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Cut and pasted

If you heard that a lawyer prepared a document and used cut-and-paste to include opposing counsel’s signature (without her permission), then submitted it to the court, what do you think the bar sanction should be? A tut-tut and an admonition ...

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Headline of the Day

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has had a difficult week, as he has fielded accusations of harassment of women. TIME’s blog Swampland covers politics in DC and beyond. Regardless of your politics, you have to tip your hat to the ...

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A guaranteed FAIL

WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Steve Emmert knows a thing or two about taking a case up on appeal. He’s one of the lawyers who has built appellate law into a recognized and well-respected area of practice in Virginia. He’s served as ...

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Freedom of Disinformation

You might have missed this item last week. But the Justice Department has proposed new regulations to interpret the Freedom of Information Act that are logic-bending. In cases involving national security or law enforcement, some agencies now are allowed to ...

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All the news that’s fit to tweet

Random tweets from Twitter, collected during the past week: Notes on domestic relations, from @qwertying: I just read last year 4,153,237 ppl got married. I don’t want to start any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number? Deep thoughts, ...

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Take this job and …

If you think the idea being a lawyer sounded better before you went to law school, took the bar exam and started practice, you are not alone. “Attorney” made the list of the “Most Overrated Jobs of 2011,” just released ...

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What would Arnie Becker do?

Corbin Bernsen, the actor best known as high-rent divorce lawyer Arnold Becker in the 1980s show “L.A. Law,” has filed a $600,000 lawsuit in Norfolk federal court. Bernsen claims that in 2009 he signed a $1 million deal with a ...

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