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Law and Public Service Program Blog

Covers public service at the University of Virginia School of Law.

https://uvalawpublicserviceblog.org/
  • Mar 27

    Reflections from a Courtroom

    Reflections from a Courtroom
    I had never walked into a courtroom before law school.  The only people I knew who had been in courtrooms entered as defendants.  For me, courtrooms had a very serious and almost terrifying power about them.  And yet this year,…
  • Mar 26

    Convincing the Skeptic

    Convincing the Skeptic
    As a law student who arrived at UVA knowing that I wanted to do public service immigration work, I have at times felt like I was swimming upstream. Most 1Ls either plan to work in the private sector or have not yet found their niche within…
  • Mar 13

    The Public Service Imperative

    The Public Service Imperative
    Life is beautiful. It is easy to get wrapped up in our work and our goals and struggles and to forget what an absolute gift it is to be on this earth, to wake up each day, to experience the myriad joys, great and small, that each day holds.…
Rank this Week: 194

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Aug 16

    Insights: Expediting H-1B Petition

    Insights: Expediting H-1B Petition
    While unusual, the government has suspended expedited or premium processing for H-1B cases from time to time. In years past, in response to the filing of Cap cases, the start of the 15-day adjudication clock was delayed. There also have been…
  • Aug 15

    Changes in FAM May Make it More Difficult for Students with Pending H-1B Cases to Travel

    Changes in FAM May Make it More Difficult for Students with Pending H-1B Cases to Travel
    The Department of State has revised its guidance for Consular Officers on the issuance of student visas, emphasizing that the officer must be “satisfied that applicant intends to depart [the U.S.] upon completion of the approved…
  • Aug 11

    New Operational Directives Reflect ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order

    New Operational Directives Reflect ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order
    Following the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, issued in April, the Attorney General and the Secretaries of State, Labor, and Homeland Security have made operational changes that emphasize targeted investigations and…
Rank this Week: 353

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Case

    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Case
    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Cases from Brien Roche Law As is true with many things associated with trial lawyers, there is a great deal of controversy associated with the contingent fee system in regards to injury claims.…
  • Aug 4

    Overcoming Jury Bia

    Overcoming Jury Bia
    Overcoming Jury Bias from Brien Roche Law Overcoming jury bias is a problem that every trial lawyer confronts.  Jury bias doesn’t mean that the members of the jury are necessarily biased specifically against the plaintiff.…
  • May 12

    2017 General Assembly Update

    2017 General Assembly Update
    2017 General Assembly Update from Brien Roche Law What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is the sponsor of many of these…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Jul 17

    Prudential Revocation of Nonimmigrant Visas for DUI Arrest

    Prudential Revocation of Nonimmigrant Visas for DUI Arrest
    On November 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) implemented a policy which required consular officers to revoke the nonimmigrant visas of foreign nationals convicted of, or merely arrested for, driving under the influence, driving…
  • Jul 17

    Prudential Revocation of Nonimmigrant Visas for DUI Arrest

    Prudential Revocation of Nonimmigrant Visas for DUI Arrest
    On November 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) implemented a policy which required consular officers to revoke the nonimmigrant visas of foreign nationals convicted of, or merely arrested for, driving under the influence, driving…
  • Jul 10

    Third-Party Custodians and Adoption in Virginia

    Third-Party Custodians and Adoption in Virginia
    In Virginia, a grandparent, relative, or other interested party may seek and receive a court order granting them legal and physical custody of a child in their care. Such an order would give the custodian a feeling of security that the…
Rank this Week: 393

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver
    In Virginia, injured victims of drinking and driving accidents can sue the drunk driver for punitive damages in addition to traditional compensatory damages. What are Punitive and Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damages are those…
  • May 26

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

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

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

    What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident and It’s Not Your Fault
    IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND NEED TO SPEAK TO A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, CONTACT US TODAY. I get asked this question by clients in Virginia all the time: “I just got in a car accident, what do I need to do?”…
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Aug 16

    Why a bland brand name is a bad idea: Best Bagel & Coffee, a case study

    Why a bland brand name is a bad idea: Best Bagel & Coffee, a case study
    I love a good cup of coffee in the morning (and sometimes in the afternoon). New York has many good coffee shops. When I visit New York, I can’t resist getting a bagel. The bagels in New York are superior. Maybe its because they have so…
  • Aug 7

    Domain name scams continue

    Domain name scams continue
    I received this today via email, and several clients have contacted me recently regarding similar solicitations. This is almost certainly a phishing scam. I  suggsest ignoring it.   Dear Sir/Madam, We are a domain name registration…
  • Aug 4

    TPAC Meeting Summary – July 28, 2017

    TPAC Meeting Summary – July 28, 2017
    I was unable to attend last week’s meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee. However, our firm attended the public meeting and obtained a copy of the slides from the presentations. See below. Discussion topics included: TMNG /…
Rank this Week: 951

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
  • Jun 30

    Driving Without a License in Virginia – 46.2-300

    Driving Without a License in Virginia – 46.2-300
    Are you wondering about the penalty for driving without a license in Virginia? Are you trying to figure out what the fine might be and what defenses you may have? You’re in the right place! This article will explain all the details of…
  • Jun 30

    Penalty for Driving with an Expired License in Virginia

    Penalty for Driving with an Expired License in Virginia
    If you got a ticket for driving with an expired license in Virginia, you’re in the right place. I can help with your case. Let’s look at the law, penalties, and defenses you may have. Then when you’re ready for individual…
Rank this Week: 625

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: 447

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

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

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

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

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

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

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

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 517

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
  • Aug 21

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim

    Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claim
    The total number of intellectual property claims included in all commercial cases is higher than the figure of 11,643 commercial cases including at least one IP claim. “It turns out to be incredibly hard to build a Venn diagram that…
  • Aug 21

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study

    Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study
    Your CEO: “Why are we spending so much on patents?” Your CFO: “Do we have a financial model for this spend?” The path forward isn’t clear. Now what? Using a model that examined both patent risk and expected risk…
  • Aug 21

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback

    9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback
    Giving a lawyer a critique of their work can be difficult. Yet, you cannot improve lawyer performance or achieve quality work product goals without providing feedback. In this article, I will share with you some of the things that I have…
Rank this Week: 4040

Shevlin Smith

Shevlin Smith

Essential information about medical malpractice and personal injury.

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/library/
  • Aug 21

    When Doctors Fail to Conduct Tests: A Form of Medical Negligence

    When Doctors Fail to Conduct Tests: A Form of Medical Negligence
    Patients go to their doctors when they don’t feel well or when something is wrong, trusting their doctors will diagnose their conditions and help them get better. Often, medical tests are necessary for thorough diagnosis. However,…
  • Aug 17

    Infections After Surgery May Be Results of Medical Negligence

    Infections After Surgery May Be Results of Medical Negligence
    Whether someone undergoes an outpatient procedure or a major surgery, there are always risks when going under the knife. One of the most serious risks is contracting an infection.A doctor has a duty to conduct a safe procedure and perform…
  • Aug 15

    When Pacemaker Implant Surgery Goes Wrong

    When Pacemaker Implant Surgery Goes Wrong
    When medical devices need to be implanted into someone’s body for health reasons, there is always the risk for complications. But when a complication arises as a result of a doctor’s error and downright negligence, then a claim…
Rank this Week: 1122

Northern Virginia and Washington…

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

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

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    When Doctors Fail to Conduct Tests: A Form of Medical Negligence

    When Doctors Fail to Conduct Tests: A Form of Medical Negligence
    Patients go to their doctors when they don’t feel well or when something is wrong, trusting their doctors will diagnose their conditions and help them get better. Often, medical tests are necessary for thorough diagnosis. However,…
  • Aug 17

    Infections After Surgery May Be Results of Medical Negligence

    Infections After Surgery May Be Results of Medical Negligence
    Whether someone undergoes an outpatient procedure or a major surgery, there are always risks when going under the knife. One of the most serious risks is contracting an infection.A doctor has a duty to conduct a safe procedure and perform…
  • Aug 15

    When Pacemaker Implant Surgery Goes Wrong

    When Pacemaker Implant Surgery Goes Wrong
    When medical devices need to be implanted into someone’s body for health reasons, there is always the risk for complications. But when a complication arises as a result of a doctor’s error and downright negligence, then a claim…
Rank this Week: 1152

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Aug 18

    Estate planning for the single parent

    Estate planning for the single parent
    There are some estate planning issues that single parents are advised to consider when planning for the financial future of their children. Among them is the selection of a guardian who will raise their children in the event the parent dies…
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
Rank this Week: 1761

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/
Rank this Week: 3274

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 1581

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/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 2136

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 17

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project
    In furtherance of the administration’s broad infrastructure initiative, President Trump on August 15 signed an executive order (EO) entitled “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review…
  • Aug 9

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    On August 9, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),…
  • Aug 3

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened
    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in Humane Society of the U.S. v. Zinke, Case No. 15-5041 (Aug. 1, 2017), affirming a district court decision that keeps the Western Great…
Rank this Week: 4462

MoreUs, The Arthur J. Morris Law…

MoreUs, The Arthur J. Morris Law Library Blog

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

http://library.law.virginia.edu/ajm-blog
  • Aug 17

    A Brief Reflection on Difficult Times for Our Community

    A Brief Reflection on Difficult Times for Our Community
    The Law Library stands with our Dean and all in our community who are trying to grapple with the horror brought here last weekend by white supremacist groups. We’re deeply grateful for the many expressions of care and concern…
  • Jul 25

    UVA Legal Experts Offer Their Picks for Summer Fiction Reading

    UVA Legal Experts Offer Their Picks for Summer Fiction Reading
    For many of us, summertime means reading. A lifelong bibliophile, Thomas Jefferson considered fiction to be useful reading for anyone who wanted to understand the law. University of Virginia Law School faculty and staff agree. Here are some…
  • Jul 25

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Legal Text

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Legal Text
    What comes to mind when you think about the texts that law students read? Most of the time, it’s cases, statutes, contracts, and law review articles. Sometimes, it’s texts on legal theory. But if you asked Thomas Jefferson,…
Rank this Week: 3631

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/
  • Aug 17

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision

    Federal incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision
    The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The annual…
  • Aug 16

    Can there be a foul but no harm

    Can there be a foul but no harm
    In British football, a player can commit a foul which is technical and the other team gets a free kick, and everyone keeps playing.  More serious fouls can result in a yellow card (two in a game and you are off the field) or a red card…
  • Aug 14

    More cases coming?

    More cases coming?
    The military already has rules and regulations about membership in certain hate groups.  The tragic events at Charlottesville are likely to garner more attention to the issue of military personnel and hate groups. From Task &…
Rank this Week: 1460

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

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

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 3787

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/
  • Aug 14

    It’s the First Day of School!

    It’s the First Day of School!
    It’s the First Day of School for many students in the Roanoke Valley. The following districts went back to school today or are already back in session: Bedford County (includes students in and around Smith Mountain Lake) Franklin…
  • Aug 14

    Do You Know Someone Who Rides With Their Feet on the Dashboard?

    Do You Know Someone Who Rides With Their Feet on the Dashboard?
    If you do, please share this post. Riding with one’s feet propped on the dashboard of a car is extremely dangerous for one main reason, if you are involved in collision, the vehicle’s airbags are likely to deploy.  The airbag…
  • Jul 26

    Distracted Driving and DUI Prove Deadly for Teen Driver

    Distracted Driving and DUI Prove Deadly for Teen Driver
    A 14 year old California girl was killed in an accident, in which a teen driver, her 16 year old sister, was driving under the influence while live-streaming herself dancing and taking her hands off of the wheel.  She ultimately lost…
Rank this Week: 3388

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    “Assumption of the Risk” in Virginia Personal Injury Case

    “Assumption of the Risk” in Virginia Personal Injury Case
    In most cases in which a party is injured due to the negligence of someone else, the injured party can hold the person or entity responsible for their injuries accountable through a Virginia personal injury lawsuit. However, in some cases, a…
  • Aug 8

    NFL Brain Injury Update: CTE More Common than Originally Thought

    NFL Brain Injury Update: CTE More Common than Originally Thought
    Virginia personal injury cases can be brought any time one party violates a duty of care owed to another party. In sports injury cases, injured players may be able to hold a league or school responsible if the risks of participation in the…
  • Jul 25

    Appellate Court Finds Good Samaritan Should Have Been Covered Under Insurance Policy When Assisting Motorist in Need

    Appellate Court Finds Good Samaritan Should Have Been Covered Under Insurance Policy When Assisting Motorist in Need
    Car insurance is mandatory in Virginia and should help injured accident victims get back on their feet after being involved in a serious Virginia car accident. However, the reality is that insurance companies are for-profit companies that…
Rank this Week: 1811

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 14

    Talking Mediation at AEC Forensic

    Talking Mediation at AEC Forensic
    Thank you to my friend and relatively frequent guest poster here at Construction Law Musings, Brian Hill (@aecforensics) for letting me invade his great blog on risk management and best construction practices, AECforensics.com, and talk about…
  • Aug 10

    With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)

    With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)
    Virginia mechanic’s liens are a powerful and tricky beast that in most cases require absolute precision in their preparation.  However, an interesting opinion recently came out of the Virginia Supreme Court that may provide a bit…
  • Aug 2

    Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia

    Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia
    As a construction company from outside of Virginia that wants to work here in the Commonwealth, there are numerous “hoops” that you need to jump through to be able to perform work and most importantly get paid.  Among these…
Rank this Week: 4294

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: 4649

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: 2567

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.

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
Rank this Week: 4647

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
  • Jun 30

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor

    What to Consider When Engaging Foreign Independent Contractor
    In today’s global economy, it has become increasingly common for companies based in the United States to engage workers who live abroad for various purposes. U.S. companies often classify these workers as “independent…
Rank this Week: 1956

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

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

    In Cases of Internet Defamation, Where Can You Sue?

    In Cases of Internet Defamation, Where Can You Sue?
    Suppose you live in Virginia and have been defamed on Facebook or Twitter by someone who lives in another state on the other side of the country. Can you file a lawsuit in Virginia, or do you have to sue in the state of the defendant’s…
  • Jun 3

    The Substantial Truth Doctrine Saves Katie Couric–For Now

    The Substantial Truth Doctrine Saves Katie Couric–For Now
    If a statement claimed to be defamatory is substantially true (even if partially inaccurate), Virginia courts will generally not allow offended parties to bring defamation actions based on the minor inaccuracies. If the damaging aspect of the…
  • May 25

    Can Small Business Owners Sue When Their Companies Are Defamed?

    Can Small Business Owners Sue When Their Companies Are Defamed?
    As a small-business owner, can you sue for defamation personally if someone makes a false and damaging statement about your business? The answer will depend to a large degree on the size of your company and the extent to which the public…
Rank this Week: 3777

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jul 21

    The Advance of UK Antitrust Class Action

    The Advance of UK Antitrust Class Action
    Brussels-based antitrust partner Matthew Hall brings us an update on two ongoing UK antitrust class actions and one on the horizon. Antitrust class actions in the UK are beginning to take hold before the specialist Competition Appeal Tribunal…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Reins in California Courts’ Approach to Specific Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Reins in California Courts’ Approach to Specific Jurisdiction
    Below, Chicago-based litigator Matt Gold weighs in on the implications of last week’s Supreme Court decision rejecting the sliding scale approach to specific jurisdiction in mass tort proceedings. On June 19, 2017, the Supreme…
  • Jun 26

    Posner Pounces on Class of “Dissatisfied” Eye Drop Purchaser

    Posner Pounces on Class of “Dissatisfied” Eye Drop Purchaser
    Raleigh-based litigator Joan Dinsmore brings us a discussion of yet another memorable opinion by Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner. Earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit refused to reconsider en banc…
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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
  • Jul 17

    New Green Card Application Is No Joke

    New Green Card Application Is No Joke
    When you apply for a green card (permanent residency) from inside the US, you have to show you are admissible as if you were outside the US trying to come in. It's on Form I-485, which used to be 6 pages long and would ask you all kinds of…
  • Jun 16

    DACA Safe for Now

    DACA Safe for Now
    DACA appears safe, for now. It seems media across the spectrum reports that it's a(nother) broken promise for Trump - with the Washington Times adding that the reversal "enrages conservative base" and the Daily Caller bemoaning that "100,000…
  • Jun 3

    We're Suing To Compel Disclosure of the Tanton Paper

    We're Suing To Compel Disclosure of the Tanton Paper
    Dr. John Tanton ​I will place updates here. Follow me on Facebook or on Twitter @HMAesq for notifications.BACKGROUNDAs an immigration lawyer, in the wake of ICE raids, stalled immigration reform, detention of children,…
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The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law.

http://thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    First Amendment Case: Sexual Assault Victim’s Counterclaim

    First Amendment Case: Sexual Assault Victim’s Counterclaim
    There have been further developments in Wade v. Foster, an important First Amendment case in which I represent Erin Foster, a woman who reported being sexually assaulted.  As I  mentioned in a previous post, the case is unusual in…
  • Jul 16

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Confrontation Clause Appeal

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Confrontation Clause Appeal
    The Kaplan Law Firm recently filed an appeal with the D.C. Court of Appeals seeking reversal of our client’s conviction for unlawful weapons possession. The case raises an interesting issue under the Constitution’s Confrontation…
  • Jul 9

    Sharp Drop in Appeals Reaching DC’s Highest Court

    Sharp Drop in Appeals Reaching DC’s Highest Court
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has made available caseload statistics through the end of 2016.  (I often represent litigants in the Court of Appeals, which is the highest “state” court in the District of…
Rank this Week: 3364

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

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

    Bankruptcy and Gumption

    Bankruptcy and Gumption
    Bankruptcy and Gumption Most people come to talk to me about bankruptcy have been putting it off for years. People want to protect their “good credit” when all they are really doing is piling up bad credit. People worry that…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court knocked a hole in consumers’ rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Starting now, debt buyers, like Midland,…
  • Apr 1

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia
    Robert Weed has the best rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia Just finished checking on the number of my law firm bankruptcy cases dismissed the first three months of this year. (“Dismissed” means thrown out; the…
Rank this Week: 1850

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

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

    Bankruptcy and Gumption

    Bankruptcy and Gumption
    Bankruptcy and Gumption Most people come to talk to me about bankruptcy have been putting it off for years. People want to protect their “good credit” when all they are really doing is piling up bad credit. People worry that…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court knocked a hole in consumers’ rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Starting now, debt buyers, like Midland,…
  • Apr 1

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia
    Robert Weed has the best rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia Just finished checking on the number of my law firm bankruptcy cases dismissed the first three months of this year. (“Dismissed” means thrown out; the…
Rank this Week: 4506

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

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

    On the Commonwealth's use of text messages and tweet

    On the Commonwealth's use of text messages and tweet
    In Atkins v. Com., the Court of Appeals of Virginia in an opinion by Judge Decker joined by Judes Humphreys and O'Brien affirmed the defendant's convictions, where he objected that the Commonwealth had failed to lay a sufficient foundation to…
  • Jun 1

    On citation to unpublished orders of the Supreme Court of Virginia

    On citation to unpublished orders of the Supreme Court of Virginia
    Not too long ago, the Supreme Court of Virginia started putting its unpublished "orders" - i.e., unpublished opinions - on the courts website, and I look at those along with everything else that I can find on the website.Back in April, the…
  • May 6

    On admission to the W.D. Pa.

    On admission to the W.D. Pa.
    A little while ago, I added the Western District of Pennsylvania to the list of places where I am admitted to practice. One of the magistrate judges there clerked for Judge Williams, and so I got her to swear me in. I guess I know about 50…
Rank this Week: 2420

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 28

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email
    Unauthorized access to another’s email account can give rise to a variety of claims. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), for example, prohibits a wide variety of improper computer activity, including unauthorized…
  • May 23

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia
    Actual fraud is defined in Virginia as a misrepresentation of a material fact, made knowingly and intentionally, with the intent to mislead another person, when the person to whom the misrepresentation was made reasonably relies on that…
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
Rank this Week: 3861

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jun 23

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney
    In Reineck v. Lemen, the Virginia Supreme Court tells us something about granting hot powers and certain duties of an agent under a power of attorney.
  • Jun 23

    Changing Direction

    Changing Direction
    I have decided to change the direction of Estateography a bit. Future posts will involve more analysis of Virginia law. The first post in this new direction is here: http://ychlaw.com/thorsen-v-rspca-comments/.
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
Rank this Week: 3584

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3548

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jun 19

    Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension!

    Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension!
    Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension! John Weiland of Weiland Upton, Attorneys at Law recently ... The post Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension! appeared…
  • Jun 17

    96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation

    96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation
      96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation John Weiland of Weiland Upton, Attorneys ... The post 96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation appeared first on Weiland…
  • Jun 16

    90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket

    90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket
    90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket John Weiland of Weiland Upton, Attorneys at Law ... The post 90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket appeared first on Weiland…
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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/
  • May 30

    Double Fatal 1-81 Trucking Crash Kills Father and Son

    Double Fatal 1-81 Trucking Crash Kills Father and Son
    Interstate 81 in Virginia is a busy and dangerous route frequented by many big rigs. We were saddened to read about a double fatal I-81 trucking crash this month. According to media reports, a tractor-trailer truck came over a hill on I-81…
  • Feb 27

    The Role of a Trucking Broker in a Big Rig Accident Case

    The Role of a Trucking Broker in a Big Rig Accident Case
    When we think of the parties who can be liable for a death or an injury in a trucking accident, we often think of the driver, the trucking company or possibly a loading company. However, we should not overlook the potential liability of the…
  • Jan 16

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving
    Road rage is a significant problem on the highways of the United States. It’s bad enough when car drivers come to blows but aggressive truck driving can be even more serious for other road users. Most of us have encountered some degree…
Rank this Week: 3276

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 30

    A Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support

    A Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support
    This is a Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support What are the laws on child support in Virginia? It’s a straightforward question, but one that requires a comprehensive discussion. This guide on Virginia child support laws…
  • May 9

    My Spouse Has Changed

    My Spouse Has Changed
    Researchers may have hit upon one factor explaining many Northern Virginia divorces:  Personality Evolution.  The longest personality study ever conducted confirms that people change so dramatically as they grow older that…
  • Feb 20

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce
    According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 31% of U.S. adults who combined assets with a spouse or partner say they have been deceptive about money and 58% of these adults say they hid cash from their partner or…
Rank this Week: 4476

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • May 17

    The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression

    The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression
    College campuses should be bastions of free speech.  Today, they often seem to be the very places in American society where there is the least tolerance for controversial ideas.  Unfortunately, much of the discussion of why this has…
  • Mar 21

    Keep Big Bird, Ditch the News: A Path Forward for PBS With Budget Cut

    Keep Big Bird, Ditch the News: A Path Forward for PBS With Budget Cut
    As was the case a half-dozen years ago, PBS and NPR are again the subject of a contentious debate about their taxpayer funding, this time courtesy of President Trump. The problem with that debate, then and now, is that like so many policy…
  • Mar 13

    Sunshine Week: A Timely Celebration

    Sunshine Week: A Timely Celebration
    Sunshine Week, a nationwide event taking place this week (March 12-18), is an annual reminder that access to government information is not something we can take for granted. In fact, prior to July 4, 1967, when the Freedom of Information Act…
Rank this Week: 3775

Chris Guedri's Blog

Chris Guedri's Blog

Covers personal injury news.

http://www.chris-guedri.com/
  • Mar 15

    An Experienced Attorney Can Make a Difference in a Wrongful Death Case

    An Experienced Attorney Can Make a Difference in a Wrongful Death Case
    Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney When someone’s negligence or misconduct results in the death of another, the victim’s family may choose to file a wrongful death claim. [1] A wrongful…
  • Mar 1

    Tips to Protect Children from Burn

    Tips to Protect Children from Burn
    Children may not understand the risks of burn injuries or the concept of heat from a stove, but you can follow a few simple safety tips can help keep them safe.
  • Dec 28

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse
    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has distinguished itself as perhaps the single most beneficial safety system added to our cars.
Rank this Week: 1276

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2231

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3816

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 6

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy
    The “Shared Economy”— where economic and social activity occurs directly between individuals with the help of an online format— is reshaping our national economy. Today we can easily monetize everyday assets, including…
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

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

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

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 2935