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Law blog roundup

david petraeusWelcome to Monday and a week that features Thanksgiving, a holiday dedicated to family, food and football.

Speaking of which, the Dallas Cowboys will play Washington’s football team on Thursday, which reminds me of a similar game in 1974. Two words: Clint Longley.

But I digress. Here are some news items to get your week started.

— A desperate housewife loses her appeal.

— A retired general hires an attorney.

— A California slaughterhouse agrees to a $300,000-plus settlement.

— A former Chicago detective gets an eight-year prison sentence for two drunken-driving deaths.