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Beer pong burglars

A Northern Virginia woman watching the Arlington house for vacationing friends thought something was amiss. She went into the home and found a scene straight out of a fraternity house. Beer bottles here. Beer cans there. Dried sticky beer all ...

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Unfortunate headlines

We’ve celebrated Headlines of the Day on this site, the hedders that are clever or capture a story so well. Anyone who has written the sterling headlines will have a number of clinkers in his or her clip file as ...

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Notes from the VBA summer meeting

HOT SPRINGS—Members of the Virginia Bar Association made their way to the mountains this past weekend for the group’s summer meeting, the highlight of which was the Virginia senatorial debate between two ex-governors, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine. ...

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Judge Felton on compassion

WINTERGREEN–The chief judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals had a few words of advice for the men and women who mete out lawyer discipline. Dishonest lawyers are a pox and should be gotten rid of. But mistakes are easy ...

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Criminal procedure in Mayberry

The late great Andy Griffith passed away earlier this week. Who knew that tucked away in an old episode of “The Andy Griffith Show,” there is a clip of Sheriff Andy Taylor giving his son Opie a lesson in attorney-client ...

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Troutman opens Beijing office

Troutman Sanders LLP has opened an office in Beijing. The new office is the third in China for the firm, which started a Hong Kong office in 1997 and an office in Shanghai in 2007. With the addition, Troutman has ...

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