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Line of the Week (access required)

In a trade dress contest between Gold Toe socks and Dillard’s house brand socks, U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn denied a preliminary injunction because “the relief plaintiff seeks at this juncture would be like putting water on a house that ...

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Thank you, sir, may I have another? (access required)

Joe Brown, the pseudo-celebrity arbiter of popular courtroom show “Judge Joe Brown,” may have let his cantankerous, Hollywood persona get the best of him. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled March 23 that Shelby County Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne ...

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You must be pulling my ribbon (access required)

Empaneling a jury is a chore even under normal circumstances, but convening a “blue-ribbon jury,” as one Guilford County defendant repeatedly demanded, sounds like it would be quite the interesting challenge indeed. Lawyers Weekly wrote a few years ago about ...

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Growing Up Galati (access required)

Businesses and employers hire people all the time, and it’s not always easy to find the right person for the job. And when the job is murder, there’s usually a good chance things will end badly. In what has to ...

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The eX-cusal Files: The truth is out there (access required)

A state legislator believes that there are lots of non-citizens voting in North Carolina’s elections, and that they might be giving themselves away by engaging in another quintessentially American pastime – slinking out of jury duty. Rep. George Cleveland, R-Onslow, ...

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