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On the Record

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BLOG POLL: Worst lawyer ads (access required)

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 (access required)

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? (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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