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Please release me: Portions of liability release form allowed at trial (access required)

Lawyers understandably wince when presented with those liability release forms you have to sign in order to engage in contact sports or other activities with inherent hazards. The forms have a common premise: “You know this is risky. We’re not ...

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How many lawyers does it take to …. (access required)

No, this is not a lead-in to a light bulb joke. It’s an introduction to an Alexandria federal judge’s review of a fee award in a case that may have been overlawyered. If you want to know how many lawyers ...

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The lowdown on lawyer salaries

Income inequality has been a theme during this political season and a recent study of lawyer salaries shows some significant income disparities among lawyers, based on their areas of practice. Big-firm lawyers and select high-achievers in all practice categories may ...

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Let us pray (access required)

Lawyers grow so accustomed to their terms of art that they sometimes forget how those phrases sound to the man on the street. When U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. told an unrepresented plaintiff that he needed to add ...

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Drop and give me (exactly) 30, agent (access required)

Do you remember the Presidential Physical Fitness Tests, where elementary school students were paraded before their gym class peers for public humiliation based on how many pullups they could (or, more often, couldn’t) do? Luckily, those ended in 2012, but ...

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Are you threatening me?! (access required)

There’s an old adage that goes something like, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Apparently, Virginia’s William White is fresh out of honey, so the only thing he caught with his sour collection tactics was a ...

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You can argue, but can you sue? (access required)

A “right to argue” may not be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, but it surely is dear to the hearts of Americans, as a new court case illustrates. Unfortunately, a lender’s notice to a borrower that she had a “right ...

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