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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

How much is a billion billion? (access required)

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 (access required)

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? (access required)

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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Your cheatin’ heart (or your E-ZPass) will tell on you (access required)

It seems that modern technology is thwarting extramarital affairs – and involving the law – in all sorts of new ways. Thanks to the Above the Law blog, one of our editors came across a case brought against 1-800-FLOWERS by ...

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Two heads are better… (access required)

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? (access required)

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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Welch trial postponed (access required)

The ink is barely dry on last week’s Court of Appeals opinion regarding missing DNA evidence, but it’s already been put to use by a Baltimore police officer accused of having sex with a 16-year-old detainee. This morning, lawyers for ...

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Mailroom irony (access required)

A Postal Service employee has found a unique way to “work” his way up from the mailroom. Lance McDermott filed a lawsuit against his employer Monday that alleges the federal agency sold his personal information to credit card companies without ...

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