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The Daily Record’s staff law blog

Lottery wins big

OK, someone needs to explain this to me. After complaining to fellow Daily Recordian and all-knowing blogger Andy Rosen, I am still in a state of confusion — nothing new if you ask those who reside in our newsroom. The ...

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Scam goes to pieces

Some people will go to any length to make a few extra bucks. But is $200,000 worth a lifetime of stomach problems and jail time? Apparently, one couple was willing to take that risk. In a scam that hit Gaithersburg ...

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BLOG POLL: Worst lawyer ads

Samurai warriors? Lawyers in bad toupees? Those “you-have-a-phone ads” — love ’em, hate ’em or respect them as the pioneers in lawyer advertising? In short, what’s the worst lawyer ad you’ve seen? (Anonymous responses are welcome, but if you’d like ...

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Sound the alarm – judiciously

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has been doggedly following the saga of District Judge Elizabeth Halvorson, an alleged black-robed monster who made her staff fix her lunch, handled cases inappropriately and reportedly asked a deputy if he would shoot her husband. ...

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How much is a billion billion?

News of Michael Vick’s latest legal hurdle broke on Wednesday: the Atlanta Falcons star has been hit with a “63,000,000,000 billion dollar” lawsuit by a South Carolina inmate. Any words I could use to describe the filing wouldn’t do it ...

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These Little Town Blues

Ahh, so the Acela speeds through Maryland twice a day without so much as a pit stop; who cares? At least the state’s largest law firm made (subscriber-only link) “The 2007 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms For ...

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Moving up the bench?

Calling all Court of Appeals denizens, enthusiasts and groupies: at 4:30 today, we’ll be one step closer to a new judge. That’s the deadline for applications to fill the Court of Appeals seat vacated by Judge Alan M. Wilner when ...

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Two heads are better…

The photo in today’s Daily Record (subscriber-only link) of retired Court of Appeals Judge Dale R. Cathell fishing is unmistakably him — but check out his official photo (at right) in the state archives. Does something look a little off? ...

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Un-suitable for the job?

Roy Pearson, the D.C. administrative law judge who sued a dry cleaning outfit for $54 million, may have lost more than his favorite pair of tailored slacks. According to the Washington Post, Pearson should receive a letter this week that ...

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