Mondays Are for Slumdogs and Mitch Widom

mwidom-6054924Hi folks, how was your weekend?Mine was unexceptional — windsurfing, food, wine, and Oscars. Yawn.

Don’t forget to contribute to Mitch Widom’s big fundraiser — 2009 LexisNexis® Law Firm Challenge – for the 14th Annual Mellon United National Bank Keymorada Invitational Tournament. Make ANY donation to receive a $500 gift from LexisNexis – and your firm’s name will be added to the more than 250 lawfirms that participated in 2008.

You can donate here. Kick in a little for the bank too, they probably could use it as well.

Wow — Jeff Herman suspended:

Attorney Jeffrey M. Herman, who brought upwards of 50 negligence lawsuits against the archdiocese, must stop his involvement in the remaining cases and all other litigation after the state Supreme Court found him guilty of professional misconduct.

”Herman shall accept no new business until he is reinstated to the practice of law in Florida,” the high court wrote in a 20-page opinion.

Herman violated the Florida Bar’s conflict of interest rules when he started up an aviation company in the late 1990s that directly competed with a client in the same business — without disclosing it.

How about that — Senator Commie wants to coddle Castro, and this Senator is really a classy guy:

U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning predicted over the weekend that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months.

During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges “and that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg … has cancer.”

“Bad cancer. The kind that you don’t get better from,” he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.

“Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer,” he said.

To further emphasize his point, Bunning then added:

“Yeah, you heard me — CANCER! The kind you die from!! Could things get any better?!?”

Good thing he’s just a United States Senator and not a legal blogger or a photographer, or he’d sure be in some trouble now!