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Defendants prevail in DC pants suit

The judge in the $54 million pants suit in the District of Columbia announced her decision this morning: The defendants won. In fact, the judge ordered the plaintiff, an administrative law judge, to pay the court costs of the defendants, ...

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Served with syrup, no doubt

A new suit in Norfolk federal court involves … pancakes. Actually, it involves two companies that run pancake houses, one in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the other in Williamsburg (where pancake houses are as common as tourists), ...

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Like moonshine through the pines?

Moonshine has a place in the popular imagination. There was Snuffy Smith, the outdated cartoon hillbilly who fought off “revenooers.” Then, there was “Thunder Road.” Not the Bruce Springsteen song off the “Born to Run” album – the 1958 Robert ...

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