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The Daily Memo - 1/28/08

check.jpgSo trying to kill time in a courtroom by reading Maxim magazine is now contempt of court? Absolutely fucking ridiculous. (Concurring Opinions and WSJ Law Blog)

check.jpgReason number 728 to avoid Virginia - it’s been illegal to serve authentic sangria in that state for over 70 years. (FindLaw)

check.jpgIn Spain, a speeding motorist who killed a teenage cyclist is now suing the kid’s parents because his fancy car was damaged. “Whatever with your dead teenage son, my Audi was dinged up damn it!” (Overlawyered)

check.jpgWait, you’re saying it’s a bad idea to bring my pimp to court with me? And no hollow dildo filled with urine? Come on! …Oh, only when it’s someone else’s urine. Phew! (a href=”http://nylawblog.typepad.com/legalantics/2008/01/trust-me-she-kn.html”>Legal Antics)

check.jpgYou sitting in my chair, punk? (The Trademark Blog)

check.jpgClassy folks, IBM. In response to overtime lawsuits, the company cut base salaries by 15%. (Overlawyered)

check.jpgSome of the geeks out there might dig Blawg Review #144’s “Lord of the Rings” theme. (Cyberlaw Central)

check.jpgUsing coins and touch to learn about wills and intestacy. (WT&E Prof Blog)

check.jpgA District Court in Idaho has ruled that a lawyer’s cease and desist letter might be entitled to copyright protection (the claim of copyright protection was soundly ridiculed last fall, and it will continue to be ridiculed because, well, it’s fucking ridiculous). (Likelihood of Confusion)

check.jpgThe Big Dig contractors have settled their lawsuit with Massachusetts for over $450 million. (FindLaw)