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Appeal goes ‘Up in Smoke’

On the heels of the ‘Shaggy defense’ comes a drug case out of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Our sister paper, the Daily Record, reports on a recent opinion that peppers in not one, but two, colorful pop culture references. ...

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Lawyer sanctioned for ‘DOA’ lawsuit

Saying their lawsuit was “legally dead on arrival at the courthouse,” a Patrick County Circuit Court has sanctioned a veterinarian and his lawyer for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit in violation of Virginia Code § 8.01-271.1. Like the Wicked Witch of ...

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