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Every pitcher tells a story

I was watching a “local” news program this morning (the one with all those “local” stories from Somalia, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois etc.). When this station wants to report something from around Richmond, they’ve been known to pick up the morning’s Times-Dispatch ...

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Dead men tell no tales, usually

File this one in the “Headlines I’m Really Glad I Didn’t Write” drawer. One of Jay Leno’s more amusing and longstanding features on “The Tonight Show” is his skewering of bad headline writing. A few weeks back, Leno nailed a ...

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Hall and Marsh gain honors from VTLA (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG—Reston lawyer Robert T. Hall and Sen. Henry L. Marsh III of Richmond received special awards from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association at the group’s annual meeting earlier this month. In addition, Peter J. Neufeld, co-founder of The Innocence Project ...

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Damages cap now on tap (access required)

The 2009 General Assembly session is more or less over. Only the April 8 veto session, in which the legislature considers bills vetoed or amended by the governor, remains. The anticipated battle over an increase in the medical malpractice damages ...

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Hall retires, gets ABC post

Del. Franklin P. Hall, D-Richmond, announced his retirement today after 34 years in the General Assembly, and Gov. Timothy M. Kaine promptly appointed him to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Hall, 70, served as House minority leader from 2002-2008, ...

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Web Sites: Small Screen Lawyer Edition (access required)

Lawyer shows have been a mainstay of television ever since the major networks started broadcasting. Some of the most memorable characters and programs even have spawned their own fan sites and interest groups. PERRY MASON. The big dog. The granddaddy ...

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