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Cheeseburger NOT in Paradise (access required)

An alleged burglar got busted in York County, South Carolina, because of his cheesy nickname. Markey Shannon, a/k/a “Cheeseburg­er,” was arrested Sept. 11 and charged with first-degree burglary, malicious in­jury to personal property, assault and battery and failure to appear, ...

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One for you, 19 for me… (access required)

Jump in the Wayback Machine to, oh, about 1978: Remember Steve Martin’s prescription for having a million dollars and not paying taxes? It was to say, “I for­got!” The Department of Taxation will kin­da-sorta let you get away with that ...

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Speaking for the dead (access required)

Comments that an attorney made during a trial pitting two brothers against their late father’s lover came back to haunt the siblings on appeal. In a case in North Carolina, Earl and Henry Fortner argued at the Court of Appeals ...

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And you thought your guy was tough to defend (access required)

Virginia trial lawyers do not often face a marathon voir dire session such as the one used to screen jurors for the securities fraud trial of pharmaceutical bad boy Martin Shkreli. Before and after his trial, Shkreli was a vivid ...

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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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