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Pizza Hut defense verdict upheld

A restaurant is not liable for a traffic accident involving a delivery driver’s disabled vehicle, in a case that Pizza Hut has been litigating since the mid-00s. On Jan. 4, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a defense ...

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Spouses who split can bid on pooch

We tracked recent developments in canine case law in our “dog days” special in August. Here’s a new divorce case out of Roanoke in which Judge Robert P. Doherty Jr. made a solomonic decision to let a divorcing couple bid ...

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“Duuude…”

So many ways to say it, so many meanings. The “Dude” salutation started with surfers, skaters and stoners, according to urban lore. Bud Light beer’s “Dude” commercials, starting in 2007, highlighted the many subtle shadings of the word. But you ...

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