- Bankruptcy attorney and tv advertiser, Randolph Goldberg, sentenced to two years in prison and $700,000 in restitution as part of a deal for tax evasion. He already voluntarily gave up his law license for two years. No word yet on whether that will become permanent. Does this mean more work for Anthony Deluca? [RJ]
- Baseball player and admitted roid-head, Jose Canseco, is a suspect in a sexual assault in Vegas. He agreed to an interview with police, but meanwhile, is playing baseball in Texas. [CBS news]
- The Boy Scouts of America voted to end its ban on gay youth, while simultaneously upholding its ban on gay leaders. The move is guaranteed to make nobody happy and, understandably, will likely result in costly litigation over the policy. [Al Jazeera]
- The NV legislature approved a proposed constitutional amendment to end Nevada's ban on gay marriage. If it is approved again in 2015, it will go on the ballot for the voters to decide. [RJ]
- Another Berkeley law student, Hazhir Kargaran, was charged and pleaded no contest to involvement in the death of Turk the bird at the Flamingo last fall. From Wolfson's comments in the article, it sounds like they have a pretty strong case against Texeira. [RJ]
- A tipster has pointed out that both the Morris Law Group and Kemp, Jones, & Coulthard have "withdrawn as counsel" for MGM in the massive CityCenter litigation. As those two firms make their way to the bench, they join Jones Day who was apparently fired from the case last year, leaving Greenberg Traurig and Robertson & Associates on the field for MGM, with Alex Robertson IV as lead counsel according to his website. [A612676]
Be safe this Memorial Day weekend. Don't drink and drive and make sure your BBQ is fully cooked--you don't want to end up with a Firefly type situation on your hands!