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Eastern Shore lawyers catch waves before work

One of the advantages of a practice near the shore is the opportunity to turn an early morning workout into a surfin’ safari. Some lawyers from Ocean City, Md., skip the golf course and head for the breakers for companionship ...

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Governor says he’s ready to appoint judges

Gov. Bob McDonnell says he’s waited long enough for the General Assembly to fill vacant Virginia judgeships — he’s ready to do it himself. Saying citizens  cannot afford further delay, McDonnell wrote to legislative leaders Thursday, urging the Assembly to ...

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Lawyers’ runner gets two years in prison

A 20-year career connecting accident victims to lawyers, which included helping fabricate and exaggerate claims, has ended with a 26-month prison sentence for a Maryland man. Kenny Williams was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis for his role ...

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Taser mixup victim gets trial

A Maryland deputy who mistook his pistol for a Taser can be sued for shooting an unarmed, fleeing suspect, a federal appeals court held on Thursday. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a jury could find that ...

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Law firm snatches back ‘inbreeding’ memo

When a new study suggested mountaintop removal coal mining might be responsible for an increase in West Virginia birth defects, it was no surprise to see a critical response from Crowell & Moring. After all, the Washington-based firm represents the ...

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