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‘Flaming bartenders’ avoid conviction

A Fairfax County judge dismissed misdemeanor charges against two bartenders who once faced felony counts for their “fire breathing” trick at a Herndon tavern. The Fairfax County fire marshall arrested the pair in July after witnessing them perform the “flaming ...

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Too young to be sued?

Although the age at which a child becomes capable of negligence was brought into question, a N.Y. judge has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a 4-year-old. According to The New York Times, 4-year-old Juliet was racing her bicycle ...

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Too young to be sued?

Although the age at which a child becomes capable of negligence was brought into question, a N.Y. judge has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against a 4-year-old. According to The New York Times, 4-year-old Juliet was racing her bicycle ...

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It’s official: Snow days tolled statute

Last winter, it snowed in Alexandria. I mean, it really snowed. When snow plows were finally able to clear the streets, they piled snow 10 feet high on the sidewalks, even higher in area parking lots. “Snowmageddon,” they called it. ...

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It’s official: Snow days tolled statute

Last winter, it snowed in Alexandria. I mean, it really snowed. When snow plows were finally able to clear the streets, they piled snow 10 feet high on the sidewalks, even higher in area parking lots. “Snowmageddon,” they called it. ...

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Pro bono plus free CLE

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is just one of the Richmond-area groups that has developed programs to celebrate National Pro Bono Week, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, that show lawyers how to lend a hand. Even if you’ve already ...

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Pro bono plus free CLE

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is just one of the Richmond-area groups that has developed programs to celebrate National Pro Bono Week, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, that show lawyers how to lend a hand. Even if you’ve already ...

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Photos from Leaders in the Law

Virginia Lawyers Weekly held its fifth annual Leaders in the Law reception and awards ceremony on Oct. 21, 2010. Click here to see a slideshow of photos from the event. If you attended the reception and have photos you would ...

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Facing a criminal trial, contractor settles claims

When a general contractor failed to pay subcontractors on a retail construction project, the Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney brought the contractor up on criminal fraud charges. Facing an imminent jury trial, the contractor now has agreed to pay out a ...

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Scalia to speak at UR

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the University of Richmond’s Orator-in-Residence this year, will speak at the Jepson Alumni Center at noon on Nov. 19. His topic will be “Do Words Matter?” and he will sign copies of a book ...

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