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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/
  • Jan 11

    Adult Adoption in Virginia

    Adult Adoption in Virginia
    In most cases, when one thinks of adoption, they imagine a child being taken into a loving “forever” home. Virginia law, however, allows for the adoption of an adult, though specific circumstances must apply. For instance, a…
  • Jan 4

    Overview of the International Adoption Proce

    Overview of the International Adoption Proce
    Prospective parents, when considering their options, may choose the international adoption route. When deciding whether or not this option is best for your family, it is important to have an idea what that process will look like. Some of the…
  • Dec 27

    Choice of Guidelines in Virginia Child Support Case

    Choice of Guidelines in Virginia Child Support Case
    Sole vs. Split vs. Shared Child Support Guidelines Virginia law recognizes the obligation of parents to support their children financially, and the Virginia child support guidelines account for that fact. The guidelines take into account the…
Rank this Week: 136

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 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted by the President

    Chelsea Manning’s sentence commuted by the President
    The New York Times reports: President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic…
  • Jan 15

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you

    It does make you wonder . . . over to you
    A Facebook post about military sexual assault training: “There’s no need to try to understand why sexual assaults are up 550% in the Military. All women have no ability to think after one drink and are not responsible for their…
  • Jan 13

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest

    Three new SCOTUS grants of potential interest
    The most potentially relevant is McWilliams v. Dunn, No. 16-5294, involves a question regarding the degree of independence needed for appointed mental health experts under Ake v. Oklahoma. Then there are: Weaver v. Massachusetts, No.…
Rank this Week: 785

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jan 17

    Incorporation, Bonds and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!

    Incorporation, Bonds and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!
    We all know that the contract is king in Virginia.  We also know that Virginia will allow for a so called “incorporation” clause that will allow for “flow down” of certain prime contract provisions in a way that…
  • Jan 2

    Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

    Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia
    One of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s…
  • Jan 1

    Pre-Construction Issues: A Review

    Pre-Construction Issues: A Review
    Originally posted 2010-04-09 09:00:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) contacted me over Twitter, I was both honored and happily surprised to find out that they wanted me to…
Rank this Week: 468

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Dec 29

    Data Privacy Class Actions Post-Spokeo

    Data Privacy Class Actions Post-Spokeo
    The following post, written by Shawna English and Laura Lange, was first published on McGuireWoods’s Password Protected blog.  We’ve paid a lot of attention this year to how district and circuit courts have applied Spokeo,…
  • Dec 20

    5 Takeaways from the Emory/FJC Conference

    5 Takeaways from the Emory/FJC Conference
    Last week, I had the privilege of attending the FJC’s 2016 Complex Litigation Conference, held in conjunction with Emory Law School’s Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims.  [Disclosure: I serve on the…
  • Nov 8

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication

    Tyson Foods and Statistical Adjudication
    This past Supreme Court Term included several closely-watched cases.  One of the most studied was Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, in which the Court identified at least one area of class action litigation where using statistical evidence…
Rank this Week: 786

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 946

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/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 596

Andrew J. Cornick Blog

Andrew J. Cornick Blog

Covers Virginia criminal defense law.

http://www.virginia-criminal.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

    Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
    If your child has been charged or you are an adult who has been charged in Stafford County with a crime against a family member, your case will most likely start in the Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District ……
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County Circuit Court

    Stafford County Circuit Court
    The Stafford County Circuit Court hears felony matters and misdemeanor matters brought by appeal from district court or by direct indictment.  The courthouse is located at the following address: 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, Virginia…
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County General District Court

    Stafford County General District Court
    If you are an adult who has been charged in Stafford County with a crime, though there are exceptions your case will most likely start in the Stafford County General District Court.  The courthouse is located at the following address:…
Rank this Week: 622

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/
  • Jan 17

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017
    We take this opportunity to remind earth station licensees and registrants that the FCC’s International Bureau does not issue notifications of license expiration dates, or reminders to file renewal applications. We expect to see more…
  • Jan 13

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe
    Decision has 5G implications Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications,…
  • Jan 12

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe

    FCC Fines Straight Path $100M to Settle Wireless License Probe
    Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently…
Rank this Week: 3334

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Charles B. Roberts & Associates, P.C.

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    The Importance of Fair Jury Instructions in Virginia Personal Injury Case

    The Importance of Fair Jury Instructions in Virginia Personal Injury Case
    An attorney’s job does not stop at presenting his client’s case to the jury. In fact, perhaps one of the most important aspects of an advocate’s role in a Virginia personal injury case is creating the landscape in which…
  • Jan 10

    Appellate Court Discusses the Foreseeability Element in Recent Car Accident Case

    Appellate Court Discusses the Foreseeability Element in Recent Car Accident Case
    Before a personal injury case is submitted to a jury for the ultimate determination of whether the defendant should be held legally and financially responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries, a judge must first determine that each of the…
  • Jan 3

    Summary Judgment in Virginia Personal Injury Case

    Summary Judgment in Virginia Personal Injury Case
    Thousands of personal injury cases are filed each year across the State of Virginia. While many of these cases have merit, the reality is that some do not. To help deal with this reality, and to alleviate the burden on the court system,…
Rank this Week: 2512

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 17

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical…
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
Rank this Week: 2559

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
Rank this Week: 3891

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/
  • Jan 17

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend

    USPTO trademark update: fees changes and new TTAB rules took effect last weekend
    Several changes took effect last weekend at the USPTO that will impact trademark users: FEES: Some trademark processing and service fees were changed effective Jan. 14, 2017. Paper filers will be impacted the most. Ten TTAB fees are…
  • Jan 16

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015

    TPAC Meeting Summary – January 2015
    On Friday, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts/slides from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the…
  • Jan 12

    Alarming scam from “Patent & Trademark Office” of New York, NY

    Alarming scam from “Patent & Trademark Office” of New York, NY
    Recently, I received a new trademark solicitation regarding a trademark registration renewal. The company calls itself “Patent & Trademark Office” with an address in New York, NY. See the image of their mailing that…
Rank this Week: 3019

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/
  • Jan 16

    Intra-Family Conflict After Death – It’s Expensive

    Intra-Family Conflict After Death – It’s Expensive
    Within the confines of this office’s newsletters over the years are strategies designed to assist you in planning your estate to implement your decisions, your goals, avoid taxes and avoid probate. But were you aware that even the best…
  • Jan 10

    Do You Need to Revisit Your Estate Plan in 2017? The Answer is Probably “Yes.”

    Do You Need to Revisit Your Estate Plan in 2017? The Answer is Probably “Yes.”
    Estate Planning attorneys generally advise that plans be revisited with regularity to adjust for changes in law and changes in personal circumstance. At a minimum, your estate planning documents should be reviewed every 2-5 years, but 2017 is…
  • Dec 30

    The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxe

    The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxe
    Happy New Year! We hope you and yours had an enjoyable holiday season and that 2017 brings you happiness and good health.  With the close of the calendar year behind us, tax season is just beginning for individuals and many…
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Jan 16

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving
    Road rage is a significant problem on the highways of the United States. It’s bad enough when car drivers come to blows but aggressive truck driving can be even more serious for other road users. Most of us have encountered some degree…
  • Nov 29

    The Trucker DUI Limit for Commercial Driver

    The Trucker DUI Limit for Commercial Driver
    Truckers are subject to more onerous regulations than other drivers. It includes a different trucker DUI limit if you are behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle. Drunkenness, possession of alcohol or use of any alcohol on duty is…
  • Nov 15

    Five Major Trucking Wreck Causes in Virginia

    Five Major Trucking Wreck Causes in Virginia
    Trucking wrecks are not as common as automobile accidents. But when they do occur, injuries are often very severe and there is a more significant danger of fatalities. In this blog we look at five leading trucking wreck causes in the…
Rank this Week: 3346

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/
  • Jan 10

    Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State

    Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United State
    Ranked under heart disease and cancer, medical errors take more lives in the United States than other causes like car accidents, accidental shootings, falls, and poisonings. One researcher estimated some 251,000 deaths a year between the…
  • Jan 6

    Honey, Did You Buy Bread?

    Honey, Did You Buy Bread?
    As the first snow event of the season approaches, Roanoke and New River Valley residents are stocking up on the essentials. Forecasters are closely watching a system moving east through Tennessee and has placed most of Southwest Virginia…
  • Dec 27

    AAA Releases Sleep Deprivation Study Result

    AAA Releases Sleep Deprivation Study Result
    I get it, the holidays are a busy time of year.  Year-end deadlines, shopping, decorating, Christmas parties, and over indulging in food and drink can be blamed for not getting the sleep that you need.  Or maybe you believe that you…
Rank this Week: 3407

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jan 9

    NMFS Publishes Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan

    NMFS Publishes Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan
    On January 5, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published notice of the availability of the final Recovery Plan for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas).  The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the…
  • Jan 9

    Texas Cactus and Three Other Species Proposed for Downlisting or Delisting by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Texas Cactus and Three Other Species Proposed for Downlisting or Delisting by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    On December 28, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule to reclassify the Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii), downlisting the species from endangered to threatened under the…
  • Jan 5

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Finalizes First-Ever ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Finalizes First-Ever ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy
    On December 27, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) issued its final Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy (Policy) – the first policy to comprehensively address compensatory mitigation under the…
Rank this Week: 5043

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: 3808

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/
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage
    So your fiancée broke off your engagement because she fell in love with your best friend and decided she likes him better. On top of that, she won’t return the $20,000 engagement ring you bought her. So the marriage is off, your…
  • Dec 19

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim
    To sue a business for fraud in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege (and eventually prove) (1) a false representation, (2) of a material fact, (3) made intentionally and knowingly, (4) with intent to mislead, (5) reliance by the party misled,…
  • Nov 8

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court
    If you or your business needs to bring a lawsuit, it’s natural to wonder whether you may be entitled to recover millions of dollars. You read about celebrities winning $115 million against magazines who published unauthorized photos, or…
Rank this Week: 4388

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

    Filing Suit in Federal Court
    Filing Suit in Federal Court from Brien Roche Law Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either…
  • Jan 7

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
  • Jan 7

    Highway Defect Case

    Highway Defect Case
    Highway Defect Cases from Brien Roche Law Roadway Drop-off Cases Roadway drop off injuries arise in those instances where a vehicle leaves the travel portion of the roadway onto a sunken shoulder and the driver then attempts to reenter the…
Rank this Week: 2898

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 6

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving
    A reckless driving conviction on that record could impair your ability to drive with Uber, especially depending upon if you have other tickets. Contact me so we can look at your defense options. Are you an Uber driver or a hopeful driver for…
  • Dec 16

    [VIDEO] International Student Reckless Driving Defense

    [VIDEO] International Student Reckless Driving Defense
    If you are an international student and you were charged with reckless driving, you’re in the right place. This video and article explains what we can hopefully do together to avoid a criminal conviction in your case. Any time a person…
  • Dec 15

    [Quiz] Do You Know Your Rights During a Traffic Stop in Virginia?

    [Quiz] Do You Know Your Rights During a Traffic Stop in Virginia?
    Back in October, the City of Fredericksburg published a video entitled What to Expect During a Traffic Stop. There is a lot of great information in the video, and I commend the city for proactively educating people. I also felt obligated to…
Rank this Week: 1202

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jan 5

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction
    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction John Weiland of the traffic defense law firm of Weiland ... The post Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Feb 8

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for driving the wrong way on a street in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Because of his job as a…
  • Feb 8

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph zone in Hanover County, Virginia. Mr. Weiland prepared his client thoroughly for the hearing in the…
Rank this Week: 3480

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 2

    Trump Republicans and Student Loans: Don’t Follow Obama’s HAMP

    Trump Republicans and Student Loans: Don’t Follow Obama’s HAMP
    Looking Back on HAMP and Forward on Student Loans There’s a good chance that Congress will soon take a look at fastest growing category of consumer debt—student loans. During the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump added his…
  • Dec 18

    Can I Cancel My Homeowner Insurance—I’m Moving Out

    Can I Cancel My Homeowner Insurance—I’m Moving Out
    Can I Cancel the Homeowner Insurance—I’m Moving Out Are you giving up your house as part of your bankruptcy? If you are, can you cancel then homeowners insurance? I say, No. You home owners insurance does two big things. First, it…
  • Nov 6

    Legal Alliance, PLLC—Warning Signs of a Stop Foreclosure Scam

    Legal Alliance, PLLC—Warning Signs of a Stop Foreclosure Scam
    Legal Alliance, PLLC—Warning Signs of a Stop Foreclosure Scam. Two people, just this week, brought me letters they got from an outfit calling itself Legal Alliance, PLLC. (One of the two had paid them $2500.) This letter is chock full…
Rank this Week: 2702

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 2

    Trump Republicans and Student Loans: Don’t Follow Obama’s HAMP

    Trump Republicans and Student Loans: Don’t Follow Obama’s HAMP
    Looking Back on HAMP and Forward on Student Loans There’s a good chance that Congress will soon take a look at fastest growing category of consumer debt—student loans. During the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump added his…
  • Dec 18

    Can I Cancel My Homeowner Insurance—I’m Moving Out

    Can I Cancel My Homeowner Insurance—I’m Moving Out
    Can I Cancel the Homeowner Insurance—I’m Moving Out Are you giving up your house as part of your bankruptcy? If you are, can you cancel then homeowners insurance? I say, No. You home owners insurance does two big things. First, it…
  • Nov 6

    Legal Alliance, PLLC—Warning Signs of a Stop Foreclosure Scam

    Legal Alliance, PLLC—Warning Signs of a Stop Foreclosure Scam
    Legal Alliance, PLLC—Warning Signs of a Stop Foreclosure Scam. Two people, just this week, brought me letters they got from an outfit calling itself Legal Alliance, PLLC. (One of the two had paid them $2500.) This letter is chock full…
Rank this Week: 4524

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
  • Jan 2

    HMA Law: 2016 Year In Review

    HMA Law: 2016 Year In Review
    It has been a fulfilling and eventful 2016 at the HMA Law Firm! In our main office in Northern Virginia:We represented approximately 350 people in complex matters ranging from asylum to employment-based immigration, citizenship, and criminal…
  • Dec 22

    NSEERS Is Dead. But Its Reincarnation May Be Worse.

    NSEERS Is Dead. But Its Reincarnation May Be Worse.
    As an immigration lawyer who helped quite a few people navigate around the bigotry-flavored self-licking ice cream cone also known as NSEERS, I am elated to hear the Obama administration listened to the collective voice of a broad coalition…
  • Nov 23

    What's Up (Or Behind) Kris Kobach's Sleeve?

    What's Up (Or Behind) Kris Kobach's Sleeve?
    The Topeka Capital Journal posted a picture on November 21 of immigration hardliner and (unofficial?) Trump advisor Kris Kobach. In his hand he held a leather portfolio - and his strategic immigration plan for Trump's first 365 days in…
Rank this Week: 5048

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 7

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?
    With all the hand-wringing over fake news these days, many are wondering whether it isn’t actionable libel to publish false news accounts. Take “Pizzagate,” for example. Shortly before the election, rumors began circulating…
  • Nov 17

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?
    When I wrote about the elements of defamation back in 2013, I noted that one of the requirements for a successful defamation action is that the statement at issue be “defamatory in nature.” In other words, to be actionable, that…
  • Oct 28

    Former Boss Fired You But Tells People You Quit: Not Defamatory

    Former Boss Fired You But Tells People You Quit: Not Defamatory
    In an opinion published earlier this week by a federal court in Alexandria, the court analyzed a defamation claim brought by a sales representative against her former employer, manufacturer of the Mammotome breast biopsy system. Her former…
Rank this Week: 3856

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don’t fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 4684

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?
    You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t updated for some time (and if you didn’t notice, I perfectly understand). Frustrating when blogs and public commentators just disappear without notice, isn’t it? My apologies for…
  • Oct 21

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2015-1107 (Prost, Newman, O’Malley) Pro se applicant Steve Morsa returns to the Federal Circuit following a remand to the PTAB in 2013’s In re Morsa. The original case was, on its surface, a lesson on the enablement…
  • Oct 14

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 2273

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Nov 6

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave
    On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County, Maryland (the “County”) joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring paid sick leave for employees of all entities doing business in Montgomery County. The County’s Earned Sick…
  • May 18

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
  • May 17

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
Rank this Week: 2611

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/
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Dec 8

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage's proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the company's first self-storage facility to the…
Rank this Week: 4118

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: 2725

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1824

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 5

    The outer limits on visitation

    The outer limits on visitation
    In Petersen v. Petersen, the father brought out the big guns, hiring William Hurd to represent him before the Court of Appeals. The most interesting issue in the case was whether the Circuit Court, on appeal from the Juvenile Court, violated…
  • Oct 5

    On brevity

    On brevity
    I read with interest the latest essay by Steve Emmert on his website, in which he discusses how the new federal rule will reduce the length of briefs allowed without leave of court, and also discusses the recommendation from Bryan Garner that…
  • Oct 3

    Game Day in Farmville

    Game Day in Farmville
    The Richmond paper has this report on the hoopla at Longwood University surrounding the upcoming vice-presidential debate. I've been to Farmville many times, it is about like Galax (they both have a Macados).
Rank this Week: 2318

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law. By the Kaplan Law Firm.

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • Sep 28

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter
    I represent a client who was found in 2014 to have committed the crime of stalking because he truthfully told others that another person had had an affair with his wife.  Although what my client said may have embarrassed his wife’s…
  • Aug 25

    Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill

    Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill
    Opposing counsel in the Villa v. CavaMezze Grill case has filed their brief in opposition to our appeal in this Title VII case, which is currently pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and I have filed The Kaplan Law Firm’s…
  • Jul 28

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case
    The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have…
Rank this Week: 3431

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Covers family law. By Wesley D Wornom, PC.

http://www.virginiadivorcelaw.guru/
  • Aug 19

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

    TSP Funds – Fund Description
    Many federal employees could benefit by reading this new free publication by FedWeek. It describes the underlying assets of each choice. Choosing a diversified portfolio of investments is advised by all financial planners. …
  • Aug 19

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

    TSP Funds – Fund Description
    Many federal employees could benefit by reading this new free publication by FedWeek. It describes the underlying assets of each choice. Choosing a diversified portfolio of investments is advised by all financial planners. …
  • Aug 14

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship
    In what used to be called a traditional marriage, the husband earning the money and the wife took care of the household and the primary duties of raising children. Since the 1970’s this type of marriage has become less common, but it…
Rank this Week: 1882

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3675

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 21

    MoreUs Has Moved!

    MoreUs Has Moved!
    Please join us at our newly redesigned blog site! If you're currently subscribed to our email service, you'll need to resubscribe there. Thanks for reading! - AJM
  • May 27

    New Sunday Hours for Bar Exam Study Period

    New Sunday Hours for Bar Exam Study Period
    Now through July 17, the Law Library will be open on Sundays from 8 to 5. Best of luck to all of our recent grads now studying for bar exams! - AJM
  • May 6

    Grilled Cheese Melts Away Exam Time Blue

    Grilled Cheese Melts Away Exam Time Blue
    Law students enjoying a comfort food study break. A record number of law students lined up inside and outside of MyLab for last evening’s semi-annual Grilled Cheese Night. One hundred forty-two students patiently awaited the warm gooey…
Rank this Week: 2899

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver
    In Virginia, injured victims of drinking and driving accidents can sue the drunk driver for punitive damages in addition to traditional compensatory damages. What are Punitive and Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damages are those…
  • Aug 24

    What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident and It’s Not Your Fault

    What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident and It’s Not Your Fault
    IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND NEED TO SPEAK TO A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, CONTACT US TODAY. I get asked this question by clients in Virginia all the time: “I just got in a car accident, what do I need to do?”…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2650

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental
    With the burst of transient occupancy arrangements, vacation rentals and renter occupied units/homes in common interest communities in recent years, community associations continue to scramble to figure out how best to handle them in light of…
  • Mar 29

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge
    As of July 1, 2015, the Virginia Condominium Act provides that no condominium association may impose an assessment or charge against a unit owner unless such charge or assessment (a) is expressly authorized by the Condominium Act (see…
  • Mar 8

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update
    Since our last postings on the subject of disclosure packets, the General Assembly has adopted several minor Code changes to clarify existing provisions: Delivery by Overnight Carrier  The Code section providing for cancellation of the…
Rank this Week: 3428

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • Apr 25

    High Asset Divorce

    High Asset Divorce
    In 2015, Curran Moher Weis, through negotiation or litigation, equitably distributed more than half a billion dollars in assets.  Though our Northern Virginia family law practice represents clients who come in all shapes and sizes (and…
  • Oct 5

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
  • Oct 5

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
Rank this Week: 4928

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3728

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?
    DISASTER: YOUR VIRGINIA SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN CUT OFF! Bad news! You fought long and hard to win your disability but now the government says you have "improved" and you are no longer disabled. What can you do?1.  You need to file…
  • Dec 31

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia
    You are injured at work so you would naturally expect to receive compensation under the workers' compensation laws. In Virginia, if is a repetitive trauma injury, you will not be successful.In Virginia you can be compensated for an injury at…
  • Dec 13

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge
    I have represented claimants in over 1,000 Social Security Disability hearings. These are some suggestions about the claimant's testimony before the judge:First, if you have a case that involves chronic pain you are going to be asked what is…
Rank this Week: 3497

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    The Secret to Life

    The Secret to Life
    One of our clients shared this insight, as told to her by Cantor Maurice Falkow from Congregation Anshei Israel, now deceased. Many people had asked Cantor Falkow about the secret to life.  He always replied that there really isn’t…
  • Jun 23

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?
    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248968150/beyond-good-cop-bad-cop-a-look-at-real-life-interrogation
  • May 7

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 4926

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…
Rank this Week: 3618