August 2008
IN THIS ISSUE:

REPORTING
Borat Lawsuits

ENTERTAINMENT
& SPORTS
Lawsuit Stands Against Law and Order Creator

Baseball and Steroids

BRIEFS
Will no one rid me of this turbulent bird?

Making a hit on Broadway

Pennies Don’t Fall From Heaven

Nor Have I Ever Stolen a Dog

SIDEBAR
Getting Hotter

TRANSITIONS
Crimes That Involve Moral Turpitude

Kickback Scheme

It's Not Always Like the Movies

Where Are They Now?

TRAVEL
Escape to Nantucket

Nantucket basics

BOOK REVIEWS
On the Lap of Gods
By Robert Whitaker



REPORTING

BORAT LAWSUITS: Contractual Learnings of Movie Extras for Make Benefit Glorious Motion Picture Industryby Steven Sarshik

The popular film “Borat,” which chronicled the nantucket flagadventures of a fictitious TV personality from Kazakhstan as he traveled around the US and attempted to gain information about the American people, grossed over two hundred and sixty million dollars, and not incidentally resulted in a number of lawsuits by individuals who appeared in the film and claim they were held up to public ridicule and humiliation.  The cast of characters who have filed suit against Twentieth Century Fox (and others involved in the release of the film) include two frat boys from the University of South Carolina, a driving instructor from Maryland, an etiquette teacher from Alabama, and four village residents from Romania...


TRAVEL

ESCAPE TO NANTUCKET
by Kristyn Lak Miller

nantucket flagYou won't find a coffee chain on every corner, people wear bathing suits instead of power suits, and rush hour refers to the time of day when the fishing vessels return to port.

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS

BASEBALL and STEROIDS
by Jonathan Sarshik

nantucket flagBaseball Great Roger Clemens May Have More Things To Worry About Than His Fading Hall of Fame Chances.