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A-List Lawyer Appeals Extortion Ruling

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In a case that might determine how aggressive lawyers may be in communications with potential defendants, attorney to the stars Marty Singer will appeal a Los Angeles judge’s decision that his 2011 letter to Big Brother contestant and VH1Famous Food host Mike Malin constituted extortion. So reports the Hollywood Reporter.

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Law School Prof: My Sociopathic Traits Suit the Profession

A law school professor admits she is a sociopath and describes how that personality disorder made her “a particularly excellent trial lawyer,” a law firm associate savvy enough to take down more senior counsel, and a model Mormon Sunday school teacher.

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Family of NHL Enforcer Sues League for Wrongful Death

The National Hockey League is being sued by the family of Derek Boogaard, a professional ice hockey player who made his living as an enforcer and died of an accidental overdose in 2011, the New York Times reports.

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