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If It Were Easy, Anyone Could Do It!

Representing a hated or disgraced figure in a high-profile case is no easy task. Not only are you faced with the regular burdens of trying a difficult case -stress, increased workload, etc – but you have the ever hungry media crew and the disapproving looks and comments of those around you to contend with. (“How […]

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Loose Lips Sink Lawyer

Lynne Stewart was a well-known combative defense lawyer when she was convicted of aiding terrorism by allowing a supposed interpreter exchange messages with her client, a convicted terrorist cleric. The judge’s original sentence of 28-months was considered a strong sentence.  Certainly more than enough for the 60plus year old attorney to have gotten a stern […]

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Manhattan Film Festival Law Suit Filed against Tribeca

My latest intellectual property case is a lawsuit brought against the Tribeca Film Festival by the founders of the Manhattan Film Festival.  I think the TFF appears to have lost its way and forgotten its “innovative” roots.   After all, this year’s TFF opened with “Shrek 3.”  This year it also launched its first “Virtual Film […]

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Did Lindsay’s Nail Have a Profane Message?

I had previously commented about how poorly Lindsay Lohan was dressed for her court and how her lawyer needs to give her advice on that subject as well as her general court demeanor May 28,2010: https://www.courtroomstrategy.com/2010/05/lindsay-lohans-lawyer-needs-to-do-damage-control-asap-she-just-twitted-for-chanel-to-decorate-her-dwi-bracelet/ So now the web has pictures of her nails with a message scribbled on the middle finger “F*ck You”  […]

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In Defense of Thurgood Marshall

Happy Fourth of July! I was lying in  my pool enjoying this fine hot summer day, reading the Times , when I came upon an article about how Thurgood Marshall’s name is being thrown about during the Kagan confirmation hearings.  I was in total disbelief that there could be serious debate about whether Marshall was […]