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Italian American group honors Trigiani

Virginia Bar Association President Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani (right) has been named to the Hall of Fame of the Italian American Business and Professional Societa. The Societa is a Richmond business group dedicated to promoting relationships between Italian American-owned or ...

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Italian American group honors Trigiani

Virginia Bar Association President Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani (right) has been named to the Hall of Fame of the Italian American Business and Professional Societa. The Societa is a Richmond business group dedicated to promoting relationships between Italian American-owned or ...

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Headline of the day

The Elton John AIDS Foundation, a charitable organization run by the singer, is planning to auction off six pieces of contemporary art next month at Sotheby’s in London. The art is expected to bring in about $750K, with all proceeds ...

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Proof Virginia is different from Louisiana

Judges in Virginia are elected by the General Assembly, and the Old Dominion is now the only state using this system. South Carolina used to be with us, but they have adopted a two-step process using judicial evaluation panels. Many ...

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What to do if you hate the new Facebook

Facebook, the social media giant, has sprung a number of new changes on its millions of users this week, and the early reviews are not good. Among the changes: • The old News Feed now shows up on the right ...

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OK, who did the IP due diligence?

The entertainment rental company Netflix angered many longtime customers with a new pricing scheme a few weeks ago. This week, the company “apologized” by announcing it was splitting itself into two companies – one that would handle DVD rentals and ...

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Putting out fires

Living on the Lawn or the Range at the University of Virginia ranks among the highest honors for a U.Va. undergraduate. Many, if not most, of a class’s student leaders will rate a room on the Lawn. In a vacuum, ...

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Head ’em off at the pass(word)

Computer security gurus Sharon Nelson and John Simek have enumerated a number of “Stupid mistakes that lawyers make with technology.” Two of the eight errors they flag involve computer passwords, or, the failure to take precautions when creating or safeguarding ...

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Don’t start believing…

Maybe she came to him with open arms. Maybe there was lovin’ touchin’ squeezin’. Maybe it was time for her and husband to go their separate ways. Faithfully? Maybe not. In any event, reports that White House party-crasher Michaele Salahi ...

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