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Beyer to be ambassador to Switzerland

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, a major donor to the Obama campaign, has been rewarded with the ambassadorship to Switzerland, reports The Washington Times.

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Commercial – No Lawyer Fees Under Franchise Act (access required)

A Springfield GM dealership dodged a bullet when GM decided not to let a competitor into the Springfield dealer’s turf, but GM doesn’t owe attorney’s fees under the Dealer Franchise Act because GM dropped the planned move before a decision ...

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VSB Council to debate diversity initiative

The Virginia State Bar asked for comment on the diversity initiative championed by President Manuel A. Capsalis, and it got it. More than 60 written comments were sent to Executive Director Karen A. Gould or the VSB’s Virginia Lawyer magazine ...

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Domestic Relations – Wife’s ED Award Reversed (access required)

A wife can keep $65,000 for husband’s drinking, adultery and verbal abuse, but the Court of Appeals reversed awards to wife of $75,000 for a capital loss credit, $15,786 for half of a bank account, $50,000 for “dissipation of assets,” ...

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Travelers bring rash of bed bug claims

The corny headline may be a bit premature, but apparently lawyers at the Frith law firm in Roanoke are working up bed bug cases arising from motels along Interstates 81 and 95.  They have some advice to keep from becoming ...

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Contract – Rep Can Sue for Commission (access required)

A sales rep for a government tech supplier can sue for her alleged 19-percent commission on million-dollar contracts for sales of Blackberrys and computer monitors, even though she did not attach contract documents to her complaint; an Alexandria U.S. District ...

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Deeds to face McDonnell

The Associated Press has declared Creigh Deeds the winner of the Democratic primary to nominate the party’s candidate for governor.  Deeds will square off against Republican Bob McDonnell in the November election. Deeds, a state senator from Bath County, defeated ...

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