Robert Shapiro defended F. Lee Bailey a few years ago when Bailey was accused of drunk driving. Bailey was acquitted. At one point, they two were close friends. Bailey is the godfather of one of Shapiro's sons, and each lawyer was listed on the other's letterhead. Now, Bailey and Shapiro are not on speaking terms. Shapiro has reportedly barred Bailey from entering Shapiro's law office.

Dear readers: at one point, I had mistakenly thought that it was Bailey that defended Shapiro. Thanks to Nancy A. for straightening out the record on this crucial issue.