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A tale of greed and weed

Maybe it sounded like a good idea at the end of an all-night bong party out in California. Maybe it sounded like a way to get a leg up on the cannabis industry in Virginia, even though that’s not quite ...

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In search of ‘happy little trees’

Remember Bob Ross? Not the VMI quarterback from Richmond who became an NFL coach and took the San Diego Chargers to the Super Bowl after the 1994 season. That’s Bobby Ross. Bob Ross was a public television sensation for more ...

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Contempt for the dead

Who says judges don’t have a sense of humor? No one around our office. Usually the good stuff sneaks into wry footnotes in cases. And we’ve got one this week. This week’s lead story on page 1 features a family ...

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Overcoming obstables

Longtime readers of this column will know that we enjoy a good headline at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, even when it’s a bad headline. This week, we salute and send a H/T to a Canadian woman named Marci. Or as her ...

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The elements of (AP) Style

Like thousands of newspapers across America, Virginia Lawyers Weekly uses The Associated Press Stylebook as our source for rules regarding punctuation, phrasing, spelling and general usage. Note that, per AP, there is no Oxford comma after “spelling” in the preceding ...

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22 new Fellows added

WILLIAMSBURG – Each year the Virginia Law Foundation holds its annual Fellows dinner in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting, inducting new Fellows and installing new officers. Anderson “Andy” Morse is the new president of the VLF; a ...

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Certain uncertainty

A guy named Brian Bolar was indicted for two crimes, murder and use of a firearm in commission of a murder. An Alexandria jury acquitted Bolar on the murder charge. But the same jury said he was guilty of using ...

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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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