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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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Two of a kind?

When The Washington Post writes about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, one wants to take the story with a grain of salt. Maybe even a shaker. You get the idea that Cuccinelli’s brand of in-your-face activist conservatism doesn’t play very well ...

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Poker Face

Is Texas Hold ‘em a game of skill or a game of chance? A Portsmouth circuit judge will get to answer that conundrum. The former owner of a poker hall in Portsmouth has challenged a decision by the commonwealth’s attorney, ...

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