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Was $20 Mil. Bill Notice of Claim?

A wealthy Montgomery County family that settled an Internal Revenue Service claim for $20 million was not necessarily put on notice by the settlement that they had a malpractice claim against their lawyer for bad tax advice, a divided Court of Appeals said yesterday.

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The Judiciary: Becker’s a Bar Leader

Judge <b>Louis A. Becker III</b> received the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section’s 2000 GP Link Bar Leader of the Year at the <b>Solo and Small Firm Day 2000</b> Awards Luncheon held in New York during the ABA’s Annual Meeting earlier this month. Becker, 56, has been an associate judge of the District Court of Maryland, Howard County, since September 1989, and chair of the 1999/2000 Maryland State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section. The judge was recognized for his leadership and commitment to small firm lawyers throughout Maryland in the past year, which included his coordination of the MSBA’s “Solo Day”; contributions to the section’s newsletter, The Law Clerk; and critical support on issues impacting the practice of law in small firms.

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They’re Talking Baseball for Downtown D.C. Site

Long-dormant parcels in Washington’s Mount Vernon area now are drawing interest from possible buyers.<br /><br />While lots have not changed hands, brokers are prospecting the triangle bound by New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey avenues. <br /><br />The new convention center often is cited as the reason for the renewed interest, but two other projects on an unmistakable collision course may change the neighborhood.

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‘Ravens’ Name Nevermore

Can a simple name have far-reaching financial consequences&ne;<@SM><@SM><TAB>Just ask PSINet, the dot-com company that’s forking out more than $100 million to have its corporate logo plastered all over the stadium where the Baltimore Ravens play.<@SM><@SM><TAB>PSINet officials said they started seeing some of that investment going down the drain last year when CBS television deliberately avoided using the corporate name in its broadcasts because PSINet didn’t advertise on the network. CBS referred instead to the arena as “Ravens Stadium” for much of the season.

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The Bookcase

<b><u>Fiction Best Sellers</u></b><b>The Red Tent</b> (p) Anita Diamant <b>White Oleander</b> (p) Janet Fitch <b>Bee Season</b> (h) Myla Goldberg <b>While I Was Gone</b> (p) Sue Miller <b>Hannibal</b> (p) Thomas Harris <b>The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing</b> (p) Melissa Bank <b>The Hours</b> (p) Michael Cunningham <b>Bluest Eye</b> (p) Toni Morrison <b>The Poisonwood Bible</b> (p) Barbara Kingsolver <b>Memoirs of a Geisha</b> (p) Arthur Golden <b><u>Nonfiction Best Sellers</u></b><b>See Jane Win</b> (h) Sylvia Rimm <b>Don’t Make Me Stop This Car</b> (h) Al Roker <b>Who Moved My Cheese?</b> (h) Spenser Johnson <b>In A Sunburned Country</b> (h) Bill Bryson <b>The Corner</b> (p) David Simon and Edward Burns <b>The Perfect Storm</b> (p) Sebastian Junger <b>Ten Things I Wish I’d Known</b> (h) Maria Shr

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