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Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Dec 18

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig

    Sexual misconduct in the Brig
    The Marine Corps Times reports the court-martial conviction of a female guard at Miramar Naval Consolidated Brig, CA. Kohlman’s misconduct came to light when the prisoner, Shane Bardes, came forward last year with a detailed…
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Dec 18

    An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan

    An Exclusive Interview with Robert Litan
    LITAN: ''Cross industry variation in the use of patents shouldn’t mean that we should just junk the patent system. As I said, the alternatives to go to a system of trade secrets which has very, I think, suboptimal social implications…
  • Dec 18

    The Disclosure Revolution – A Report from the Front, 2014

    The Disclosure Revolution – A Report from the Front, 2014
    The Disclosure Revolution is an ongoing process that has transformed patent law over the last couple of decades. While courts continue to say, “The claims define the invention,” decision after decision rewrites broad claim terms…
  • Dec 17

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal

    USPTO Reduces Fees for Trademark Applications and Renewal
    Yesterday, as authorized by the AIA, the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register that will work to reduce certain trademark fees. As you might expect, the USPTO explained in the Federal Register Notice that ''All commenters…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Nov 24

    Marijuana Use in Virginia? Not So Fast, My Friend!

    Marijuana Use in Virginia? Not So Fast, My Friend!
    In recent weeks, the news has featured many stories on the growing trend of the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana use and possession. This past Election Day, voters in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington D.C. approved measures that…
  • Nov 21

    President Obama Announces New Immigration Plan

    President Obama Announces New Immigration Plan
    Last night, President Obama announced a new plan for executive action on immigration, which will offer temporary relief from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants. The highlights of the plan include: Deferred Action. Under…
  • Nov 13

    Oil CEO Ordered to Pay $1 Billion in Divorce Ruling

    Oil CEO Ordered to Pay $1 Billion in Divorce Ruling
    One of the largest divorce judgments in United States history was rendered this week, when Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm was ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to his ex-wife. After a nine-week divorce trial that…
Rank this Week: 156

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Dec 15

    To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration

    To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration
    Many, if not most, construction contracts that I review during the course of my practice day include a mandatory arbitration clause.  Most of these refer in a blanket manner to AAA Construction Industry Rules.  The topic for this…
  • Dec 11

    My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!

    My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!
    Wow!  It seems like just yesterday that I started this little construction law blog with a two line post on the Blogger platform.  When I posted that announcement six (yes, it’s been 6 years) ago basically on a whim, I had no…
  • Dec 8

    Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .

    Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .
    Did you think that a subcontractor had to name a general contractor in a mechanic’s lien suit?  I did.  Did you think that nothing about this changed in the case where a Virginia mechanic’s lien was “bonded…
Rank this Week: 376

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/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football
    The nation is obsessed with NFL concussions and wants to know why they happen, what long-term effects they have on athletes and how the game of football should be changed to protect players. Yet our collective concern for college football…
  • Oct 30

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record
    The proliferation of electronic medical records has, in many ways, benefited the health care industry. In theory, these sophisticated systems provide a centralized location for medical professionals to access and update patient information,…
  • Oct 23

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 363

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/
  • Dec 18

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color

    Professional Football Team in Nation's Capital Loses Name, Logo, Color
    A tale of two cities – Washington and Bucharest – and two trademark battles It’s big news when a storied sports franchise loses its identity. And that’s what’s happened with a prominent professional football…
  • Dec 17

    Now Available for Your Review and Comment: Form 2100, Schedule 381

    Now Available for Your Review and Comment: Form 2100, Schedule 381
    Still a work in progress, but an excellent opportunity both to see what the FCC has in mind  and also to suggest possible improvements to the form before it takes final shape. A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Federal Register…
  • Dec 16

    FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

    FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal
    Wi-Fi jammers, too! Having recently spanked Marriott for $600K for interrupting private Wi-Fi use at one of its hotel properties – concern about which presumably prompted Marriott to seek formal guidance about just how far they can go…
Rank this Week: 513

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 743

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    You can't lie by claiming to be honest

    You can't lie by claiming to be honest
    In Trustees of Hackberry Baptist Church v. Womack, Judge Kiser of the W.D. Va. held that a defendant's claim of "honesty and fair dealing" was not a representation of fact on which a claim of actual or constructive fraud could be based.
  • Oct 21

    What happens if the clerk refuses to certify the record on appeal

    What happens if the clerk refuses to certify the record on appeal
    In Ford v. Com., the Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion by Senior Judge Clements, joined by Judges Frank and Beales, addressed the appellant's appellate issues arising out of the Circuit Court clerk's refusal to certify the record.…
  • Aug 20

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

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case
    The long-running litigation in the W.D. Va. over coalbed methane royalties has been on hold since the oral argument in May before the Fourth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Jones's orders certifying the cases into five class actions. Yesterday…
Rank this Week: 714

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

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

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate

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

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing

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

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

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
    In many cases, rape and sexual assault may refer to the same or similar acts. However, this is not always the case. As a Virginia defense lawyer, it is crucial we help our clients understand what charges they are faced with so we can develop…
Rank this Week: 671

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    There are so many factors to consider in a reckless driving case. Not only do you have court costs and lawyer fees, but you could see a spike in your insurance rates. That’s why you should contact me today what see what options you…
  • Dec 17

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property
    Were you charged with refusing a breath test after being arrested on private property? Contact me today to discuss if you can beat the charge. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:…
  • Dec 16

    Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?

    Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?
    It does not happen often, but there are some unique circumstances that could allow you to serve your jail time on house arrest. Contact me today to see if this applies to you. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No…
Rank this Week: 1156

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/
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • Nov 18

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.

    Are those clients really yours? Consider this before you quit.
    "I made a copy of the client list because they are my clients; I won the business for my company" is a refrain I hear often in consulting with former employees. We're sorry to have to tell you that this commonly held belief is not accurate. …
  • Nov 10

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
Rank this Week: 893

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

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

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

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

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

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

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 859

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: 942

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: 892

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

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

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Dec 17

    Yes, Virginia, There <i>is</i> an Arthur J. Morri

    Yes, Virginia, There &lt;i&gt;is&lt;/i&gt; an Arthur J. Morri
    Some of "The Many Faces of AJM" His name adorns the library entrance, extending a silent welcome to all in our community who seek to learn the law. Though he never utters a word aloud (it is a library, after all), his face faithfully greets…
  • Dec 15

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam
    Breathe through the homestretch of finals period during our last two 15-minute guided meditation breaks of the semester -- Monday, December 15 at 12:30pm and Wednesday, December 17 at 3:30pm in the Law Library’s Klaus Room. Anytime…
  • Nov 4

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.
    Title page to the 1766 edition of Malachy Postlethwayt’s Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. In 1766, British economic writer Malachy Postlethwayt argued that the grand commercial ambitions of the British empire started with…
Rank this Week: 2021

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/
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1795

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: 1261

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Nov 10

    The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affair

    The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affair
    A “power of attorney” is a legal document that appoints another person to act for you in a specified capacity. Often, a power of attorney is "general," giving your agent broad powers to manage your financial affairs (your…
  • Oct 13

    Transferring Real Estate to A Revocable Trust by Deed

    Transferring Real Estate to A Revocable Trust by Deed
    Real estate includes your house, condo, vacation home, commercial building, and similar properties. Generally, a person who has a revocable trust will want that trust to be the owner and/or beneficiary of most of his/her assets: the…
  • Sep 21

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust
    (or: why we have to ask the mortgage company for permission to transfer the rental property but not the house) People usually establish revocable trusts to facilitate the management of their assets if they become incapacitated and to avoid…
Rank this Week: 2070

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: 1841

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident

    Damages from Being Injured in an Accident
    Recently, I read a unique article in the New York Times about what it is like to be a pedestrian run over by a vehicle. The author was run over by a delivery truck while in a crosswalk in 2007. She recounted her injuries, anecdotes from her…
Rank this Week: 1337

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: 1994

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

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

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

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

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

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

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

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?
    First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court…
Rank this Week: 2037

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: 2077

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: 1458

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

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

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

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

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

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

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

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 1325

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: 1904

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1514

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Dec 18

    91 mph Hopewell Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Reduced to low-level Traffic Infraction

    91 mph Hopewell Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Reduced to low-level Traffic Infraction
    Earlier today, John Weiland of the law firm Caddell Weiland convinced the Judge in Hopewell, Virginia’s General District Court to reduce his client’s Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor to Improper Driving, a low-level traffic…
  • Dec 16

    Henrico Reckless Driving Charge 85/70 mph Dismissed

    Henrico Reckless Driving Charge 85/70 mph Dismissed
    John Weiland of Caddell Weiland recently convinced a judge in Henrico County, Virginia to dismiss a Class 1 Misdemeanor: Reckless Driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone upon the client’s successful completion of a defensive driving school. The…
  • Dec 16

    Amazing Results for Client Charged with Hit and Run and 4th DUI in 11 Year

    Amazing Results for Client Charged with Hit and Run and 4th DUI in 11 Year
    John Weiland of Caddell Weiland recently negotiated a favorable deal for a client charged with DUI 2nd within 10 years with an elevated Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) as well as misdemeanor Hit and Run in Henrico County, Virginia.  The…
Rank this Week: 3385

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination

    Former Congressional Staffer Sues Office of Former Boss for Hostile Work Environment and Gender Discrimination
    Lauren Greene, former New Media Director and later Communications Director for Blake Farenthold, a congressman from Texas and the owner of the domain name “www.blow-me.org” filed suit against her former boss in…
  • Dec 12

    Recent Article Roundup

    Recent Article Roundup
    The recent weeks have been busy ones in the world of employment law. In this post, we highlight some of the most interesting cases that have surfaced over the past weeks. We check in on how the Affordable Care Act has impacted small business…
  • Dec 6

    Open Arms Housing Listed in Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy

    Open Arms Housing Listed in Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy
    From Josh: I haven’t issued a formal announcement yet, but I have joined the board of a great organization, Open Arms Housing.  A more formal announcement will be forthcoming, but there’s a bit of news I wanted to share. We…
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Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Truck Flips on I-77 in West Virginia, Injuring Driver and Co-Driver

    Truck Flips on I-77 in West Virginia, Injuring Driver and Co-Driver
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer Accidents in which tractor trailers flip over are more common than we may imagine. When other vehicles are nearby, the consequences can be deadly for other motorists. On Tuesday, a tractor trailer…
  • Dec 12

    What To Do After a Virginia Trucking Accident

    What To Do After a Virginia Trucking Accident
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer One of the main things that I do in my practice is to sue truck drivers and trucking companies when they cause harm on the highways of Virginia and beyond. If you get hurt in a big rig…
  • Dec 2

    Two Truckers Are Killed When Big Rigs Wreck in Tennessee

    Two Truckers Are Killed When Big Rigs Wreck in Tennessee
    By John Cooper, Tractor-Trailer Injury Lawyer When two trucks are involved in an accident, the consequences can be devastating as recently demonstrated in a fiery crash in Tennessee that left two people dead. The Tennessean reported on how…
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Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked
    This time bankruptcy worked better than I hoped John and Val filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2004.  A lot of their problem then was medical bills. John’s health continued to decline.   When they came to see me in 2012,…
  • Dec 14

    You spend more than you think on health care

    You spend more than you think on health care
    Most people have no idea how much they spend on health care. When you file bankruptcy, one of the forms for the bankruptcy court is called Schedule J.  Schedule J is your budget. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking to…
  • Nov 30

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?
    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line? For a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I’m litigious.  I’m quick to sue. I hate it when people do illegal stuff to my customers. People in financial trouble can be…
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Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked

    Loan Mod–Even At the Last Minute, Bankruptcy Worked
    This time bankruptcy worked better than I hoped John and Val filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2004.  A lot of their problem then was medical bills. John’s health continued to decline.   When they came to see me in 2012,…
  • Dec 14

    You spend more than you think on health care

    You spend more than you think on health care
    Most people have no idea how much they spend on health care. When you file bankruptcy, one of the forms for the bankruptcy court is called Schedule J.  Schedule J is your budget. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking to…
  • Nov 30

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?

    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line?
    Confidentiality or Obstruction of Justice: Where’s the Line? For a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I’m litigious.  I’m quick to sue. I hate it when people do illegal stuff to my customers. People in financial trouble can be…
Rank this Week: 4107

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/
  • Dec 17

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more

    Interesting VAPE trademarks: PLANET OF THE VAPES, OY VAPE, ALICE IN VAPELAND, and more
    The 2014 word of the year, according to Oxford English Dictionary, is “Vape.”  According to the Oxford Dictionaries blog: So, what does vape mean? It originated as an abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.…
  • Dec 16

    Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scam

    Update: Join my petition to USPTO regarding investigation of trademark scam
    Despite the best efforts of many, scammers continue to take advantage of trademark owners. When applicants file to register trademarks with the USPTO their application data becomes part of a public record. A variety of scammer then take that…
  • Dec 11

    Sports announcer trademark

    Sports announcer trademark
    Recently, longtime college basketball announcer Bill Rafferty made some headlines with his applications to register some of his well known phrases. Rafferty filed to register ONIONS and WITH A KISS. The challenge with such trademarks is…
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Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Dec 17

    The Rules Advisory Committee Study Agenda – Rule 23(e)

    The Rules Advisory Committee Study Agenda – Rule 23(e)
    Amending Rule 23 would add clarity to the settlement process and teeth to the protection of absent class members.  But to solve the real class settlement process, the Advisory Committee will have to look at why so many weak claims…
  • Dec 10

    What Will Be in the Coming Class Action Amendments?

    What Will Be in the Coming Class Action Amendments?
                I’ve written a little so far about the fact that Rule 23 is likely to undergo revision in the next few years.  Last week Judge Robert Michael Dow, who is a member of the Advisory Committee…
  • Dec 3

    Strategic Ambiguity in Complex Litigation

    Strategic Ambiguity in Complex Litigation
    Defense lawyers, especially class-action defense lawyers, live in a world ruled by ambiguity.  While they’re often more predictable than they like to believe, judges work to keep their intentions in a given case ambiguous. …
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Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Detention Victims Have Rights: Inmate Neglect and Abuse

    Detention Victims Have Rights: Inmate Neglect and Abuse
    We, as a society, typically do not think of our incarcerated population as victims – but sometimes they are. It is easy for us to write-off injured inmates – to think of all inmates as hardened criminals deserving of hardened…
  • Dec 5

    Hip Replacements Gone Wrong

    Hip Replacements Gone Wrong
    If you are the current or past owner of a hip replacement gone wrong (a failed hip surgery), you are not alone. In recent years there have been a number of lawsuits against hip replacement manufacturers and their potentially dangerous hip…
  • Dec 4

    FDA Strengthens Warning on Medical Devices (Morcellators)

    FDA Strengthens Warning on Medical Devices (Morcellators)
    On November 25, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulators strengthened the warning on a common gynecologic surgical device known as a morcellator. Since April 2014, the FDA discouraged morcellation for uterine…
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Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Tort Duty

    Tort Duty
    Tort Duty from Brien Roche Law The issue of tort duty or duty in tort was recently taken up by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The case is RGR v. Settle decided on October 31, 2014.  Mr. Settle was the operator of a truck that was…
  • Dec 15

    Life Expectancy

    Life Expectancy
    Life Expectancy from Brien Roche Law Life expectancy is on the rise. So says recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The average life expectancy for people born in 2012 in the United States is a record high of 78.8…
  • Nov 6

    Eyewitness Identification

    Eyewitness Identification
    Eyewitness Identification from Brien Roche Law Eyewitness identification is a critical feature of our legal system.  Most people would agree that eyewitness identification however stands on fragile legs. Eyewitness identification is…
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Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Dec 16

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One

    Endangered Species Act Roundup – Three For the Price of One
    Although there were some notable downperiods when it came to Endangered Species Act news over the past twelve months, the past few weeks have been anything but slow.  Below are a few of the more recent newsworthy items that…
  • Dec 9

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal

    NMFS Publishes Corrected Proposed Critical Habitat Designation for Arctic Ringed Seal
    On December 9, 2014, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Secretary of Commerce published a revised proposed rule designating critical habitat for the Arctic Ringed Seal.  The previous proposed rule was published here (and…
  • Dec 8

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee

    Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantee
    A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm Service Agency when…
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Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Avoiding retirement planning pitfall

    Avoiding retirement planning pitfall
    Although most people are aware of how important it is to plan for retirement, it is easy to fall into retirement planning pitfalls that have significant consequences down the line. One of the most common pitfalls is money itself. Many people…
  • Dec 12

    Seniors and their families should apply good judgment in considering nursing home placement service

    Seniors and their families should apply good judgment in considering nursing home placement service
    Nursing home placement services, which offer to help find the perfect housing for seniors, are a growing trend in elder care. These services are offered for no charge, and they claim to demystify the world of elder care facilities. However,…
  • Nov 28

    Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care

    Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care
    Veterans who need long-term care services like in-home care or residence in a nursing home can receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration (VA) pension benefit Aid and Attendance. This often-overlooked benefit provides…
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Virginia Injury Law Blog

Virginia Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice by Surgeon Settle

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice by Surgeon Settle
    A Virginia wrongful death case alleging medical malpractice by a surgeon was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve the death of a 49 year old man who underwent an arthroscopy with…
  • Dec 1

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medication Error Settles Pre-Lawsuit

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medication Error Settles Pre-Lawsuit
    A Virginia wrongful death case alleging medical malpractice by a physician who gave the wrong medication to a patient was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve the death of a 53 year old…
  • Nov 15

    Federal Court Allows Punitive Damages in Virginia Tractor-Trailer Case

    Federal Court Allows Punitive Damages in Virginia Tractor-Trailer Case
    The Virginia Lawyers Weekly recently reported that a federal court in Virginia held that a widow whose husband died in a collision with a tractor-trailer may sue the truck driver for punitive damages, which are damages exceeding normal…
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Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Sexual Assault in the Workplace in Virginia: Is there a workers compensation remedy?

    Sexual Assault in the Workplace in Virginia: Is there a workers compensation remedy?
    The test for a Workers's Compensation Injury in Virginia has two components. It must occur "during the course" of the employment. And it must "arise out of" the employment. Thus, a sexual assault during work would definitely meet the first…
  • Nov 29

    Virginia arm injury on the job or was it a neck injury?

    Virginia arm injury on the job or was it a neck injury?
    In Virginia I often see an injury on the job that is diagnosed as an arm injury. Later it turns out it was really a neck injury or there was a neck injury in addition to the arm injury. A late discovery of a neck injury in addition to the arm…
  • Nov 27

    What is filing a workers' compensation claim in Virginia?

    What is filing a workers' compensation claim in Virginia?
    If an injured employee contacts the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission after an injury, he or she may be informed that the employee can "file a claim for the injury" and the Commission will mail the employee the form or it can be filed…
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Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 13

    Is it Slander to Call Someone a Liar?

    Is it Slander to Call Someone a Liar?
    California lawyer Tamara Green has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Bill Cosby, speaking through his publicist, characterized the accusation as "discredited" and as amounting to "nothing." First question: is Cosby calling Green a liar?…
  • Nov 24

    Paul Brodeur's Lawsuit Against Columbia Picture

    Paul Brodeur's Lawsuit Against Columbia Picture
    So you may have heard that environmental scientist Paul Brodeur is seeking $1 million in damages for libel, defamation, slander and false light against the movie studios behind 2013's highly acclaimed film American Hustle. Why? Because…
  • Nov 7

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim
    Workplace defamation actions face a number of obstacles. The one that probably comes up the most is the issue of qualified privilege. Employees often claim that a manager or supervisor defamed them in the course of a termination or negative…
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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/
  • Dec 10

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone
    Arlington’s County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program.  On December 13, the County Board will consider adding properties zoned Commercial/Mixed Use or Industrial…
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    Water, Water, Everywhere
    Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession on real estate, residential infill development is a popular model in Northern Virginia for the residential developer. With infill development, a developer will typically purchase an…
  • Sep 16

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
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Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

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

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Dec 10

    Is Snow in the Forecast for Roanoke, VA?

    Is Snow in the Forecast for Roanoke, VA?
    After last year, the “S” word took on a whole new meaning in our house.  Don’t get me wrong, the kids love the fluffy white stuff and my wife likes having everyone at home in front of the fire. Unfortunately as pretty…
  • Dec 2

    5 People Died on Virginia Roadways Over Thanksgiving Weekend

    5 People Died on Virginia Roadways Over Thanksgiving Weekend
    State Police reported that fewer people died over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend then in 2013.  Only 5 people lost their lives in pedestrian and auto accidents last weekend despite the slippery roadways and high traffic volume. The…
  • Nov 18

    Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, and Delayed Diagnosis All Lead to the Same Problem; Inadequate Patient Care

    Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, and Delayed Diagnosis All Lead to the Same Problem; Inadequate Patient Care
    With 2015 enrollment on Healthcare.gov now open, it’s  the time of year when healthcare and insurance coverage is on everybody’s mind.  And when we sit down and begin to examine the sea of policies, premiums,…
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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
  • Dec 10

    The Unique Risks Of Investing In Out-Of-Network Provider

    The Unique Risks Of Investing In Out-Of-Network Provider
    Last week we published an article discussing the nuances of investing in a healthcare business with heavy “out-of-network” reimbursement. We get a lot of questions from funds and lenders on this topic as such investments…
  • Dec 8

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Direct Flow Medical Secures $32 Million in Financing

    Healthcare &amp; Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Direct Flow Medical Secures $32 Million in Financing
    Direct Flow Medical has announced it closed a new round of financing totaling $32 million. Direct Flow Medical, headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., is a developer of transcatheter heart valve technologies. The financing rounds includes $17…
  • Dec 1

    Study: Disruptive Changes Could Cost Medical Device Industry $34 Billion by 2020

    Study: Disruptive Changes Could Cost Medical Device Industry $34 Billion by 2020
    A new study conducted by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney identifies five disruptive forces that could cost the medical device industry $34 billion over the next five years. For the study, titled “Medical Devices: Equipped…
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