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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/
  • Sep 26

    Service of Process Through Social Media

    Service of Process Through Social Media
    Any person taken to court has certain rights that must be respected. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution require that neither the federal government nor individual states deprive anyone of life, liberty or…
  • Sep 16

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration

    Gubernatorial Post-Conviction Relief and Immigration
    As I detailed in Chaidez Case Limits The Reach Of Padilla and Post-Conviction Relief And Immigration Consequences, the area of post-conviction relief is a hot topic for non-citizens living in the U.S. Generally speaking, post-conviction…
  • Sep 11

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue

    Cooling Hot-Button School-Related Co-Parenting Issue
    As the calendar turns to September and football season begins anew, children all over the country have returned to school. For them, the carefree days of summer give way to the structured rigors of academic pursuits. But their parents may…
Rank this Week: 104

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Sep 29

    Keeping Construction Issues Out of Court at Construction Law North Carolina

    Keeping Construction Issues Out of Court at Construction Law North Carolina
    For this week’s post, I am taking a trip to the great Construction Law in North Carolina blog run by a friend and fellow construction attorney, Melissa Brumback (@melissabrumback).  Over at her blog, I discuss how to keep…
  • Sep 23

    Early Action on Your Construction Contract is Key

    Early Action on Your Construction Contract is Key
    I bang the drum of early and frequent consultation with one of us construction attorneys on a regular basis here at Musings and in other places of the “blawgosphere.” Why do I do this?  Doesn’t such consultation help to…
  • Sep 15

    Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .

    Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .
    Here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the need to keep up with your safety program and stay out of the cross-hairs of the state and federal safety inspectors. The Virginia Court of Appeals gave a stark reminder of this fact…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Sep 20

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    Here are a couple of articles worth the read if you have some time this weekend. The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies, Melissa Hamilton, University of Houston Law…
  • Sep 14

    A mixed but really good result?

    A mixed but really good result?
    So, client is a medical provider initially accused of committing sexual contact by a, “fraudulent representation that the sexual contact served a professional purpose.” Six former patients alleged that when the client gave…
  • Sep 4

    CP distribution?

    CP distribution?
    Prof. Berman at sentecing law and policy invites our attention to an interesting new decision from the Third. US v. Husmann, No. 13-2688 (3d Cir. Sept 3, 2014) (available here) . We all of us have an a client who is charged with distribution…
Rank this Week: 261

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

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

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed how pharmaceutical companies have begun to profit from the proliferation of compound drugs, as reported by the New York Times. Today, we will examine the measures various entities have taken to investigate and…
  • Aug 27

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)
    The rising costs of health care in the United States are no secret to doctors, patients, or pharmacists. Lifesaving drugs, procedures, and equipment continue to place a high cost burden on consumers and their insurers. Among the…
  • Aug 26

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health
    Although many physicians have prescribed niacin, or vitamin B3, to treat high cholesterol levels, a recent study shows the compound may cause more problems than it prevents. In its July 17 issue, the New England Journal of Medicine details a…
Rank this Week: 338

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
  • Sep 30

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice

    The Patent Drafting Disclosure Revolution: Don’t Ask Alice
    No question exists that patent eligibility under Section 101 has been, and remains, the most active question in patent law. Watching the rapid flow of cases back and forth between the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court exceeds the…
  • Sep 29

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology

    Patents are Important: Bursting the Twitter Patent Mythology
    Twitter is a perfect case study to demonstrate just how important patents, particularly software patents, are to a start-up company that has aspirations of going public... In repeated filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission since…
  • Sep 29

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review

    Doing Business in China: A Legal and Commercial Review
    On Friday, October 3, 2014, the University of Toledo College of Law will host a one-day seminar titled "Doing Business in China." One of the goals of Doing Business in China is to refute myths regarding intellectual property protection in…
Rank this Week: 362

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?
    Police officers have a hard job. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it. They have to keep people and property safe, enforce our laws, and try to make sure they come home alive each day. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be…
  • Sep 3

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?

    Officer Killed Bicyclist – Is He Getting Special Treatment?
    Police officers have a hard job. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it. They have to keep people and property safe, enforce our laws, and try to make sure they come home alive each day. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be…
  • Sep 2

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime
    You’ve probably seen the police on TV shows waiting at the scene of the crime to see if the suspect returns. It happened in real life recently in Stafford. As reported by the Free Lance-Star, a shoplifting suspect allegedly stole over…
Rank this Week: 520

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
  • Sep 29

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Roundup: Jiff, iHealth, CVRx and Zyga Technology Secure Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Roundup: Jiff, iHealth, CVRx and Zyga Technology Secure Financing
    Over the past week, Jiff, iHealth Lab, CVRx and Zyga Technology have all separately announced completion of financing rounds. Jiff, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based digital health technology company, announced an $18 million series B round led by…
  • Sep 18

    Tech Investors Eye Healthcare Data Firm

    Tech Investors Eye Healthcare Data Firm
    Technology investors, including VC firms and portfolio managers of large mutual funds, are increasingly targeting healthcare data firms as new sources for investments. A recent Reuters report highlights this trend with interesting detail.…
  • Sep 12

    Investors: Note Health Expenditure Projections for 2013-2023

    Investors: Note Health Expenditure Projections for 2013-2023
    On September 3, 2014, the CMS Office of the Actuary published a report in Health Affairs spelling out its projections for health care expenditure growth over the next ten years. The authors of the report expect health spending growth to…
Rank this Week: 947

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Sep 25

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history

    DHS Investigation leads to largest worksite enforcement forfeiture in ICE history
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. Five franchisees and operators of 7-Eleven, Inc. stores located throughout Long Island, New York and Virginia plead guilty to committing wire fraud and concealing and harboring unauthorized foreign national…
  • Sep 22

    Colorado Employers Must Use New Employment Affirmation Form Beginning October 1

    Colorado Employers Must Use New Employment Affirmation Form Beginning October 1
    AUTHOR:  Jessie Feinstein. All private and public employers in Colorado must complete an employment authorization affidavit for employees hired on or after January 1, 2007.  The affirmation, which must be completed within 20 days of…
  • Sep 22

    The Optional Practical Training Dilemma

    The Optional Practical Training Dilemma
    AUTHOR:  Jessie Feinstein. Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students is intended to provide hands-on practical work experience in the U.S., complementary to the academic program. A foreign student in F status may work for 12…
Rank this Week: 888

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

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

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

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

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

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

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 784

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: 814

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/
  • Sep 30

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture

    USPTO’s National Trademark Expo on October 17 and 18 will feature variety of exhibitors and lecture
    The USPTO will hold the 2014 National Trademark Expo on its campus in Alexandria, Virginia on October 17 and 18. The event is FREE and open to the public. Among the exhibitors will be two Erik M. Pelton & Associates clients, Volcom and…
  • Sep 25

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX
    The following is another update of recent 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 variety in brand names, logos,…
  • Sep 23

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand

    Bike helmets and trademark registrations – protecting heads and brand
    Two weeks ago, I crashed riding my bike to work. I love to ride my bike – the fresh air, exercise and freedom are terrific. Ialways wear my helmet. Fortunately I was wearing my helmet when I crashed. I went right over…
Rank this Week: 1033

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 30

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland

    Dealing with the Limitations of Virginia's Subpoena Power When Discoverable Information Is Located In D.C. or Maryland
    Fewer aspects of civil litigation make me groan louder than attempting to obtain a subpoena in a foreign jurisdiction to obtain testimony or documents for a case pending in Virginia state court. Reading about getting a "commission" or dealing…
  • Sep 22

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete

    Virginia Won't Allow You to Blue-Pencil that Non-Compete
    In Virginia, covenants not to compete (a.k.a. non-competition agreements or simply "noncompetes") are considered restraints on trade and are therefore disfavored in the law. Unlike California, which prohibits them outright, Virginia will…
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
Rank this Week: 1104

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Rowdy Teenage Passenger

    Rowdy Teenage Passenger
    Rowdy Teenage Passengers from Brien Roche Law Rowdy teenage passengers pose a greater risk for teenage drivers than do cell phones or message texting according to an April 2014 study from the University of North Carolina. Teenage drivers are…
  • Sep 26

    Freedom Call

    Freedom Call
    Freedom Calls from Brien Roche Law Freedom calls for Frederick Douglass. Douglas began his quest for freedom on a train that pulled out of Baltimore, Maryland. He jumped onboard a rail car designated for blacks. His name, according to his…
  • Sep 25

    Medical Records Metadata

    Medical Records Metadata
    Medical Records Metadata from Brien Roche Law Medical records have come a long way from simply writing notes on a clipboard that is hung at the foot of the patient’s bed. Medical records are now electronic. They carry with them an audit…
Rank this Week: 1298

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1070

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

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

    How Soon After Bankruptcy Can I Get a Mortgage?

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

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

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

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

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug
    This article in the Norfolk paper about Portfolio Recovery explains something I had only guessed at, before.  Debt collectors know when your finances improve.  Debt collectors pay the credit bureaus to tell them. I’m a…
Rank this Week: 1183

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

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

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case
    The long-running litigation in the W.D. Va. over coalbed methane royalties has been on hold since the oral argument in May before the Fourth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Jones's orders certifying the cases into five class actions. Yesterday…
  • Aug 19

    The next Chief Justice

    The next Chief Justice
    I read this morning that Justice Lemons has been elected to succeed Chief Justice Kinser as the next Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. He would be the first former member of the Virginia Court of Appeals to serve as the Chief…
  • Jul 10

    On the late Judge Turk

    On the late Judge Turk
    I enjoyed my dealings with Judge Turk of the W.D. Va., including a couple of jury trials and a bunch of hearings, and seeing him at the courthouse many times and a few times at the judicial conference. Years ago I represented an older woman…
Rank this Week: 1119

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: 1276

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

http://www.brandtlawfirm.com/blog-bankruptcy-virginia/
  • May 4

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

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

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
  • Sep 21

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?
    First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court…
Rank this Week: 1001

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1187

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: 985

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/
  • Sep 29

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System

    Broadcasters: Meet the New E-Filing System
    Same as the old e-filing system? Maybe not. All broadcast forms will be reduced to a single form – plus schedules, of course. The Media Bureau has announced the partial debut of the “Licensing and Management System”…
  • Sep 29

    Petitioner Wants FCC to Ref "Redskins" Debate

    Petitioner Wants FCC to Ref "Redskins" Debate
    Petition against a broadcast license renewal cites offensive nature of “Redskins” name as basis for denial. Should the FCC really be involved with this? For years there’s been a steady drumbeat for the owners of the…
  • Sep 29

    The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Proce

    The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Proce
    Comments sought on new Reimbursement Form and related instructions to be used by TV/MVPD’s for post-Incentive Auction claims The Media Bureau has given the television industry a sobering glimpse of what life will be like immediately…
Rank this Week: 1885

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Sep 22

    ‘Freedom From Speech’

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

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism

    ProPublica and the Problem With Journalism
    It’s symptomatic of the syndrome: So many people who presume to speak for and about journalism’s shortcomings misdiagnose both the problem and its solutions.  So it is that individuals of a certain mindset promote the idea…
  • Jul 14

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution
    It came as no surprise when, in June, Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 41 other U.S. senators, Democrats all, proposed a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010,…
Rank this Week: 1463

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Sep 21

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust

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

    Organ Donation--Not Just a Yes or No Choice

    Organ Donation--Not Just a Yes or No Choice
    When you go the DMV for a drivers license, you might check a box regarding organ donation. At the DMV in Virginia, organ donation is a yes or no question. You either check the box to become a donor or leave to box blank to not to become a…
  • Jul 23

    Resigning as Trustee

    Resigning as Trustee
    Many people seem to think of being a trustee as being like having a job. But, in many ways, being a trustee is nothing like a job. The difference is particularly important when it comes to resigning. Quitting a job is often a matter of…
Rank this Week: 1473

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 2027

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

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

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Sep 2

    Dengrove Art Show Reception This Thursday

    Dengrove Art Show Reception This Thursday
    The Law Library is pleased to announce the 17th annual University of Virginia Law Library Art Show, "The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove." The opening reception for the exhibit will be this Thursday, September 4, from 5:00 pm to 7:00…
  • Aug 12

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne
    Got a lot on your mind? We’re offering free tools for staying focused and being a happy law student (and lawyer)! Mindful lawyering is catching on in law schools and law practices across the country. Students and attorneys report that…
  • Aug 5

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning
    All the University Library servers and services including Virgo, Libra, and www.library.virginia.edu will be down on Sunday, August 10, from 8am until noon and on Wednesday, August 13, from 6am until 8am as the University migrates to a new…
Rank this Week: 1687

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law news and updates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. By Mesirow & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.metrodcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: If the Facts Don’t Fit the Law, Change the Law

    RGR, LLC v. Settle: If the Facts Don’t Fit the Law, Change the Law
    Having a case decided by a jury is one of the best features offered by the legal system in the US. The domain of the judge is to determine the law. The domain of the jury is to hear the facts of the case and assess the credibility of the…
  • May 30

    Liability for Permissive Drivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia

    Liability for Permissive Drivers in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
    Most of the time, a person drives her own car. But occasionally, a vehicle owner lends her car to a friend or relative. When this happens, the friend or relative is a permissive driver. If that friend or relative injures someone else while…
  • May 13

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident
    Recently, I read a unique article in the New York Times about what it is like to be a pedestrian run over by a vehicle. The author was run over by a delivery truck while in a crosswalk in 2007. She recounted her injuries, anecdotes from her…
Rank this Week: 2175

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jun 5

    The Cost-Conscious Plaintiff

    The Cost-Conscious Plaintiff
    After years in the class action defense bar, I’ve learned that few things will get the average non-lawyer to think I’m doing God’s work more than talking about class action attorneys’ fees. The general consensus is…
  • Jun 3

    Can Class Counsel Use Discovery to Find Their Named Plaintiffs?

    Can Class Counsel Use Discovery to Find Their Named Plaintiffs?
    Two couples, the Varsamises and the Giannopolouses, sued Iberia Air Lines for not properly compensating them after their international flights were delayed. Their counsel soon ran into plaintiff-related difficulties: the Giannopolouses were…
  • May 26

    The Peril of the Professional Plaintiff – Donaca v. Dish Network, LLC

    The Peril of the Professional Plaintiff – Donaca v. Dish Network, LLC
    Historically, courts have grudgingly accepted the professional plaintiff in class action practice. As Judge Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit once said, in the context of a FCRA class action, the word professional “implies experience,…
Rank this Week: 1675

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: 2256

Andrew J. Cornick Blog

Andrew J. Cornick Blog

Covers Virginia criminal defense law.

http://www.virginia-criminal.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

    Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
    If your child has been charged or you are an adult who has been charged in Stafford County with a crime against a family member, your case will most likely start in the Stafford County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District ……
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County Circuit Court

    Stafford County Circuit Court
    The Stafford County Circuit Court hears felony matters and misdemeanor matters brought by appeal from district court or by direct indictment.  The courthouse is located at the following address: 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, Virginia…
  • Feb 26

    Stafford County General District Court

    Stafford County General District Court
    If you are an adult who has been charged in Stafford County with a crime, though there are exceptions your case will most likely start in the Stafford County General District Court.  The courthouse is located at the following address:…
Rank this Week: 1997

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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Questions & Answers About Arrests…

Questions & Answers About Arrests & Criminal Procedures in Virginia Beach

Answers common questions regarding criminal law and criminal charges. By Garrett Law Group, PLC.

http://www.garrettlawgroup.com/questions-answers/
  • Nov 22

    Navy Pilot Faces Felony Criminal Charges for Communication with 13-year-old Girl

    Navy Pilot Faces Felony Criminal Charges for Communication with 13-year-old Girl
    Using the internet to communicate with other people may seem like harmless fun. However, when a person uses the internet to communicate in a sexual manner with a child, he or she may face criminal charges or, if he or she meets that child,…
  • Nov 21

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home
    The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services (DHS) is to “provide Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of…
  • Nov 20

    Virginia Man Faces Abduction and DUI Charges After Allegedly Abducting Boy at Flea Market

    Virginia Man Faces Abduction and DUI Charges After Allegedly Abducting Boy at Flea Market
    DUI and felony criminal charges sometimes go hand-in-hand. When a person is intoxicated, he or she may be susceptible to doing things he or she would never do otherwise and may sober-up to an array of criminal charges. Things become even more…
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Immigration Law, Policy and…

Immigration Law, Policy and Procedure

Covers immigration law, policy, and procedure. By Federico B. Serrano.

http://www.serranoimmigration.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case
    As happened only a couple of years ago, we are faced yet again in 2013 with the threat of a government shutdown. I am re-posting this article which was originally published in 2011 with some modifications. Because the U.S. federal government…
  • Jan 2

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule
    The long awaited "Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process" was just released.  This final rule relating to the unlawful presence waiver is not effective yet, but at least we're…
  • Dec 23

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root
    Not remembering important information can complicate an applicant's naturalization application.  This is especially true when dealing with issues of eligibility.  That's why having a copy of one's  "A file" has become increasingly…
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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/
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Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

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

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

    How to make homes safer for senior

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

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

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible
    Results of four new research trials suggest that changes to the eyes and ability to smell may be valuable in the early detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reports presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference…
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Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Sep 25

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declines to List Two Arizona Buckwheat Plant
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has declined to list two Arizona plants under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On Wednesday, the Service published its 12-month findings on a petition to list the Churchill Narrows buckwheat…
  • Sep 24

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting

    Court Holds Lack of Specificity Dooms Wyoming Wolf Delisting
    On September 23, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) delisting the Wyoming Gray Wolf distinct population segment from the…
  • Sep 19

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Nixes Proposed Delisting of Central Valley Beetle Specie
    On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) withdrew (pdf) its proposal (pdf) to remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered…
Rank this Week: 3601

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
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PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Sep 19

    PCT Attorneys Attend NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

    PCT Attorneys Attend NAMWOLF Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
    Attorneys from PCT Law Group, PLLC H. Scott Johnson, Jr., Malik K. Cutlar, Angela H. France, and Steven Barentzen will be attending the 2014 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms…
  • Sep 12

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee

    Steven Barentzen Named Co-Chair of the DC Bar’s ADR Committee
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that Steven Barentzen has been selected as Co-Chair to The Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Committee of the Litigation Section of the DC Bar.  The ADR Committee aims to…
  • Sep 6

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    PCT Law Group, PLLC Managing Partner H. Scott Johnson Jr. Earns Top Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is proud to announce that H. Scott Johnson Jr. has earned the distinguished AV Rating® from Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Sleep Apnea and Diabetes Cause Virginia Trucking Accident

    Sleep Apnea and Diabetes Cause Virginia Trucking Accident
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer A professional truck driver has to have a medical condition saying they are physically fit and mentally able to drive to obtain a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL License). If they do not…
  • Sep 12

    Why You Should Collect Evidence at the Scene of a Trucking Crash

    Why You Should Collect Evidence at the Scene of a Trucking Crash
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer One of the main things that I do in my practice is to sue truck drivers and trucking companies when they cause harm on the highways of Virginia and beyond. If you get caught in a big rig…
  • Sep 5

    NHTSA To Tighten Up Rules on Underride Bars Beneath Truck

    NHTSA To Tighten Up Rules on Underride Bars Beneath Truck
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer In the past I have written about underride bars on trucks and the fact they fail to provide adequate protection from smaller vehicles slipping under trailers in an accident. I was pleased to…
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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
  • Sep 16

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24

    Incorporations by Reference – Vol. 24
    Brief mentions of IP stories floating around in the past few weeks several months that might be of interest. -My apologies for the unannounced blogging hiatus this summer. My absence is an exciting story,…
  • Sep 16

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson

    Medtronic Corevalve v. Edwards Lifesciences – Family & Priority Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1117 (Prost, Plager, Taranto) Thoughtful patent family planning can maximize protection of a disclosure across jurisdictions, time, and differing aspects of inventiveness and commercial importance. To build strong patent…
  • May 13

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson

    In re Packard – Claim Drafting and Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1204 (O’Malley, Plager, Taranto) Going meta, the Federal circuit seeks to make more definite the standard for indefiniteness before the USPTO in In re Packard. The per curiam opinion offers some modest guidance for…
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Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
  • Jul 26

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

    LeClairRyan Attorneys Attend the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR): 2014
    This weekend, four members of LeClairRyan's Community Association Industry Team are attending the Virginia Leadership Retreat (VLR) at the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. The team has attended the annual conference each year since its inception…
  • Jun 24

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed
    The odds are strong that at some point in an association's history, it will experience the need for a special assessment. HOAleader.com, a national web-based publication, is hosting a live webinar on the topic: "Special Assessments: How to…
Rank this Week: 4471

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination

    Former Mets Sales Executive Sues Team for Pregnancy Discrimination
    Jeff Wilpon, the Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets and son of Mets owner Fred Wilpon, runs his front office department about like his father runs the baseball team: Leigh Castergine, former Vice President of Ticket Sales, recently…
  • Aug 27

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment

    Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third Party Harassment
    Have you ever had to deal with an unpleasant person at work? When does the inappropriate conduct of someone at work rise to a civil rights violation by your employer? A recent decision by the Fourth Circuit may help answer these…
  • Aug 21

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF

    You Just Got Fired: How to Deal in 11 GIF
    Being terminated from your job almost always comes with a huge amount of stress and emotion.  There’s a lot to process, and people often want to do that processing very quickly in order to get back up and running.…
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Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 15

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee

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

    One Yelp Review = One Publication

    One Yelp Review = One Publication
    Once upon a time, each separate copy of a defamatory statement was considered a separate publication, giving rise to a separate cause of action for defamation. Back then, if a defamatory article was published in a newspaper and the newspaper…
  • Aug 11

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning
    Extortion is a crime. Statements that falsely accuse another of committing a crime often constitute defamation per se in Virginia, particularly where the crime is one involving "moral turpitude." Does it follow, then, that false accusations…
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Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Answers common questions about car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious issues that can involve lawsuits.

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Sep 11

    Dangerous Product Alert in Roanoke, VA -Coleman Recalls Inflatable Rubber River Tube

    Dangerous Product Alert in Roanoke, VA -Coleman Recalls Inflatable Rubber River Tube
    The CPSC announced a recall from Coleman regarding inflatable inner tubes pictured here: The CPSC has received reports of 24 people who had skin irritation after coming into contact with the inner tubes. Coleman is replacing the tubes at no…
  • Sep 5

    Roanoke Gun Accident Lawyer Posts News Of Another Gun Accident

    Roanoke Gun Accident Lawyer Posts News Of Another Gun Accident
    A Roanoke, VA man was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after sustaining a gun shot wound to his head this morning at around 11:15.  The accident occurred at Roanoke Range and Training on Shenandoah Valley Avenue.  The gun…
  • Aug 28

    What Do Roanoke, VA Drivers Need To Know About School Buses?

    What Do Roanoke, VA Drivers Need To Know About School Buses?
    My youngest went to Kindergarten this week. It was magical thing to see him get on that big yellow Roanoke City School bus for the very first time. As my wife and I headed to work, we both encountered more traffic and more driving…
Rank this Week: 4449

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Sep 8

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

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

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow

    First Inventor to File – 2014 USPTO Roadshow
    The USPTO will be hosting seven roadshows across the country during September-October 2014 to increase the understanding of the First Inventor to File (FITF) provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).  The FITF provisions became…
  • Jul 11

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display
      In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic…
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Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

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

    How Does a Virginia DUI Conviction Affect My Insurance

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

    Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving

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

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone
    Our law firm recently represented a client charged with Reckless Driving by Speed, 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, in a central Virginia court. The client, who was from another country and in the United States on a student visa, was clocked going…
Rank this Week: 2582