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What’s in a name?

Sue Yoo is a lawyer. Really – she works in L.A. This morning, the Wall Street Journal has a story on how names may determine what a person does for a living. Or not. Dr. Hart may have been predestined ...

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Live long and prosper

Want to live a longer life? You need to move to Fairfax County. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has just published a comprehensive nationwide study of longevity rates across the United States. After ...

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Dress up days

Today is June 8, so you can take it to the bank that the new law graduates of the Class of 2011 are no longer feeling the euphoria of graduation. Last month’s celebrations are a distant memory because now lawyer ...

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The Sounds of Simon

Music legend Paul Simon played DAR Constitution Hall in DC last week. Near the end of the show, after a rousing version of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” (a highlight from the stellar 1986 album “Graceland”), Simon launched ...

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Bring out your dead…

Using an investment into a cemetery as a tax shelter sounds kind of creepy. But it gets creepier: The Justice Department says the cemetery tax shelter, centering on Northern Virginia, is a sham and has filed an injunction to stop ...

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Notes from Charlottesville

Just what is going on at the University of Virginia law school? Students are in the middle of exam period, but distractions abound. Above the Law has been following Mr. Jefferson’s law school, and reports, that among other things: • ...

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So how did that defense work out?

The Laurel Leader-Call of Laurel, Miss., has a story about a asbestos trial last week in Smith County, Miss. Tony Brown, 48, brought claims against Union Carbide Corp. and Chevron Phillips Chem, based on exposure to asbestos. He worked as ...

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