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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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Ex-funeral home director facing theft charges

Henrico County Circuit Judge Burnett Miller III allowed a $100,000 bond for former funeral director Kiplin Jordan, who is accused of looting his customers’ accounts. More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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GOP candidates for AG argue death penalty expansion

Two of the Republicans hoping to win their party’s nomination for attorney general have differing views on a plan to expand the Virginia death penalty, according to the Northern Virginia Daily. Posted by Paul Fletcher

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Sign o’ the times: Planning a layoff…

Talk about signs of the times. Here’s an item that has more strands of current stuff than you thought imaginable. Take the economy. Add law firms. Make that law firms that need to cut staff and/or lawyers. Add general paranoia ...

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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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State opinion sites, part III: The VSB, the AG and others (access required)

The past two Web Hits columns have focused on government-run Web sites that provide opinions and case information – for Virginia’s appellate courts and for the various circuit courts across the commonwealth. There are several other state-oriented sites that provide ...

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Web Sites: Silver Screen Edition (access required)

The Academy Awards were handed out last night, long after this issue went to bed. But here’s a look at Web sites that are dedicated to movies about lawyers. And there is a tie to the Oscars: “To Kill a ...

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