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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/
  • May 24

    “Gray Divorce” – Concerns for Divorcing Couples Over Fifty

    “Gray Divorce” – Concerns for Divorcing Couples Over Fifty
    Due to modern medicine and a societal focus on healthier lifestyles, people are living longer than ever before. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the average life…
  • May 5

    Pendente Lite Orders in Virginia Divorce

    Pendente Lite Orders in Virginia Divorce
    Divorce can be a lengthy process in Virginia. In no-fault cases, Virginia law requires parties to be separated for at least twelve months, or for at least six months with a separation agreement and no minor children, prior to even filing…
  • May 3

    Treatment of College Savings Accounts in Virginia Divorce

    Treatment of College Savings Accounts in Virginia Divorce
    With the rising costs of college education, many families are establishing college savings accounts for their children. While this is certainly a good and well-thought out plan for the future, it is unlikely that parents ever consider this…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • May 24

    The minutiae and such

    The minutiae and such
    Well I see the FOIA site is up in Bergdahl per the MJ’s order. https://www.foia.army.mil/ReadingRoom/Detail.aspx?id=103 There’s the normal minutiae for early appellate exhibits, the EDN for example. Continue reading →
  • May 21

    Exhaustion

    Exhaustion
    I have commented on this before–post-CAAF habeas corpus, but a new case from the 9th is time for a reminder. Narula v. Yakubisin (CO, NAVCONBRING Miramar), No. 15-55658 (9th Cir. 17 May 2016). It is common for the military appellant to…
  • May 20

    Words of wisdom

    Words of wisdom
    There is an interesting issue in the UK about an outspoken general officer commenting on political matters.  As you read the article below you’ll see that the UK is no different than the US in response to outspoken flag and general…
Rank this Week: 100

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 12

    Reminder: Always Order a Title Search for Your Mechanic’s Lien

    Reminder: Always Order a Title Search for Your Mechanic’s Lien
    Mechanic’s liens are close to my heart as a construction attorney.  These powerful tools for collection have been (and likely will be) discussed often here at Construction Law Musings.  In fact, they rated their own page here…
  • May 2

    Vik Duggal- Head Konstructicon

    Vik Duggal- Head Konstructicon
    Originally posted 2009-11-20 20:15:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor today’s Guest Post Friday, we have the pleasure of a second post, this one by video, from Vik Duggal, a good friend and the founder and energy behind a great…
  • May 2

    Fishing with Client

    Fishing with Client
    We live in an internet, Web 2.0 (or are we on to Web 3.0?), LinkedIn, Twitter, online marketing age.  This is true for construction lawyers and their clients.  We are constantly bombarded with ways to increase our Google search…
Rank this Week: 209

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Heart Attack Survival

    Heart Attack Survival
    Heart Attack Survival from Brien Roche Law Heart attack survival in large measure is a function of proper medical treatment.  Every 34 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.  Every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. dies of a…
  • May 17

    Product Liability Litigation

    Product Liability Litigation
    Product Liability Litigation from Brien Roche Law Product Liability Litigation-Research Sources Product liability litigation can be complicated.  There are a number of excellent sources for research dealing with these types of cases:…
  • May 16

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery

    Medical Malpractice – Surgery
    Medical Malpractice – Surgery from Brien Roche Law Surgical medical malpractice to some extent is a function of how often a surgeon has performed the procedure.  One very complicated procedure is the Whipple procedure which is a…
Rank this Week: 332

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/
Rank this Week: 471

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/
  • May 24

    Update: Effective Dates, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set in Lifeline Overhaul

    Update: Effective Dates, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set in Lifeline Overhaul
    Just last week we reported on the FCC’s overhaul of the Lifeline program. The Commission’s sweeping decision has now been published in the Federal Register. As frequent visitors here know, that publication does a couple of things.…
  • May 23

    Major Changes in the Works on the Business Data Services (a/k/a Special Access Services) Front

    Major Changes in the Works on the Business Data Services (a/k/a Special Access Services) Front
    Investigation of BDS tariff provisions, further data analysis lead to new standards and a proposed new regulatory regime The market for special access service – also known by some (including the FCC) as “business data…
  • May 21

    And the NSMA Fellow Award Goes To …

    And the NSMA Fellow Award Goes To …
    FHH lawyer and CommLawBlog contributor Mitchell Lazarus recognized The National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) is an organization of “like minded individuals who take spectrum and regulatory issues very seriously.” Many of…
Rank this Week: 917

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
  • May 17

    Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part II)

    Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part II)
    Private equity interest in the healthcare and life sciences sectors has continued to grow at a rapid pace during recent years. Many investors are becoming increasingly more knowledgeable and comfortable with investments involving direct…
  • May 16

    First-of-its-Kind PACE Acquisition

    First-of-its-Kind PACE Acquisition
    PACE operators may become the next target of interest for healthcare private equity investors following a first-of-its-kind acquisition of a PACE operator by private equity sponsor Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), which plans to…
  • May 4

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus Acquires DocuTAP
    DocuTAP has announced that it has been acquired by Warburg Pincus. DocuTAP, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a provider of urgent care technology, including software for electronic medical records, practice management and revenue cycle…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • May 9

    Steel Beams Killed Trucker When He Slammed on the Brake

    Steel Beams Killed Trucker When He Slammed on the Brake
    Improperly secured loads can cause havoc if the load we are talking about is something like logs or steel beams. Although the victims in these kinds of crashes are often other drivers, truckers have also been killed or seriously injured by…
  • Apr 11

    Lack of Truckers Increases as Numbers Fell By 2,400 in March

    Lack of Truckers Increases as Numbers Fell By 2,400 in March
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer Over the last few years, a serious lack of drivers has piled the pressure on the trucking industry and raised fears that more poorly qualified drivers could be behind the wheels of big rigs. The bad…
  • Mar 31

    Disappointment at Government Action Over Truck Underride Bar

    Disappointment at Government Action Over Truck Underride Bar
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer We have written in the past about underride accidents and moves to prevent these types of incidents that can often be deadly for car drivers who end up under tractor trailers. Recently, the…
Rank this Week: 848

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/
  • May 9

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent
    A “teaming agreement” is an agreement between two or more contractors to “team up” by combining their resources to bid on a major government contract, thereby increasing the likelihood of securing the work. Often, they…
  • Mar 27

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case
    Earlier this month I wrote about the case of a dentist who had sued a consultant for breach of fiduciary duty and failed. The court in that case found that the allegations were insufficient to establish the existence of an agency…
  • Mar 5

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal
    To state a plausible breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege enough facts to prove (1) the existence of a fiduciary duty, (2) the breach of that duty, and (3) resulting damages. The first element—existence of…
Rank this Week: 1168

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1054

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

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

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

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

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

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 669

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 8

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

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

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

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph zone in Hanover County, Virginia. Mr. Weiland prepared his client thoroughly for the hearing in the…
  • Feb 8

    New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation

    New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 98 mph in a 55 mph zone Class 1 Misdemeanor in New Kent County, Virginia. Being charged with Reckless Driving for…
Rank this Week: 943

Virginia Injury Law Blog

Virginia Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Bicyclist Settled

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

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Case Settle

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

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle
    A Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the death of a patient at a skilled and long term care facility was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The decedent, a seventy-six year old woman, was admitted to the nursing…
Rank this Week: 806

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 927

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/
  • May 24

    Beware of trademark scam from TPP “Trademark and Patent Publications” #INTA16

    Beware of trademark scam from TPP “Trademark and Patent Publications” #INTA16
    I have received notice from several clients recently that they were mailed offers from Trademark & Patent Publications. While the offers contain disclaimers, they look like government documents and contain the application serial…
  • May 19

    Trademark Lawyer’s Guide to Orlando for #INTA16

    Trademark Lawyer’s Guide to Orlando for #INTA16
    Next week, thousands of trademark professionals from around the world will descend upon Orlando for the annual meeting of INTA. We offer this guide to many of the major sites and activities around San Diego, through our trademark perspective.…
  • May 18

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVIII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVIII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
Rank this Week: 3048

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date

    Federal Court Judge Quashes Challenge to Revised Visa Bulletin Date
    A U.S. District Court in Seattle has ruled that the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Bulletin which governs how immigrant visas subject to numerical limitations are allocated, and indicates when intending immigrants may apply for the…
  • May 23

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update

    FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Cases Update
    For the fourth year in a row, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory cap for H-1B cap-subject petitions within the first five business days of April. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, the cap was reached on April…
  • May 20

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify

    NLRB Requires Employer to Bargain with Union over Unilateral Use of Temp Agency Employees and E-Verify
    An Administrative Law Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that a meat processing company had violated provisions of the National Labor Relations Act when it utilized a temporary employment agency to fill vacant…
Rank this Week: 3805

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • May 23

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    When an employee lodges an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment, the employer has a legal obligation to investigate. In order to conduct an effective investigation, it is critical that all managers, supervisors and human…
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
Rank this Week: 1953

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 23

    Product Liability Lawsuit Against Under-Ride Guard Manufacturer Results in Million-Dollar Verdict

    Product Liability Lawsuit Against Under-Ride Guard Manufacturer Results in Million-Dollar Verdict
    Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion affirming a product liability plaintiff’s jury verdict in the amount of $1,200,000. In the case, Quilez-Velar v. Ox Bodies, Inc., the court…
  • May 16

    Slip-and-Fall Plaintiff’s Case Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Procedural Notice Requirement

    Slip-and-Fall Plaintiff’s Case Dismissed for Failure to Comply with Procedural Notice Requirement
    Earlier last month, a Maine appellate court issued a written opinion affirming the dismissal of a plaintiff’s case after it was established that the plaintiff did not comply with the notice requirement contained in a relevant statute.…
  • May 11

    Workplace Accidents in Virginia

    Workplace Accidents in Virginia
    When an employee is injured while on the job, the most common remedy is workers’ compensation. In fact, in most cases of Virginia workplace injuries, workers’ compensation will be the sole means by which the injured employee…
Rank this Week: 2660

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • May 23

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media
    Though it’s not been well analyzed by mainstream reporters, the so-called conservative media have been split down the middle by the Donald Trump phenomenon.  Outlets like the Drudge Report, Breitbart, and the Washington Times have…
  • Apr 5

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality
    The recent announcement by Netflix that it has been reducing the video quality of its programs on mobile networks for years – something the new net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from doing – has…
  • Mar 7

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman
    Perhaps the most interesting opinions these days about things economic and political come from David Stockman, the former Republican congressman from Michigan and head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Reagan. In…
Rank this Week: 3638

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
Rank this Week: 3769

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • May 19

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill

    Senate Hears Testimony on Senator Feinstein’s Emergency Drought Relief Bill
    On May, 17, 2016, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water and Energy held hearings on a number of pending bills, including S. 2533, sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).  The bill,…
  • May 12

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned

    Lesser Prairie-Chicken Appeal Abandoned
    After filing an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit less than two weeks prior, on May 10, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) filed an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the…
  • May 11

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Oregon Spotted Frog

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Oregon Spotted Frog
    On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule designating approximately 65,038 acres and 20.3 river miles of critical habitat for the Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa).  The acres and river miles…
Rank this Week: 4924

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4487

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • May 18

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
  • Jan 13

    OFCCP Final Rule Prohibits Pay Secrecy Policies by Federal Contractor

    OFCCP Final Rule Prohibits Pay Secrecy Policies by Federal Contractor
    Federal contractors, take notice: did you know that it is now illegal as a federal contractor to prevent your employees from discussing their compensation? The Department of Labor’s recent ruling may significantly impact your business…
  • Sep 9

    President Obama to Order Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contract Worker

    President Obama to Order Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contract Worker
    Federal contractors take notice: on Labor Day 2015, in a display of solidarity with workers and organized labor, President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal government contractors. By…
Rank this Week: 2752

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor
    The Virginia Supreme Court is expected to issue new rules about defendants getting onto payment plans for past due fines and costs, according to this article. Currently it can be a daunting and sometimes impossible task for lower income…
  • May 17

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License
    If you are a Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania driver, find out if a Virginia charge can put points on your driving record. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
  • Apr 25

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain
    Find out what they are and which one you could even avoid simply by not giving the police any details. Contact me today for your VA reckless driving case. Video Transcription If you got a reckless driving ticket in the rain, you’ve come…
Rank this Week: 1375

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • May 16

    If Substantial Danger to Reputation Not Apparent, Plaintiff’s Burden Is Higher

    If Substantial Danger to Reputation Not Apparent, Plaintiff’s Burden Is Higher
    In Virginia, when a defamation action is brought by a private individual (as opposed to a public figure), the plaintiff will usually only need to establish negligence to meet the “intent” element required to prevail in such…
  • Apr 25

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action
    You may have heard that truth is a complete defense to an action for libel or slander. This is essentially correct, but it would be more accurate to say that to win a defamation case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the statements at…
  • Apr 10

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable
    As a general proposition, libel and slander liability requires a defamatory statement of fact; expressions of opinion are not actionable. Distinguishing assertions of fact from expressions of opinion, however, is not always an easy task.…
Rank this Week: 3675

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
  • May 14

    Filing Bankruptcy and Keeping Your Car with Your Credit Union

    Filing Bankruptcy and Keeping Your Car with Your Credit Union
    The Small Print Says Your Credit Union Can Repossess Your Car If You Are Late on Your Credit Cards. When you get a car loan from a credit union, you sign in small print that they can repossess your car if you don’t pay your credit…
  • Apr 22

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%
    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76% Alice came to see me in March 2015. She’d just gotten back to work after being out for over a year.  Her financial situation was so bad, she’d been living in a women’s…
Rank this Week: 4455

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • May 14

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Keep the Car In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: What Are your Choices? When you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are “in the drivers seat” with some choices on how to keep the car. One choice is to give it back. One choice is to give it back.…
  • May 14

    Filing Bankruptcy and Keeping Your Car with Your Credit Union

    Filing Bankruptcy and Keeping Your Car with Your Credit Union
    The Small Print Says Your Credit Union Can Repossess Your Car If You Are Late on Your Credit Cards. When you get a car loan from a credit union, you sign in small print that they can repossess your car if you don’t pay your credit…
  • Apr 22

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%
    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76% Alice came to see me in March 2015. She’d just gotten back to work after being out for over a year.  Her financial situation was so bad, she’d been living in a women’s…
Rank this Week: 2635

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/
  • May 11

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged
    Experts believe that in addition to engaging in regular exercise and eating well, social networking can contribute to the health of seniors. As you become advanced in age, changes that occur in the brain can make it challenging for you to…
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
Rank this Week: 1713

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

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

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

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

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

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 3999

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/
  • May 6

    Grilled Cheese Melts Away Exam Time Blue

    Grilled Cheese Melts Away Exam Time Blue
    Law students enjoying a comfort food study break. A record number of law students lined up inside and outside of MyLab for last evening’s semi-annual Grilled Cheese Night. One hundred forty-two students patiently awaited the warm gooey…
  • May 2

    Interview with a Nutshell Author

    Interview with a Nutshell Author
    This semester saw the publication of the twelfth edition of Legal Research in a Nutshell, a compact but venerable text on legal research that dates back to 1968. Its original author was the late Morris Cohen, then Law Librarian at the…
  • Apr 21

    Shotwell's Docket Book - A Window for 19th-Century Law Practice

    Shotwell's Docket Book - A Window for 19th-Century Law Practice
    In this post we highlight one of the many items in Special Collections on the history of lawyering in America, this time in nineteenth-century Ohio. In the 1980s, the UVA Law Library purchased at auction a lawyer’s docket book with case…
Rank this Week: 2958

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
  • May 5

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration
    Marriage and divorce is understood differently across various cultures. That leads to different laws regarding marriage and divorce. We last touched on this subject back in 2010 in our Blawg post "A Marriage Is A Marriage, But Is A Divorce A…
  • May 5

    BIA Updates Practice Manual

    BIA Updates Practice Manual
    If you don't like a decision you get from USCIS or an immigration judge in removal proceedings, you can (sometimes) appeal your case to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA.) Filings with the BIA are governed by the BIA practice manual, and…
  • May 2

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer
    On April 29, 2016,  177 children’s rights, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations and legal service providers sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter to condemn the…
Rank this Week: 4925

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

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

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental

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

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

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

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update
    Since our last postings on the subject of disclosure packets, the General Assembly has adopted several minor Code changes to clarify existing provisions: Delivery by Overnight Carrier  The Code section providing for cancellation of the…
Rank this Week: 3439

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

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

    High Asset Divorce

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

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

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

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
Rank this Week: 4880

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Fairfax County training officers on new use-of-force policy

    Fairfax County training officers on new use-of-force policy
    The Fairfax County Police Department will be performing "re-engineering" training of its entire force to ensure that officers understand and comply with a new use-of-force policy, according to NBC Washington.
  • Apr 1

    Hawaii Likely to Join Virginia in Protecting Employees’ Social Media Account

    Hawaii Likely to Join Virginia in Protecting Employees’ Social Media Account
    The Hawaii state legislature is considering a bill that would make it more difficult for employers to access the social media profiles of their employees and prospective employees. HB 1739 recently made it through the Hawaii House and was…
  • Mar 30

    Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill

    Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill
    After last week’s passage and signature of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which discriminates against transgender individuals, North Carolina and other states who have adopted or are considering similarly discriminatory laws…
Rank this Week: 1735

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 11

    Last Week’s High Speed Cases (95 mph and 101 mph)

    Last Week’s High Speed Cases (95 mph and 101 mph)
    Last week we had two high speed cases involving alleged speeds of 95 mph and 101 mph where our clients avoided criminal records for reckless driving.  Note: the best way to avoid a reckless driving by speed conviction is to…
  • Mar 24

    Northampton Reckless Driving Convictions Avoided (89/55 and 80/45)

    Northampton Reckless Driving Convictions Avoided (89/55 and 80/45)
    It is often advisable to appeal a reckless driving conviction. In Virginia, you have ten days to appeal a conviction in the General District Court to have a new trial in the Circuit Court.  We explain your right to appeal here.…
  • Mar 10

    6 Misdemeanors Avoided (Half Dismissed) in Norfolk GDC in 3 days (March 7-9, 2016)

    6 Misdemeanors Avoided (Half Dismissed) in Norfolk GDC in 3 days (March 7-9, 2016)
    In the three days from March 7-9, 2016, while visiting other cities like Northampton, Virginia Beach, and Accomack, we managed to appear in Norfolk General District Court for six different clients charged with misdemeanor charges.…
Rank this Week: 2569

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document
    The Virginia Supreme Court’s opinion in Tvardek, et al v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc. highlights how critical it is to not only amend your HOA documents in compliance with the law and your existing documents, but…
  • May 25

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

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

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
Rank this Week: 2922

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

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

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?

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

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

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

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge
    I have represented claimants in over 1,000 Social Security Disability hearings. These are some suggestions about the claimant's testimony before the judge:First, if you have a case that involves chronic pain you are going to be asked what is…
Rank this Week: 3511

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"
    In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article about a sexual…
  • Jan 3

    New sheriff does not rehire senior deputie

    New sheriff does not rehire senior deputie
    The Roanoke Times reports here that the new sheriff for Roanoke County chose not to rehire some of the senior deputy sheriffs who served under his predecessor. Historically, the federal courts have zigged and zagged a bit in trying to define…
  • Jan 3

    On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project

    On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project
    JURIST's Paper Chase has this post with links to the petition to the United States Supreme Court challenging the Second Circuit's decision regarding the legality of Google's book-copying project.
Rank this Week: 2473

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

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

    The Secret to Life

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

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

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

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 4887

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/
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 4088

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4586

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 21

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

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

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
  • Nov 3

    CardSoft v. VeriFone – Application and Claim Drafting Lesson

    CardSoft v. VeriFone – Application and Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2014-1135 (Prost, Taranto, Hughes) Finishing this trilogy of posts on claim construction of terms of art is CardSoft v. VeriFone. Like Hill-Rom v. Stryker and GE Lighting v. AgiLight, this case deals with the full Phillips approach…
Rank this Week: 2684

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Covers family law. By Wesley D Wornom, PC.

http://www.virginiadivorcelaw.guru/
Rank this Week: 2093

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: 2774

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: 3643