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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 21

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit

    Virginia Court of Appeals: Same-Sex Couples Can Not Cohabit
    In an unpublished opinion issued on April 21, 2015, the Virginia Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a trial court that same-sex couples cannot cohabit under Virginia law. The case, Lutrell v. Cucco, might prove to be very important in…
  • May 19

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce

    Four Advantages of the Mediation Proce
    So you’re open to reaching a fair divorce settlement with your spouse, but you don’t have confidence that the two of you (with or without your attorneys) can make lasting progress around a conference table. In that setting,…
  • May 19

    Idaho Jeopardizes U.S. Participation in Hague Convention

    Idaho Jeopardizes U.S. Participation in Hague Convention
    Concerns Over Shariah Law Threaten International Child Support Treaty A few years ago, we covered federal action on the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 122

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 18

    Back Posting with Thoughts on Lien Waiver

    Back Posting with Thoughts on Lien Waiver
    After a week of being unable to post due to the rigors of my solo construction practice, I’m back on the blogging train.  For those of you that missed my new musings this past week, I hope that you had a chance to look through some…
  • May 4

    Greening Risks and Rewards – the Insurance Perspective (Part I)

    Greening Risks and Rewards – the Insurance Perspective (Part I)
    Originally posted 2009-08-21 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Image of Martha Sperry For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings has a real treat.  Martha Sperry (@advocatesstudio on Twitter) is an attorney with extensive…
  • May 4

    Why Construction Law- An Update

    Why Construction Law- An Update
    Back in 2009, only a year or so after my first post here at Musings, I posted on why I’m in the field of construction law.  Well, a lot has happened in the over 5 years since then, not the least of which is my move to solo practice…
Rank this Week: 176

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 20

    Another one bites the dust`

    Another one bites the dust`
    Listen up:  “Every occasion of a proved false allegation has an insidious effect on public confidence, sometimes allowing doubts to creep into when one shouldn’t exist.”  Said the judge on sentencing. That’s…
  • May 6

    How extensive is the Brady obligation

    How extensive is the Brady obligation
    Ask the prosecutor in this case. In re Kline. Military prosecutors are bound by Service rules of professional responsibility.  Those rules are based on the ABA Model Rules. The ethical rule regarding prosecutorial disclosure in the…
  • May 3

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 249

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 30

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!
    If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code §…
Rank this Week: 437

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/
  • May 22

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?

    Your Electronic Medical Records (EMR): How Safe Are They?
    Electronic medical records are supposed to make healthcare more personalized, more convenient and more effective, but recent events show they may pose some very serious risks to patients, sometimes resulting in inaccurate diagnoses that could…
  • May 18

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sport Month
    According to the CDC, more than a third of adults in the U.S. are obese and another third are overweight; obesity also affects about 18 percent of kids from age 6 to 19, and an amazing 12 percent of kids aged just two to five years. Obesity…
  • May 15

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent

    Tips for Caring for Your Sick or Elderly Parent
    Mother’s Day makes us all a little more conscious of the care and sacrifice our moms made while we were young. Today, many adult children find their roles reversed — they now must provide care and assistance for their ailing or…
Rank this Week: 478

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 22

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXVIII
    Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
  • May 20

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman

    Trademark Guide to the final Late Show with David @Letterman
    Tonight is the final show in the long running Late Show with David Letterman. As a teenager and young adult, I was a big fan of Dave’s humor. Years, later, watching my good friend and comedian Jon Fisch do  stand up on the show was…
  • May 20

    Webinar this Friday – TTAB: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactic

    Webinar this Friday – TTAB: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactic
    On this Friday, I will join Jonathan Hudis and Rebeccah Gan to present a webinar entitled USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Practical Guidance on Strategy and Tactics for Clear Law Institute.   The following description…
Rank this Week: 539

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • May 4

    Chronic Pain Treatment

    Chronic Pain Treatment
    Chronic Pain Treatment from Brien Roche Law Chronic pain treatment can be complicated. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. There are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States.…
Rank this Week: 547

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Covers injury and disability issues. By Greenberg & Bederman, LLP.

http://www.mdinjurydisabilitylaw.com/
  • Apr 3

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare
    One aspect of our practice is working with some of our injured clients to help them get through the Social Security Disability Insurance process. We don’t have to do this with all of our clients. Some of our clients suffer injuries that…
  • Apr 3

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury
    Petula Dvorak is a columnist for the Washington Post, but not the sort of columnist that grabs national headlines or gets invited to cable talk shows. She covers Washington, DC, the place where regular people work and live, and not…
  • Mar 14

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 856

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
  • May 11

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?
    It’s possible. But the only way the preliminary breath test can help you is if you blow below a .08. As you’ll recall, the roadside breath test (or “preliminary breath test”) is the test that the officer offers you on…
  • May 7

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?
    If you’re charged with possession of marijuana in Virginia, and this is the first time you’ve been through this situation you may be eligible for what we would call the first offender program.   This program is enabled by…
Rank this Week: 1277

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: 1136

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: 1265

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: 1426

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

Provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. By Ober Kaler.

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

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program
    The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs) established under the Affordable Care Act is about to kick-off its second year with a new round of applications for the January 1, 2014 start date. As part…
  • Jan 24

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate

    HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associate
    On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH Act and the…
  • Jan 17

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 1404

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

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

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

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

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

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

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

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 1095

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: 1375

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 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

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

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015

    New Office Opening on April 20th, 2015
    The HMA Law Firm is proud to announce the opening of our new office located in Tysons Corner, VA! Our new location will officially open on April 20th, 2015. We look forward to serving our clients in our new location. [...]
  • Apr 16

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled

    Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Filled
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on April 13th, 2015 that the H-1B Cap for 2015 had received more than 233,00 petitions for H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker visas as of the the initial filing allowance date of…
Rank this Week: 2304

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/
  • May 20

    Japanese Airbag Supplier, Takata, Recalls 34 Million Vehicles~Largest Auto Recall EVER in U.S.

    Japanese Airbag Supplier, Takata, Recalls 34 Million Vehicles~Largest Auto Recall EVER in U.S.
    The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration along with Takata will announce a broadening of its current recall that includes eight top automakers in the United States.  In a report filed Monday, Takata revealed more problems with…
  • May 13

    Amtrak Derailment Death and Injured Toll Rise

    Amtrak Derailment Death and Injured Toll Rise
    Passenger rail service is slated to return to Roanoke for the first time in 35 years.  2017 is the target goal for completion of track and signal improvements for Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Corporation.  As Roanokers patiently wait…
  • May 11

    3 People Killed in Mother’s Day Crash on I-77

    3 People Killed in Mother’s Day Crash on I-77
    A tragic accident and fatal accident occurred on Virginia’s I-77 this past weekend. VA State Police have released the names of three people killed in the I-77 Mother’s Day crash.  45 year old, Anthony Asbury of Wytheville was…
Rank this Week: 1626

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 20

    H-1B Amendment Required for Change in Place of Employment

    H-1B Amendment Required for Change in Place of Employment
    U.S. immigration law requires that a U.S. H-1B employer must file an amended H-1B petition if there is a material change in the terms and conditions of the H-1B employment. However, prior USCIS informal opinion letter or guidance provided…
  • May 19

    Lawsuit Filed to Challenge H-4 EAD Rule and DHS’s Authority

    Lawsuit Filed to Challenge H-4 EAD Rule and DHS’s Authority
    With the May 26, 2015 effective date of H-4 spouse work authorization rule (“H-4 EAD Rule”) approaching, a lawsuit has been filed trying to block the implementation of the Rule, which allows spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to…
  • May 19

    USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension

    USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Extension
    USCIS has announced that it will suspend premium processing for all H-1B extension petitions between May 26, 2015, and July 27, 2015. It will use this time to implement the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Spouses and ensure that…
Rank this Week: 1643

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 20

    Trucker Charged Over Accident that Injured School Bus Driver Jennie Boykin

    Trucker Charged Over Accident that Injured School Bus Driver Jennie Boykin
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer A 32-year-old truck driver from North Carolina has been charged with failing to stop at a red light and causing an accident that injured three people in Suffolk. NewsChannel 3 reported on the arrest of…
  • May 14

    Accidents Involving Trucks and Motorcycles in Virginia

    Accidents Involving Trucks and Motorcycles in Virginia
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney According to a recent WUSA9 news article, a man died in Fairfax County last Monday after he was involved in a motorcycle accident. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of Route 123…
  • May 6

    Logging Truck Driver is Killed in Accident in Amherst County, Virginia

    Logging Truck Driver is Killed in Accident in Amherst County, Virginia
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer The logging industry is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. That includes accidents involving logging trucks. I was saddened to read about a crash in Amherst County in Virginia…
Rank this Week: 1495

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

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation

    Federal Government Proposes Revisions to Endangered Species Act Regulation
    While a number of Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills continue to wind their way through Congress (see our May 6, 2015 post), yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service…
  • May 14

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day

    Friday May 15th Is Endangered Species Day
    This Friday, April 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day. Events are scheduled throughout the country to recognize conservation efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats, which have occurred primarily as a…
  • May 7

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice

    Nossaman Adds Depth to Endangered Species Practice
    Nossaman is pleased to announce that it has reinforced its nationally renowned endangered species practice by adding a team of attorneys, led by Alan Glen and Steve Quarles, that also includes J.B. Ruhl, Brooke Wahlberg, Rebecca Barho, and…
Rank this Week: 2295

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/
  • May 14

    Relaxed Variance Standards in Virginia Soon to Go Into Effect

    Relaxed Variance Standards in Virginia Soon to Go Into Effect
    Last year, we wrote about the difficult standards in Virginia for obtaining a zoning variance, particularly in light of the recent case Martin v. City of Alexandria, in which the Supreme Court held strictly that all statutory requirements…
  • Apr 27

    Update on the Arlington County Retail Action Plan

    Update on the Arlington County Retail Action Plan
    On April 22, 2015, Jill Griffith of Arlington Economic Development shared with NAIOP the progress being made on the update to the Arlington County Retail Plan (the “Retail Plan”). Following the County Board work session in…
  • Apr 22

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard

    Unanimous Approval for 2025 Clarendon Boulevard
    On March 14, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved a 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception, Rezoning and General Land Use Plan Amendment to allow Carr Properties to build over 195,000 square feet of office and ground floor…
Rank this Week: 1514

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • May 12

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation
    I’ve written before about legal giant Arthur Miller (now with the Lanier Law Firm) and his pessimistic take on modern federal procedure.  In the ‘teens, he has largely worried about the effect of procedural rulings on…
  • May 4

    Will HR 1927 Kill the Class Action?

    Will HR 1927 Kill the Class Action?
    Since HR 1927 was introduced, there has been an outcry that it will “kill the class action.”  In fact, opponents (among them Professors Alexandra Lahav, Samuel Issacharoff (Issacharoff HR1927 Letter), and Arthur Miller…
  • Apr 30

    April is the busiest month

    April is the busiest month
    It’s been a busy April ‘round these parts, even if there haven’t been many posts going up. So I thought I would let everyone in on a few of the things that have been going on: HR 1927. Earlier … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1934

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2336

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

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

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy
    By guest blogger PROF. STUART N. BROTMAN, faculty member at Harvard Law School and author of the study Net Vitality: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Leaders published by The Media Institute.  Prof. Brotman is a member…
  • Apr 16

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune
    LAS VEGAS – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s speech yesterday to broadcasters attending the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show here dealt primarily with broadcast-specific subjects. …
  • Apr 7

    Is This What Net Neutrality Is Really About?

    Is This What Net Neutrality Is Really About?
    Recent congressional hearings held in the wake of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality ruling provide a glimpse into what is so deeply wrong with this regulation, and why so many activist groups were behind it.…
Rank this Week: 1826

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

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

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer

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

    Should Collectibility Matter?

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

    What Happens When I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

    What Happens When I Make a Personal Injury Claim?
    When I meet with potential clients for the first time, I am frequently asked about the process of making a personal injury claim. This is not surprising. You hire a personal injury attorney to handle the process for you because you do not…
Rank this Week: 2063

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…
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Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer…

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and product liability By Hall and Sethi PLC.

http://www.virginiapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Partner Gobind Sethi featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Wins Punitive Damages Appeal

    Partner Gobind Sethi featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Wins Punitive Damages Appeal
    Hall & Sethi's recent victory on an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia was front page news in a March issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. On January 9, 2013, a jury awarded $100,000.00 each in punitive damages to two individuals who…
  • Dec 17

    Robert T. Hall featured in Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year

    Robert T. Hall featured in Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year
    After 30 years of distinction as a Best Lawyer, Mr. Hall is featured in their most recent edition's Q&A section, where he answers questions about the fields of personal injury and felony defense work. When asked about the rewarding…
  • Jul 9

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....
    I recently came across this article on CNN about Tripp Halstead - a two year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree branch fell on his head and crushed his skull while he was at daycare. As I read the article, it became…
Rank this Week: 1670

Virginia Trucking Accident /…

Virginia Trucking Accident / Injury Blog

Covers truck accidents and trucking issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia. By Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, P.C.

http://www.virginiatruckingaccidents.com
  • Feb 27

    House Bill Would Extend Trucking Hours for Propane Hauler

    House Bill Would Extend Trucking Hours for Propane Hauler
    By Randy Appleton Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) who is chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation this week that would extend the emergency trucking hours of service related to the shortage…
  • Feb 26

    FMCSA: Driver Database Rule Official; Publication Coming Shortly

    FMCSA: Driver Database Rule Official; Publication Coming Shortly
    By Rick Shapiro A proposed rule that will establish a database of CDL holders who failed or did not take a drug test is going to be published in the near future, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Feb. 12.…
  • Feb 20

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program
    For the first time in three years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pulled the authority for a Mexican carrier company to participate in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Sergio Tristan Maldonaldo, who does…
Rank this Week: 2327

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.
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Cyber Lawyer Blog

Cyber Lawyer Blog

Covers defamation, trademark, computer crimes and copyright law. By Domingo Rivera.

http://cyberlawyerblog.com
  • Dec 4

    Cybersecurity: Stuck Between Advanced Hackers, Government Regulators, and Liability

    Cybersecurity: Stuck Between Advanced Hackers, Government Regulators, and Liability
    <u>Cyber attacks occur every second of every day</u>. The frequency and sophistication of the attacks <br> continues to rise. With the increased sophistication and the proliferation of corporate espionage and nation-state…
  • May 8

    Anonymous Internet Cowards and Public Interest Law Firm

    Anonymous Internet Cowards and Public Interest Law Firm
    In our efforts to identify the authors of defamatory contents targeting our clients, we utilize many methods.  Sometimes we issue subpoenas, but that is not all we do.  Our Internet law firm stands out for our use of technology to assist…
  • Oct 6

    Copyright Law: Pornographers Following RIAA's Shakedown Tactic

    Copyright Law: Pornographers Following RIAA's Shakedown Tactic
    At this Internet law firm, we are no strangers to copyright litigation.  From whether website reviews are copyrightable to defending individuals caught in the RIAA's use of the Department of Justice to do RIAA's litigation in the form of
Rank this Week: 1556

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

Covers business, family, and estate planning law. By Kristina Beavers.

http://beaverslaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1869

Peninsula Virginia Law

Peninsula Virginia Law

Covers news and legal issues for the Peninsula Virginia area in Southeast Virginia.

http://peninsulalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Best Law Firms for Women

    Best Law Firms for Women
    You can take or leave "best of" lists, but if you are interested, here's a list of the 50 Best Law Firms For Women. As noted by the Times Dispatch, Hunton Williams, McGuireWoods, and Reed Smith made the list.
  • Aug 8

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill
    Deciding to take a broad swipe at the transportation bill, attorney Patrick McSweeney, representing eighteen plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit attacking the constitutionality of the transportation bill on many different levels. The article notes…
  • Aug 8

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance
    After Prince William County and Loudoun County passed ordinances to limit services to persons determined to be "illegal immigrants," James City County Supervisors decided to look into the matter.
Rank this Week: 2136

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 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
  • May 19

    This Should Get Your Attention III: iHeart Whacked for $1 Million for Misuse of EAS Tone

    This Should Get Your Attention III: iHeart Whacked for $1 Million for Misuse of EAS Tone
    A one-time only broadcast leads to a “multi-state cascade” of false alarms … and a big penalty We have previously reported on the FCC’s crackdown on the misuse of EAS tones, a crackdown that has thus far resulted in…
  • May 15

    Positive Train Control: Putting Spectrum to Use for the Safety of Life

    Positive Train Control: Putting Spectrum to Use for the Safety of Life
    The FCC plays an important, if little known, role in railroad safety. In the aftermath of this week’s tragic Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the issue of Positive Train Control (PTC) – previously a subject familiar only…
Rank this Week: 3955

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/
  • May 19

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy
    Will a federal civil cause of action create greater uniformity for trade secret protection? The idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law is gaining traction, according to Christopher…
  • May 13

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office
    Led by five aggressive regional office s, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 148 enforcement suits against employers in FY2103, mostly alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title…
  • May 7

    President Names Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of EEOC

    President Names Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of EEOC
    Prior to joining the EEOC, Yang was a partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that President Obama has named Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of the EEOC.  Yang,…
Rank this Week: 2907

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 18

    Five Urgent Care Models To Know For 2015

    Five Urgent Care Models To Know For 2015
    Below is a link to view the latest entry from the monthly Law360 that we publish relating to healthcare private equity investments. This column was written by Geoff C. Cockrell and Amber McGraw Walsh, McGuireWoods LLP, together with Hunter…
  • May 12

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Precision BioSciences Secures $25.6 Million in Financing

    Healthcare &amp; Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Precision BioSciences Secures $25.6 Million in Financing
    Precision BioSciences has announced it has secured $25.6 million in series A financing. Precision BioSciences is a Durham, N.C.-based genome editing company. Its ARCUS genome editing technology is designed to produce nucleases that can…
  • May 7

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Moximed Secures $33 Million in Financing

    Healthcare &amp; Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Moximed Secures $33 Million in Financing
    Moximed has announced it has secured approximately $33 million in funding. Moximed, based in Hayward, Calif., is focused on developing minimally invasive, joint preserving solutions for patients with knee osteoarthritis. The funding round…
Rank this Week: 4129

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 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
  • Apr 30

    Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential

    Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential
    When an employee has signed an enforceable non-competition and non-solicitation agreement, he will be prohibited from soliciting the employer's customers for a certain length of time after the employment relationship ends. In the absence of…
  • Apr 20

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border

    Virginia's Subpoena Power Does Not Extend Beyond Its Border
    Back in 2012, the Alexandria Circuit Court ruled in an Internet defamation case that discovery could be obtained from a nonresident third party by serving a subpoena on the company's registered agent in Virginia. That decision was reversed…
Rank this Week: 4400

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: 3049

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • May 14

    Can Government Employees Be Sued for Defamation?

    Can Government Employees Be Sued for Defamation?
    As a general rule, both the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia enjoy sovereign immunity, which shields the government entities and their agencies from defamation lawsuits as well as most other types of litigation. The law becomes…
  • Apr 27

    D.C. Anti-SLAPP Statute Does Not Apply in Federal Court

    D.C. Anti-SLAPP Statute Does Not Apply in Federal Court
    On September 27, 2013, the District of Columbia District Court applied D.C.'s anti-SLAPP act, D.C. Code § 16-5501 et seq., to a defamation lawsuit brought by wealthy businessman Yasser Abbas against the Foreign Policy Group and…
  • Apr 13

    Virginia's Anti-SLAPP Statute

    Virginia's Anti-SLAPP Statute
    The First Amendment guarantees, among other freedoms, "the right of the people...to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This right to petition is part of the First Amendment's free-speech protection, as it pertains to a…
Rank this Week: 4109

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • May 13

    CashNetUSA, “Bayview Legal” calling from 855-849-6256

    CashNetUSA, “Bayview Legal” calling from 855-849-6256
    Did you get called by Bayview Legal for CashNetUSA? Elle came to talk to me yesterday about bankruptcy. At our meeting, she told me about Bayview Legal.  She said she had made payment arrangements with “Bayview Legal” to pay…
  • May 3

    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why

    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why
    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why Cenlar is a mortgage servicer. On their website, Cenlar FSB claims to be “the nations leading loan servicing provider.”  What’s more, they say they have…
  • Apr 30

    Can Anybody Do Anything About Private Student Loans?

    Can Anybody Do Anything About Private Student Loans?
    Can Anybody Do Anything About Private Student Loans? I just came back from Chicago, where about six hundred bankruptcy lawyers studied and talked for three days–half the time about student loans. I especially hoped to learn something…
Rank this Week: 2990

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • May 13

    CashNetUSA, “Bayview Legal” calling from 855-849-6256

    CashNetUSA, “Bayview Legal” calling from 855-849-6256
    Did you get called by Bayview Legal for CashNetUSA? Elle came to talk to me yesterday about bankruptcy. At our meeting, she told me about Bayview Legal.  She said she had made payment arrangements with “Bayview Legal” to pay…
  • May 3

    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why

    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why
    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why Cenlar is a mortgage servicer. On their website, Cenlar FSB claims to be “the nations leading loan servicing provider.”  What’s more, they say they have…
  • Apr 30

    Can Anybody Do Anything About Private Student Loans?

    Can Anybody Do Anything About Private Student Loans?
    Can Anybody Do Anything About Private Student Loans? I just came back from Chicago, where about six hundred bankruptcy lawyers studied and talked for three days–half the time about student loans. I especially hoped to learn something…
Rank this Week: 4848

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 12

    Pope Clement V's <i>Constitutiones</i> a Rare Treasure

    Pope Clement V's &lt;i&gt;Constitutiones&lt;/i&gt; a Rare Treasure
    Pope Clement's Constitutiones, published in 1481, is one of our rarest books. Recent shelf shifting here at Special Collections gave us the chance to appreciate once again the oldest item in our collection, Pope Clement V's Constitutiones,…
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6
    We'll close at midnight, our regularly scheduled time.
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5
    The Law Library is closed today. Alderman Library is currently reporting that they will be open from 10am to 10pm. Check the U.Va. Emergency Information web page for updates.
Rank this Week: 3619

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: 4722

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

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

    New Law Limits Virginia Employers’ Access to Social Media Account

    New Law Limits Virginia Employers’ Access to Social Media Account
    Effective July 1, 2015, employers in Virginia will be prohibited from requesting usernames and passwords for social media accounts of current employees or applicants.  Specifically, Va. Code 40.1-28.7:5 will prohibit employers from:…
  • Mar 26

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password

    Virginia May Soon Join Maryland in Prohibiting Employers from Asking for Social Media Password
    Virginia appears poised to join Maryland and a handful of other states that ban employers from asking current employees and applicants for access to their social media accounts, like Facebook. Earlier this month, the Virginia legislature…
  • Mar 24

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA

    All Legally Married Same-Sex Couples Now Covered Under FMLA
    Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, will extend coverage to all legally married same-sex couples to take FMLA leave to provide care for their spouse. FMLA leave entitles eligible employees, as…
Rank this Week: 2835