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Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Restoration of Parental Rights in Virginia

    Restoration of Parental Rights in Virginia
    Can You File for Custody If Your Parental Rights Were Terminated in Virginia? If your parental rights to a child have been terminated, under Virginia law you do not have standing to file a petition for custody of that child. Under Virginia…
  • Jul 22

    New Rule for Health Insurance Costs in Virginia Child Support

    New Rule for Health Insurance Costs in Virginia Child Support
    Each year, the Virginia legislature considers numerous proposed updates to Virginia family law. These updates range from universally significant changes such as last year’s revised child support guidelines (updated for…
  • Jul 20

    Experts to Have on Speed-Dial for Your Contested Divorce

    Experts to Have on Speed-Dial for Your Contested Divorce
    If you find yourself in the middle of a contested divorce and the stakes are high, you may need more assistance than your attorney can provide. With an eye toward preparing your case for trial or simply aiding in the settlement process,…
Rank this Week: 125

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Jul 27

    Quote of the day-week-year

    Quote of the day-week-year
    Sixty years after Congress created the UCMJ to protect accused servicemembers from abusive and arbitrary punishment, a significant faction in Congress now believes it must be almost completely dismantled and restructured because is is not…
  • Jul 27

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review

    Worth the Read from Military Law Review
    There are some interesting articles for military justice practitioners in the Summer 2015, MLR. Barracks, Dormitories, and Capitol Hill: Finding Justice in the Divergent Politics of Military and College Sexual Assault Rudderless: 15 Years and…
  • Jul 25

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence

    I thought prosecutors knew they couldn’t comment on exercise of right to silence
    At trial, the Government repeatedly sought to use Edwards’s silence after he was Mirandized as substantive proof of guilt as well as for impeachment purposes. Over Edwards’s objection, the Government emphasized in its closing that…
Rank this Week: 312

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    What Every Patient Should Know About “Number Needed to Treat”

    What Every Patient Should Know About “Number Needed to Treat”
    Most drug advertisements today include a lot of superficial information touting the benefits of medications, including statistics that can make treatments look fantastic and benign. While the statistics these drug makers cite may be accurate,…
  • Jul 15

    Understanding the Difference Between Absolute Risk and Relative Risk

    Understanding the Difference Between Absolute Risk and Relative Risk
    Turn on the television at just about any time of the day or night, and chances are pretty good that within the first 30 minutes, you will see a commercial promoting a drug. That’s because pharmaceuticals are big business, and the…
  • Jun 24

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke
    Heat stroke can be a serious danger during the summer months. Understanding what puts you at risk for heat stroke and what symptoms it causes are essential for your health and safety. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe: Heat…
Rank this Week: 284

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 313

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 28

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

    Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411
    Once again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice.  This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting…
  • Jul 24

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing

    Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction…
  • Jul 20

    Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

    Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing
    It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia…
Rank this Week: 430

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Social media protection for Virginia employee

    Social media protection for Virginia employee
    The General Assembly passed and Governor McAuliffe signed legislation with these provisions:"An employer shall not require a current or prospective employee to: 1. Disclose the username and password to the current or prospective employee's…
  • Apr 14

    More on Daubert

    More on Daubert
    In Padula-Wilson v. Wilson, the Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion by Judge Decker decided the appeal of a custody case between two lawyers.Among other things, the Court held that the trial court erred by its reliance on the opinions…
  • Mar 27

    On the BVU ex-employee

    On the BVU ex-employee
    I read online that a fellow who used to work for Bristol Virginia Utilities has entered a guilty plea to federal charges involving money. That guy was a good friend of mine back when I was helping out as their junior varsity counsel and the…
Rank this Week: 582

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    Depending upon the ticket you have, the court your case is in, and other factors such as your driving record, it may be a case that I can handle without you having to come to court. Contact me today to find out. Video Transcription Do you…
  • Jul 30

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket
    Find out how and when to pre-pay your ticket. Keep in mind, when you pre-pay you are saying “I’m guilty”. Contact me today to see what other options you might have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche.…
  • Jul 29

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?
    In Virginia the law says that if the officer smells the odor of marijuana, that alone is enough suspicion that there’s marijuana in the vehicle and therefore the officer has the right to search it because your vehicle is a movable…
Rank this Week: 1392

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jul 28

    A flamboyance of interesting flamingo trademark

    A flamboyance of interesting flamingo trademark
    Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance?”  Isn’t that just terrific!? Recently, the man who was the “inventor” of the pink flamingo lawn ornament passed away. Don Featherstone, in…
  • Jul 27

    Another creative trademark use: welcome mats at office

    Another creative trademark use: welcome mats at office
    I love finding (and blogging about) creative ways to use trademarks and promote brands. When visiting a client recently, I immediately noticed their welcome mat: This is a creative and great way to essentially communicate to customers…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXX
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
Rank this Week: 1565

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Why FCRA and FDCPA Cases in the General District Court

    Why FCRA and FDCPA Cases in the General District Court
    I hate it when companies do illegal stuff to my customers. I’m a personal bankruptcy lawyer. I love being a bankruptcy lawyer, because I can help almost everyone I see.  I love being able to help people get back…
  • Jul 15

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse at 200 S Washington Street

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse at 200 S Washington Street
    Here’s the Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Hearing Room and Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse. Most people who file bankruptcy never go to the courthouse.  Most people never see the actual bankruptcy judge.  Bankruptcy initial…
  • Jul 15

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street
    Here’s the Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Hearing Room and Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Courthouse. Most people who file bankruptcy never go to the courthouse and never see the actual bankruptcy judge.  Bankruptcy initial hearings (called…
Rank this Week: 1129

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Jul 24

    Happy Retirement, Joe Wynne!

    Happy Retirement, Joe Wynne!
    Systems Librarian Joe Wynne is retiring on July 24th after 37 years of service to The University. Most faculty and staff at the Law School know him, as do many in the library profession. Joe, who joined the Law School in 1978 as a cataloger,…
  • Jul 22

    Virginia Lawyer: Mindfulness in Law Schools and Legal Practice

    Virginia Lawyer: Mindfulness in Law Schools and Legal Practice
    The June 2015 issue of the Virginia Lawyer features an article by U.Va. law librarian Kristin Glover, "Mindfulness in Law Schools and Legal Practice." The article discusses the emergence of mindfulness programs at U.Va. and other law schools.…
  • Jul 13

    Extended Hours for Bar Exam Prep

    Extended Hours for Bar Exam Prep
    We're extending our hours this Saturday and Sunday for our students who are preparing for the bar exam. We'll be open both days from 8am to 9pm. Best of luck with the exam! - The Law Library Staff
Rank this Week: 1426

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
Rank this Week: 1246

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 15

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault
    If you’re not alarmed by the assault on the First Amendment and free speech generally, you’re not paying attention. Consider the list of offenses committed by the government.  They range, in recent times, from the Department…
  • Jun 2

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?
    For the legacy news media, the bad news just keeps on coming.  In recent days, for instance, the Pew Research Center released a piece titled “The Declining Value of U.S. Newspapers,” chronicling the extraordinary decline in…
  • Apr 24

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy
    By guest blogger PROF. STUART N. BROTMAN, faculty member at Harvard Law School and author of the study Net Vitality: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Leaders published by The Media Institute.  Prof. Brotman is a member…
Rank this Week: 1533

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

Covers Virginia condominium and homeowner's Association law. By LeClair Ryan.

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Jan 7

    Webinar: Collecting Condo Development and HOA Fee

    Webinar: Collecting Condo Development and HOA Fee
    Join me, Thursday, Jan. 22 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET), for this practical collections guide reviewing key issues and processes involved in pursuing outstanding debts in common interest communities. The real estate market troubles have left…
  • Oct 14

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent webinar discussing the subject, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on the HOA elections. In the brief interview, I explain some big best practices in elections and a few common missteps I…
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
Rank this Week: 992

Public Works

Public Works

Covers public service at Virginia Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/publicworks/
  • Jun 12

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 5

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 5
    The Office: Fitting Into the Culture - Amanda Yale When I first started to think about writing this issue on fitting into office culture, I did what any marginally technologically savvy person would do. I went to the internet for...
  • Jun 5

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 4

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 4
    That Intern with Initiative - Annie Kim You already know the basics of being a good intern. Being smart, eager, dependable. Turning in impeccable work. Diving into projects. Not showing up to the office in flip-flops. But what inspires a...
  • Jun 4

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3
    Email Etiquette - Liz Averill Like practically every lawyer I know, I have seen a lot of embarrassing emails. The worst have been emails containing personal messages or confidential information that were unintentionally sent to large groups…
Rank this Week: 1422

Fairfax, Virginia Criminal &…

Fairfax, Virginia Criminal & Traffic Defense Law Blog

Covers court opinions and legal news concerning criminal and traffic defense matters in Northern Virginia. By Manikas Law LLC.

http://www.manikaslawblog.com
  • Mar 20

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue
    Virginia Legislature to give sex crime victims up to 20 years to sue.
  • Jan 20

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue

    Proposed Virginia Law Would Give Sex Crime Victims More Time to Sue
    The Virginia Legislature has proposed a bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse to sue the perpetrator (or the organization that employed the perpetrator) for up to 20 years after the abuse occurred. This would increase the limit…
  • Oct 21

    What is a Reckless Driving Summons?

    What is a Reckless Driving Summons?
    When a person is stopped for reckless driving in Fairfax, Virginia, an officer has the discretion to issue a summons in lieu of arresting the person. In reckless driving cases, drivers are generally released on a summons.
Rank this Week: 1294

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    How divorce affects retirement planning

    How divorce affects retirement planning
    Older people are getting divorced more frequently than ever before. Divorce can be a significant roadblock for retirement planning and financial security. Although divorcing earlier in life can have a minimal impact on retirement, divorcing…
  • Jul 29

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
    Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare…
  • Jul 27

    How to appeal a Medicare denial

    How to appeal a Medicare denial
    If you were denied coverage or payment by Medicare, you have the option of filing an appeal. The denial must be from Medicare, your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or your Medicare health plan. It is within your right to file an appeal if you…
Rank this Week: 2489

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    Threats to Destroy Reputation May Constitute Blackmail

    Threats to Destroy Reputation May Constitute Blackmail
    Online review sites wield enormous power, and some enterprising consumers have begun leveraging that power to extract refunds or other benefits from businesses worried about protecting their online reputations. Suppose you're at an…
  • Jul 18

    Must Context Be Apparent from the Face of the Complaint?

    Must Context Be Apparent from the Face of the Complaint?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of Virginia held in Pendleton v. Newsome that where defamatory meaning is not apparent from the face of a statement claimed to be defamatory, a plaintiff may introduce evidence to show that the statement was made…
  • Jun 27

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict
    The idea of having your genitals and masculinity mocked by your doctor while laying unconscious on an operating room table is unappealing to say the least. But is it worth half a million dollars? As first reported by Washington Post reporter…
Rank this Week: 3817

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3634

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury…

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

Covers truck accidents and legal issues affecting trucking law in Virginia and beyond. By the Cooper Hurley Law Firm.

http://www.virginia-truck-accident-attorney-help.com/
Rank this Week: 3636

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jul 29

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va
    You know the feeling. You’ve been driving along, aware that you were going over the speed limit but sure that you would never be caught. Then you see the flashing blue lights. Sometimes you’re just in a hurry. Sometimes…
  • Jul 27

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving
    It’s one of the first lessons young drivers are taught in driver’s education class. Excessive speed can be deadly. Still, American society loves the image of the slick, fast cars. Speeding almost seems to be an American pastime.…
  • Jul 13

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced
    Earlier this month Dave Caddell from Caddell Weiland represented a client who received a ticket in Henrico County Virginia for Failing to Yield the Right of Way. Our client’s ticket was a result of him backing his tractor trailer across…
Rank this Week: 3671

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Arlington County Board Approves the Retail Action Plan

    Arlington County Board Approves the Retail Action Plan
    On Saturday, July 18, the County Board approved the Retail Action Plan by a vote of 4 to 1, with direction to further amend some facets of the proposed plan. Board Member Libby Garvey voted against the Plan. During a rather extensive…
  • Jul 22

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign

    Sign, sign, everywhere a sign (ordinance): Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the First Amendment and Sign
    On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Reed v. Town of Gilbert that an Arizona town’s sign ordinance unconstitutionally regulated the content of speech posted on signs within the town. Like so many modern…
  • Jul 8

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2

    Issues with HVAC – Part 2
    Part 1 of this piece can be accessed here. Specialty Improvements  As mentioned above, the law is evolving to place greater obligations on landlords with respect to maintenance and repair. The landlords strike back by including onerous…
Rank this Week: 4236

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
  • Jul 29

    MPT to Acquire GTCR-Backed Capella; Shows Value Added for PE in Hospital Space

    MPT to Acquire GTCR-Backed Capella; Shows Value Added for PE in Hospital Space
    Medical Properties Trust (MPT) has announced it will acquire Capella Healthcare for $900 million in cash. MPT is a Birmingham, Ala.-based self-advised real estate investment trust. Capella is one of the largest for-profit hospital companies…
  • Jul 28

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Oncobiologics Secures $31 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Oncobiologics Secures $31 Million in Financing
    Oncobiologics has announced it has secured $31 million in funding. Oncobiologics, based in Cranbury, N.J., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing monoclonal antibody biosimilar therapeutics. The investment…
  • Jul 20

    NaviMed Capital Closes New $110 Million Healthcare PE Fund

    NaviMed Capital Closes New $110 Million Healthcare PE Fund
    NaviMed Capital has announced (pdf) the closing of its inaugural healthcare private equity fund, NaviMed Partners, LP. The fund has more than $110 million of total capital commitments. NaviMed Capital, based in Washington, D.C., is focused…
Rank this Week: 4003

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jul 28

    Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)

    Amicus Brief in Campbell-Ewald v Gomez (Rule 68)
    Last Wednesday, Lawyers for Civil Justice filed its amicus brief in Campbell-Ewald Corp. v. Gomez, the case in which the Supreme Court will finally rule on whether Rule 68 offers of judgment (or equivalent settlement offers) can moot a…
  • Jul 7

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action
    Last month, I got to experience what I consider a career highlight: I was invited to speak on “Perfecting the Class Action” at  Middle Temple.  The spiel I gave would be familiar to readers here (it was a basic ……
  • Jun 3

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?
    Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.…
Rank this Week: 4014

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 27

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Bank
    On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) through…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a number of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
  • Jul 21

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation

    ESA Roundup – Legislation, Listings, and Litigation
    Whether dealing with water or with endangered species directly, there have been a numbers of recent developments that are worth keeping on your radar.  Below is a quick summary of some of the more significant items: July 16,…
Rank this Week: 5029

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration law and employment-based visa news. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
Rank this Week: 3970

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Summarizes important developments in employment law. By Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Jul 27

    Happy Birthday: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns Twenty-Five

    Happy Birthday: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns Twenty-Five
      July 26, 2015 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), which created comprehensive federal protections for individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the…
  • Jul 22

    Virginia Employers’ Liability for Armed Security Guards and Workplace Violence

    Virginia Employers’ Liability for Armed Security Guards and Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence has become a growing concern for businesses across the country. In Virginia, employers of all sizes are actively considering, many for the first time, whether it would be prudent to have extra security personnel on hand and…
  • Jul 15

    Employer Risks in Using Employment-Related Criminal Background Checks, Part 2

    Employer Risks in Using Employment-Related Criminal Background Checks, Part 2
    Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Fair Credit Reporting Act Having considering the perils summarized above, an employer who still decides to use employee criminal background checks faces additional restrictions under other federal…
Rank this Week: 1879

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 1894

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

News and tips for people in Northern Virginia considering personal bankruptcy.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Why FCRA and FDCPA Cases in the General District Court

    Why FCRA and FDCPA Cases in the General District Court
    I hate it when companies do illegal stuff to my customers. I’m a personal bankruptcy lawyer. I love being a bankruptcy lawyer, because I can help almost everyone I see.  I love being able to help people get back…
  • Jul 15

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse at 200 S Washington Street

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse at 200 S Washington Street
    Here’s the Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Hearing Room and Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse. Most people who file bankruptcy never go to the courthouse.  Most people never see the actual bankruptcy judge.  Bankruptcy initial…
  • Jul 15

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street
    Here’s the Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Hearing Room and Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Courthouse. Most people who file bankruptcy never go to the courthouse and never see the actual bankruptcy judge.  Bankruptcy initial hearings (called…
Rank this Week: 2123

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Answers common questions about car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious issues that can involve lawsuits.

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Jul 22

    Kudos to Consumer Report

    Kudos to Consumer Report
    In 2014, Poison Control Centers received nearly 12,000 calls regarding children ingesting or coming into contact with the concentrated detergent in a laundry pod. Because of this, Consumer Reports has declared that they are no longer…
  • Jul 20

    Summer is for Motorcycles; 7 Tips for Safer Riding

    Summer is for Motorcycles; 7 Tips for Safer Riding
    After a 90 degree scorcher like today, those who are “lucky enough” are on their bikes enjoying the wind in their faces as they ride down the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying the sites and sounds of a slightly cooler summer night.…
  • Jul 18

    Cyclist Beware: Handlebar Impalement Injurie

    Cyclist Beware: Handlebar Impalement Injurie
    An estimated 85 million people in the United States report regularly riding a bicycle.  Sadly, over 500,000 people are seen in an emergency room for bicycle accident related injuries. In Roanoke and the surrounding area, commuting to…
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Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Discusses medical malpractice, auto accidents, truck accidents, personal injury, and social security.

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing – 5 Tip

    How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing – 5 Tip
    If you need help with your Social Security Disability Claim immediately, schedule a free consultation now. Looking at the Social Security Disability Process from the outside-in, it can often seem confusing.  On the one hand, we see news…
  • Jun 8

    Personal Injury Claims Against Taser International and Police Officer

    Personal Injury Claims Against Taser International and Police Officer
    Taser-Related Death Personal injury litigation against Taser International, the maker of Taser weapons, and police officers has been ongoing for more than a decade.  Victims of Taser-related deaths face several hurdles when pursuing a…
  • May 29

    How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer

    How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer
    Finding a good personal injury attorney is critical to ensuring that your case is properly handled, but it can be a daunting task trying to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust – especially if it’s the first time…
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Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
  • Jun 28

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will
    Across history and cultures, people have been writing letters to descendants to share wisdom, preserve traditions, record family history, explain, and inspire. These letters have been called different things, but today they're most commonly…
  • Jun 21

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?
    Your executor will be responsible for dealing with your probate estate (i.e., the assets passing under your will) after your death. An executor’s responsibilities include things like finding and inventorying your assets (including the…
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PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Jul 1

    Employment Law Shaken Up by Shifting Joint Employer Standard

    Employment Law Shaken Up by Shifting Joint Employer Standard
    While the nation as a whole continues to recover from the economic collapse of 2008, certain industries and market sectors have rebounded more strongly than others. Two of the big winners that have emerged in America’s new economic…
  • Jun 29

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
  • Jun 25

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to John Delaney and Sherman Kahn  for this informative post. Consumers are not bound by arbitration clauses contained in online terms of use agreements, according to a new federal appeals decision. The Ninth Circuit…
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The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal
    The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating…
  • Jun 5

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer
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  • May 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
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Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4984

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 5

    Expert Witnesses DC

    Expert Witnesses DC
    Expert Witnesses DC from Brien Roche Law Expert witnesses in Washington DC are governed by the Frye case. Frye holds that expert testimony may be admitted if the scientific principles are sufficiently established to have gained general…
  • May 12

    Pedestrian Collision

    Pedestrian Collision
    Pedestrian Collisions from Brien Roche Law Pedestrian collisions most often have an unfavorable outcome for the pedestrian. The number of pedestrians killed on US roadways has increased dramatically over the last five years. A total of 4735…
  • May 11

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
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Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    High Blood Pressure and your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim

    High Blood Pressure and your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim
    Recently, I have had a number of clients with this problem. They have a painful condition due to a Virginia Workers' Compensation back or neck injury. At the same time they have high blood pressure.The back or neck doctors "refuse" to operate…
  • Apr 13

    Three important facts about Social Security Disability & Virginia Workers Compensation

    Three important facts about Social Security Disability & Virginia Workers Compensation
    There are at least three (3) important things to know about Virginia Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability:First, even though the worker has been found "disabled" by Social Security this is not binding on the Virginia Workers'…
  • Apr 2

    Sexual Harassment in Virginia may lead to a Constructive Discharge Lawsuit!

    Sexual Harassment in Virginia may lead to a Constructive Discharge Lawsuit!
    In a recent case (Faulkner v. Dillon VLW 015-3-141) Ms. Faulkner alleged the defendant had sexually harassed her. The defendant was the owner of dry cleaning business in Bluefield, Virginia. As a result, she re-signed and commenced a lawsuit…
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Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Covers legal issues facing small businesses and common interest communities (known popularly as HOAs).

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • May 25

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
  • Mar 25

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
Rank this Week: 3099

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

Covers Virginia family law issues. By Jason A. Weis.

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 4

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose
    Vocational Expert H. Gray Broughton Introduction H. Gray Broughton is an incredibly useful Vocational Expert (VE) in a Virginia divorce case. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Broughton Associates, Incorporated (a Vocational Rehabilitation…
  • Apr 30

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce
      Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce:  Upon the recommendation of a friend, I recently finished reading a fascinating book written by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson called Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why we Justify…
  • Apr 29

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer
    WHAT ALL VIRGINIA ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW by Jason A. Weis & Grant T. Moher Curran Moher Weis, PC 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 571-328-5020 www.curranmoher.com As of January 1, 2013 I.…
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Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer
    Sickels, Frei & Mims is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers.
  • Apr 9

    Should Collectibility Matter?

    Should Collectibility Matter?
    The Supreme Court of Virginia recently issued its opinion in the case Shevlin Smith v. McLaughlin, 769 S.E. 2d 7 (2015). A copy of the opinion can be found here. The Shevlin Smith decision addressed an interesting issue: is the ability to…
  • Mar 16

    What Happens When I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

    What Happens When I Make a Personal Injury Claim?
    When I meet with potential clients for the first time, I am frequently asked about the process of making a personal injury claim. This is not surprising. You hire a personal injury attorney to handle the process for you because you do not…
Rank this Week: 4621

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

http://www.brandtlawfirm.com/blog-bankruptcy-virginia/
  • Apr 13

    Objection to Confirmation of The Plan…Now what?

    Objection to Confirmation of The Plan…Now what?
    Roughly 30 days after filing your chapter 13 case you will have to attend a meeting of the creditors where you will meet with the chapter 13 Trustee Thomas P. Gorman. In 99 percent of cases no creditors will be present at this meeting and you…
  • May 4

    TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.

    TAX RETURNS, TAX LIABILITY AND TAX REFUNDS IN CHAPTER 13 CASES.
    One of the things that is required of you while you are in chapter 13 bankruptcy (at least here in Alexandria, Virginia) is that you file your federal and state tax returns by April 15 during each and every year that you are in bankruptcy.…
  • Feb 15

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
Rank this Week: 4683

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and litigation. By The Erlich Law Office, PLLC.

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 13

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

    An Employment Trap: Tardine
    One of the most frequent stumbling blocks for clients is tardiness. Whether it’s coming to work on time or coming back from breaks in a timely fashion, we cannot stress this enough: you must be on time for work. Even if your boss says…
  • Feb 9

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker
    On December 22, 2014 a federal judge struck down a new provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that would have entitled most home-care workers to minimum wage and overtime just ten days before that provision was to take…
  • Dec 29

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
Rank this Week: 2569

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Feb 18

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision
    Ultramercial faced off again with WildTangent at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) when their case was remanded to the CAFC for the second time from the US Supreme Court.  Ultramercial, Inc. and…
  • Feb 6

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee
    On January 17, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office reduced its filing fees for Federal Trademark Applications. The fees for online filing of TEAS Plus was reduced by $50 to $225 per class of goods or services.  The TEAS Reduced Fee…
  • Jan 14

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 3878

Virginia Injury Law Blog

Virginia Injury Law Blog

Covers Virginia personal injury, medical malpractice and Federal Tort Claims Act cases. By Pierce & Thornton.

http://www.virginiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Bicyclist Settled

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Bicyclist Settled
    A Virginia wrongful death claim involving the death of a bicyclist was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve an experienced bicyclist who rented a bicycle while in town for a religious…
  • Feb 1

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Case Settle

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Case Settle
    A Virginia medical malpractice case involving the death of a patient shortly after delivering a baby was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve a nineteen year old pregnant woman who…
  • Jan 15

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle
    A Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the death of a patient at a skilled and long term care facility was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The decedent, a seventy-six year old woman, was admitted to the nursing…
Rank this Week: 4900

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2813

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 4225