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Gone phishing

It looked innocent, like it always does. The subject line to the message said, “[So and so] has shared a document with you.” The body text was routine: “[So and so] has invited you to view the following document.” And ...

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Headline of the Day

The people who make online stories and online journalism their thing will tell you: Don’t write a clever headline for the web version of a story. Search engine optimization (the system that allows Google and other search programs to index ...

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Play ball!

It’s Opening Day next weekend for Major League Baseball, and after a sports offseason that saw the worst Super Bowl ending in NFL history and a whole bunch of busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tourney, it can’t come too ...

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Pants on fire

Yesterday in Miami, a criminal defense lawyer was starting his closing argument when his trousers began smoking, then burst into flames. He was defending an arson case. Stephen Gutierrez ran out of the courtroom, then returned to finish his argument, ...

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24 New Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Law Foundation inducted its Class of 2017 on Jan. 19, as 24 new Fellows joined the ranks of nearly 500 current members of the foundation. Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani, the new VLF president, and Judge Manuel ...

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Pretty squirrelly

Guy named Daniel Felice was doing some work in Chesapeake last summer when, he says, a squirrel bit and scratched him. The squirrel ran off into a house in the Great Bridge area owned by a couple named Paul and ...

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A hot market in a cool place

Here’s a Realtor’s or a real estate attorney’s dream or nightmare. Maybe both. What if you had so many sales and deals working that you couldn’t get them all closed because your county didn’t have enough real estate appraisers? True ...

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Dude, where’s my truck?

When was the last time you saw a case in which it mattered where a truck was parked overnight? In a new decision from Alexandria fed­eral court, the place where a truck was garaged on the day of an accident ...

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