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The Washington Post; Lawyer Jimmy A. Bell goes after Landover nail salon for charging men more than women. Jimmy A. Bell was taking a lady friend to dinner last fall when they decided to stop off first at a Landover salon for a little pampering: a his-and-her manicure/pedicure. Everything was fine, he said, until it was time to leave. “I went to pay the bill while she was letting her nails dry — and they had charged me $2 more than they charged her,” recalls the outraged customer. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, why a I paying more?’ They said, ‘Because you’re a man.’ That salon may have messed with the wrong well-groomed guy. Bell is a Bowie-based lawyer with a knack for the headline-making case — he’s represented comedian D.L. Hughley and “Top Chef” contestant Timothy Dean in suits against local businesses, as well as himself in a complaint against Domino’s over its refusal to deliver to certain neighborhoods (the Justice Department ultimately got the pizzamakers to agree to a nondiscriminatory policy). This week, Bell filed suit in Prince George’s County Circuit Court against the manicure place, Rich’s Nail Salon, alleging gender-based price discrimination ...

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