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Gardner lawyers up

The lawyer has become the client. Baltimore attorney Paul W. Gardner II, who has made headlines as counsel for alleged White House party-crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi, has now himself retained a lawyer. The lawyer, Mark R. Dycio of Fairfax, ...

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One costly expense report

My expense report consists primarily of parking receipts and courthouse document copies. So I was impressed when I read a former legal secretary charged more than $46,000 on a company credit card to finance her side business – male exotic dancers. Jarriette Richie, 41, ...

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ABA sues FTC over Red Flags Rule

The American Bar Association has made good on its threat to sue if the FTC didn’t exempt lawyers from its Red Flags Rule, Kimberly Atkins writes for our sister paper, Lawyers USA.  The lawsuit was filed today in U.S. District ...

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First lawsuit filed in Metro crash

Deep in today’s WaPo story about the deadliest crash in Metro history is this nugget: The first lawsuit against Metro as a result of the crash was filed yesterday, and more are expected. The parents of Davonne Flanagan, 15, of ...

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National legal services update

We’ve documented the struggle for funding of legal services in Maryland, but there’s been news in the last week about federal funding for legal services. It began Thursday when the House approved $440 million in funding for the Legal Services Corp. for ...

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The art of a SCOTUS appeal

Thomas C. Goldstein had a busy day yesterday at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Ocean City. Goldstein, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauser & Feld LLP in Washington D.C. and founder of the popular SCOTUSblog, spoke ...

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Yes, a lawyer will lead them

I blogged Friday about D.C. lawyer DeMaurice F. Smith, one of four men vying to become the new executive director of the NFL Players Association. Smith is a business lawyer with no connections to the National Football League. At the ...

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And a lawyer shall lead them?

Representatives from the NFL Players Association are in Maui this weekend to select a new executive director for what the AP calls “North America’s most powerful sports union.” Three candidates have football and football-related experience: Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong ...

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Don’t get rough with McGruff

Two recent crime stories that grabbed my attention: A Washington, D.C. bus driver was fired last week after allegedly punching McGruff the Crime Dog in the head. Shawn Brim was driving a bus Feb. 28 when he got out of ...

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