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Beware Of Falling Steel (access required)

The One Lucky Guy award for January goes to: D.C. employment lawyer Jeffrey Pargament. On the last day of the month, Pargament, 44, was driving to work, near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and H and 19th streets NW, when ...

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Family Inc. (access required)

Local appellations for mom and dad may vary around the commonwealth. Down-home types may call for Ma and Pa, while tonier bluebloods may prefer Mutha and Da-ad-dy. Whichever titles or terms of endearment are used in the family, the form ...

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Whine and Cheese (access required)

We’ve all worked with one, haven’t we now? That colleague who keeps up a constant drumbeat of dissatisfaction in the workplace, carping about matters large and small. A Charlottesville federal judge may have encountered just such a person on a ...

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Paying Tribute (access required)

Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan Apgar recently helped to arrange a tribute to his father, a former Virginia Commonwealth University professor and an artist. Working with his sister Nancy, who teaches English in Vermont, the judge persuaded an art gallery at ...

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Someone to watch over me (access required)

Here’s one of those stories that will just make you shake your head. Had too much of the nanny state — that is, the government watching over you and telling you just exactly what to do? Whenever the General Assembly ...

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Someone to watch over me, part II (access required)

Here’s an item that will remind you (a) to be careful any time you venture over the Tennessee state line and (b) no place is truly a safe place. This sad tale of sorrow and woe comes from Memphis (which ...

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Wasting away…again (access required)

The state budget is in a mess and there are laws that need to be passed. So what is the General Assembly doing? What it always does-considering whether to approve vanity license tags. Del. Michelle McQuigg has introduced a bill ...

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That Man in the Wheelchair (access required)

Maybe the FDR thing was a leitmotif for the meeting. Incoming President Ed Betts of Richmond tore his Achilles tendon in December and was forced to tool around in a wheelchair while he heals. For a profile of Betts, see ...

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All God's children got shoes (access required)

The VBA kicked off its winter program on a Thursday afternoon with a packed presentation on Forensics in Capital Litigation, featuring veteran medical examiner Dr. Marcella Fierro. When certain deaths occur in Virginia, by statute, Fierro reminded the group, the ...

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They're everywhere (access required)

If, in recent court appearances, you thought you were surrounded by amateurs, you probably were. Speaking generally, one-fifth of the caseload in contemporary Virginia courts consists of pro se cases, according to Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy, who ...

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