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Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Where Should You File Your Family Law Case?

    Where Should You File Your Family Law Case?
    The Difference Between Jurisdiction and Venue Jurisdiction and venue are two very different legal terms that are often, and wrongly, used interchangeably. Jurisdiction is the power of a court to adjudicate a case upon the merits and…
  • Jul 24

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal

    How to Lock in Your Custody Agreement and Avoid an Appeal
    The juvenile and domestic relations district courts (“J&DR courts”) in the Commonwealth of Virginia have jurisdiction over cases to determine child custody and visitation. While this jurisdiction is “concurrent”…
  • Jul 21

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry
    I recently handled the immigration case of an individual who has resided in the U.S. since the late 1950s. Having entered on a farmworker visa and then falling out of status once the visa expired, my client filed for a green card based on a…
Rank this Week: 106

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 30

    Even with LEED, Clear Specifications and Proper Documentation are Necessary

    Even with LEED, Clear Specifications and Proper Documentation are Necessary
    A recent lawsuit filed in California over the proper documentation necessary for LEED certification (discussed in detail at the Green Building Law Update) emphasizes the fact that, no matter how detailed the LEED certification process seems…
  • Jul 25

    Silver Lining? Economic Downturn Spurs Construction Dispute

    Silver Lining? Economic Downturn Spurs Construction Dispute
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction…
  • Jul 23

    Should a General Contractor Tell a Sub that its Bid is Too Low?

    Should a General Contractor Tell a Sub that its Bid is Too Low?
    A recent article by my pal, and occasional guest poster, Craig Martin (@craigmartin_jd) asks the question: “Does a General Contractor Have to Tell a Subcontractor that its Bid is Too Low?”  In his great post on a recent…
Rank this Week: 134

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
  • Jul 30

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging
    A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active developers of new intellectual properties in the world. Although this…
  • Jul 29

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right
    Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet for practically anything you will be inundated with the same…
  • Jul 29

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker

    Xerox Seeks Patent on Method of Compensating Remote Worker
    The Xerox Corporation Ltd. of Norwalk, CT, is a major American multinational corporation, which offers one of the world’s most extensive line of printing products, both for business and personal uses… We start today’s…
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    LRM rises . . .

    LRM rises . . .
    On occasion I note civilian court opinions that reference or rely on military appellate case law. In my view, because of technology we see more courts, especially federal courts, cite to military appellate case law. In United States v.…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Jul 24

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed the curious implications of a highly cited, provocative medical paper, Yang et. al's "Relationship Between Malpractice Litigation Pressure and Rates of Cesarean Section and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section,"…
  • Jul 23

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)

    Have Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Caused a Dangerous Rise in C Sections? (Part 1)
    Have medical malpractice lawsuits changed how American women give birth? That thesis, while seemingly far fetched, is growing in popularity among academics and tort reformers alike. Why do people believe this idea? How much good research…
  • Jul 20

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle

    A Look into the VA Waiting List Debacle
    The Veterans Health Administration is responsible for the healthcare of 8.76 million veterans and their families every year, representing “America’s largest health care system.” The VA’s crucial role in the life and…
Rank this Week: 455

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jul 24

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant

    EPA Not Required to Consult on Air Quality Regulation Regarding Four Corners Power Plant
    On July 23, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not required to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding potential endangered species…
  • Jul 22

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid

    NMFS Releases Final Recovery Plan for Central Valley Salmonid
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released its final recovery plan for Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, and Central Valley steelhead.  The website for the recovery plan…
  • Jul 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Credit Program for At-Risk Specie
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a proposed policy establishing credits for voluntary prelisting conservation actions for imperiled species. The policy is intended to establish an additional measure for…
Rank this Week: 486

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/
Rank this Week: 499

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

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

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

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

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

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

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

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 481

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/
  • Jul 30

    Trademarks from the Maryland Craft Beer Festival

    Trademarks from the Maryland Craft Beer Festival
    Guest post by: Associate Nick Santucci On Saturday, May 31st, 2014, the Brewers’ Association of Maryland hosted the 9th Annual Maryland Craft Beer Festival, a gigantic party with awesome food, fun, rock and roll, people, and BEER. It…
  • Jul 29

    Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammer

    Leason Ellis continues fight against trademark scammer
    The good folks from the firm of Leason Ellis have continued litigating against select companies that send solicitations to trademark owners. From the Leason & Ellis website:   OUR CASE AGAINST PATENT & TRADEMARK AGENCY MOVES…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXIX

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXIX
    The following is another update of recent client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of variety in brand names, logos,…
Rank this Week: 934

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: 905

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice…

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice Blog

By Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, P.C.

http://va-nc-medical-surgery-malpractice-attorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 962

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

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

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

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

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

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

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

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 1032

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1027

Companion Animal Law Blog

Companion Animal Law Blog

Covers companion animal law issues, including pet trust, dangerous dog statutes, zoning and land use.By Heidi Meinzer.

http://petlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 30

    Virginia Legislative Update for 2014

    Virginia Legislative Update for 2014
    2014 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Virginia’s 2014 Legislative Session ended up being quite dynamic, with a number of legislative victories. These changes will go into effect tomorrow – July 1, 2014. Legislative Victories SB 228…
  • May 2

    Reminder: VDACS Charitable Organization Form 102 Due May 15!

    Reminder: VDACS Charitable Organization Form 102 Due May 15!
    To all Virginia nonprofits, this is a reminder that May 15 is the deadline to renew your Form 102 with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Organizations that wish…
  • Jan 17

    Be Careful What You Ask For: The Dire Consequences of Backyard Chicken

    Be Careful What You Ask For: The Dire Consequences of Backyard Chicken
    Arlington County has been considering allowing backyard hens for a while now. It is commendable to find a way to obtain eggs in a way that doesn’t support big farms and the egg industry. However, backyard chickens in an urban ……
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
  • Jun 12

    Out of State . . . Out of Mind?: Ensuring that Local and Out-of-State Construction Companies Play by the Same Rule

    Out of State . . . Out of Mind?: Ensuring that Local and Out-of-State Construction Companies Play by the Same Rule
    The construction industry is all too familiar with its perception as a means by which individual and corporate citizens alike may experience economic opportunity. Whether at the federal, state or municipal level, set-aside programs exist to…
  • Jun 3

    New Tools in the Zoning Game

    New Tools in the Zoning Game
    As of July 1, 2014, Virginia landowners will have a new tool to use in the zoning game.  On April 6, 2014, Governor McAuliffe signed SB 578 into law.  The bill provides a damages remedy for applicants seeking zoning or…
Rank this Week: 1176

Virginia Trucking Accident /…

Virginia Trucking Accident / Injury Blog

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

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

    House Bill Would Extend Trucking Hours for Propane Hauler

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

    FMCSA: Driver Database Rule Official; Publication Coming Shortly

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

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program
    For the first time in three years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pulled the authority for a Mexican carrier company to participate in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Sergio Tristan Maldonaldo, who does…
Rank this Week: 1109

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    On the late Judge Turk

    On the late Judge Turk
    I enjoyed my dealings with Judge Turk of the W.D. Va., including a couple of jury trials and a bunch of hearings, and seeing him at the courthouse many times and a few times at the judicial conference. Years ago I represented an older woman…
  • Jun 24

    On the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Kinser

    On the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Kinser
    I have been around Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser from time to time the whole time I have been a lawyer. Kurt Pomrenke, now a judge himself, used to tell a story about going to argue against her in the Fourth Circuit and she had her children…
  • Jun 24

    Virginia CLE in Bristol

    Virginia CLE in Bristol
    The big boss of Virginia CLE, Ray White, is bringing the trial practice seminar from his years of teaching for NITA to Bristol on July 24 at the Holiday Inn at Exit 7. Check it out here.
Rank this Week: 1354

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Not Many Texting While Driving Ticket

    Not Many Texting While Driving Ticket
    Last year Virginia law was changed to make texting while driving a primary offense, which means an officer can pull you over solely because thinks you’re texting. But are tickets being written for texting? Not really. According to the…
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Speeding Ticket When Out of State

    Virginia Speeding Ticket When Out of State
    If you’ve received a Virginia speeding ticket when you’re out of state, you’re in the right place to learn how to handle it. This video gives you a quick overview of the situation. I’m a local attorney who focuses on…
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Reckless Driving Penaltie

    Virginia Reckless Driving Penaltie
    There are a wide variety of Virginia reckless driving penalties that a judge can impose. I explain a few of them in this video, so you can begin to learn about your case. Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties Video Transcription Hi, my name is…
Rank this Week: 1703

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer…

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....
    I recently came across this article on CNN about Tripp Halstead - a two year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree branch fell on his head and crushed his skull while he was at daycare. As I read the article, it became…
Rank this Week: 1682

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Computer Glitch at State Department Causes Major Delays for U.S. Passports and Visa

    Computer Glitch at State Department Causes Major Delays for U.S. Passports and Visa
    AUTHOR:  Helen Pihlstrom. A technical glitch in the U.S. State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents is causing major delays for those around the world applying for a U.S. visa or passport, according to…
  • Jul 1

    Obama to Take Executive Action to Fix Broken Immigration System

    Obama to Take Executive Action to Fix Broken Immigration System
    AUTHOR: Maggie Mills “If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills,” said President Barack Obama on June 30, 2014.  “Pass a bill. Solve…
  • Jun 12

    Washington Federal Court Rules Temporary Protected Status Constitutes a Lawful Admission

    Washington Federal Court Rules Temporary Protected Status Constitutes a Lawful Admission
    AUTHOR:  Kevin Lashus. Employers in industries traditionally vulnerable to unintentional hiring of unauthorized foreign nationals (such as in the construction, manufacturing, and hospitality industries) because of the prevalence of…
Rank this Week: 1998

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Jul 26

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

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

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

    Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them When Possible, and Pass Them When Needed
    The odds are strong that at some point in an association's history, it will experience the need for a special assessment. HOAleader.com, a national web-based publication, is hosting a live webinar on the topic: "Special Assessments: How to…
  • Mar 16

    Lori Schweller and Will Sleeth to Speak at Upcoming CA Day in Richmond

    Lori Schweller and Will Sleeth to Speak at Upcoming CA Day in Richmond
    LeClairRyan attorneys Lori Schweller and Will Sleeth will be speaking once again at this year's Community Association Day trade event sponsored by the Central Virginia Chapter of CAI, which will take place this Tuesday the 18th. The two will…
Rank this Week: 2005

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

http://northernvirginialawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star
    Paul A. Prados has been selected to the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson…
  • Nov 3

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli
    Every election, philosophical libertarians are faced with a conundrum: should we vote for principle/stay home or vote for the lesser of two evils.  Democrats tend to be better on personal liberty issues and Republicans tend to be better…
  • Nov 2

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 2261

Public Works

Public Works

Covers public service at Virginia Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/publicworks/
  • Jun 12

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 5

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 5
    The Office: Fitting Into the Culture - Amanda Yale When I first started to think about writing this issue on fitting into office culture, I did what any marginally technologically savvy person would do. I went to the internet for...
  • Jun 5

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 4

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 4
    That Intern with Initiative - Annie Kim You already know the basics of being a good intern. Being smart, eager, dependable. Turning in impeccable work. Diving into projects. Not showing up to the office in flip-flops. But what inspires a...
  • Jun 4

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3
    Email Etiquette - Liz Averill Like practically every lawyer I know, I have seen a lot of embarrassing emails. The worst have been emails containing personal messages or confidential information that were unintentionally sent to large groups…
Rank this Week: 2031

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 6

    Diagnosis-Misdiagnosi

    Diagnosis-Misdiagnosi
    Diagnosis-Misdiagnosis from Brien Roche LawDiagnosis-misdiagnosis are contrary terms but frequently go hand-in-hand.  Studies indicate that doctors make the wrong diagnosis in 10% to 15% of office visits for a new problem.  …
  • Jun 5

    Back Pain

    Back Pain
    Back Pain from Brien Roche LawOne in four adults experience back pain in the course of a year.  This is also a common reason for doctors’ visits.  Most people recover from back pain without any medical treatment. Back Pain…
  • May 24

    Vertigo Car Accident

    Vertigo Car Accident
    Vertigo Car Accidents from Brien Roche LawVertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.  Car accidents can be the cause.  Vertigo itself is simply a symptom, not a disease.   Vertigo Involves Loss Of Balance…
Rank this Week: 2032

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

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

    The Cost-Conscious Plaintiff

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

    Can Class Counsel Use Discovery to Find Their Named Plaintiffs?

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

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

    The Peril of the Professional Plaintiff – Donaca v. Dish Network, LLC
    Historically, courts have grudgingly accepted the professional plaintiff in class action practice. As Judge Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit once said, in the context of a FCRA class action, the word professional “implies experience,…
Rank this Week: 1927

Immigration Law, Policy and…

Immigration Law, Policy and Procedure

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

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

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case

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

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

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

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

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root
    Not remembering important information can complicate an applicant's naturalization application.  This is especially true when dealing with issues of eligibility.  That's why having a copy of one's  "A file" has become increasingly…
Rank this Week: 2222

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

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

    Types Of Sexual Offenses – Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Types Of Sexual Offenses – Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer
    It is imperative to understand how an Arlington criminal defense lawyer can assist you if you are facing any type of sexual offense charge. If you are facing any type of sexual offense, it is important to discuss the case with…
  • Jul 7

    Understanding Rape Charges – Alexandria Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Understanding Rape Charges – Alexandria Criminal Defense Lawyer
    If you are facing rape charges or any type of criminal charges for a sexual offense, it is important to speak with an Alexandria criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in defending similar cases. An experienced Alexandria criminal defense…
  • Jun 23

    Drug Offense Charges – Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Drug Offense Charges – Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Understanding drug offense charges may take the help of Virginia criminal defense lawyers. There are many type of drug charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Oftentimes charges may result in serious punishments. Experienced Virginia…
Rank this Week: 2089

Emerge

Emerge

Provides information for new and growing businesses. By LeClair Ryan.

http://emergeblog.net/
  • Feb 19

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL
    Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are generally straightforward documents and follow a consistent format. People often pull a form off the internet, fill in the blanks and send it off to the other side. Likewise, recipients of NDAs often skim…
  • Jan 15

    5 MPH Over the Speed Limit? More Like Hitting a Hobo on a Dirt Road in West Virginia

    5 MPH Over the Speed Limit? More Like Hitting a Hobo on a Dirt Road in West Virginia
    If you have started a company that needs outside investors, then you have run into someone who offered to raise money for you. [ CONTINUE READING → ]
  • Sep 24

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?
    PPMs (Private Placement Memos for the uninitiated) look pretty complicated. They’re usually thick documents full of run-on sentences, some charts and a few paragraphs in all caps. A client asked me to describe a PPM’s structure. I drew a…
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Community Mediation Center

Community Mediation Center

Offers mediator tips and mediation resources.

http://conflictcrushers.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2044

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory
    According to The Virginian-Pilot, Portsmouth attorney Sterling H. Weaver was "convicted in Portsmouth General District Court of assault" in June 2006. A new lawsuit filed by that attorney alleges that a WAVY-TV report, broadcast in February…
  • Jul 14

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory
    Defamation claims arise frequently in employment settings. Employees often disagree with their performance reviews and, if they feel particularly aggrieved, resort to the courts to extract a modicum of revenge. Unfortunately for them,…
  • Jul 2

    Anonymous Online Critic Will Remain Anonymous Absent Defamation

    Anonymous Online Critic Will Remain Anonymous Absent Defamation
    Virginia practitioners will know more about this topic in a few months, when the Supreme Court of Virginia decides Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, but for now, we have an opinion from Fairfax Circuit Court applying the six-part test…
Rank this Week: 2752

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/
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Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
  • Feb 12

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
Rank this Week: 2512

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 14

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution
    It came as no surprise when, in June, Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 41 other U.S. senators, Democrats all, proposed a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010,…
  • Jul 10

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch
    Even as such things are becoming commonplace, the sacking of George Will’s syndicated column by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sets a new low in mainstream journalism’s race to the bottom. In case you’re unfamiliar with the…
  • Jun 24

    The Human Element of War

    The Human Element of War
    If you like your politics unencumbered by doubt, you shouldn’t read Lone Survivor just as the ISIS is retaking parts of Iraq for which Americans once died.  You might have a hard time getting your moral and intellectual bearings at…
Rank this Week: 2794

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up
    Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading…
  • Jun 5

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker
    No lawyer is. We can help. We can sometimes solve problems. But none of us can do the impossible. 1. I can’t make the case go faster just because you want me to. 2. You rented your investment condo/house to … Continue reading…
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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
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Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

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

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

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

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

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

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

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 2623

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

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

http://beaverslaw.com/blog
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Wireless Site Development Law

Wireless Site Development Law

Covers the wireless site development process from A to Z-–acquisition to zoning. By LeClair Ryan.

http://wirelesssitedevelopmentlaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 30

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price

    Site Development: Do it Right or Pay the Price
    From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly and some not so…
  • Sep 24

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation

    Venn and the Art of Wireless Regulation
    It’s important to educate legislators and local governments about the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which added Section 332(c)(7) to the Communications Act of 1934. This section, also referred to as Section 704, affects the permitting of…
Rank this Week: 2600

Virginia Environmental Law Blog

Virginia Environmental Law Blog

By Sands Anderson.

http://vaenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Sep 5

    State Review of General Construction Permit Regulations Underway

    State Review of General Construction Permit Regulations Underway
    Last week, the Regulatory Advisory Panel (RAP) appointed to review the state’s current requirements for its General VSMP Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities met for the first time. As a member of this advisory…
  • Aug 24

    State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Program

    State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Program
    The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently issued an RFP to solicit
  • Jul 6

    Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…

    Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…
    …of pollution loads that is. Governor McDonnell just announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 has awarded Virginia their “Biggest Loser” for ranking first in the region and second in the nation for reducing…
Rank this Week: 2809

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 17

    Fighting DUI Checkpoint

    Fighting DUI Checkpoint
    If you were stopped at a traffic checkpoint and charged […] The post Fighting DUI Checkpoints appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Jun 25

    Virginia’s Move Over Law

    Virginia’s Move Over Law
    Drivers in Virginia should be aware of Virginia’s Move […]The post Virginia’s Move Over Law appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • May 10

    SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster

    SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster
    On April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court dete […]The post SCOTUS Approves of a Traffic Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Tipster appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3112

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 16

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

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

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

    Debt Collectors will be on you like a duck on a junebug
    This article in the Norfolk paper about Portfolio Recovery explains something I had only guessed at, before.  Debt collectors know when your finances improve.  Debt collectors pay the credit bureaus to tell them. I’m a…
  • Jul 4

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13

    Overtime Charges and the Legal Fee for Chapter 13
    What’s the Legal Fee for Chapter 13 in Virginia? People ask all the time, what’s the legal fee for Chapter 13? That should be easy, but it’s tough.  Here’s my attempt at a straight answer. The fee I charge you in…
Rank this Week: 3337

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Basics of Insurance - Part II

    Basics of Insurance - Part II
    In my last post, I provided a summary of the types of auto insurance that often come into play during a personal injury case. In this post, I will outline some important auto insurance laws in Virginia and what you can do to protect yourself…
  • Mar 27

    Basics of Insurance - Part I

    Basics of Insurance - Part I
    I often find myself explaining how auto insurance "works" to family, friends, and clients. Even the basics of insurance can be difficult to understand. Unfortunately, the complexities of insurance often cause individuals to unknowingly…
  • Feb 20

    Basics of Insurance - Part I

    Basics of Insurance - Part I
    I often find myself explaining how auto insurance "works" to family, friends, and clients. Even the basics of insurance can be difficult to understand. Unfortunately, the complexities of insurance often cause individuals to unknowingly…
Rank this Week: 2851

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Jul 11

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display

    Apple Files Patent Application for Sapphire Front/Back Display
      In advance of the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 6, a recent US Patent Application (SN 2014/0193606) published on July 10, 2014 discloses a sapphire glass component that is used on both front and back surfaces of electronic…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski

    US Supreme Court Again Limits Business Method Patents After Bilski
    The US Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International Et Al., 573 U.S. ___ (6/19/2014) (“Alice”)  has again held that the scope of patentable subject matter is narrow for business method patents. The…
  • Jun 11

    US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement

    US Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Definiteness Requirement
      On June 2, 2014 the US Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. (No. 13-369) attempted to clarify the requirement for precise language as required in the US Patent Statute at 35 USC Section 112, paragraph 2. At issue…
Rank this Week: 3038

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 10

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee
    Virginia lacks an anti-SLAPP statute, but that doesn't mean filing a frivolous lawsuit focused on eliminating criticism rather than enforcing actual legal rights can't result in being ordered to reimburse the defendant's legal fees. Some…
  • Jun 10

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule
    A plaintiff filing a lawsuit usually wants to demand as much money as possible, both for the intimidation value and because in Virginia state court, you cannot recover damages in an amount greater than what you asked for in the complaint,…
  • Jun 2

    Motions to Reconsider - A Primer

    Motions to Reconsider - A Primer
    Suppose you lose a motion you thought you would almost certainly win. "The court got it wrong," you tell yourself, perhaps even sincerely. Do you file a follow-up motion asking the court to change its mind? Or do you file it away in the…
Rank this Week: 3207

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
Rank this Week: 3412