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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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The make-up man

In honor of National Newspaper Week, I want to share a story from the backrooms of the newspaper business. There are reporters with byline fever. There are editors who crusade. There are photographers who freeze moments of history. And then ...

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Nevermore?

Frederick Bouchat has been fighting the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens for a long time. The team moved from Cleveland to Charm City in 1996; for the first three seasons in Baltimore, the logo on the team helmets was a “Flying B” ...

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Headline of the day

The Elton John AIDS Foundation, a charitable organization run by the singer, is planning to auction off six pieces of contemporary art next month at Sotheby’s in London. The art is expected to bring in about $750K, with all proceeds ...

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Putting out fires

Living on the Lawn or the Range at the University of Virginia ranks among the highest honors for a U.Va. undergraduate. Many, if not most, of a class’s student leaders will rate a room on the Lawn. In a vacuum, ...

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Head ’em off at the pass(word)

Computer security gurus Sharon Nelson and John Simek have enumerated a number of “Stupid mistakes that lawyers make with technology.” Two of the eight errors they flag involve computer passwords, or, the failure to take precautions when creating or safeguarding ...

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Higher authority

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin, Texas, made headlines earlier this month, as noted in this space, when he whacked the lawyers in a civil dispute in his court. Because of their behavior, he ordered the two to appear ...

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