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They know where you live (access required)

Plaintiff’s lawyers who tilt with insurance companies love to poke fun at their slogans — “You’re in good hands with Allstate,” or “Nationwide is on your side,” for example. But soon they might not have State Farm’s classic motto to ...

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Barbecued (access required)

Red Hot & Blue, the revered barbecue restaurant chain based in Arlington, has accused a former vice president of stealing its top-secret recipes and strategies and giving them to a rival. The competitor’s name: Sticky Fingers. In a lawsuit filed ...

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Little guys, 1, telemarketers 0. (access required)

A Northern Virginia man has won — and collected — more than $1,000 after suing a telemarketing company that wouldn’t leave him alone. When Virginia’s telephone solicitation law went into effect last year, Richard Dingman of Vienna began keeping records ...

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Notes on the Loss of Civility (access required)

High-stakes cases can mean intense lawyering. Lawyer and litigant obstreperousness and outright orneriness reached a new low in last year’s record-setting intellectual property case, according to the veteran judge who tried the case and who recently knocked the $116 million ...

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Ticked off (access required)

Here’s an item that doesn’t necessarily have a legal angle, unless someone figures out a way to sue Mother Nature. Just call this a public service. Some health officials believe this could be a bad summer for ticks, because of ...

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Good deeds don't go unpunished (access required)

Some private animal rescuers are criticizing a new law to improve communication between public pounds and private animal shelters, saying it will instead scare many of them into cutting or stopping their operations altogether. The law becomes effective today, July ...

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Presidential house update (access required)

If you’ve never been to Sherwood Forest Plantation, the former home of President John Tyler, forget about it. The home of the Virginia lawyer-president closed to the public last Friday, according to plantation officials. Tyler’s grandson, Harrison R. Tyler, and ...

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This Bud's for you (access required)

Here’s an item that may bring back memories of fraternity days, at least for anyone whose house had a beer vending machine. The controversy had been brewing, so to speak, for about a year, ever since a local business donated ...

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