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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/
  • Feb 13

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring After a Breakup in Virginia?

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring After a Breakup in Virginia?
    For years, Virginia circuit courts were split on the question of who gets the engagement ring after a breakup in Virginia. Some courts held that the engagement ring could not be recovered because such claims are barred under…
  • Jan 25

    What To Do If You Have a Warrant Out For Your Arrest

    What To Do If You Have a Warrant Out For Your Arrest
    Typically, an individual becomes aware that they have been charged with a crime by being arrested or issued a summons on the spot at the time of the alleged offense. However, this is not always the scenario that plays out. In certain…
  • Jan 24

    Four Financial Steps to Take Before Divorce

    Four Financial Steps to Take Before Divorce
    Divorce is an emotional and overwhelming time in a person’s life. If you do not enter the divorce will the necessary financial information, the process may be even more overwhelming than anticipated. By taking certain…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Feb 12

    A court-martial is not a gymkana

    A court-martial is not a gymkana
    We caution trial counsel…[as to] how difficult this area of the law can be. There are still issues to be resolved in this arena…. With precedents far from settled, only the bravest of advocacy acrobats ought to tempt fate. (They…
  • Feb 11

    Case to watch–jury nullification

    Case to watch–jury nullification
    The SCOTUS might soon give us an idea on the subject of jury nullification in Lee v. United States. Issue: Whether it is always irrational for a noncitizen defendant with longtime legal resident status and extended familial and business ties…
  • Feb 10

    Finally, ACCA agrees that MRE 412 applies to the prosecution as well

    Finally, ACCA agrees that MRE 412 applies to the prosecution as well
    Today we take up the defense’s assignment of error and address the application of Mil. R. Evid. 412 to the government. Does Mil. R. Evid. 412 apply to the government? Yes. Must the government follow the procedural requirements…
Rank this Week: 86

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Feb 24

    Energy Codes, Compliance Deadlines & Keeping up to Date

    Energy Codes, Compliance Deadlines & Keeping up to Date
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the…
  • Feb 7

    Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Detail

    Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Detail
    As readers of Construction Law Musings are well aware, mechanic’s liens and their picky and at times overly form oriented nature are near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia.  I recently had the…
  • Jan 31

    Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter

    Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter
    I haven’t discussed public construction projects much recently, particularly in the context of procurement in Virginia.  If you are a commercial contractor in Virginia and have sought to perform work for the state or one of its…
Rank this Week: 451

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • Feb 20

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce
    According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 31% of U.S. adults who combined assets with a spouse or partner say they have been deceptive about money and 58% of these adults say they hid cash from their partner or…
  • Jan 20

    Will Adultery Impact My Security Clearance?

    Will Adultery Impact My Security Clearance?
    It sometimes seems that nearly every government employee or military officer working in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, or Loudoun County has some form of top secret security clearance.  As a result, I am often asked about…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 351

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Feb 20

    Eighth Circuit Undoes Target Data Breach Settlement Cla

    Eighth Circuit Undoes Target Data Breach Settlement Cla
    Today, we at Class Action Countermeasures are proud to post an analysis of the recent Target litigation appellate opinion by members of our class action and data privacy groups: Laura A. Lange, Shawna J. English,…
  • Feb 14

    The New, Improved FICALA – What’s In the House Class Action Bill?

    The New, Improved FICALA – What’s In the House Class Action Bill?
    The House of Representatives has reintroduced the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act (FICALA), and it’s more substantial than the 2015 version.  The previous version, you may recall, attempted to reinforce the typicality…
  • Jan 27

    Do Good Things Come in Threes? Supreme Court Grants Cert in Three Collective Action Waiver Case

    Do Good Things Come in Threes? Supreme Court Grants Cert in Three Collective Action Waiver Case
    As recently reported by our colleague Brennan Bolt in one of our sister blogs, Labor Relations Today, the Supreme Court has answered a question I posed a few months ago by granting cert in not one, not two… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 545

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: 402

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/
  • Feb 24

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM
    As anticipated, the FCC adopted at its February 23 meeting a rule change to ease FM translator siting restrictions for AM owners. (The FCC signaled previously that such a change was forthcoming by releasing a draft decision three weeks before…
  • Feb 23

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted
    The FCC has adopted its anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making looking toward allowing television broadcasters to transition from the present ATSC 1.0 technical standard to the new, recently developed ATSC 3.0 standard. ATSC 3.0 is…
  • Feb 23

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U
    Wi-Fi is one of the great technological successes of our age. It gives fast, reliable data transmission by anyone for any purpose. No FCC license is needed. No single provider controls the technology. The equipment is inexpensive and…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • Feb 24

    Beware Hospital “Outpatient” Observation Statu

    Beware Hospital “Outpatient” Observation Statu
    Picture this: You’re 80 years old and you suffer a fall that lands you in the hospital for a week. At the end of your stay, you are discharged to a rehab facility for three weeks of rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. The time you…
  • Feb 20

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery
    A large number of clients worry about the consequences of utilizing Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Most importantly, they have received information from non-legal professionals that Medicaid will take their home or that the spouse will…
  • Feb 13

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College
    It’s February, folks. That means that college acceptance letters will soon be arriving via email, snail mail or however they get around these days. Once the initial euphoria has worn off and you know that your child is definitely going…
Rank this Week: 1252

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/
  • Feb 24

    Erik Pelton to attend TBD Law conference convening innovative small firm lawyers next week

    Erik Pelton to attend TBD Law conference convening innovative small firm lawyers next week
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (2-23-2017) Erik Pelton Selected for TBD Law, a Private Group of the Most Innovative and Future-Oriented Small Firm Lawyers in the World St. Louis, Missouri.—February 23, 2017—​Erik Pelton was named as…
  • Feb 21

    Terrific trademark tool: portmanteau

    Terrific trademark tool: portmanteau
    A “portmanteau” is when a new word formed by fusing together two or more parts of existing words. Creative portmanteaus can make for terrific trademarks that are creative and suggestive, and thus capable of strong legal…
  • Feb 17

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 97
    Here 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: 1232

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Feb 22

    H-1B Season Has Started!

    H-1B Season Has Started!
    Petitions for new H-1B visas are eligible to be filed on April 1, 2017, for federal FY 2018 beginning October 1, 2017. There are a limited number of new H-1B visas each year (65,000 and an additional 20,000 for foreign nationals with a U.S.…
  • Feb 22

    Legislative and Other Challenges to Immigration Executive Order

    Legislative and Other Challenges to Immigration Executive Order
    Following recent ICE arrests of 680 individuals in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio, and New York City areas, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced a bill to…
  • Feb 17

    R. Alexander Acosta Picked to Head Department of Labor

    R. Alexander Acosta Picked to Head Department of Labor
    President Donald Trump has nominated R. Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. His nomination comes one day after Andrew Puzder, Trump’s first pick to lead the Department of Labor, withdrew his nomination. Please see the full blog.…
Rank this Week: 1116

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

Covers issues and trends that impact investments in healthcare and life sciences businesses. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 1031

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

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

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 997

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/
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

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

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim
    To sue a business for fraud in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege (and eventually prove) (1) a false representation, (2) of a material fact, (3) made intentionally and knowingly, (4) with intent to mislead, (5) reliance by the party misled,…
Rank this Week: 1230

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

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

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don’t fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 918

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: 912

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

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

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

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

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

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

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

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 886

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: 625

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Virginia Misdemeanor and Felony Classification

    Virginia Misdemeanor and Felony Classification
    If you’re accused of violating the law in Virginia, you may be wondering if you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is what the potential range of punishments are. In…
  • Feb 7

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense
    If you are charged with driving on a suspended license in Virginia, the punishment can vary quite a bit depending upon how many prior offenses you may have had for driving suspended. If this is your 4th offense you may be in quite a bit of…
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
Rank this Week: 1390

Northern Virginia and Washington…

Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Lawyers’ Blog

By Shevlin Smith. Covers medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    When ER Mistakes Are Responsible for Failing to Detect Internal Bleeding

    When ER Mistakes Are Responsible for Failing to Detect Internal Bleeding
    Many people who enter emergency rooms (ER) have traumatic injuries and serious medical conditions that warrant emergency surgeries. While most surgeries are beneficial and save people’s lives, there are some surgeries that don’t…
  • Feb 23

    Beware: Appendicitis May Be Misdiagnosed in the ER

    Beware: Appendicitis May Be Misdiagnosed in the ER
    Make no mistake about it, appendicitis is a true medical emergency as the appendix can rupture if treatment doesn’t occur in a timely fashion. Sadly, many people are misdiagnosed, which causes a delay in treatment, resulting in serious…
  • Feb 22

    Was ER Negligence to Blame for Misdiagnosing Your Stroke?

    Was ER Negligence to Blame for Misdiagnosing Your Stroke?
    Many people who experience stroke symptoms don’t know what’s happening to them. They know they aren’t feeling normal and some may have symptoms such as confusion and weakness, but it may never occur to them that they are…
Rank this Week: 2322

Shevlin Smith

Shevlin Smith

Essential information about medical malpractice and personal injury.

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/library/
  • Feb 24

    When ER Mistakes Are Responsible for Failing to Detect Internal Bleeding

    When ER Mistakes Are Responsible for Failing to Detect Internal Bleeding
    Many people who enter emergency rooms (ER) have traumatic injuries and serious medical conditions that warrant emergency surgeries. While most surgeries are beneficial and save people’s lives, there are some surgeries that don’t…
  • Feb 23

    Beware: Appendicitis May Be Misdiagnosed in the ER

    Beware: Appendicitis May Be Misdiagnosed in the ER
    Make no mistake about it, appendicitis is a true medical emergency as the appendix can rupture if treatment doesn’t occur in a timely fashion. Sadly, many people are misdiagnosed, which causes a delay in treatment, resulting in serious…
  • Feb 22

    Was ER Negligence to Blame for Misdiagnosing Your Stroke?

    Was ER Negligence to Blame for Misdiagnosing Your Stroke?
    Many people who experience stroke symptoms don’t know what’s happening to them. They know they aren’t feeling normal and some may have symptoms such as confusion and weakness, but it may never occur to them that they are…
Rank this Week: 2307

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Ninth Circuit Rules Injury from Future Water Rights Restrictions Too Speculative for Article III Standing

    Ninth Circuit Rules Injury from Future Water Rights Restrictions Too Speculative for Article III Standing
    On February 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and Westlands Water District (collectively, “Water Contractors”) lacked Article III standing to…
  • Feb 16

    Fifth Circuit Issues Contentious Dissent Over Designation of Louisiana Land

    Fifth Circuit Issues Contentious Dissent Over Designation of Louisiana Land
    On June 13, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, held that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) had properly included approximately 1,500 acres in Louisiana as designated critical habitat for the…
  • Feb 9

    Endangered Species Act Case Roundup

    Endangered Species Act Case Roundup
    Two noteworthy cases have recently been issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The two cases address: (1) the interplay between the Federal Insecticide,…
Rank this Week: 5075

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Charles B. Roberts, Personal Injury Attorney, PC.

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Proof of Causation Is Imperative in Virginia Slip-and-Fall Case

    Proof of Causation Is Imperative in Virginia Slip-and-Fall Case
    Property owners across the State of Virginia owe a duty to those whom they invite onto their land. The extent of that duty depends on the relationship between the parties. However, as a general rule, if someone is invited onto the property of…
  • Feb 22

    Proof of Causation Is Imperative in Virginia Slip-and-Fall Case

    Proof of Causation Is Imperative in Virginia Slip-and-Fall Case
    Property owners across the State of Virginia owe a duty to those whom they invite onto their land. The extent of that duty depends on the relationship between the parties. However, as a general rule, if someone is invited onto the property of…
  • Feb 16

    How a Violation of a Jurisdiction Rule Can Result in a Court’s Inability to Hear a Case or Appeal

    How a Violation of a Jurisdiction Rule Can Result in a Court’s Inability to Hear a Case or Appeal
    To help combat the increasing demand on the court system, court have implemented a series of strict rules that plaintiffs must follow in order to have their case heard in a timely manner. There are various types of rules, and the penalty…
Rank this Week: 2911

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/
  • Feb 22

    Firearms Manufacturer Remington Recalls Model 700 and Model 7

    Firearms Manufacturer Remington Recalls Model 700 and Model 7
    Firearms Manufacturer Remington has recalled the Remington Model 700 and the Remington Model 7 rifles manufactured between May 1, 2006 and April 9, 2014.  The models eligible for the recall have the X-Mark Pro model trigger. There are…
  • Feb 14

    Have You Suffered Serious Side Effects From The Following Drugs?

    Have You Suffered Serious Side Effects From The Following Drugs?
    If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects or has died after taking any of the drugs listed below, I would like to talk with you to discuss your potential claim. Currently the following dangerous medications are on our watch…
  • Feb 6

    Dangers of Power Window

    Dangers of Power Window
    A 2007 study by the NHSTA revealed that on average, approximately 2,000 people are injured or killed by power windows each year.  The vast majority of injuries occur to children younger than 3. It’s hard to imagine that something…
Rank this Week: 3565

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
  • Feb 21

    How to Disenfranchise

    How to Disenfranchise
    If you've read about Daniel Ramirez-Medina, the DACA recipient still detained by ICE, you've seen how ICE has called him a known gang member, or KGM. (Even more troubling are allegations by his lawyers that ICE tampered with his statement to…
  • Jan 31

    Protect Due Proce

    Protect Due Proce
    The chaos from the Muslim ban continues to tear at the fabric of our country. It's but one page in a playbook, but I'm quite content to focus on it because I believe victories gained here will pay forward to other battles against the…
  • Jan 25

    Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration: Broken Down

    Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration: Broken Down
    On January 25, 2017 President Trump announced two executive orders on immigration, largely in line with the hardline stance he embraced during his campaign.The first executive order is called "Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks By…
Rank this Week: 5076

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse
    After Bankruptcy Mistakes: Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuses. Everybody makes mistakes. Banks do, too. When you file bankruptcy, the banks you owe money to don’t always do what they are supposed to do. This…
  • Jan 26

    Holly Gets Hired after Bankruptcy and Gets a New Credit Card

    Holly Gets Hired after Bankruptcy and Gets a New Credit Card
    Holly Gets Hired After Bankruptcy and Gets a New Company Credit Card Holly was at the end of her rope. She’d been out of work for two years; she kept getting interviews but no offers; and she was feeding partial payments to her…
  • Jan 21

    Short sale tax forgiveness has expired

    Short sale tax forgiveness has expired
    Short sale tax forgiveness has expired. If your house is “under water” you need to read this. The general rule of tax law is that debt forgiveness is income—if I lend you $1,000 and then say you don’t have to pay me…
Rank this Week: 2813

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse
    After Bankruptcy Mistakes: Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuses. Everybody makes mistakes. Banks do, too. When you file bankruptcy, the banks you owe money to don’t always do what they are supposed to do. This…
  • Jan 26

    Holly Gets Hired after Bankruptcy and Gets a New Credit Card

    Holly Gets Hired after Bankruptcy and Gets a New Credit Card
    Holly Gets Hired After Bankruptcy and Gets a New Company Credit Card Holly was at the end of her rope. She’d been out of work for two years; she kept getting interviews but no offers; and she was feeding partial payments to her…
  • Jan 21

    Short sale tax forgiveness has expired

    Short sale tax forgiveness has expired
    Short sale tax forgiveness has expired. If your house is “under water” you need to read this. The general rule of tax law is that debt forgiveness is income—if I lend you $1,000 and then say you don’t have to pay me…
Rank this Week: 4848

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2669

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

Focuses on unfair business and trade practices. By Williams Mullen.

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4156

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 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2943

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: 2834

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 23

    Virginia’s Self-Defense Privilege

    Virginia’s Self-Defense Privilege
    Clever defamation lawyers seem to have developed a new technique for bringing lawsuits against the rich and powerful. Step One: Announce to the world that a public figure has mistreated you in some way. Step Two: Wait for the public figure to…
  • Dec 7

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?

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

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?
    When I wrote about the elements of defamation back in 2013, I noted that one of the requirements for a successful defamation action is that the statement at issue be “defamatory in nature.” In other words, to be actionable, that…
Rank this Week: 4009

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jan 20

    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket

    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket
    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket 804-355-8037 In Virginia part of the state law ... The post Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Jan 5

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction

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

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for driving the wrong way on a street in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Because of his job as a…
Rank this Week: 3630

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury…

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

Covers truck accidents and legal issues affecting trucking law in Virginia and beyond. By the Cooper Hurley Law Firm.

http://www.virginia-truck-accident-attorney-help.com/
  • Jan 16

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving

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

    The Trucker DUI Limit for Commercial Driver

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

    Five Major Trucking Wreck Causes in Virginia

    Five Major Trucking Wreck Causes in Virginia
    Trucking wrecks are not as common as automobile accidents. But when they do occur, injuries are often very severe and there is a more significant danger of fatalities. In this blog we look at five leading trucking wreck causes in the…
Rank this Week: 3494

Chris Guedri's Blog

Chris Guedri's Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.chris-guedri.com/
  • Dec 28

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse
    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has distinguished itself as perhaps the single most beneficial safety system added to our cars.
  • Dec 7

    What is a Product Recall?

    What is a Product Recall?
    Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney Product manufacturers and the government have the power to recall products if the products pose a health or safety concern to the public.[1]  A recall can ask for…
  • Nov 30

    The Dangers of Smartphone Addiction

    The Dangers of Smartphone Addiction
    The fear of being without your smartphone, scientifically known as “nomophobia,” afflicts 40% of the population. This percentage points to one conclusion – smartphone addiction is genuine and pervasive.
Rank this Week: 2143

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

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

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

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

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 2396

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

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

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

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave
    On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County, Maryland (the “County”) joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring paid sick leave for employees of all entities doing business in Montgomery County. The County’s Earned Sick…
  • Nov 6

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

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

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
Rank this Week: 2452

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

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

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
Rank this Week: 4996

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1996

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

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

    The outer limits on visitation

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

    On brevity

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

    Game Day in Farmville

    Game Day in Farmville
    The Richmond paper has this report on the hoopla at Longwood University surrounding the upcoming vice-presidential debate. I've been to Farmville many times, it is about like Galax (they both have a Macados).
Rank this Week: 2553

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case
    The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have…
Rank this Week: 3577

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Covers family law. By Wesley D Wornom, PC.

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

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

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

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

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

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship
    In what used to be called a traditional marriage, the husband earning the money and the wife took care of the household and the primary duties of raising children. Since the 1970’s this type of marriage has become less common, but it…
Rank this Week: 2300

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4850

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

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

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

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

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3833

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Jul 21

    MoreUs Has Moved!

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

    New Sunday Hours for Bar Exam Study Period

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

    Grilled Cheese Melts Away Exam Time Blue

    Grilled Cheese Melts Away Exam Time Blue
    Law students enjoying a comfort food study break. A record number of law students lined up inside and outside of MyLab for last evening’s semi-annual Grilled Cheese Night. One hundred forty-two students patiently awaited the warm gooey…
Rank this Week: 3127

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

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

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

    What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident and It’s Not Your Fault
    IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND NEED TO SPEAK TO A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, CONTACT US TODAY. I get asked this question by clients in Virginia all the time: “I just got in a car accident, what do I need to do?”…
  • Jul 9

    How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing – 5 Tip

    How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing – 5 Tip
    If you need help with your Social Security Disability Claim immediately, schedule a free consultation now. Looking at the Social Security Disability Process from the outside-in, it can often seem confusing.  On the one hand, we see news…
Rank this Week: 2489