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New U.S. News ranking category?

Law students at Regent University’s law school blow off steam playing intramural flag football. Not so weird, you might say, but these people really take this stuff seriously. There’s even a website where the team rankings are listed (the 3L ...

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A failure to cooperate?

HOT SPRINGS–Defense lawyers take divergent views on whether to divulge a defendant’s lack of cooperation to facilitate a settlement. Under established principles, a lawyer defending a civil claim cannot jeopardize his client’s coverage by telling his insurance adjuster that the ...

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State hopes to undo default judgment

Virginia state lawyers have asked a New York judge to vacate his default judgment against the commonwealth and James Madison University in a lawsuit over JMU’s hiring of a new head basketball coach. New York’s Marist College sued former coach ...

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BoA foreclosures on hold nationwide

Bank of America has suspended foreclosure sales nationwide pending a review of foreclosure documents in all 50 states, an action that may be triggering foreclosure holds with other institutions. Spokesman Richard G. Simon with the Charlotte-based bank on Friday told ...

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