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Author Archives: Bob Lewis

Governor says roads bill changes won't be a surprise (access required)

(AP) Gov. Timothy M. Kaine can’t be sure yet of everything his finished batch of amendments to the state transportation package will include, but “it’s not going to be a big surprise” to legislators, he said last Tuesday. Kaine’s comments ...

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Allen says his record is plus; Webb says it's the problem (access required)

HOT SPRINGS (AP) Sen. George Allen said his experience makes his case for a second term while his Democratic challenger, Jim Webb, said in their first debate that Allen spent his first term as little more than a lackey for ...

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Kaine to use new gouging law on predatory gas pricing (access required)

(AP) With gasoline prices topping $3 per gallon and expected to go higher by the summer vacation season, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said last Tuesday he would invoke state anti-gouging laws against predatory fuel pricing if necessary. “We’ve got price-gouging ...

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Holiday schmoozing: Making the most of it (access required)

Small-talk. The very name implies insignificance. So why would anyone who has already mastered the art of big-talk – closing statements, cross-examinations, complex contract negotiations – stoop so low as to master the art of chit-chat? How about these for ...

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Two AGs? Deeds, McDonnell both planning to assume office (access required)

(AP) Both candidates in the contested attorney general’s election are proceeding with plans to take office even as the margin separating them was less than 0.03 of a percentage point. Only 446 votes out of nearly 2 million cast put ...

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Contingency fees for business litigators? (access required)

Business lawyers don’t do contingency fees. Or do they? It may not be a full-fledged trend yet, but in a growing number of complex business cases, enterprising attorneys have discovered how a billing method once believed to be the exclusive ...

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Poll Workers Are Ready For Election Day Tomorrow (access required)

(AP) — They volunteer for a workday 15 to 20 hours long helping voters vote and then tallying the results, and they’ve seen it all – from polling place bomb scares to evacuations because of gas leaks. But with this ...

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