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Ghost thruster (access required)

Slip-and-falls are a common occurrence and quite a familiar claim to tort lawyers. There are wet floors, banana peels and similar perils. But claims of angry ghosts violently shoving clients to the deck in law-firm lobbies have to be fewer ...

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Hey, look, it’s Mom (access required)

If you’re whiskey, you’re against me. According to New Mexico resident Veronica Vigil, she is a church-going woman who does not partake of drugs or alcohol. So imagine her surprise when her adult daughter, vacationing in Florida, came across a ...

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No sleeping in the DOC, Doc (access required)

Few people are able to sleep comfortably in prison, according to those with inside knowledge. But according to Sivaramalingam Manickavasagar, sleep comes easy behind bars. “No one was going to hurt me,” Manickavasagar said, according to court documents. The only ...

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No luck with post-nup tow truck (access required)

Oral contracts can carry the weight of an SUV if they can be proven, but a handshake deal between divorcing spouses fighting over a Ford Expedition got a little shaky in Orange County. According to court records, Antonio Steele and ...

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Full disclosure (access required)

Retired North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Burley Mitchell was recently quoted in a Lawyers Weekly article as saying that he was providing free legal representation to a pair of women “for the good of the profession.”

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Path less traveled (access required)

A glance at 68-year-old William Ricks’ prison record shows multiple DWI convictions — at least eight — dating back to 1985. But under the law, his most recent conviction did not earn him the legal label of habitual offender. Ricks ...

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Servin’ up some fun (access required)

Anyone curious about what it’s like to be a process server should check out the Twitter account of a blond ex-model who seems to have way too much fun chasing down dodgy folks – and, sometimes, getting chased by them.

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