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Lawyers at big law firms often get accused of padding their high-rent bills. Now there’s some apparent proof of the practice, at least at one really big firm. The New York office of DLA Piper, the country’s largest law firm, ...

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The Rules of the Game

Lawyers get paid to parse arcane rules and to figure out how they apply to a particular fact pattern. Real estate practice has some rules that are so colorful, they get their own names. Anyone remember The Rule in Shelley’s ...

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New claims added to Morgan Harrington lawsuit

An amended complaint alleges the college student who disappeared from a 2009 Charlottesville rock concert was disoriented from a head injury, but was denied any help from a concert security crew. The Harrington family’s lawsuit alleges the security company’s indifference ...

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Lawyers clash over new trial for murder suspect

Both prosecutors and defense lawyers agree the Richmond conviction of Brandon Cooper is tainted by the prosecution’s failure to turn over evidence that might have helped Cooper’s defense. The two sides disagree about whether Cooper should face a new trial. ...

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‘Daddy’s Little Redneck’ shirt ban upheld

A shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and identifying the wearer as “Daddy’s Little Redneck” was just one of the sartorial choices school officials banned for Candice Hardwick, a South Carolina public school student. She also sported other shirts embellished with ...

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