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Sequel to ‘Mockingbird’ – lawyer favorite – to be published

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NEW YORK (AP) “To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be ...

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Tell your witnesses they should be relentlessly polite (access required)

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Don’t just tell witnesses to be polite. Tell them to be relentlessly polite. And relentlessly positive. That’s not etiquette advice. It’s a survival technique. Being polite in this environment can be a tough, often thankless job, but it is essential ...

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Lawyers challenge high tolls from Fairfax express lanes (access required)

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Northern Virginia lawyers have mounted a multifaceted attack on collection efforts against drivers accused of failing to pay toll bills for Fairfax County highway express lanes. Neglected payment issues for the “High Occupancy Toll,” or HOT, lanes have led to ...

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Judge blasts lawyers for attempt to seal settlement (access required)

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A federal judge in a medical malpractice wrongful death action berated lawyers for both sides for trying to keep settlement terms under wraps. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on Jan. 28 said he was “appalled” to learn that attorneys ...

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Tips for crafting the proper arbitration clause (access required)

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Parties to arbitration frequently complain that the process has become nearly as time consuming and expensive as litigation. Such comments are typically made by people who do not have an accurate sense of the time and expense involved in litigation, ...

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The extra mile: Two solos secure $21M for badly injured bicyclist (access required)

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A federal judge has approved a $21 million settlement, with $7 million in attorneys’ fees, for the severely injured victim of a collision between a bread truck and a bicycle. The settlement is “one of the largest personal injury settlements ...

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