On Rejection and BigLaw’s Rejected CasesMatt Brown, who practices criminal defense at a two-lawyer firm in Tempe, Ariz., put up a post Monday at Tempe Criminal Defense about the experience of having a client leave him “before the real battle started” for another lawyer. While he thinks his now ex-client is in good hands, he wonders: “Will the new lawyer, with his army of associates and staff, be there to fight for bail at 5 a.m. jail court? Will he do the work himself, or will he farm it out and pad the bill to justify partnership? Will it matter? Is that what they want?” He realizes that ultimately, he isn’t going to be who every client wants or needs—even when he has 20 years of experience, someone else will have 50—and he needs to continue to make peace with rejection as it comes along.While it appears that in Brown’s case, his small firm’s client moved to a larger law firm, Miami small-firm lawyer Brian Tannebaum points … [Read more...] about Around the Blawgosphere: BigLaw, Small-Firm Symbiosis; Living Wills for the Living Dead?
Children of the living dead
A man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in a Florida apartment killed the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police said Monday. Orlando police Chief John Mina said at a press conference just before midnight that the suspect, who was identified as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr., was found dead in a closet when officers entered the apartment nearly 24 hours after the standoff began. Mina said officers tried to offer one of their phones to Lindsey, whose phone had spotty service, and saw that one of the children had been killed. Authorities entered the apartment around 9 p.m. hoping to rescue the others but all were found dead. The children with Lindsey ranged in age from 1 to 11, Mina said. The Orlando Sentinel reports two of them were Lindsey's children and two belonged to his girlfriend, who called police Sunday. Police are working to get the kids ranging in age from 1 to 12 out safely following a domestic violence call late … [Read more...] about 4 Children, Suspect Dead After Orlando Standoff
Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Carla Bledsoe, facing camera, hugs her sister Sherri outside of the sheriff's office after hearing news that Sherri's children James, 4, and Emily 5, and grandmother were killed in a wildfire Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)A home burns on a hilltop along Blarney Lane Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)A home burns on a hilltop along Blarney Lane Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sherri Bledsoe, left, cries next to her sister Carla outside of the sheriff's office after hearing news that her children were killed in a wildfire Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. Bledsoe said Saturday that her two children and her grandmother died in the fire near Redding. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) REDDING, Calif. — The death count … [Read more...] about California fire death toll rises to 5; 2 children confirmed dead
Jan 08, 2:32 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 01/08/19 AT 2:32 AM A woman killed her three children by throwing them into the septic tank of a toilet and then attempted suicide by jumping into the same tank in Indian state of Bihar Saturday.Premlata Devi, who was frazzled over regularly being beaten up by her drunk husband, first threw her two sons, aged one and four years and her two-year-old daughter into the septic tank before trying to kill herself. However, her attempt failed due to the low depth and height of the tank. She was later rescued by her family members who pulled out the bodies of the children who had by then, died of suffocation.The deputy superintendent of police (law and order) Nesar Ahmed said the septic tank was located at the backyard of the house where the woman lived with her family, including in-laws, local daily the Hindustan Times … [Read more...] about Woman Kills Her Three Children By Throwing Them Into Septic Tank
AT least 27 children were among 30 people killed when their school bus skidded off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. The bus driver was speeding and lost control at the edge of the gorge, dropping some 200 feet to the ground below, according to police officer Sunil Kumar. The accident happened on Monday in the Kangra Valley, about 300 miles from New Delhi. Kumar says a rescue operation is continuing after nightfall. India's roads, particularly in the hills, have long been feared for their deep potholes, reckless drivers and, very often, a lack of guardrails. Fatal accidents are common. I am deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to a bus accident in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their near and dear ones in the accident: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 9, 2018 Tweeting a statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "I am deeply anguished by the loss of lives. "My … [Read more...] about India bus crash leaves 30 dead – including 27 kids – as vehicle plummets into gorge in Himalayas