You Were Right About the Personal-Injury Lawyers

LAW
• David Sheeger, a Manhattan personal-injury lawyer, pleaded guilty to using a "runner" to ferry him potential cases from inside hospitals. [New York Law Journal]
• A missing Connecticut lawyer admits to embezzlement in a letter to his attorney son. [Connecticut Law Tribune]
• Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau is 88 and unrelenting. [Law Blog/WSJ]

MEDIA
• The Journal's editorial-oversight board has fancy names but little power. [E&P]
• Janice Min, the editor-in-chief of Us Weekly, signed a two-year deal that could earn her, with bonuses, $2.5 million.. [NYP]
Elle has struggled to find an identity following the departure of Gilles Bensimon. [NYT]

FASHION
• Ralph Lauren tops the list of highest-paid vendors in the U.S. with a $25.9 million package. [WWD]
• London label Preen will show in New York for the first time this Fashion Week. [British Vogue]
• Seven for All Mankind will produce a jean line for Pucci. [Fashionista]

FINANCE
• The bad debt market is gouging losses in some of the bigger hedge funds. Tudor Capital's Raptor Fund lost 9 percent in July. [NYP]
• Bally Total Fitness totally filed for Chapter 11 yesterday. [Deal Journal/WSJ]
• A Bear Sterns analyst suggests that Yahoo acquire a social-networking site soon or get left behind. [DealBook/NYT]