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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/
  • Aug 27

    Establishment and Disestablishment of Paternity in Virginia

    Establishment and Disestablishment of Paternity in Virginia
    Establishment of Paternity of a Child Born to a Married Mother A child born to a married woman in Virginia is presumed to be the child of her husband, so long as they were married for the ten months preceding the birth of the child. The…
  • Aug 20

    Six Things to Do Before Seeking a Divorce in Virginia

    Six Things to Do Before Seeking a Divorce in Virginia
    Going through a divorce results in a whirlwind of emotions—everything from extreme sadness and disappointment to elation and acceptance. Regardless of how the marriage ended, or whether the divorce is amicable or contested, people are…
  • Aug 13

    Legal Separation in Virginia

    Legal Separation in Virginia
    A question that is often posed by persons seeking to separate from their spouse and eventually divorce, is whether or not there is a status of legal separation under Virginia law. The short answer is no, unlike many other states,…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Aug 26

    A not uncommon question

    A not uncommon question
    Military and civilian counsel military cases is bound by Service rules of professional responsibility as well as their bar.  The military RPC are based on the ABA Model Rules.  Thus, ABA interpretations can be meaningful and…
  • Aug 22

    Worth-the-read

    Worth-the-read
    Several relevant items for you this weekend. Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Computer searches usually happen in two stages. Agents take the computer, make a mirror image copy of its hard drive on a government…
  • Aug 21

    Spousal privilege

    Spousal privilege
    The NMCCA has issued an interesting published opinion on a government appeal. United States v. Rios.  From the opinion. The appellee is currently facing trial by special court-martial on numerous charges regarding larceny from the Marine…
Rank this Week: 127

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 24

    Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update

    Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update
    The American Arbitration Association has made some needed updates to their Construction Industry Arbitration and Mediation Rules, effective July 1, 2015.  Among the changes listed at their website are: A mediation step for all cases with…
  • Aug 21

    How Do You Get to the Five Year Mark? Some Practical Advice

    How Do You Get to the Five Year Mark? Some Practical Advice
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the…
  • Aug 10

    When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

    When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?
    I have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia.  A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Aug 18

    Could a Baby’s Name Influence the Likelihood of Scary Hospital Errors?

    Could a Baby’s Name Influence the Likelihood of Scary Hospital Errors?
    A new study published in early July in the journal Pediatrics has many obstetricians and hospital safety officials talking. Per the research, approximately 11 percent of medical errors affecting newborn babies stem from misidentification.…
  • Aug 17

    August Is National Immunization Awareness Month – Round Up of Immunization New

    August Is National Immunization Awareness Month – Round Up of Immunization New
    2015 has been a momentous year, in terms of discussion of immunization policy. Ridiculous, unscientific efforts to connect early childhood vaccinations with autism have fortunately stalled, thanks in part to publication of another exhaustive…
  • Jul 16

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

    What Every Patient Should Know About “Number Needed to Treat”
    Most drug advertisements today include a lot of superficial information touting the benefits of medications, including statistics that can make treatments look fantastic and benign. While the statistics these drug makers cite may be accurate,…
Rank this Week: 187

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice…

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice Blog

By Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, P.C.

http://va-nc-medical-surgery-malpractice-attorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 254

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: 434

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

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

    Social media protection for Virginia employee

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

    More on Daubert

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

    On the BVU ex-employee

    On the BVU ex-employee
    I read online that a fellow who used to work for Bristol Virginia Utilities has entered a guilty plea to federal charges involving money. That guy was a good friend of mine back when I was helping out as their junior varsity counsel and the…
Rank this Week: 443

Public Works

Public Works

Covers public service at Virginia Law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3
    Email Etiquette - Liz Averill Like practically every lawyer I know, I have seen a lot of embarrassing emails. The worst have been emails containing personal messages or confidential information that were unintentionally sent to large groups…
Rank this Week: 407

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Virginia Reckless Driving Statute

    [VIDEO] Fight Virginia Reckless Driving Statute
    Contact me today so we can go ahead and get started analyzing your case, and seeing what defenses you may have, and what possible outcomes we’d like to get in court. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your…
  • Aug 31

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?
    Definitely contact a lawyer like myself so you can find out kind of what you’re facing and how the local court does treat these kind of cases, because shoplifting charges are very serious, and you certainly don’t want to have that…
  • Aug 29

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?
    If you’re charged with shoplifting, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and how I can help you with it. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer. If you’re…
Rank this Week: 664

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

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

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

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

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

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 547

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: 572

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

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

http://www.commlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 897

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 24

    News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson: Telling It Like It I

    News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson: Telling It Like It I
    It’s not every day that a speech given by a publishing executive is truly noteworthy, but remarks given earlier this month by Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp., are the exception to the rule. Speaking on August 13 at Australia’s…
  • Aug 11

    Trump and the Media

    Trump and the Media
    Far too many people, GOP presidential candidates included, earnestly describe Donald Trump as vulgar, narcissistic, uninformed, or juvenile.  What they don’t realize is that Trump and the media see attributes like these as his good…
  • Jul 15

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault
    If you’re not alarmed by the assault on the First Amendment and free speech generally, you’re not paying attention. Consider the list of offenses committed by the government.  They range, in recent times, from the Department…
Rank this Week: 840

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/
  • Aug 31

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist
    As you may know from past posts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces five federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for federal employment, current federal employees, or former…
  • Aug 17

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard
    Derivative actions are a mainstay of modern business litigation. They allow a shareholder of a corporation to enforce a right the corporation has but is wrongfully refusing to enforce. Normally, corporate management would be responsible for…
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
Rank this Week: 1093

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Aug 28

    Cautionary Tale for EB-5 Investor

    Cautionary Tale for EB-5 Investor
    The SEC has sued Seattle developer Lobsang Dargey, alleging that he misappropriated $17 million from investors in his EB-5 program, and announcing a freeze of Dargey’s assets at the same time. The EB-5 program allows foreign nationals…
  • Aug 21

    Ever Evolving L-1B Adjudication Standard

    Ever Evolving L-1B Adjudication Standard
    Immigration law practitioners have been receiving Requests for Evidence (RFEs) on most L-1B (Intracompany Transferee-Specialized Knowledge) petitions for new issuance as well as L-1B renewals. These RFEs, requiring burdensome responses, in…
  • Aug 19

    2008 STEM Extension Dealt a Setback

    2008 STEM Extension Dealt a Setback
    The 2008 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule allowing certain F-1 visa students with Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) degrees to extend their stay for an additional 17 months of training related to their degrees in the…
Rank this Week: 1420

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: 1480

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Succeed on FTCA Case

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Succeed on FTCA Case
    CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYERS OR LAW FIRM. Sickels, Frei & Mims is proud to announce that Chuck…
  • Apr 21

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer

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

    Should Collectibility Matter?

    Should Collectibility Matter?
    The Supreme Court of Virginia recently issued its opinion in the case Shevlin Smith v. McLaughlin, 769 S.E. 2d 7 (2015). A copy of the opinion can be found here. The Shevlin Smith decision addressed an interesting issue: is the ability to…
Rank this Week: 1019

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Expert Witnesses DC

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

    Pedestrian Collision

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

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
Rank this Week: 1366

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

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

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

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

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

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

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

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
Rank this Week: 1686

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

Discusses recent cases and legislation in Virginia concerning criminal law and procedure, traffic and DUI law, and relevant constitutional issues. By Charles Homiller.

http://homillerlaw.typepad.com/criminaltrafficlaw/
  • Jan 13

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

    North Carolina Drivers Beware
    If you are licensed in North Carolina and get an out of state speeding ticket, prepaying the fine could cause you to lose your license! Many North Carolinians do not realize that a law on the books requires a 30...
  • Jul 7

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta
    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta.
  • Oct 14

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 1589

Wireless Site Development Law

Wireless Site Development Law

Covers the wireless site development process from A to Z-–acquisition to zoning. By LeClair Ryan.

http://wirelesssitedevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 24

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation
    It’s important to educate legislators and local governments about the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which added Section 332(c)(7) to the Communications Act of 1934. This section, also referred to as Section 704, affects the permitting of…
Rank this Week: 1418

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/
  • Sep 2

    Art Show Reception Thursday, September 3

    Art Show Reception Thursday, September 3
    This year's art show, "Discarded," features the work of 14 local women artists who have recycled outdated, unserviceable books into intriguing works of art. The exhibit, curated by L. Michelle Geiger, is featured this week in articles in…
  • Aug 17

    New! The Essential Law Library Guide for 1L

    New! The Essential Law Library Guide for 1L
    Welcome, 1Ls! The first day of your law school career has begun! From your first Legal Research and Writing assignment to your final seminar paper, the Law Library is here to support you. To help you get acquainted with the many library…
  • Aug 5

    Second Edition of Olson's <i>Principles of Legal Research</i> Published

    Second Edition of Olson's &lt;i&gt;Principles of Legal Research&lt;/i&gt; Published
    This week, West Academic released the second edition of Kent Olson's highly acclaimed Principles of Legal Research. The first edition of Principles earned Olson his second Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographic Award from the American Association of…
Rank this Week: 3244

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/
  • Sep 1

    Can Employers Put the Brakes on Breaks and Bread-Breaking on the Job?

    Can Employers Put the Brakes on Breaks and Bread-Breaking on the Job?
    Even thought the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law three quarters of a century ago, employers across the nation continue to be cited for violating this foundational employment law. Indeed, employers throughout the U.S. regularly…
  • Jul 1

    Employment Law Shaken Up by Shifting Joint Employer Standard

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

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

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
Rank this Week: 2240

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/
  • Sep 1

    Stay Safe on the Water this Labor Day Weekend

    Stay Safe on the Water this Labor Day Weekend
    Labor day weekend is always bittersweet.  No matter the weather, it is the warning that lets us all know that summer’s finale is coming and urges us to get outside and do all the things that we meant to do all summer long before…
  • Aug 19

    Falls are the Leading Cause of Injury to Older American

    Falls are the Leading Cause of Injury to Older American
    Throughout the course of my career I have helped many individuals who have experienced injuries from falls.  I’ve seen cases where someone fell down an elevator shaft, fell off of a roof while on the job, tripped over a hidden…
  • Aug 4

    Bicyclist Killed in Wythe County this Morning

    Bicyclist Killed in Wythe County this Morning
    An early morning crash in Wythe County resulted in the loss of life this morning in Wythe County. A cyclist was riding in the Fort Chiswell area on East Lee Highway when struck by a car.  East Lee Highway runs parallel to I-81.…
Rank this Week: 3787

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/
  • Aug 31

    Jury Awards $13 Million to Man Whose Wife Was Killed by Oversized Load

    Jury Awards $13 Million to Man Whose Wife Was Killed by Oversized Load
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer If you see an oversized load on the highways of Virginia or North Carolina it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid it. Although oversized loads should have escorts they can be…
  • Aug 19

    Mack Truck Driver is Charged Over Death of Gwendolyn Gray in Caroline County

    Mack Truck Driver is Charged Over Death of Gwendolyn Gray in Caroline County
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer Speed is a factor in as many as 30 percent of fatal crashes. If the driver who is speeding is behind the wheel of a truck it can spell very serious news for other drivers. I was saddened to…
  • Aug 12

    Actor Tracy Morgan Settles Case with Wal-Mart over Big Rig Brain Injury

    Actor Tracy Morgan Settles Case with Wal-Mart over Big Rig Brain Injury
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney A case in which actor-comedian Tracy Morgan sued Wal-Mart over a big rig highway crash that killed a friend and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured, was settled recently. A recent…
Rank this Week: 3551

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: 3005

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jun 8

    Personal Injury Claims Against Taser International and Police Officer

    Personal Injury Claims Against Taser International and Police Officer
    Taser-Related Death Personal injury litigation against Taser International, the maker of Taser weapons, and police officers has been ongoing for more than a decade.  Victims of Taser-related deaths face several hurdles when pursuing a…
Rank this Week: 2899

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Aug 24

    Hanover Reckless Driving Ticket Reduced

    Hanover Reckless Driving Ticket Reduced
    Dave Caddell from the law firm Caddell Weiland, PLLC, was able to obtain a great result for a client in Hanover County last week.  Our client received a Reckless Driving ticket for traveling 95 mph in a 70 mph zone. In Hanover County…
  • Aug 24

    Richmond Va Reckless Driving Case Ends With Great Result

    Richmond Va Reckless Driving Case Ends With Great Result
    Last week, Dave Caddell of the law firm Caddell Weiland, PLLC, obtained a fantastic result for a client facing a serious Reckless Driving ticket in Richmond, Virginia. Our client waws charged with going 57 mph in a 25 mph zone.  Since…
  • Jul 29

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va
    You know the feeling. You’ve been driving along, aware that you were going over the speed limit but sure that you would never be caught. Then you see the flashing blue lights. Sometimes you’re just in a hurry. Sometimes…
Rank this Week: 3674

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/
  • Aug 20

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXI

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXI
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
  • Aug 17

    How to use your trademark on your book

    How to use your trademark on your book
    A book title cannot technically be protected under trademark law, unless it is the title for a series of multiple books. See TMEP §1202.08. But that doesn’t mean that an author cannot use a or phrase that he or she have…
  • Aug 13

    Does any brand – besides Coca-Cola – have multiple iconic trademarks?

    Does any brand – besides Coca-Cola – have multiple iconic trademarks?
    I can’t think of another brand with more than two iconic trademarks. Coca-cola has three! The bottle shape The cursive Coca-Cola script The ribbon that goes under the script and now stands alone on some bottling. A recent Wired article…
Rank this Week: 3256

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: 5064

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    The Upcoming Drastic Cut in Social Security Disability

    The Upcoming Drastic Cut in Social Security Disability
    Many on Social Security Disability do not know it but the Disability Trust Fund is running low on money. In fact in 2016, only one year away, the Fund will not be able to pay full benefits. It is expected there may be as much as a 19%…
  • Aug 9

    Insurer Refuses to Pay Injured Worker's Medical Bills in Virginia

    Insurer Refuses to Pay Injured Worker's Medical Bills in Virginia
    In my workers compensation practice in Virginia, I often see workers who were injured at work and the employer's workers compensation insurers have not paid the worker's medical bills. Why is this the case?First, did the employer know about…
  • Aug 9

    Brain Injury at work in Virginia.

    Brain Injury at work in Virginia.
    I attended a seminar given by Richmond, Virginia's number one brain doctor. He explained traumatic brain injury (TBI) to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. It was noteworthy that he said 95% of people with a TBI recover without any…
Rank this Week: 3722

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: 2972

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/
  • Aug 4

    Strategies to make sure your retirement savings last

    Strategies to make sure your retirement savings last
    Americans are living longer than ever before, and for many people, Social Security retirement benefits represent only part of the income they wish to have in retirement. The average American life expectancy is about 79 years, and millions…
  • Jul 30

    How divorce affects retirement planning

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

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
    Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare…
Rank this Week: 2014

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

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

    Threats to Destroy Reputation May Constitute Blackmail

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

    Must Context Be Apparent from the Face of the Complaint?

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

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict
    The idea of having your genitals and masculinity mocked by your doctor while laying unconscious on an operating room table is unappealing to say the least. But is it worth half a million dollars? As first reported by Washington Post reporter…
Rank this Week: 3843

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

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

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

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

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action

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

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?
    Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.…
Rank this Week: 4024

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

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

    Why FCRA and FDCPA Cases in the General District Court

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

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse at 200 S Washington Street

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

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street
    Here’s the Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Hearing Room and Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Courthouse. Most people who file bankruptcy never go to the courthouse and never see the actual bankruptcy judge.  Bankruptcy initial hearings (called…
Rank this Week: 2787

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

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

    Why FCRA and FDCPA Cases in the General District Court

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

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Courthouse at 200 S Washington Street

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

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street

    Alexandria Bankruptcy Court at 200 S Washington Street
    Here’s the Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Hearing Room and Alexandria VA Bankruptcy Courthouse. Most people who file bankruptcy never go to the courthouse and never see the actual bankruptcy judge.  Bankruptcy initial hearings (called…
Rank this Week: 4625

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: 3895

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 5012

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 4

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose

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

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce

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

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer
    WHAT ALL VIRGINIA ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW by Jason A. Weis & Grant T. Moher Curran Moher Weis, PC 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 571-328-5020 www.curranmoher.com As of January 1, 2013 I.…
Rank this Week: 5005

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/
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
  • Mar 4

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
Rank this Week: 4705

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

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

    Objection to Confirmation of The Plan…Now what?

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

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

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

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
Rank this Week: 4596

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

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

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

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

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

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

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
Rank this Week: 2031

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

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

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

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

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

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

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 3861