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Rubin to be top lobbyist for VCU

Mark Rubin, a senior advisor to former Gov. Tim Kaine, yesterday became the chief lobbyist for Virginia Commonwealth University. Rubin’s official title is executive director government relations, slightly different than that of his predecessor, Don Gehring, who was vice president ...

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Rubin to be top lobbyist for VCU

Mark Rubin, a senior advisor to former Gov. Tim Kaine, yesterday became the chief lobbyist for Virginia Commonwealth University. Rubin’s official title is executive director government relations, slightly different than that of his predecessor, Don Gehring, who was vice president ...

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“Take this claim and shove it.”

If you and your law firm ever have had to deal with a “difficult” employee, here’s one for you. A medical clinic in Salem hired a guy named Jones to serve primarily as their receptionist. As in the guy who ...

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Michele Adams Mulligan joins MercerTrigiani

Michele Adams Mulligan has joined the Richmond office of MercerTrigiani. She will represent common interest community associations and continue her practice in legal and accounting malpractice defense and insurance coverage. Mulligan was previously a partner with McSweeney, Crump, Childress & ...

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Employment – Public Employee – Wrongful Discharge – Bowman (access required)

A Warren County fraud investigator for a local services department can sue her employer for wrongful discharge under a Bowman exception to the employment-at-will doctrine, based on allegations that her employer prevented her investigation of fraud cases and her cooperation ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Foreclosure (access required)

A husband and wife who lost the marital home to foreclosure in February 2010 and who appear to have abandoned a time-share in a Florida condominium have no real estate assets for division in equitable distribution, but the Roanoke County ...

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Criminal – Drug Prosecution – Certificate – Chemical Analysis (access required)

In this prosecution for felony possession of a controlled substance, a Fairfax Circuit Court rejects defendant’s motion to exclude a certificate of analysis as based on scientifically unreliable evidence, a chemical analysis performed on the suspected controlled substance, cathinone. To ...

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Unemployment Comp – Medical Receptionist – Insubordination – Patient Departures (access required)

A medical receptionist whose insubordination and discourteous conduct caused at least three patients of the medical practice to take their business elsewhere is not entitled to unemployment compensation because he was discharged due to misconduct, in this Roanoke County Circuit ...

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