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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/
  • Aug 14

    The Basics of Bond in Virginia

    The Basics of Bond in Virginia
    In the moments after being arrested and charged with a criminal offense, many defendants are singularly focused on one question: when will they get out of jail?A lot of confusion exists among defendants and their families over the…
  • Aug 13

    Legal vs. Physical Custody in Virginia: What’s the Difference?

    Legal vs. Physical Custody in Virginia: What’s the Difference?
    Every parent involved in a child custody dispute is concerned about the kind of custody and visitation arrangement that will result. Regardless of whether the court decides custody or the parents reach an agreement which is then approved by…
  • Aug 12

    Family Care Plans and Custody Orders in Virginia

    Family Care Plans and Custody Orders in Virginia
    A Family Care Plan (FCP) is a document that certain active duty or reserve servicemembers, and some DOD civilians, are required by the Department of Defense to maintain in order to ensure that their children (and incapacitated parents) are…
Rank this Week: 141

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 16

    Political prosecutorial overreach

    Political prosecutorial overreach
    “That the power to prosecute is a fearsome thing, and, when employed as political tool, is the quick road to tyranny.”  Bill Otis, Politics & Prosecution, a Toxic Brew, 16 August 2014. I am not a libertarian, but I am one…
  • Aug 9

    The best evidence is the best evidence

    The best evidence is the best evidence
    Prof. Colin Miller, one of my favorite bloggers on evidence, addresses a best evidence issue raised in People v. Haggerty, No. 129, (N.Y. 2014). Haggerty was accused of defrauding Mayor Bloomberg.  During presentation of the prosecution…
  • Aug 5

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
     has published a symposium – articles related to military justice, specifically sexual assault cases.  Both sides will find something in the articles. Of particular interest are two articles:  Major Seamone’s…
Rank this Week: 193

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 31

    CDC Admits to Improper Handling of Pathogen

    CDC Admits to Improper Handling of Pathogen
    Recent revelations out of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) may raise doubts among citizens regarding the organization’s ability to keep the public safe from harmful pathogens. According to the Washington Post, several Alabama…
  • Jul 31

    Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Impact the Quality and Outcomes of Surgeries? [An Analysis of a Recent Study]

    Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Impact the Quality and Outcomes of Surgeries? [An Analysis of a Recent Study]
    In February, Christina A. Minami and her colleagues published an article in the journal of the American College of Surgeons about the impact of medical malpractice lawsuits and litigation on surgeries in the United States: “Impact of…
  • Jul 30

    Common Signs of Sports Concussions in Adolescent

    Common Signs of Sports Concussions in Adolescent
    As a parent of a child involved in one or more sports activities, would you know how to detect a possible concussion? Understand the signs and symptoms of this potentially serious head injury to keep your kids safe and healthy. After a…
Rank this Week: 211

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 19

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example

    Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Example
    Along with their ABC’s and multiplication tables, patent lawyers learn two basic principles. First, claims define the invention. Second, a court should not read limitations from a single embodiment into the claims, absent a demonstrated…
  • Aug 18

    Another Summer Without a USPTO Director

    Another Summer Without a USPTO Director
    Back on June 2, 2014, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without a director for more than 16 months. A further 11 weeks has passed…
  • Aug 17

    The Government vs. General Alexander: Who Owns His Invention

    The Government vs. General Alexander: Who Owns His Invention
    Certainly, Gen. Alexander can seek to leverage his NSA experience and expertise in developing a lucrative post-government career, however, the filing of the patent applications so soon after leaving government service and their cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 233

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    What is a Dry Gas Standard?

    What is a Dry Gas Standard?
    Find out what a dry gas cylinder is and why it matters. For more information about your case or to schedule a free case strategy session, call me at 540-318-5824. Originally published at AndrewFlusche.com. © 2014 Andrew Flusche. What is…
  • Aug 12

    Employer Verification Letter for DWI Restricted License

    Employer Verification Letter for DWI Restricted License
    In some of the courts where I regularly defend DWI clients, the clerk’s office requires an employer verification letter in order to issue a restricted driver’s license. In general, a work verification letter needs to be on…
  • Aug 12

    What is a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)?

    What is a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)?
    Find out what a PBT is and what it looks like. For more information about your case or to schedule a free case strategy session, call me at 540-318-5824. Originally published at AndrewFlusche.com. © 2014 Andrew Flusche. What is a…
Rank this Week: 447

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Aug 11

    Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?

    Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?
    About a week ago, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “parallam” lawsuit.  Since that unpublished ruling on procedural grounds, much discussion has ensued.  One…
  • Aug 8

    Musings: Moving or Going into a New Service Area, There is More to It Than Just…

    Musings: Moving or Going into a New Service Area, There is More to It Than Just…
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. (@The_HTRC) Sean has over 20 years in the construction and project management fields. As many know he pulled up…
  • Aug 5

    Discussions of Online Presence at ALPS 411

    Discussions of Online Presence at ALPS 411
    Thanks again to all of the good folks at ALPS 411 for the ability to use their fine practice and risk management platform to share a few “musings.”  This time around, I was asked for thoughts on building an online presence as…
Rank this Week: 492

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    The next Chief Justice

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

    On the late Judge Turk

    On the late Judge Turk
    I enjoyed my dealings with Judge Turk of the W.D. Va., including a couple of jury trials and a bunch of hearings, and seeing him at the courthouse many times and a few times at the judicial conference. Years ago I represented an older woman…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 611

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 30

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable
    Liquidated damages are damages the amount of which has been agreed upon in advance by the contracting parties. When a contract contains a liquidated-damages provision, the amount of damages in the event of a breach is either specified, or a…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 805

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: 943

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: 1353

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: 1481

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: 1184

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Provides trial & litigation, and injury & accident news, resources and commentary. By Doug Wessel.

http://www.virginiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    PARENTS BEWARE: INFANT SEATS FAIL IN SIDE-IMPACT CRASHES

    PARENTS BEWARE: INFANT SEATS FAIL IN SIDE-IMPACT CRASHES
    According to Consumer Reports, car seats for infants (the rear-facing seats for infants up to about one year in age) usually fail in broadside crashes -- 10 of 12 models tested failed, some "disastrously" (the seat often separated completely…
  • Jan 6

    PARENTS BEWARE: INFANT SEATS FAIL IN SIDE-IMPACT CRASHES

    PARENTS BEWARE: INFANT SEATS FAIL IN SIDE-IMPACT CRASHES
    According to Consumer Reports, car seats for infants (the rear-facing seats for infants up to about one year in age) usually fail in broadside crashes -- 10 of 12 models tested failed, some "disastrously" (the seat often separated completely…
  • Jan 3

    TO PERSONAL-INJURY VICTIMS AND PAIN-SUFFERERS -- OVER-THE-COUNTER PAINKILLERS CAN BE HARMFUL

    TO PERSONAL-INJURY VICTIMS AND PAIN-SUFFERERS -- OVER-THE-COUNTER PAINKILLERS CAN BE HARMFUL
    If you -- like many personal-injury victims -- are taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications, you need to be aware of new proposed FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warnings.
Rank this Week: 1466

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
  • Aug 18

    Castle Biosciences Secures $11.8 Million in Financing

    Castle Biosciences Secures $11.8 Million in Financing
    Castle Biosciences has announced (pdf) it raised $11.8 million in financing. Castle Biosciences, headquartered in Friendswood, Texas, is a cancer-focused molecular diagnostics company which currently offers prognostic tests for patients with…
  • Aug 12

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Andrew Alliance Secures Series B Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Andrew Alliance Secures Series B Financing
    Andrew Alliance has announced the closing of a series B financing round. Andrew Alliance, which is based in Switzerland and will be opening an office in Boston, is a developer of life science robotics. In January 2013, Andrew Alliance…
  • Aug 4

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Epic Sciences Secures $30 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Epic Sciences Secures $30 Million in Financing
    Epic Sciences has announced it raised $30 million in financing. Epic Sciences, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is a biotech company developing diagnostic tests to molecularly characterize circulating tumor cells (CTC) in the blood. The…
Rank this Week: 2309

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
Rank this Week: 1552

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

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

    Organ Donation--Not Just a Yes or No Choice

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

    Resigning as Trustee

    Resigning as Trustee
    Many people seem to think of being a trustee as being like having a job. But, in many ways, being a trustee is nothing like a job. The difference is particularly important when it comes to resigning. Quitting a job is often a matter of…
  • Jun 27

    About Alvi Aggarwal

    About Alvi Aggarwal
    Specific Things I Do Create wills, trusts (all kinds), powers of attorney, and medical directives Assist with probate of wills and the carring out the instructions in wills Help trustees administer trusts properly Advise beneficiaries about…
Rank this Week: 2356

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

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

    11 Things You Should Know About EEOC’s New Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination in Employment (Part 1)

    11 Things You Should Know About EEOC’s New Guidelines on Pregnancy Discrimination in Employment (Part 1)
    On July 14, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published guidance on laws governing pregnancy-based discrimination for the first time since 1984. Charges of pregnancy discrimination are rising…
  • Jul 29

    Should Publications Pay Their Volunteer Writers?

    Should Publications Pay Their Volunteer Writers?
    The excellent Ask A Manager blog recently responded to a reader question about whether it is legal for publications to not pay their volunteer writers.  As always with legal questions, AAM addresses the underlying issues, but avoids…
  • Jul 14

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function

    Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On Essential Job Function
    The Eleventh Circuit recently provided insight as to how federal courts analyze disability discrimination law claims when it held that firing a truck driver because he was diagnosed with alcoholism is not a violation of the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 1801

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 11

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning
    Extortion is a crime. Statements that falsely accuse another of committing a crime often constitute defamation per se in Virginia, particularly where the crime is one involving "moral turpitude." Does it follow, then, that false accusations…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 2228

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/
Rank this Week: 1991

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: 2001

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: 2283

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: 1990

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: 2010

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: 1775

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
  • May 2

    The Economics of Adultery

    The Economics of Adultery
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/01/the-economics-of-adultery/ The Economics of Adultery   The post The Economics of Adultery appeared first on Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia.
  • Mar 15

    Communities Served by James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney & Counsellor at Law

    Communities Served by James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney & Counsellor at Law
    COMMUNITIES SERVED IN VIRGINIA Amelia County Amelia County, which includes the post office addresses of Amelia Court House, Jetersville, and Mannboro, Virginia, has a population of approximately 12,805 and covers 355 square miles in Central…
  • Mar 3

    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery?

    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery?
    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery? Yes, in the case of Barnes v. Barnes, 16 Va. App. 98, 428 S.E.2d 294 (1993), where the Virginia Court of…
Rank this Week: 2136

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: 1776

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: 2207

Cyber Lawyer Blog

Cyber Lawyer Blog

Covers defamation, trademark, computer crimes and copyright law. By Domingo Rivera.

http://cyberlawyerblog.com
  • Dec 4

    Cybersecurity: Stuck Between Advanced Hackers, Government Regulators, and Liability

    Cybersecurity: Stuck Between Advanced Hackers, Government Regulators, and Liability
    <u>Cyber attacks occur every second of every day</u>. The frequency and sophistication of the attacks <br> continues to rise. With the increased sophistication and the proliferation of corporate espionage and nation-state…
  • May 8

    Anonymous Internet Cowards and Public Interest Law Firm

    Anonymous Internet Cowards and Public Interest Law Firm
    In our efforts to identify the authors of defamatory contents targeting our clients, we utilize many methods.  Sometimes we issue subpoenas, but that is not all we do.  Our Internet law firm stands out for our use of technology to assist…
  • Oct 6

    Copyright Law: Pornographers Following RIAA's Shakedown Tactic

    Copyright Law: Pornographers Following RIAA's Shakedown Tactic
    At this Internet law firm, we are no strangers to copyright litigation.  From whether website reviews are copyrightable to defending individuals caught in the RIAA's use of the Department of Justice to do RIAA's litigation in the form of
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Questions & Answers About Divorce…

Questions & Answers About Divorce and Family Law

Answers common questions regarding divorce, separation agreements, child support, annulment, child custody and other family law matters. By The Garrett Law Group.

http://vabeachdivorceattorney.net/questions-answers/
  • Nov 22

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia
    You may have heard of child celebrities that seek emancipation from their parents to protect their fortunes or avoid child labor laws. While these stories may be popular in the tabloids, there are many more common reasons for minors and…
  • Nov 19

    Report Names Virginia Neighboring State Number Three Divorce Capital in the U.S.

    Report Names Virginia Neighboring State Number Three Divorce Capital in the U.S.
    Divorce statistics are an interesting study for academics, family law attorneys, and the average everyday person alike. Poverty level, education, religion and many other factors are often cited as responsible for divorce rates throughout the…
  • Nov 17

    Domestic Violence: A Serious Crime with Serious Impacts in Virginia Marriages and Divorce

    Domestic Violence: A Serious Crime with Serious Impacts in Virginia Marriages and Divorce
    Domestic violence is a serious crime that has far-reaching impacts. Domestic violence can often scar an entire family, and may eventually be the cause of divorce proceedings. When divorce proceedings are already in the works, allegations of…
Rank this Week: 2093

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: 2170

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: 1646

Peninsula Virginia Law

Peninsula Virginia Law

Covers news and legal issues for the Peninsula Virginia area in Southeast Virginia.

http://peninsulalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 15

    Best Law Firms for Women

    Best Law Firms for Women
    You can take or leave "best of" lists, but if you are interested, here's a list of the 50 Best Law Firms For Women. As noted by the Times Dispatch, Hunton Williams, McGuireWoods, and Reed Smith made the list.
  • Aug 8

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill
    Deciding to take a broad swipe at the transportation bill, attorney Patrick McSweeney, representing eighteen plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit attacking the constitutionality of the transportation bill on many different levels. The article notes…
  • Aug 8

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance
    After Prince William County and Loudoun County passed ordinances to limit services to persons determined to be "illegal immigrants," James City County Supervisors decided to look into the matter.
Rank this Week: 1875

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

Provides news and commentary regarding all aspects of intellectual property law and policy. By the University of Richmond Intellectual Property Institute.

http://ipinstitute.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre
    The Richmond IP Blog has now ended its beta phase and is in full swing at its new location: http://lawblogs.richmond.edu/ipi. Please visit us there and update your bookmarks.
  • Feb 2

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright
    Churches and groups across the country are rethinking plans to celebrate the Super Bowl in large gatherings. Rocky Mountain News reports that many churches are cancelling plans to host the event becuase of copyright concerns.The church…
  • Jan 31

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 1895

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    8 essential things you can do to help your personal injury attorney get the best result in your case

    8 essential things you can do to help your personal injury attorney get the best result in your case
    After an accident or personal injury caused by no fault of your own, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your personal injury case will be successful. While the role of your attorney is important, there are a number of…
  • Jul 15

    Obtaining Justice: 1.8 Million Dollar Verdict for Family of Killed Teen

    Obtaining Justice: 1.8 Million Dollar Verdict for Family of Killed Teen
    On Friday, July 11, 2014, we obtained a $1.8 Million dollar verdict for Ms. Dawn M. Jones and her family as a result of the death of her daughter Ikeyia M. Jones. Ikeyia died on February 10, 2013, on South Crater Road, by Blandford Cemetery…
  • Jul 7

    Taser Deaths: Who is Responsible

    Taser Deaths: Who is Responsible
    The rise in the use of tasers (stun guns) has predictably led to a rise in taser deaths.  For many years now, tasers have been classified as “non-lethal” force.  However, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the…
Rank this Week: 3125

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

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

    Reckless Driving Reduced to Improper Driving

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

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone

    Lower Fine No Jail for 100 MPH in 40 MPH Zone
    Our law firm recently represented a client charged with Reckless Driving by Speed, 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, in a central Virginia court. The client, who was from another country and in the United States on a student visa, was clocked going…
  • Aug 18

    Aggravated DUI Reduced to a Non-aggregated Standard DUI

    Aggravated DUI Reduced to a Non-aggregated Standard DUI
    An attorney for Caddell Nelson & Reibach recently was able to get an aggravated DUI reduced to a non-aggregated, standard DUI. Our client was charged with a second offense DUI. The client was facing significant punishment including a very…
Rank this Week: 3799

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
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Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Aug 18

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?

    Foursquare’s new logo: Love it or leave it?
    The online social media site Foursquare updated its logo recently. To understand the new logo, it is helpful to know that Foursquare users “check in” at locations. The new logo is great! Especially compared with the old logo. The…
  • Aug 15

    Recent interesting non-traditional trademark filing

    Recent interesting non-traditional trademark filing
    Many very interesting non-traditional trademarks have been filed recently. From Gene Simmon’s “axe” bass guitar to Budweiser beer can designs to motion marks to a restaurant trade dress evoking a Mexican wrestling theme to…
  • Aug 13

    Is the future of social media in drones? See recent trademark applications from Twitter and Facebook

    Is the future of social media in drones? See recent trademark applications from Twitter and Facebook
    USPTO trademark filings can often provide a window into the business plans of companies and competitors. Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are popular subjects for trademark filings in 2014 to date. Amazon made news last last year with its…
Rank this Week: 3448

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2524

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/
  • Aug 15

    Update: Reply Comment Deadline Extended in Net Neutrality Proceeding

    Update: Reply Comment Deadline Extended in Net Neutrality Proceeding
    The comment total is already past 1,100,000, but who’s counting? Really, would it be possible to get too many net neutrality comments? As if. So we’re pleased to report that the FCC has extended the deadline for filing reply…
  • Aug 15

    FCC Adopts ANSI C63.1-2013 for 1920-1930 MHz

    FCC Adopts ANSI C63.1-2013 for 1920-1930 MHz
    FCC rule change adopts ANSI update that reflects 2012 FCC rule change. The FCC continues to mop up the technical rules for Unlicensed Personal Communications Service at 1920-1930 MHz. An order in 2012 simplified those rules. Among other…
  • Aug 15

    Update: Deadlines for Seeking Reconsideration, Appeal of Spectrum Auction Report and Order Set

    Update: Deadlines for Seeking Reconsideration, Appeal of Spectrum Auction Report and Order Set
    Exactly three months after its adoption, the FCC’s Report and Order (R&O) setting the preliminary ground rules to cover the ambitious incentive auction and repacking of the TV band has now been published in the Federal Register.…
Rank this Week: 3781

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
Rank this Week: 3215

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue DACA, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisi

    House Republicans Pass Bills to Discontinue DACA, Provide Funding to Address Border Crisi
    AUTHOR:  Forrest G. Read IV House Republicans have passed a bill to suspend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program established by the Obama administration in 2012 that protects from deportation certain undocumented…
  • Aug 13

    New York Legislature Considering State Citizenship to Undocumented Resident

    New York Legislature Considering State Citizenship to Undocumented Resident
    AUTHOR:  Anna L. Susarina. A path to state citizenship for non-citizen New Yorkers, including undocumented residents, is under consideration by the New York legislature. “The New York Is Home Act” was introduced by State…
  • Aug 5

    USCIS Begins L-1 Verification

    USCIS Begins L-1 Verification
    Author:  Amy Peck. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which has been sending investigators from its Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) to conduct site visits at the offices of H-1B petitioners, has…
Rank this Week: 4020

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/
  • Aug 12

    Tools for Happy Lawyering through Mindfulne

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

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

    U.Va. Libraries Servers to be Offline Sunday, Wednesday Morning
    All the University Library servers and services including Virgo, Libra, and www.library.virginia.edu will be down on Sunday, August 10, from 8am until noon and on Wednesday, August 13, from 6am until 8am as the University migrates to a new…
  • Jul 17

    Extended Hours for Bar Exam Prep

    Extended Hours for Bar Exam Prep
    The Law Library will be open from 8 am to 9 pm for the next two Saturdays and Sundays, July 19, 20, 26, and 27. We wish the best of luck to all of our recent graduates on their upcoming bar exams! - The Law Library Staff
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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/
  • Aug 12

    Mother of Three Killed in Dump Truck Accident

    Mother of Three Killed in Dump Truck Accident
    By Jim Hurley, Virginia Trucking Injury Lawyer Dump trucks are among the most dangerous of commercial vehicles, a fact illustrated by a recent accident in Virginia. According to The Washington Post, Jennifer Lawson, 39, was killed when a dump…
  • Jul 14

    Actor Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck Crash Injury

    Actor Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck Crash Injury
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer Tracy Morgan, a former “Saturday Night Live” star, suffered potentially life threatening injuries when a limo he was riding in was rear-ended by a big rig on the New Jersey Turnpike. I was…
  • Jun 30

    Early Morning Transformer Truck Wreck on I-64 in West Virginia Leaves two Injured

    Early Morning Transformer Truck Wreck on I-64 in West Virginia Leaves two Injured
    By John Cooper, WV Trucking Accident Lawyer Early morning truck wrecks are common on the winding roads and interstates of West Virginia. Last week early morning accident on I-64 westbound led to two serious injuries and what media channels…
Rank this Week: 3782

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

    Defense Medical Examination

    Defense Medical Examination
    In Virginia, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act allows a defense medical examination of the injured worker. By case law the defense insurance company can ask the injured worker to undergo this type of exam once a year. In addition, the…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer

    Virginia Increases Workers Compensation Penalty for Uninsured Employer
    On July 1, 2014 Virginia increased the maximum penalty for employers in Virginia who did not have       workers compensation to $50,000.00. Prior to this increase, the maximum penalty was only $5,000.00. With such a low…
  • Jun 29

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate

    New Virginia Workers Compensation Rate
    In Virginia, on July 1, 2014 new workers' compensation rates go into effect. For accidents on or after that date the maximum rate of compensation has risen to $967.00 per week. The prior rate was $945.00 per week. In Virginia when one has a…
Rank this Week: 3816

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    An Opinion, Or an Unlawful Stereotype Against Caregivers?

    An Opinion, Or an Unlawful Stereotype Against Caregivers?
    Title VII is a broad statute that prevents discrimination against employees or applicants for employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 years old or older), disability, or genetic…
  • Jul 24

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 2

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 2
    In our last post, we discussed a factual scenario involving an employee, Gabriela, whose employer took some egregious actions against her after she attempted to take FMLA leave. Legal ClaimsFirst, Gabriela has two claims: (1) interference…
  • Jul 17

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 1

    A Caregiving Case Study, Part 1
    Today, let's look at an all-too-common scenario involving how employers treat employees' caregiving responsibilities. Read the facts and consider whether our employee, Gabriela, has any legal claims based on her employer's actions. Gabriela…
Rank this Week: 3085