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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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A very close call

Newspapers base their success on hustling news and selling ads. (And on selling subscriptions, but this item is about the other two). News and advertising in a paper don’t always jibe. Take this morning’s Richmond Times-Dispatch as an example. The ...

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(Speed) Traps for the unwary

It’s another holiday weekend. That means another press release from the National Motorists Association warning drivers about where you are likely to get caught speeding. The NMA bills itself as a “motorists’ rights group.” Back around the 4th of July, ...

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One way to go

The obituaries column in any newspaper, including ours, tends to be pretty sober and sobering. But from the obits in the Richmond Times-Dispatch yesterday, here’s one that will make you read it twice. A guy who was 67 passed away. ...

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