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Norfolk judge OKs negligent supervision claim (access required)

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A cleaning company employee who was electrocuted while wiping down an electric junction box can bring a negligent supervision claim against an electrical repair company, a Norfolk circuit judge has ruled. Norfolk remains one of the few jurisdictions in Virginia ...

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VADA evens score in annual golf tourney

It was quite an afternoon for golf in suburban Richmond – pleasant, neither hot nor cold, a little sunny until the clouds showed up, clear until those clouds reached the bursting point and rain came along. What it was, was ...

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Definest list you’d ever want

The Internet is a great source of humor, although it’s sometimes hard to tell exactly the source or author of the jokes. Go on Twitter and you’ll find a whole series of tweets, many laugh-out-loud funny, under the hashtags #newdefinitions, ...

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Talkin’ baseball (2015 edition)

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and the cosmic connection between law and baseball remains in place. Here’s a round-up, with stories and some material courtesy of the Associated Press, of activity across America’s ballparks. GOT YOUR ...

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Criminal law, and a dog named Guinness

Here’s something you don’t see all too often – a “dangerous dog” case. That’s a proceeding under Virginia Code § 3.2-6540, in which the commonwealth seeks to have a dog declared dangerous if it attacked or bit someone. If adjudicated, ...

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Another 10 ways to guarantee your press release is toast (access required)

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Lawyers and law firms have news, and journalists – print, broadcast and online – are always looking for news. It’s a classic. Seems like an easy combination to put together, right? The simple press release is one of the tried-and-true ...

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Straight from the headlines

It’s been a busy, busy week with people committing news right and left… Not smarter than the average bear The Las Vegas Sun website published a breaking news alert from the Associated Press last week: “New York Yankees Hall of ...

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The not-so-right write stuff

Judge Richard A. Posner has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, he was often mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court when the GOP held the White ...

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