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Compassionate criminality

This is one of those stories that leaves you wondering if it’s really true. If it turns out to be an urban legend, I’ll update. It takes place in Sweden, with an account from The Local, a website that posts ...

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A couple of firsts for the VADA

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys held its annual meeting late last week and the organization marked several significant firsts: · It was the first time the VADA held its annual do at The Homestead. Both the Virginia Bar Association and ...

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Down and dirty

HOT SPRINGS–Hey buddy, want to get your hands on a “dirty transcript”? Attendees at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys perked up when Bill Archambault mentioned a “dirty transcript” in a seminar about using technology for ...

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Viva Laws Vegas

I was out in Nevada (that’s Nev-ADD-ah, not Nev-AHD-ah) last weekend, at the Society of Professional Journalists convention in Las Vegas. If you’ve never been there, suffice it to say that Vegas is over the top and in-your-face on just about ...

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It’s National Punctuation Day.

Today is National Punctuation Day. It’s not one of those made-up holidays that Hallmark concocted to sell greeting cards. It’s a made-up holiday created by a former reporter, Jeff Rubin, who was fed up with commas, and apostrophe’s being put ...

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Like horseshoes and hand grenades

Here’s one for the civil procedure junkies. A veterinary supplies company says that a vet named Rasnic owes it $74,139.24 and wants to sue to collect. Can the company, Merial Ltd., sue in federal court? It’s a contract action and ...

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