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Trial lawyers agree to disagree on TV ads (access required)

A television camera pans the courtroom, then settles on the judge, who looks right at the lawyer before him, then deeply intones, “Mumbo jumbo.” The lawyer responds, “Mumbo jumbo. Mumbo jumbo. Mumbo jumbo.” The judge, again: “Mumbo jumbo? Mumbo jumbo. ...

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News in Brief for April 8, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Springfield lawyer Robert A. Armstrong II has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar’s Fifth District Committee–Section III. The committee’s order stated that Armstrong had pleaded guilty to petit larceny charges stemming from the taking ...

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Townhouse fire victim settles for $8.5M (access required)

An accountant who suffered third-degree burns on more than three-quarters of his body in a townhouse fire has settled his lawsuit against the home’s builder for $8.5 million. The suit alleged that the ninth-largest homebuilder in the country violated the ...

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