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Author Archives: Paul Fletcher

A Lobster Tale

The Onion has a running gag involving headlines in which a “Florida Man” does something outrageous and often criminal. Then you find out the headline is for a real story from the land of the bizzaro. Examples: “Florida Man Dances ...

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29 VADA presidents walk into a bar…

…meeting. Take a look at the picture above. It’s an impressive group of 29 lawyers who have served as president of the Virginia Association of  Defense Attorneys. And that’s got to be one of the longest cutlines we’ve ever had ...

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Food and drink

Couple of stories from the eastern part of the commonwealth this week. Here’s an unhappy thought: If you bought crabmeat at a Hampton Roads grocery store a few years back or went to a seafood restaurant thinking you were going ...

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Headlines, we’ve got headlines

This column has shared numerous “Headlines of the Day” or “Week” over the years – call it a bit of newspaper inside baseball, but a really well-written headline is a thing of joy. The past week or so has produced ...

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The Wrath of Grapes

This is the story of an evil, evil crime. It’s a story about wine and grapes and lost wine. OK, so it’s a sad story. Firefly Hill Vineyards is a winery in Elliston, between Roanoke and Blacksburg in Southwest Virginia. ...

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Food fight

Free stuff, especially free food, is always good. But when they’re passing out freebies, you follow the same rules you learned in kindergarten: Wait patiently for your turn. Don’t cut in line. Say “Thank you.” Except at a Costco in ...

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Dave’s still not here

Few AP items make me laugh out loud, but there was one this past week. It’s the tale from Fairfax of an alleged stoner who may have engaged in drunk (or otherwise impaired) dialing. It starts: “A mistake worthy of ...

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Nominations now open for ‘Leaders’ and ‘Up & Coming’

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is now accepting nominations for its two lawyer award programs, “Leaders in the Law” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The Leaders program, started in 2006, honors the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the example for ...

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Reader Rankings for 2018 open

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce its 2018 Reader Rankings survey. This survey, now in its second year, focuses on businesses in the Central Virginia region. And it helps you to identify and vote for the businesses that help ...

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Heath, Byrum new leaders of VSB (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH — New leaders for the Virginia State Bar took office June 15 at the VSB’s Annual Meeting. Newport News lawyer Leonard Heath will serve as president. He is a partner in the firm of Heath, Overbey, Verser & ...

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