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Paper Fight: Lawyer seeking documents must buy transcript (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge settled a discovery face-off between opposing lawyers with a ruling that brought cheers from court reporters weary of having their work copied and distributed for free. In a discovery dispute, U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent ...

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Hearing delayed in case of prosecutor’s photos (access required)

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The Missouri court hearing involving a Virginia prosecutor’s allegations of so-called “revenge porn” against a St. Louis lawyer has been rescheduled for Oct. 10. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Y. Lunsford sought a protective order in a Missouri court, claiming ...

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Block-busters: Some judges frown on block billing, but others OK single-entry timekeeping

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Block billing. It’s a buzz phrase that can prompt a court to slash a lawyer’s fee request, anywhere from 10 percent to 35 percent. Lawyers know courts – and some clients – frown on the practice of lumping together lots ...

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