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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/
  • Oct 28

    Boilerplate Provisions in Virginia Separation Agreement

    Boilerplate Provisions in Virginia Separation Agreement
    When negotiating a marital settlement agreement or separation agreement, you will inevitably hear your counsel talk about certain standard “boilerplate” provisions. You will probably just glance over these provisions, and your…
  • Oct 23

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate

    Child Support: What to Do When a Child Emancipate
    It’s a common story. Pursuant to your Virginia divorce decree, you are ordered to pay your ex-spouse $1,200/month in child support for your three children. A few years later, your oldest child graduates from high school and goes off to…
  • Oct 20

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Prenups for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced on October 6, 2014 that it was not going to consider appeals from lawmakers in five states, including Virginia, who wished to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The result: same-sex couples now have the right to…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Oct 29

    Prosecutorial error and best practice

    Prosecutorial error and best practice
    It’s never too early to plan for interesting upcoming events.  So, you ought to set-aside 12-13 June 2015, especially if you will be in the Arlington, VA area on those days. The Center for Prosecutorial Integrity will have its…
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
Rank this Week: 118

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
  • Oct 30

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum

    Smithsonian Will Host Innovation Festival at National Air and Space Museum
    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host an Innovation Festival Nov. 1 and 2, a collaboration between the Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The festival will highlight accomplishments of American…
  • Oct 30

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc

    Patent Reform Dead if CAFC Reviews Willfulness En Banc
    In a concurring opinion, Judge O’Malley, who was joined by Judge Hughes, wrote that she felt constrained by the Federal Circuit’s precedent in In re Seagate and Bard Peripheral Vascular v. W.L. Gore, but that recent Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead

    Dear Patent Troll: Drop Dead
    In 2012, Mr. Rust bought five patents from an inventor named Laurence Klein for exactly $1. He then set up 101 separate limited liability companies (LLCs), each with bizarre six letter names like IsaMai, BriPol, and HarNol. No one but Mr.…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football
    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football…
  • Oct 30

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record
    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information,…
  • Oct 23

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
  • Oct 30

    USPTO to begin emailing reminders trademark registration renewal deadline

    USPTO to begin emailing reminders trademark registration renewal deadline
    The USPTO announced last week, at the TPAC meeting, that it will begin sending notices via email to trademark registrants about upcoming deadlines for Section 8 declarations of continued use (due between the 5th and 6th anniversary of the…
  • Oct 29

    Great (but unregistered) slogans from Jonathan Adler, ‘your 24 hour pot dealer’ @jonathanadler

    Great (but unregistered) slogans from Jonathan Adler, ‘your 24 hour pot dealer’ @jonathanadler
    I recently rode my bicycle past the Jonathan Adler store in Georgetown. The windows of the home furnishings and pottery store feature great slogans that are memorable and fun! “where lonely sofas meet perky pillows”  …
  • Oct 28

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXI

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXI
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
Rank this Week: 546

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Oct 20

    The Registered Agent Advantage

    The Registered Agent Advantage
    In the Commonwealth of Virginia, as in most states, all corporations, LLC’s or other corporate style entities are required to have a registered agent if they are to do business in the Commonwealth.  The reasons for the requirement…
  • Oct 13

    Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object

    Is Arbitration Okay Under the Miller Act? It Is if You Don’t Object
    I have discussed both payment bond claims under the Miller Act and alternate dispute resolution (ADR) here at Construction Law Musings on many an occasion.  A question that is sometimes open is what to do when there is contractually…
  • Oct 10

    The Beautiful Me

    The Beautiful Me
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Mike Collignon.  Mike is a co-founder of the Green Builder Coalition. The Green Builder® Coalition is working to improve the sustainable attributes of new and…
Rank this Week: 508

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    If You Pay a Virginia ticket, Will You Get Points?

    If You Pay a Virginia ticket, Will You Get Points?
    Find out what happens if you pay your VA traffic ticket. Are you admitting guilt and will you get points? Contact me today to see what options you may have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
  • Oct 29

    Will an Out of State Ticket Give You Points in Virginia?

    Will an Out of State Ticket Give You Points in Virginia?
    This is a question I get every week. Find out how out of state DMVs and courts communicate with the VA DMV and how your out of state charge can put points on your VA license. If you have a case in VA, contact me today for a free case strategy…
  • Oct 28

    Virginia Moving Violation…What should you do?

    Virginia Moving Violation…What should you do?
    If you have a moving violation in VA, contact me today for a free case strategy session. I’ll get all the facts of your case and let know what we can do to best the best possible outcome. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. |…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    Water, Water, Everywhere
    Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically purchase an…
  • Sep 16

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
Rank this Week: 1042

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 22

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander
    Suppose you've spoken your mind about someone you don't like and have been accused of defamation. Should you apologize? If you intentionally defamed the character of another person out of ill will or spite, you're probably not going to want…
  • Sep 15

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee
    As a business owner, you can't control everything your employees will do or say. What if one of them defames the character of another employee while on the job? Can the business be held responsible? If the employee uttered the defamatory…
  • Aug 29

    One Yelp Review = One Publication

    One Yelp Review = One Publication
    Once upon a time, each separate copy of a defamatory statement was considered a separate publication, giving rise to a separate cause of action for defamation. Back then, if a defamatory article was published in a newspaper and the newspaper…
Rank this Week: 934

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    You can't lie by claiming to be honest

    You can't lie by claiming to be honest
    In Trustees of Hackberry Baptist Church v. Womack, Judge Kiser of the W.D. Va. held that a defendant's claim of "honesty and fair dealing" was not a representation of fact on which a claim of actual or constructive fraud could be based.
  • Oct 21

    What happens if the clerk refuses to certify the record on appeal

    What happens if the clerk refuses to certify the record on appeal
    In Ford v. Com., the Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion by Senior Judge Clements, joined by Judges Frank and Beales, addressed the appellant's appellate issues arising out of the Circuit Court clerk's refusal to certify the record.…
  • Aug 20

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case
    The long-running litigation in the W.D. Va. over coalbed methane royalties has been on hold since the oral argument in May before the Fourth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Jones's orders certifying the cases into five class actions. Yesterday…
Rank this Week: 1311

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1287

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/
  • Oct 10

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's <i>Discourse</i>

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's &lt;i&gt;Discourse&lt;/i&gt;
    This week Sir Henry Spelman’s Discourse on Law Terms, an explanation of Jewish, Grecian, Roman, Norman, and Saxon law published in London in 1684, arrived at the University of Virginia Law Library well-preserved and with that smoky…
  • Oct 10

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene
    From arsonists to rock stars, crime bosses to ... killer clowns?? Gina Wohlsdorf, curator of "The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove," shares her perspective on the exhibit and its creation. Print renderings of the sketches will be on…
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep Dive into Lawmaking with FiscalNote

    Take a Deep Dive into Lawmaking with FiscalNote
    Want to keep up with what’s happening in Congress and in state legislatures? Check out one of the Law Library’s newest database offerings – FiscalNote. FiscalNote’s team of software and public policy entrepreneurs…
Rank this Week: 1160

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Auto Insurance

    Auto Insurance
    Auto Insurance from Brien Roche Law You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an…
  • Oct 26

    Ruptured Aneurysm

    Ruptured Aneurysm
    Ruptured Aneurysm from Brien Roche Law A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious…
  • Oct 25

    What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?

    What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
    What Kind of Compensation is Available for a Spinal Cord Injury Claim? from Brien Roche Law A spinal cord injury is a serious and life-altering experience that can impact the lives of victims both temporarily or permanently.  Because of…
Rank this Week: 1856

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/
  • Oct 29

    176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell

    176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell
    Our friend Michael Marcus has been busy. Lucky for us. We recently reported on a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking input on the possible use of millimeter wave frequencies (i.e., 24 GHz and north) for mobile communications. Our friend, Michael…
  • Oct 29

    Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!

    Just in Time for Halloween: Zombie Aereo!
    Preliminary injunction kills Aereo’s “live” retransmissions, but leaves it partly alive and still shuffling It’s still alive!!! Given up for dead by many, our old pal Aereo has managed to sidestep the Grim Reaper yet…
  • Oct 28

    Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set

    Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement Set
    Readers will recall that, last spring, the Commission decided that certain TV joint sales agreements (JSAs) may create attributable interests for the purposes of determining compliance with the multiple ownership rules. And, thanks to that…
Rank this Week: 1589

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

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

    The Guardianship Model of the Class Action

    The Guardianship Model of the Class Action
    Northwestern Law professor Martin Redish should be very familiar to readers of this blog. I’ve covered his work before, from his constitutional challenges to the class action through his critique of the cy pres remedy to…
  • Oct 22

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie
    Back in 2010, noted legal scholar Marc Galanter wrote an article on “The Dialectic of Injury and Remedy.” It contains only one explicit mention of class actions, but, in general, touches on some points that recur frequently…
  • Oct 15

    The State of the Merger Class Action

    The State of the Merger Class Action
    Merger-challenge class actions have become very popular in the last decade. (For a great source of data, check Cornerstone Research’s surveys on the subject.) They operate similar to traditional securities class actions, but have…
Rank this Week: 2286

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/
Rank this Week: 2172

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/
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 2065

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5

    How to Hire an Employment Lawyer – Steps 1 through 5
    We get a lot of phone calls and emails. On most days, we hear form eight to twelve potential clients asking about discrimination, harassment, non-compete clauses, severance agreements, failure to pay overtime, and other employment…
  • Oct 7

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000

    DSW Settles Age Discrimination Case for $900,000
    According to the Chicago Tribune, shoe retailer DSW, Inc. has agreed to settle an age discrimination suit brought by the Chicago District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of seven managers…
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
Rank this Week: 1631

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 2298

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 26

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Get a Mortgage?

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Get a Mortgage?
    Good News:  Fannie Mae Announces New Shorter Waiting Period. Here’s the most important question for people who file bankruptcy because they can’t make their house payments:  How soon can I buy a house again? Since the…
  • Jul 16

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”

    Bankruptcy consultation shouldn’t be like “Texas Hold’em”
    Q:  “Why Do you Want All these Forms Filed Out for our Bankruptcy Consultation?” A:  “Because you and I should not play Texas hold’em.” I’ve never played Texas hold’em.  But I’ve…
  • Jul 12

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug
    This article in the Norfolk paper about Portfolio Recovery explains something I had only guessed at, before.  Debt collectors know when your finances improve.  Debt collectors pay the credit bureaus to tell them. I’m a…
Rank this Week: 2110

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Basics of Insurance - Part II

    Basics of Insurance - Part II
    In my last post, I provided a summary of the types of auto insurance that often come into play during a personal injury case. In this post, I will outline some important auto insurance laws in Virginia and what you can do to protect yourself…
  • Mar 27

    Basics of Insurance - Part I

    Basics of Insurance - Part I
    I often find myself explaining how auto insurance "works" to family, friends, and clients. Even the basics of insurance can be difficult to understand. Unfortunately, the complexities of insurance often cause individuals to unknowingly…
  • Feb 20

    Basics of Insurance - Part I

    Basics of Insurance - Part I
    I often find myself explaining how auto insurance "works" to family, friends, and clients. Even the basics of insurance can be difficult to understand. Unfortunately, the complexities of insurance often cause individuals to unknowingly…
Rank this Week: 2022

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
Rank this Week: 2360

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: 1667

The 'Shipping News

The 'Shipping News

Covers clerkship advice and information. By the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/shippingnews/
  • Oct 14

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship &amp; Internship Conference - last RSVP date
    Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference. The conference will be held at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 4340 Connecticut Ave., N.W.…
  • Sep 3

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference
    Want an opportunity to learn about judicial clerkships and internships from the judges themselves? If so, make your way to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Robert E. Wone Annual Minority Judicial…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Trial Court

    Virginia Trial Court
    A clerkship in a Virginia Circuit Court can be an excellent opportunity, particularly for those who wish to pursue careers in prosecution, public defense, legal aid or a more regional firm. While not every court hires term clerks, most of the…
Rank this Week: 1855

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

Covers estate planning in Virginia and Maryland. By Scott R. Zucker.

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example
    By passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), President Obama and Congress have agreed on a first step towards solving our fiscal cliff problem.  While neither Democrats or Republicans seem overly…
  • Dec 2

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback
    When you achieve a certain level of success in estate planning law, complaining about the billboards, the yachts, the keys to the cities, the authorized (and unauthorized) documentaries about your life, etc. seems a bit petty. Then again, the…
  • Nov 30

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 2119

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 2280

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/
  • Oct 30

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!
    If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code §…
  • Oct 21

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster
    Scott is a 2014 graduate of the William and Mary Law School and newly admitted member of the Virginia State Bar. In 2010, Scott became the first college student to be elected to the Williamsburg City Council. Scott has worked diligently with…
  • Oct 13

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer

    Community Associations and Holiday Decorations: Trying to Preserve Holiday Cheer
    It’s that time of year when we start to see holiday decorations. Yes, the stores are displaying Halloween items along with Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa and other holiday decorations at the same time. And now that there…
Rank this Week: 3379

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: 3945

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 4965

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/
  • Oct 28

    Horrific Car Accidents Blamed on Faulty Guardrail

    Horrific Car Accidents Blamed on Faulty Guardrail
    Isn’t it ironic that a product designed and produced solely for the purpose of saving lives is now responsible for deaths and catastrophic injury? Trinity Industries, a leading manufacturer of guardrails and guardrail endcaps, has…
  • Oct 20

    How Do You Handle an Aggressive Driver?

    How Do You Handle an Aggressive Driver?
    Drivers come in all types, some seem slow and lackadaisical, others are in so much of a hurry you would think that something was on fire.  I encountered the former on my morning commute and it got me thinking about how dangerous…
  • Oct 9

    How To Find The Right Lawyer In Roanoke, Virginia

    How To Find The Right Lawyer In Roanoke, Virginia
    After an accident, finding a lawyer to represent you may seem overwhelming.  If you’re reading this, you’ve already started your research. I understand that you have many questions like: Do I need a lawyer? How do I obtain my…
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Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    Hire a Virginia Workers Compensation Lawyer or do it yourself?

    Hire a Virginia Workers Compensation Lawyer or do it yourself?
    The original design of the Virginia Workers Compensation Act was to have a simple mechanism to provide injured workers compensation and medical care. However, the system is now much to complicated to handle it yourself. If you had a brain…
  • Oct 25

    Pain and Suffering in a Virginia Workers' Compensation Case?

    Pain and Suffering in a Virginia Workers' Compensation Case?
    In my Virginia Workers' Compensation practice injured workers often ask "Why cannot I get pain and suffering and compensation for loss of quality of life due to the painful injury I suffered on the job?" The workers also say "After all it all…
  • Oct 21

    How to Handle the Insurance Company's Job Placement Worker in a Virginia Workers' Compensation Case

    How to Handle the Insurance Company's Job Placement Worker in a Virginia Workers' Compensation Case
    In Virginia, the insurer will press the doctor to release "the injured worker" to light duty work soon after an accident at work. If the doctor agrees, the insurance company will assign a job placement worker (vocational consultant) to the…
Rank this Week: 3894

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Oct 23

    Restaurant Wins Specialized Knowledge Visa Fight with DHS

    Restaurant Wins Specialized Knowledge Visa Fight with DHS
    AUTHORS:  Michael Neifach and Minnie Fu. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.,   has rejected U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ determination that “inherent knowledge a person gains as a result of his or…
  • Oct 7

    USCIS E-Verify Record Disposal of 10-Year-Old Receipts to Begin January 1, 2015

    USCIS E-Verify Record Disposal of 10-Year-Old Receipts to Begin January 1, 2015
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that as of January 1, 2015, in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration records retention and disposal schedule, it will begin…
  • Sep 25

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. Five franchisees and operators of 7-Eleven, Inc. stores located throughout Long Island, New York and Virginia plead guilty to committing wire fraud and concealing and harboring unauthorized foreign national…
Rank this Week: 4029

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
  • Oct 22

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1450 (Moore, Schall, Reyna) Boilerplate. Most of us do it, but do generic copied-and-pasted statements of breadth in a specification do anything for us? The Federal Circuit in Hill-Rom v. Stryker suggests boilerplate…
  • Oct 5

    GE Lighting v. AgiLight – Application Drafting Lesson

    GE Lighting v. AgiLight – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1267 (Rader, Moore, Reyna) Claim construction disputes usually offer good prosecution lessons. The construction exercise unearths many different things from application preparation and prosecution that can end up controlling…
  • Sep 16

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks several months that might be of interest. -My apologies for the unannounced blogging hiatus this summer. My absence is an exciting story,…
Rank this Week: 2771

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/
  • Oct 21

    Photos Help Lead to $600,000 Trucking Settlement In Pamlico County, NC

    Photos Help Lead to $600,000 Trucking Settlement In Pamlico County, NC
    By John Cooper, North Carolina Trucking Accident Lawyer The old maxim says “a picture is worth a thousand words” and it certainly proved to be the case in a recent trucking accident case in North Carolina. Photos allow…
  • Oct 15

    Texas College Mourns After Truck Kills Four Students in Oklahoma

    Texas College Mourns After Truck Kills Four Students in Oklahoma
    Tractor trailer accidents can be tragic but few this year have been as horrifying as a crash that killed four student athletes from North Central Texas College, in Oklahoma last month. The Associated Press reported on how the North Central…
  • Oct 13

    Trucker is Injured in Chesapeake When Tractor Trailer Flips Over

    Trucker is Injured in Chesapeake When Tractor Trailer Flips Over
    By John Cooper, Chesapeake Trucking Accident Lawyer Tractor trailers may not flip over often but when they do it can pose a nightmare for other road users. Last week a trucker was injured on the exit ramp to eastbound Military Highway in…
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Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Oct 18

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon
    With two and a half months still to go, 2014 has been one of the toughest years on record for freedom of speech in the USA. In February, for instance, two “climate change” groups collected 110,000 names on a petition they then…
  • Sep 22

    ‘Freedom From Speech’

    ‘Freedom From Speech’
    Evidence that the human race is not yet won, as a former colleague used to say, is coming in the windows.  From murder in the name of religion, to widespread crime, greed, and violence, to the bottoming of popular culture, it’s…
  • Aug 21

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism
    It’s symptomatic of the syndrome: So many people who presume to speak for and about journalism’s shortcomings misdiagnose both the problem and its solutions.  So it is that individuals of a certain mindset promote the idea…
Rank this Week: 4007

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day

    Three Great Traffic Results in One Day
    On October 9, 2014, I helped three clients get reductio […] The post Three Great Traffic Results in One Day appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Sep 2

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day

    Three More Dismissals within Three Work Day
    Previously, I mentioned that four of my clients celebra […] The post Three More Dismissals within Three Work Days appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3089

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
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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/
  • Oct 15

    Tractor-Trailer and Motorcycle Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital

    Tractor-Trailer and Motorcycle Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital
    The Virginian-Pilot recently reported that a motorcycle rider was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he collided with a tractor-trailer in Newport News, Virginia. According to the report, when police arrived at the scene, they…
  • Oct 1

    Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves One Dead and Others Injured in Norfolk, Virginia

    Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves One Dead and Others Injured in Norfolk, Virginia
    The Virginian-Pilot recently reported that a motor vehicle accident left one person dead and others injured in Norfolk, Virginia. According to the report, the deceased individual was a passenger who exited the vehicle he was traveling in,…
  • Sep 15

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice Settle

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice Settle
    A Virginia wrongful death case alleging medical malpractice was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve the death of a 40 year old man who suffered a fracture of his tibia after being struck…
Rank this Week: 4792

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
Rank this Week: 4050

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Oct 13

    Transferring Real Estate to A Revocable Trust by Deed

    Transferring Real Estate to A Revocable Trust by Deed
    Real estate includes your house, condo, vacation home, commercial building, and similar properties. Generally, a person who has a revocable trust will want that trust to be the owner and/or beneficiary of most of his/her assets: the…
  • Sep 21

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust
    (or: why we have to ask the mortgage company for permission to transfer the rental property but not the house) People usually establish revocable trusts to facilitate the management of their assets if they become incapacitated and to avoid…
  • Aug 14

    Organ Donation--Not Just a Yes or No Choice

    Organ Donation--Not Just a Yes or No Choice
    When you go the DMV for a drivers license, you might check a box regarding organ donation. At the DMV in Virginia, organ donation is a yes or no question. You either check the box to become a donor or leave to box blank to not to become a…
Rank this Week: 4010

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Oct 2

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark
            The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks.  The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link…
  • Sep 8

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”

    ALS Association withdraws US Trademark Applications to Register “Ice Bucket Challenge”
    The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (“ALS”) has withdrawn its US Trademark Applications that include the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and ALS ice bucket challenge.  The group posted to Facebook…
  • Sep 5

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow
    The USPTO will be hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).  The FITF provisions became…
Rank this Week: 3987

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/
  • Sep 30

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge
    Elders are among the most vulnerable populations, and they are at special risk for abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Caregiver stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to elder abuse, and stressed-out caregivers are the most…
  • Sep 22

    How to make homes safer for senior

    How to make homes safer for senior
    Older adults who continue to live independently at home will need a safe space in which to live. Making the home safe is essential for preventing injuries. Each year, around 7,000 elderly people die in accidents at home, while millions more…
  • Aug 31

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible
    Results of four new research trials suggest that changes to the eyes and ability to smell may be valuable in the early detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reports presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference…
Rank this Week: 2537

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3231

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 2589

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Sep 4

    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance

    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance
    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance If you are charged with a DUI in Virginia, there are many things to consider. You must consider your possibility of jail time, fines, suspension of your driving privileges in Virginia,…
  • Aug 18

    Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving

    Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving
    An attorney for Caddell Nelson and Reibach achieved a very good result in a local court recently on a serious charge of Reckless Driving by Speed. The client was charged with driving 95 mph or above. Because of this particular court’s…
  • Aug 18

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone
    Our law firm recently represented a client charged with Reckless Driving by Speed, 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, in a central Virginia court. The client, who was from another country and in the United States on a student visa, was clocked going…
Rank this Week: 3836