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Secco Wine Bar is taking over former Buddy's Place space in the Fan District

The Fan District space at 325 N. Robinson St. that housed Buddy’s Place for decades soon will have a new tenant.

Local Business News

Passenger traffic at Richmond International Airport up 5.2 in October

Passenger traffic at Richmond International Airport continues to rise.

Boyer stepped down from Snagajob as chairman to focus on new business

With a new business and a new app coming out, the founder of online job-search site Snagajob.com has taken another step away from oversight of the Henrico County-based job-search company.

Norfolk airport tells Uber it must pay for permit

Uber drivers will no longer be able to pick up passengers at the Norfolk International Airport.

Jury in W.Va. mine trial still without verdict

Jurors are heading into a holiday break without a verdict in the federal trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

Care enough to give more than gift cards this year

We interrupt your regularly scheduled mutual funds coverage with a plea for the holidays:

The Color of Money: Does this Olympic skater deserve your help after her financial fall? (copy)

The financial life of figure skater Debi Thomas, who won a bronze medal in the 1988 Winter Olympics, in some ways mirrors the stumbles she made at those games.

State to be exporting more apples to India

An export deal has been signed between Virginia-based Crown Orchard Co. and an Indian importer, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday. The announcement comes amid an overseas marketing mission by McAuliffe.

Apartment trust: Reject tender offer

Landmark Apartment Trust Inc., a multifamily real estate investment trust in western Henrico County, announced Monday that its board has unanimously recommended that Landmark’s shareholders not tender their shares into a revised unsolicited tender offer by MacKenzie Capital Realty Inc.

Ask Doug & Polly: Choosing a consultant

QUESTION:  I am thinking about hiring a consultant to help me with some challenges my small business is facing. Do you have any recommendations for how to choose the right consultant?

Ask SCORE: New SCOREcard business competition looking for applicants

QUESTION: I started my business a year ago and feel I am on the right track. However, I do not have all the right answers and need someone to critique my business model. What do you suggest?

Leading-Edge Law: How to get that Twitter username that got away

There’s a Twitter username you want, but someone else got it first. Perhaps it matches your business or product name. What can you do?

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Decision Maker for Nov. 23: Julie H. Gustavsson

New position: partner and chief operating officer, Keiter, the largest independent local CPA firm in Richmond.

Getting to know: Caryn Foster Durham

Title: Managing partner and owner of Charles Ryan Associates, a Richmond-based brand communications firm

Getting to know: Suchit Gandhi with Pirtek

Title: Suchit Gandhi, owner of Pirtek franchise in Henrico County, which provides hydraulic and pneumatic hose services for numerous industries

Decision Maker for Nov. 16: Marc Purintun

New position: chair, employee benefits and executive compensation practice, Williams Mullen, one of the largest corporate law firms in the Richmond area with 10 offices in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington.

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Whatever you fear most has no power... it is your fear that has the power.

- Oprah Winfrey

What Is Contributory Negligence?

When a person is injured in Virginia because someone is negligent (for example, a driver runs a stop sign and causes an accident), the law in Virginia also looks to see if the injured person was “contributorily negligent.” Virginia is one of a handful of states that has “pure contributory negligence.” Under this rule, a plaintiff found by a judge or jury to be just a small percent at fault for contributing to an accident will recover nothing, even though the defendant is mainly the one at fault. Other states joining Virginia with a pure contributory negligence rule are Alabama, the District of Columbia, Maryland and North Carolina. All of the other states instead have some version of “comparative negligence.”

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