replete with emotion charged speeches, Hollywood treats the courtoom as a stage for a broadway show. I’d […]

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US Law Firm Claims $500 Million Damages From Indian Software Maker

Early this year, Indian outsourcing company Satyam‘s former CEO Ramalingam Raju accepted in a letter to all shareholders that he’d fudged the accounting books and inflated profits. The fraud amount to almost $2 billion. The shares of the company immediately tanked and the future of the company looks debatable today. I’ve been following this scandal because […]

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Corruption and Transparency in the Judiciary

Yesterday’s NYT contained one more article on the advance of the Taliban in Pakistan. While it was disturbing to read, I couldn’t help but think that the Taliban, even in their unrelenting advancement, had one point: they were willing to bring about a transparent judicial system in Pakistan. Now Pakistan may be far, far away […]

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Layoffs Soar as Crisis Deepens

More than 600,000 employees were laid off in the last month in the US. A majority of them were from the manufacturing and financial sector – the two sectors hardest hit by recession. The legal profession, which, as we’d reported, enjoyed a brief prosperity in the immediate aftermath of the recession with litigation cases against […]

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