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How to write a settlement letter (access required)

Out in St. Louis, former Cardinal Albert Pujols is suing former Cardinal Jack Clark for comments Clark made on the radio, accusing Pujols of having used steriods. Clark’s lawyer, Albert S. Watkins, has proposed a settlement, but this settlement letter ...

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Headline of the Day, sports edition

You have to be familiar with Rice-a-Roni, and you have to know their jingle for this one to make sense, but USA Today has a piece this morning on the woes of the San Francisco 49ers, the defending NFC champions ...

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Definitely worth more than a 1,000 words

Mugshots from the 1920s are significantly cooler than mugshots from today. That’s the claim of The Phoblographer, a photography website that explores photography and pop culture’s impact on the medium, in a post by Chris Gampat, editor-in-chief of the site. ...

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A strike-out…after one pitch

You read the headline right. A baseball player struck out after only one pitch. Well, he had a little help from the umpire… Here’s what happened in a Double A game down in Texas. The Midland RockHounds were playing the ...

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Good guys: David and David

The Virginia Bar Association held its summer meeting at The Homestead (sorry, “the Omni Homestead Resort” – that moniker is going to take a long time to catch on, if ever) last month. The VBA honored two lawyers – both ...

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NNA announces 2013 newspaper contest winners

The National Newspaper Association has announced the winners of the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. Virginia Lawyers Weekly earned an Honorable Mention in the Best Serious Column category for “Dare to be stupid,” a “Publisher’s Notebook” piece by Paul Fletcher. It ...

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From the Chamber of Leaked Secrets

British author J.K. Rowling has made a boatload of money off of the Harry Potter series, both books and movies. Too bad she can’t find a lawyer who can keep his mouth shut. Here’s what happened, according to The Telegraph, ...

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