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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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Plaintiff can ‘stack’ UM/UIM coverage (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last Thursday that a girl badly injured in a car wreck can “stack” the uninsured/underinsured insurance coverage in her father’s auto policy, increasing the potential amount of money available for her injury. In the ...

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Plaintiff can ’stack’ UM/UIM

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled yesterday that a girl badly injured in a car wreck can “stack” the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in her father’s auto policy, increasing the potential amount of money available for her injury. In the case, ...

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Gregory, Alston, Scott to headline ODBA confab (access required)

The Old Dominion Bar Association will have an all-star lineup of speakers during the meals at its upcoming annual conference May 28-31 at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland: • Judge Roger D. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Criminal Procedure – Appeal – Indispensable Party (access required)

In this case involving a misdemeanor conviction under a local ordinance, the appellant failed to name the City of Virginia Beach, an indispensable party, in his notice of appeal. The court therefore has no jurisdiction to hear the appeal and ...

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Presenting the ‘Largest Law Firms’ for 2009 (access required)

In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey is contained in a magazine-style insert. As in years past, the survey provides a ranking of the top 75 law firms in the ...

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Municipal – Business Tax – Work Outside Locality

A city cannot impose business taxes on the gross receipts of a contractor for work done performed by a contractor in other localities in which the contractor has a definite place of business, despite not being taxed by those other ...

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Every pitcher tells a story

I was watching a “local” news program this morning (the one with all those “local” stories from Somalia, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois etc.). When this station wants to report something from around Richmond, they’ve been known to pick up the morning’s Times-Dispatch ...

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Dead men tell no tales, usually

File this one in the “Headlines I’m Really Glad I Didn’t Write” drawer. One of Jay Leno’s more amusing and longstanding features on “The Tonight Show” is his skewering of bad headline writing. A few weeks back, Leno nailed a ...

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