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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/
  • Jun 26

    CAAF’s decision in Woods does not support MJIA

    CAAF’s decision in Woods does not support MJIA
    The Real Cost Of Having Commanders In Charge Of Military Justice This article has appeared in Task & Purpose as a result of United States v. Woods,  decided by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on 18 June 2015.…
  • Jun 25

    An interesting perspective

    An interesting perspective
    Protect Our Defenders (POD) has this to say about the recent vote on Sen. Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act. Last week, 50 U.S. Senators stood with survivors and voted for Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice…
  • Jun 25

    Opening the door-or keeping it closed

    Opening the door-or keeping it closed
    As a defense counsel, I’m always looking for ways in which the prosecutor has opened the door to relevant evidence, but which for some reasons has been excluded or can’t be offered.  MRE 412 comes to mind, as happened to me…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jun 30

    Immigration Updates From the 2015 AILA National Conference

    Immigration Updates From the 2015 AILA National Conference
    Recently, the immigration team at Livesay & Myers, P.C. attended the AILA Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers Association) is the largest professional organization for immigration…
  • Jun 29

    New Virginia Criminal Laws Taking Effect July 1, 2015

    New Virginia Criminal Laws Taking Effect July 1, 2015
    Every year on July 1, a whole new set of laws goes into effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is a result of the uniqueness of our General Assembly, which is a part-time legislature that regularly meets for only either 45 or 60 days…
  • Jun 25

    Child Support Retroactivity in Virginia

    Child Support Retroactivity in Virginia
    Most parents facing a separation or divorce understand the importance of determining a child support amount. In Virginia, child support is determined by the application of child support guidelines which consist of a formula that factors…
Rank this Week: 66

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 1

    Wow! Five Years Since “Going Solo” With My Construction Practice

    Wow! Five Years Since “Going Solo” With My Construction Practice
    It’s hard to believe, but my solo construction practice turns five today.  On July 1, 2010, I struck out on my own and it has been a great ride ever since. Since I opened my practice 5 years ago, I have been named to the Virginia…
  • Jun 30

    Reminder: Your Accounting and Other Records Matter

    Reminder: Your Accounting and Other Records Matter
    Recently, I’ve posted on mechanic’s lien changes, mediation and other more “legal” topics here at Construction Law Musings.  Today’s post is a practical one and one that will help your friendly neighborhood…
  • Jun 22

    More Musings From the Mediation Trenche

    More Musings From the Mediation Trenche
    As those that read this construction blog on a regular basis know, I became a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator a few years ago.  I did so because I believe that mediation as a form of alternate dispute resolution is in most…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Jun 24

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke

    Six Surprising Facts about Heat Stroke
    Heat stroke can be a serious danger during the summer months. Understanding what puts you at risk for heat stroke and what symptoms it causes are essential for your health and safety. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe: Heat…
  • Jun 23

    Four Medical Problems That Are More Common in Summer

    Four Medical Problems That Are More Common in Summer
    Summers are filled with picnics, barbecues, beach trips and other fun activities, but they can also be a time of increased risks for specific types of disease. While it may seem like most illnesses occur during the cold months of winter,…
  • Jun 23

    Father’s Day Tips for Caring for Your Dad Who’s in the Hospital

    Father’s Day Tips for Caring for Your Dad Who’s in the Hospital
    Father’s Day is a day to recognize all the great things your dad has done for you – a day for ballgames, barbecues and special gifts. But for dads who are spending the day in the hospital, the day can appear pretty bleak. Luckily,…
Rank this Week: 232

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/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 310

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Expert Witnesses DC

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

    Pedestrian Collision

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

    Federal Tort Claims Case

    Federal Tort Claims Case
    Federal Tort Claims Cases from Brien Roche Law Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of…
Rank this Week: 408

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

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

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

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

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

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 371

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
  • Jun 25

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia
    Basically, it’s done, if it’s done, it will be done by agreement. This an issue that you really need to have a defense counsel for to try to work out that agreement to try to save your license and get the charge amended from…
Rank this Week: 671

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/
  • Jul 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1
    Disputes over specialized tenant improvements or exclusive heating and air conditioning systems are common in commercial leasing. Landlords and tenants often argue over maintenance and repair obligations, or whether or not such specialized…
  • Jun 24

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion
    The debate about the new Retail Action Plan (“The Plan”) continued earlier this month as the Board held another work session to discuss the progress on ongoing efforts to update the Plan. Much of the discussion focused on the so…
  • Jun 17

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military
    “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -President John F. Kennedy Richmond-based Hourigan Construction has begun work on Phase One of the Marine Security Force…
Rank this Week: 806

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/
  • Jun 29

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

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
  • Jun 25

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to John Delaney and Sherman Kahn  for this informative post. Consumers are not bound by arbitration clauses contained in online terms of use agreements, according to a new federal appeals decision. The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jun 17

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit
    Tech company Ultra Electronics ProLogic of Manassas, VA, filed a theft of trade secrets and breach of contract lawsuit against two former software engineers and their new employer, Aquarian Systems, Inc. of Maryland, for helping Aquarian win…
Rank this Week: 1072

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 1028

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1120

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jun 3

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?
    Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.…
  • May 12

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation

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

    Will HR 1927 Kill the Class Action?

    Will HR 1927 Kill the Class Action?
    Since HR 1927 was introduced, there has been an outcry that it will “kill the class action.”  In fact, opponents (among them Professors Alexandra Lahav, Samuel Issacharoff (Issacharoff HR1927 Letter), and Arthur Miller…
Rank this Week: 1133

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Jan 7

    Webinar: Collecting Condo Development and HOA Fee

    Webinar: Collecting Condo Development and HOA Fee
    Join me, Thursday, Jan. 22 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET), for this practical collections guide reviewing key issues and processes involved in pursuing outstanding debts in common interest communities. The real estate market troubles have left…
  • Oct 14

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent webinar discussing the subject, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on the HOA elections. In the brief interview, I explain some big best practices in elections and a few common missteps I…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1102

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 916

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

Covers criminal defense cases. By Anderson & Wooditch, PC.

http://www.pnalaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Oct 19

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate
    Even if you have been convicted of a crime, it is important you know that all inmates have rights and to know and understand what those rights are. As your Arlington, VA defense lawyer, it is important I arm anyone I defend or may defend as…
  • Oct 10

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing
    Many people have heard of grand jury hearings, but most are not sure what grand jury hearings actually entail. Understanding who is involved and what occurs in a grand jury hearing can help you if you are the subject of one or otherwise…
  • Oct 3

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
    In many cases, rape and sexual assault may refer to the same or similar acts. However, this is not always the case. As a Virginia defense lawyer, it is crucial we help our clients understand what charges they are faced with so we can develop…
Rank this Week: 1212

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/
  • Jul 1

    Update: Remaining Revised Antenna Structure Rules Now In Effect

    Update: Remaining Revised Antenna Structure Rules Now In Effect
    Nearly a year ago we reported on some regulatory weedwhacking that pruned some (but by no means all) of the things that tower owners need to worry about when it comes to the FCC’s Antenna Structure Regulations. Most of the revised rules…
  • Jun 30

    OET Runs the Numbers Using the New and Improved TVStudy V.1.3.2

    OET Runs the Numbers Using the New and Improved TVStudy V.1.3.2
    Areas/pops data for auction-eligible stations released for comment. We have another sign of the impending arrival of the spectrum auction. The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has released what it describes as the…
  • Jun 30

    Update: Effective Date Set for Revised EAS Rule

    Update: Effective Date Set for Revised EAS Rule
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on the revisions to the Emergency Alert System rules adopted in the wake of the 2011 nationwide EAS test. Those revisions have now been published in the Federal Register, so we know that they will take effect…
Rank this Week: 3472

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/
  • Jun 30

    Fiery Crash Involving Tanker Kills Three in Spartanburg, SC

    Fiery Crash Involving Tanker Kills Three in Spartanburg, SC
    By John Cooper, Big Rig Accident Lawyer I have written on numerous occasions about how crashes involving tanker trucks can be particularly devastating. This was illustrated this month in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, where three people…
  • Jun 30

    Trucking and Transportation in Hampton Road

    Trucking and Transportation in Hampton Road
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Attorney I was at a meeting recently with some members of the Virginia General Assembly and some big company business executives at which the discussion started with the importance of transportation, trucking…
  • Jun 24

    Truck Drivers Are Often the Victims of Wrecks Caused by Other Trucker

    Truck Drivers Are Often the Victims of Wrecks Caused by Other Trucker
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney If you’ve ever driven down the highway on Interstate 81 (I-81) in the western part of Virginia from Roanoke to Winchester you’ve probably seen the lines of big rigs one after the…
Rank this Week: 3471

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/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

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

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 4449

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: 2695

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jun 28

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will
    Across history and cultures, people have been writing letters to descendants to share wisdom, preserve traditions, record family history, explain, and inspire. These letters have been called different things, but today they're most commonly…
  • Jun 21

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?
    Your executor will be responsible for dealing with your probate estate (i.e., the assets passing under your will) after your death. An executor’s responsibilities include things like finding and inventorying your assets (including the…
  • Apr 12

    Whether to Qualify as Executor or Administrator of a Virginia Estate

    Whether to Qualify as Executor or Administrator of a Virginia Estate
    When a person dies and has an estate that needs administration, a person has to qualify before the clerk of the court before he/she can do that administering. Being named in the will is not enough. Qualification is the process that gives a…
Rank this Week: 3747

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict
    The idea of having your genitals and masculinity mocked by your doctor while laying unconscious on an operating room table is unappealing to say the least. But is it worth half a million dollars? As first reported by Washington Post reporter…
  • Jun 6

    The Elements of Defamation in Virginia

    The Elements of Defamation in Virginia
    To successfully maintain an action for libel or slander, a plaintiff's complaint must allege facts that support each element of the tort. Failure to plead the required elements will lead to an early dismissal, and failure to prove the…
  • Jun 5

    Just Because You Told The Truth Doesn't Mean You Didn't Slander Someone

    Just Because You Told The Truth Doesn't Mean You Didn't Slander Someone
    Criminal defense attorney Larry L. Archie received a good bit of publicity recently over his slogan, "Just Because You Did It Doesn't Mean You're Guilty," as shown below on a North Carolina billboard. Yesterday, the Virginia Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3788

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
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidie

    Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidie
    The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its King v. Burwell (pdf) decision regarding the validity of premium assistance issued by federally run insurance marketplaces. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld subsidies for the millions of people…
  • Jun 23

    Will Increased Consolidation in the Insurance Industry Yield Opportunities or Challenges for Investors?

    Will Increased Consolidation in the Insurance Industry Yield Opportunities or Challenges for Investors?
    A recent flurry of activity in the health insurance industry would seem to indicate that investors can expect significant consolidation in the managed care sector. As The Health Care M&A Information Source reports, it began in May, with…
  • Jun 12

    50 Things to Know About Healthcare Cost

    50 Things to Know About Healthcare Cost
    A new column from Becker’s Hospital Review identifies 50 things to know about healthcare costs. Topics covered include the rise in spending; cost of hospital services; spending on drugs and services; and growing out-of-pocket…
Rank this Week: 3955

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Temporary Protected Status Granted for Nepal

    Temporary Protected Status Granted for Nepal
    USCIS has announced that it would grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of Nepal through December 24, 2016. TPS provides relief to individuals whose countries are not safe due to civil unrest, natural disasters, or other…
  • Jun 19

    Delays in Visa Issuance by U.S. State Department

    Delays in Visa Issuance by U.S. State Department
    The U.S. State Department has announced that the Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical problems with its visa systems, causing delays in printing visas and threatening to require rescheduling some visa interviews. The issue is…
  • Jun 11

    Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)

    Texas Agencies Ordered to E-Verify (state contractors are off-the-hook)
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill (S.B. 374) into law June 10, 2015, that requires state agencies in Texas to use the E-Verify system to check that new employees are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify, managed by U.S. Citizenship…
Rank this Week: 3914

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/
  • Jun 25

    Grieving for a Loved One Lost to Wrongful Death

    Grieving for a Loved One Lost to Wrongful Death
    “It is Hard to Forget Someone Who Gave You So Much to Remember.” Losing a loved one is one of the most emotionally devastating things we go through in our entire lives. During the past twenty years in practice, I have helped…
  • Jun 17

    Toyota adds 1.37 Million Vehicles to its Takata Defective Airbag Recall List

    Toyota adds 1.37 Million Vehicles to its Takata Defective Airbag Recall List
    Toyota announced today that it has identified more of its cars that are included in the Takata airbag recall, the largest defective product recall in history. So far, over 2.9 million Toyota vehicles have been named in the recall. The most…
  • Jun 10

    Waverunners and Jet Skis were Associated with 601 Injuries and 36 Deaths in 2013

    Waverunners and Jet Skis were Associated with 601 Injuries and 36 Deaths in 2013
    Recreational boating statistics can be found on the US Coast Guard website and serve as a grim reminder of the dangers of recreational boating, including jet skis, wave runners, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats. An at a glance look at the…
Rank this Week: 3907

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
  • Jun 24

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal

    DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Nepal
    The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status for nationals of Nepal living in the United States of America on/prior to June 24th, 2015. Due to the devastating…
  • Jun 5

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer

    Crimmigration Training CLE for Virginia Lawyer
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  • May 21

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!

    Forgiveness for Marriage Fraud? Maybe!
    BIA Decision Allows 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers for Adjustees On May 18, 2015 the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in Matter of Agour, 26 I & N Dec. 655 (BIA 2015) confirming that the old waiver under INA…
Rank this Week: 5049

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/
  • Jun 8

    Pardon our (website) dust!

    Pardon our (website) dust!
    We're migrating some of our library website pages to a new platform today (June 8), so you may see some strange behaviors on our website during the afternoon. Please contact lawlibref@virginia.edu if you need information that you can't find…
  • May 12

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

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

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

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6
    We'll close at midnight, our regularly scheduled time.
Rank this Week: 3159

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Personal Injury Claims Against Taser International and Police Officer

    Personal Injury Claims Against Taser International and Police Officer
    Taser-Related Death Personal injury litigation against Taser International, the maker of Taser weapons, and police officers has been ongoing for more than a decade.  Victims of Taser-related deaths face several hurdles when pursuing a…
  • May 29

    How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer

    How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer
    Finding a good personal injury attorney is critical to ensuring that your case is properly handled, but it can be a daunting task trying to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust – especially if it’s the first time…
  • Mar 13

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: How Long Can They Last and What Should I Expect?

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: How Long Can They Last and What Should I Expect?
    Victims of medical malpractice expect compensation for the harm brought upon them by a negligent doctor or medical practitioner, but the process often takes longer than expected. After spending thousands on medical bills and legal counsel,…
Rank this Week: 2865

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 6

    What’s this Letter From Dyke O’Neal?

    What’s this Letter From Dyke O’Neal?
    Did You Get a Mortgage Deficiency Letter From Dyke O’Neal? Lots of people in Virginia, whose houses were foreclosed three, four, or five years ago, are getting collection letters from Dyke O’Neal. Dyke O’Neal is a collection…
  • May 13

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

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

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

    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why
    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why Cenlar is a mortgage servicer. On their website, Cenlar FSB claims to be “the nations leading loan servicing provider.”  What’s more, they say they have…
Rank this Week: 2734

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 6

    What’s this Letter From Dyke O’Neal?

    What’s this Letter From Dyke O’Neal?
    Did You Get a Mortgage Deficiency Letter From Dyke O’Neal? Lots of people in Virginia, whose houses were foreclosed three, four, or five years ago, are getting collection letters from Dyke O’Neal. Dyke O’Neal is a collection…
  • May 13

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

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

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

    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why
    Cenlar Doesn’t Know Who They Send Bills To, or Why Cenlar is a mortgage servicer. On their website, Cenlar FSB claims to be “the nations leading loan servicing provider.”  What’s more, they say they have…
Rank this Week: 4561

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jun 2

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?
    For the legacy news media, the bad news just keeps on coming.  In recent days, for instance, the Pew Research Center released a piece titled “The Declining Value of U.S. Newspapers,” chronicling the extraordinary decline in…
  • Apr 24

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

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

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune
    LAS VEGAS – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s speech yesterday to broadcasters attending the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show here dealt primarily with broadcast-specific subjects. …
Rank this Week: 3752

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • May 31

    High Blood Pressure and your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim

    High Blood Pressure and your Virginia Workers Compensation Claim
    Recently, I have had a number of clients with this problem. They have a painful condition due to a Virginia Workers' Compensation back or neck injury. At the same time they have high blood pressure.The back or neck doctors "refuse" to operate…
  • Apr 13

    Three important facts about Social Security Disability & Virginia Workers Compensation

    Three important facts about Social Security Disability &amp; Virginia Workers Compensation
    There are at least three (3) important things to know about Virginia Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability:First, even though the worker has been found "disabled" by Social Security this is not binding on the Virginia Workers'…
  • Apr 2

    Sexual Harassment in Virginia may lead to a Constructive Discharge Lawsuit!

    Sexual Harassment in Virginia may lead to a Constructive Discharge Lawsuit!
    In a recent case (Faulkner v. Dillon VLW 015-3-141) Ms. Faulkner alleged the defendant had sexually harassed her. The defendant was the owner of dry cleaning business in Bluefield, Virginia. As a result, she re-signed and commenced a lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 3701

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

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

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

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

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

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

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

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
Rank this Week: 3036

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: 2667

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 4

    Increasing Your Spouse’s Income For Support Purpose

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

    Cognitive Dissonance and Virginia Divorce

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

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer

    Virginia Family Law for Non-Family Law Lawyer
    WHAT ALL VIRGINIA ATTORNEYS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW by Jason A. Weis & Grant T. Moher Curran Moher Weis, PC 10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 571-328-5020 www.curranmoher.com As of January 1, 2013 I.…
Rank this Week: 5067

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

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

    Social media protection for Virginia employee

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

    More on Daubert

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

    On the BVU ex-employee

    On the BVU ex-employee
    I read online that a fellow who used to work for Bristol Virginia Utilities has entered a guilty plea to federal charges involving money. That guy was a good friend of mine back when I was helping out as their junior varsity counsel and the…
Rank this Week: 2422

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

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

    Hanover County Virginia Speeding 90 mph in a 70 mph zone charge dismissed

    Hanover County Virginia Speeding 90 mph in a 70 mph zone charge dismissed
    John Weiland from the firm Caddell Weiland, PLLC represented a juvenile client who received a Reckless Driving ticket in Hanover County Virginia for speeding 90 mph in a 70 mph zone. The client was driving late at night on I-95 and lost track…
  • Apr 24

    Henrico County Virginia for Texting While Driving Charge to be Dismissed

    Henrico County Virginia for Texting While Driving Charge to be Dismissed
    John Weiland from the firm Caddell Weiland, PLLC represented a client who received a ticket in Henrico County Virginia for Texting While Driving. The client was driving down Interstate 64 when a police officer noticed her using her phone. The…
  • Apr 24

    Hanover Va Reckless Driver chance to avoid License Suspension

    Hanover Va Reckless Driver chance to avoid License Suspension
    Today John Weiland from the law firm Caddell Weiland, PLLC represented a client who received a Reckless Driving ticket in Hanover County, Virginia for speeding 91mph in a 70 mph zone. Our client had a clean driving record but had only been…
Rank this Week: 3616

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

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

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer

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

    Should Collectibility Matter?

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

    What Happens When I Make a Personal Injury Claim?

    What Happens When I Make a Personal Injury Claim?
    When I meet with potential clients for the first time, I am frequently asked about the process of making a personal injury claim. This is not surprising. You hire a personal injury attorney to handle the process for you because you do not…
Rank this Week: 4555

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/
  • Apr 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
  • Apr 13

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan
    A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people…
  • Mar 26

    Many employers provide back-up elder care

    Many employers provide back-up elder care
    Hundreds of New York employers provide back-up elder care, designed to help employees stay at work when an unexpected problem arises with elder care. Employees who have registered for back-up elder care can call a care organization when they…
Rank this Week: 1907

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

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

    Objection to Confirmation of The Plan…Now what?

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

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

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

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
Rank this Week: 4669

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

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

    An Employment Trap: Tardine

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

    Court Invalidates New FLSA Provision Relating to Home-Care Worker

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

    December Article Roundup

    December Article Roundup
    This month’s most popular and interesting articles covered some very important topics ranging from employment law and worker’s rights to the state of the ‘American Worker.’ More expansively, we also explored the…
Rank this Week: 1925

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

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

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

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

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

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

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 3825

Virginia Injury Law Blog

Virginia Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Bicyclist Settled

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

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Case Settle

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

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle
    A Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the death of a patient at a skilled and long term care facility was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The decedent, a seventy-six year old woman, was admitted to the nursing…
Rank this Week: 4902

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

Explores the legal effects of adultery on family law matters in Virginia and across the United States. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2843

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 3

    CardSoft v. VeriFone – Application and Claim Drafting Lesson

    CardSoft v. VeriFone – Application and Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2014-1135 (Prost, Taranto, Hughes) Finishing this trilogy of posts on claim construction of terms of art is CardSoft v. VeriFone. Like Hill-Rom v. Stryker and GE Lighting v. AgiLight, this case deals with the full Phillips approach…
  • Oct 30

    Incorporations by Reference – Special Vol. J!

    Incorporations by Reference – Special Vol. J!
    A couple months ago I alluded to my blogging break being due to outside circumstances. As it turns out, these circumstances were my taping (and preparation for) the gameshow Jeopardy! If you’d like to see a patent attorney test his…
  • Oct 22

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1450 (Moore, Schall, Reyna) Boilerplate. Most of us do it, but do generic copied-and-pasted statements of breadth in a specification do anything for us? The Federal Circuit in Hill-Rom v. Stryker suggests boilerplate…
Rank this Week: 2897