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Web site demands client payment

Ever want to buy a billboard to dun a deadbeat client? A French law firm tried a similar approach to collecting a legal fee. It registered the purported client’s personal name as a domain name and dunned him for the ...

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The crisp refresher…

At least one judge welcomes objections that bring to mind a long forgotten paean to a brand of cheap beer. The judge is Roanoke’s Cliff Weckstein and the beer is Ballantine. As several dozen lawyers listened, Weckstein today described the ...

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Abuse charge against lawyer dropped

A special prosecutor today nol prossed a charge of sexual battery against Roanoke lawyer David D. Lawrence. Lawrence was charged in May with a misdemeanor count of sexual battery.  According to The Roanoke Times , the female victim alleged Lawrence ...

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