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Virginia Trial Lawyers brave the snow, cold and rain

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Today’s Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual run was greeted with cold, rain and snow. Nevertheless, Melissa, who is ther “Chancellor of the Exchequer” for the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., and a dozen others braved the elements, hilly course and cross country trails to start day #3 of the annual VTLA Convention at The

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DC, Maryland and Virginia Triathletes, Duathletes, Runners, Bikers, Swimmers and Rowers were treated to some outstanding lectures, demonstrations, clinics and competition at this past weekend’s Multisport World in North Bethesda. There were individual and team competitions in swimming relay, cross country running and indoor computrainer cycling events. Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau competed in the

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Multisport World – Seminars, Clinics and Competition Galore

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Multisport World came to the Mid Atlantic region today. Developed in partnership with USAT Mid-Atlantic Region and held at the state-of-the-art Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence at Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, Maryland, triathletes, duathletes, bikers, runners and swimmers were treated to a full day of activities. The local high school’s indoor track, pool and

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Unreasonable Demands Lead to Failed NFL Negotiations

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Under the title, “Lawyers Get the Handoff,” the Washington Examiner noted “now it’s time for lawyer to hijack the game.” However, the article misses the point. The Professional Football Players’ Union wanted unlimited access to the owner’s team financial records. This would not happen in any business. The players do not “own” the franchises. They

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Kickoffs and Returns under scrutiny by the NFL

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The National Football League is looking into kickoff modifications in order to help ‘deal with injury numbers’ according to news reports this week. Indicating that it was a matter of safety, along with possible suspensions for player who make illegal hits, the NFL is recommending that kickoffs be moved from the 30- to the 35-yard

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Unsafe Playsets Recalled by Manufacturer

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As a child, I enjoyed may hours playing on swing sets and “jungle gyms.” My brother and I would even eat our meals in these structures during the warm summer months (and save our mom from having to clean up if we dripped watermelon or spilled our drinks !). So I was particularly interested when

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Hockey Violence, Head Injuries and Scrutiny for the NHL

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With or without fights, the checking in professional ice hockey means that violence and injury-producing impacts are inherent in the sport. The N.H.L.’s handling of hits to the skull have come under scrutiny after scientists found that Bob Probert, former brawling hockey player who died last year of a heart ailment, had the same degenerative

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