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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 3

    Building, Maintaining and Leveraging your Technology Patent Portfolio: A Qualitative Approach

    Building, Maintaining and Leveraging your Technology Patent Portfolio: A Qualitative Approach
    An organization’s overall IP strategy should support business strategies and help increase the value of the company. IP strategy will be different depending on the business and market. Value is not always about how much money can be…
  • May 3

    ‘Science’ publishes biased patent trolling article, regurgitating Harvard patent hatred

    ‘Science’ publishes biased patent trolling article, regurgitating Harvard patent hatred
    Pre-litigation review of cases to weed out instances of patent trolling sounds like a great idea, but what more weeding out do the authors want? Since the Supreme Court decided Alice v. CLS Bank nearly 70% of all software patents have been…
  • May 3

    Re-Classification According to New EU Trade Mark Regulation

    Re-Classification According to New EU Trade Mark Regulation
    The new European Community Trade Mark Regulation, as approved by Regulation (EU) 2015/2424 of the European Parliament, entered into force on March 23, 2016. Among other amendments, the provisions of Article 28(8) of the new Regulation…
Rank this Week: 112

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

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

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

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

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

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

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

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
  • May 3

    Treatment of College Savings Accounts in Virginia Divorce

    Treatment of College Savings Accounts in Virginia Divorce
    With the rising costs of college education, many families are establishing college savings accounts for their children. While this is certainly a good and well-thought out plan for the future, it is unlikely that parents ever consider this…
  • Apr 28

    Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Same-Sex Cohabitation Case

    Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Same-Sex Cohabitation Case
    Livesay & Myers, P.C. family law attorney Anneshia Miller Grant achieved a major victory today, in a case she fought on behalf of her client all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court. In the case, Luttrell v. Cucco, the Supreme Court…
  • Apr 21

    Child Support and the Teenage Father

    Child Support and the Teenage Father
    When most people hear the phrase “teen pregnancy,” they think only of the teenage mothers. But, there are also teenage fathers. Under the law in Virginia, a teenage boy can be determined by the court to be the father of a child,…
Rank this Week: 318

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"

    Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"
    In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article about a sexual…
  • Jan 3

    New sheriff does not rehire senior deputie

    New sheriff does not rehire senior deputie
    The Roanoke Times reports here that the new sheriff for Roanoke County chose not to rehire some of the senior deputy sheriffs who served under his predecessor. Historically, the federal courts have zigged and zagged a bit in trying to define…
  • Jan 3

    On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project

    On the Supreme Court challenge to the Google copying project
    JURIST's Paper Chase has this post with links to the petition to the United States Supreme Court challenging the Second Circuit's decision regarding the legality of Google's book-copying project.
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 349

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: 397

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 459

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

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

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

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

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

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

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

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 429

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%
    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76% Alice came to see me in March 2015. She’d just gotten back to work after being out for over a year.  Her financial situation was so bad, she’d been living in a women’s…
  • Mar 25

    Narrow Escape: After-Bankruptcy Mortgage Approved

    Narrow Escape: After-Bankruptcy Mortgage Approved
    Terrance was standing outside my door when I unlocked, Friday last week. Terrance filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me, January 2013.  I tell people you can get approved for a mortgage as soon as two years after your bankruptcy…
  • Mar 6

    Global Client Solutions Pays Us $1500.

    Global Client Solutions Pays Us $1500.
    Global Client Solutions got $61.50 from C H and pays up $1500. C H, like many of my bankruptcy clients, tried to “settle” her debts before talking to a bankruptcy lawyer. She paid $1,133.48 to Global Client Solutions as part of a…
Rank this Week: 573

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    The Secret to Life

    The Secret to Life
    One of our clients shared this insight, as told to her by Cantor Maurice Falkow from Congregation Anshei Israel, now deceased. Many people had asked Cantor Falkow about the secret to life.  He always replied that there really isn’t…
  • Jun 23

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?
    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248968150/beyond-good-cop-bad-cop-a-look-at-real-life-interrogation
  • May 7

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 581

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/
  • May 2

    Interview with a Nutshell Author

    Interview with a Nutshell Author
    This semester saw the publication of the twelfth edition of Legal Research in a Nutshell, a compact but venerable text on legal research that dates back to 1968. Its original author was the late Morris Cohen, then Law Librarian at the…
  • Apr 21

    Shotwell's Docket Book - A Window for 19th-Century Law Practice

    Shotwell's Docket Book - A Window for 19th-Century Law Practice
    In this post we highlight one of the many items in Special Collections on the history of lawyering in America, this time in nineteenth-century Ohio. In the 1980s, the UVA Law Library purchased at auction a lawyer’s docket book with case…
  • Mar 10

    Transatlantic Ripples of the 1765 Stamp Act

    Transatlantic Ripples of the 1765 Stamp Act
    On the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act, UVA Law Library staff opened an uncataloged collection of Scottish Court of Session papers and unwittingly discovered new materials on this momentous event in American history. The case of Scrimgeour…
Rank this Week: 1027

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 2

    Fishing with Client

    Fishing with Client
    We live in an internet, Web 2.0 (or are we on to Web 3.0?), LinkedIn, Twitter, online marketing age.  This is true for construction lawyers and their clients.  We are constantly bombarded with ways to increase our Google search…
  • Apr 26

    Reminder: A Little Pain Now Can Save a Lot of Pain Later

    Reminder: A Little Pain Now Can Save a Lot of Pain Later
    I know, you think you hear it enough from me here at Construction Law Musings.  I am seemingly constantly beating the drum of early advice from a construction attorney and the benefits of spending a bit of money now to avoid spending a…
  • Apr 19

    Is Arbitration Always the Answer?

    Is Arbitration Always the Answer?
    After a long (for me) hiatus due to Spring Break with my wonderful family followed by a crazy last two weeks for both personal and business reasons, I’m back and ready to muse again. This week’s “musings” concern a…
Rank this Week: 870

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 27

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case
    Earlier this month I wrote about the case of a dentist who had sued a consultant for breach of fiduciary duty and failed. The court in that case found that the allegations were insufficient to establish the existence of an agency…
  • Mar 5

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal
    To state a plausible breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege enough facts to prove (1) the existence of a fiduciary duty, (2) the breach of that duty, and (3) resulting damages. The first element—existence of…
  • Mar 3

    No Tortious Interference if Contract Already Breached

    No Tortious Interference if Contract Already Breached
    Everybody knows you can get in trouble for breaching a contract. But did you know that you can also get sued for inducing someone else to breach a contract that you’re not even a party to? Virginia, like many states, recognizes a cause…
Rank this Week: 823

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

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

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 1278

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    17-Month EAD Holders Seeking Full 24 Months under New STEM OPT Rule Must be Quick

    17-Month EAD Holders Seeking Full 24 Months under New STEM OPT Rule Must be Quick
    The Department of Homeland Security’s final rule on optional practical training (OPT) work authorization for foreign nationals in F-1 status with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees from U.S. institutions…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA

    Supreme Court’s Decision on Future of DACA and DAPA
    Supreme Court argument has taken place in United States v. Texas, a high-stakes, hotly contested case on the Administration’s executive programs that deferred possible deportation of millions of undocumented individuals. The…
  • Apr 12

    “University of Northern New Jersey” Visa Fraud Sting Operation Shutdown after Arrest of 21

    “University of Northern New Jersey” Visa Fraud Sting Operation Shutdown after Arrest of 21
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced on April 5, 2016, that the “University of Northern New Jersey” (“UNNJ”) had been a sting operation for the past two-and-a-half years. Run by Homeland…
Rank this Week: 1292

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/
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 1620

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1425

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property in the United States and beyond. By Jim Pravel.

http://iplawusa.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 9

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill
    The Senate yesterday passed the America Invents Act (S. 23) by a vote of 87-3. Although some provisions were dropped, the Senate bill retained the following key elements:
  • Mar 3

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment
    An amendment that was offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to the patent reform bill (America Invents Act S. 23) has been tabled by a vote of 87 to 13.
  • Sep 29

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010
    The US Patent and Trademark Office will have a National Trademark Expo October 15-16, 2010 at the USPTO Campus, 600 Delany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Events will be free and include: 1. "What Every Small Business Must Know About…
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 1285

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Charles B. Roberts & Associates, P.C.

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 3

    Car Accident Victim’s Award Upheld after Government’s Appeal

    Car Accident Victim’s Award Upheld after Government’s Appeal
    Earlier this month, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued an opinion in a personal injury case brought against a local government, alleging that the negligence of a government employee resulted in the plaintiff’s injuries. In the case,…
  • Apr 26

    State Supreme Court Finds Restrictions on Seat Belt Evidence Unconstitutional

    State Supreme Court Finds Restrictions on Seat Belt Evidence Unconstitutional
    The Arkansas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that struck down a state statute restricting the admissibility of seat-belt non-use evidence in an auto accident lawsuit, finding the rule was unconstitutional under the Arkansas…
  • Apr 18

    Court Allows Plaintiff to Rely Solely on Circumstantial Evidence in Lead-Based Paint Lawsuit

    Court Allows Plaintiff to Rely Solely on Circumstantial Evidence in Lead-Based Paint Lawsuit
    Earlier this month, a Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion in a case brought by a woman who claimed that she was exposed to lead in dangerous amounts as a child when she lived in a property owned by the defendant. In the case,…
Rank this Week: 2361

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/
  • May 2

    Update: Deadline for Appeals of CRB’s Webcasting IV Decision Set

    Update: Deadline for Appeals of CRB’s Webcasting IV Decision Set
    Back in December I reported on the Final Rule and Order adopted by the Copyright Royalty Board in its Webcasting IV proceeding (official name: “Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Ephemeral Recording and Webcasting Digital…
  • May 1

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard
    ATSC-designed transmission system promises lots of upside, minimal downside – as long as the FCC and marketplace cooperate. The broadcast television industry is resilient. Its core over-the-air technology was fundamentally changed with…
  • May 1

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced
    It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive…
Rank this Week: 3634

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • May 2

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer
    On April 29, 2016,  177 children’s rights, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations and legal service providers sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter to condemn the…
  • Mar 11

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”
    On December 31, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to amend its regulation with intentions of improving certain regulating of immigrant and non immigrant visas.  A part of the proposed rule…
  • Feb 2

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric
    The ICE raids on undocumented immigrants with “final” orders of removal continue to paralyze immigrant communities throughout the country with fear. As many as 121 asylum seekers were taken into custody in Georgia, North…
Rank this Week: 4905

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Personal Injury – Social Media

    Personal Injury – Social Media
    Personal Injury – Social Media from Brien Roche Law Social media can be a game changer in regards to personal injury claims.  That can apply to both sides in a trial.  It’s not unusual that sometimes witnesses for the…
  • Apr 30

    Meeting Your Personal Injury Lawyer

    Meeting Your Personal Injury Lawyer
    Meeting Your Personal Injury Lawyer from Brien Roche Law Potential clients may be nervous about meeting a personal injury lawyer for the first time.  Many people have never met a lawyer in a business context before.  Personal injury…
  • Apr 29

    Tractor Trailer Crashe

    Tractor Trailer Crashe
    Tractor Trailer Crashes from Brien Roche Law Tractor trailer crashes account for approximately 500,000 vehicles accidents in the United States each year.  Drivers of these large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of a car…
Rank this Week: 3266

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: 4900

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/
  • Apr 26

    How Do I Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Roanoke?

    How Do I Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Roanoke?
    It’s hard to believe that after all we have learned about the dangers of Asbestos, that we are still finding out that hard working Americans are still be exposed to the extremely dangerous fibers everyday while on the job. Even though…
  • Apr 19

    Two Serious Motorcycle Accidents Send Four to Area Hospital

    Two Serious Motorcycle Accidents Send Four to Area Hospital
    Sadly, a Franklin County man died Saturday after being run over by a tractor trailer on Route 220.  Reports indicate that motorcyclist,Carl Edward Pence, 35, struck a deer and had been separated from his motorcycle when struck by the…
  • Apr 15

    The Thomson Law Firm is Giving Away Helmets at Lincoln Terrace Elementary Today

    The Thomson Law Firm is Giving Away Helmets at Lincoln Terrace Elementary Today
    I’m excited about today because I will be visiting with some terrific fourth and fifth graders at Lincoln Terrace Elementary School.  During our visit, the students will learn about their brains and the reasons why they need to…
Rank this Week: 3955

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental

    Webinar: What HOA Boards Need to Know About Regulating Rental
    With the burst of transient occupancy arrangements, vacation rentals and renter occupied units/homes in common interest communities in recent years, community associations continue to scramble to figure out how best to handle them in light of…
  • Mar 29

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge

    Association Charges : Be Aware of Legal Restrictions on Assessments and Charge
    As of July 1, 2015, the Virginia Condominium Act provides that no condominium association may impose an assessment or charge against a unit owner unless such charge or assessment (a) is expressly authorized by the Condominium Act (see…
  • Mar 8

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update

    Disclosure Packets and Resale Certificates: Statutory Update
    Since our last postings on the subject of disclosure packets, the General Assembly has adopted several minor Code changes to clarify existing provisions: Delivery by Overnight Carrier  The Code section providing for cancellation of the…
Rank this Week: 3949

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain
    Find out what they are and which one you could even avoid simply by not giving the police any details. Contact me today for your VA reckless driving case. Video Transcription If you got a reckless driving ticket in the rain, you’ve come…
  • Apr 19

    [VIDEO] If You Consent, The Police Can Search!

    [VIDEO] If You Consent, The Police Can Search!
    If you consent to the search by the police we cannot challenge the search. We can’t argue that the police didn’t have a legal reason to search because you gave them permission. Contact me today to see how I can help in your case.…
  • Apr 15

    How Should We Interact With The Police?

    How Should We Interact With The Police?
    So many recent events have ended in tragic loss of life for both every day citizens and the police themselves. Here are just my thoughts on what we can do and how we can act to prevent future deaths. Video Transcription How should we interact…
Rank this Week: 1874

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • Apr 25

    High Asset Divorce

    High Asset Divorce
    In 2015, Curran Moher Weis, through negotiation or litigation, equitably distributed more than half a billion dollars in assets.  Though our Northern Virginia family law practice represents clients who come in all shapes and sizes (and…
  • Oct 5

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
  • Oct 5

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal

    Fairfax Family Law Paralegal
    Suellen Honeychuck is a PACE Registered Paralegal and Vice President of Certification for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.  She has been a paralegal in Fairfax County for more than a decade, working primarily in family…
Rank this Week: 4913

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 25

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action
    You may have heard that truth is a complete defense to an action for libel or slander. This is essentially correct, but it would be more accurate to say that to win a defamation case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the statements at…
  • Apr 10

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable
    As a general proposition, libel and slander liability requires a defamatory statement of fact; expressions of opinion are not actionable. Distinguishing assertions of fact from expressions of opinion, however, is not always an easy task.…
  • Feb 27

    The Overlooked Bill of Particular

    The Overlooked Bill of Particular
    To bring a successful defamation claim in Virginia state courts, it is necessary to allege facts sufficient to demonstrate to the judge that the statement claimed to be defamatory is capable of conveying a defamatory meaning to a reasonable…
Rank this Week: 3780

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%

    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76%
    Alice Gets After Bankruptcy Car Loan at 4.76% Alice came to see me in March 2015. She’d just gotten back to work after being out for over a year.  Her financial situation was so bad, she’d been living in a women’s…
  • Mar 25

    Narrow Escape: After-Bankruptcy Mortgage Approved

    Narrow Escape: After-Bankruptcy Mortgage Approved
    Terrance was standing outside my door when I unlocked, Friday last week. Terrance filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me, January 2013.  I tell people you can get approved for a mortgage as soon as two years after your bankruptcy…
  • Mar 6

    Global Client Solutions Pays Us $1500.

    Global Client Solutions Pays Us $1500.
    Global Client Solutions got $61.50 from C H and pays up $1500. C H, like many of my bankruptcy clients, tried to “settle” her debts before talking to a bankruptcy lawyer. She paid $1,133.48 to Global Client Solutions as part of a…
Rank this Week: 2376

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/
  • Apr 20

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXXVII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected…
  • Apr 18

    Three trademark challenges faced by small businesse

    Three trademark challenges faced by small businesse
    There are three particular concerns that affect small businesses when protecting their trademarks: cost prioritizing which trademarks to protect within a portfolio of brands and logos finding a law firm that they are comfortable working…
  • Apr 15

    Marketing 101 for IP Attorneys: 5 basic tip

    Marketing 101 for IP Attorneys: 5 basic tip
    To my fellow IP attorneys, I offer this free marketing advice with 5 simple tips: If you have a blog, keep it updated. Otherwise, remove it from your website – it makes you look stale and out of touch. If you last post is a year in…
Rank this Week: 3243

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
Rank this Week: 4019

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
  • Mar 17

    PCT Visits New Orleans!

    PCT Visits New Orleans!
    The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) recently hosted its Business Meeting at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans!  PCT Law Group, PLLC was represented by H. Scott Johnson, Jr. (Managing Partner),…
Rank this Week: 2938

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
  • Mar 30

    What you should know if you inherit your parent’s home

    What you should know if you inherit your parent’s home
    Many people will inherit the house in which their parents lived. Deciding what steps to take with respect to the house can cause you to confront some financial and emotional concerns, and matters can become even more complicated if you have…
Rank this Week: 2746

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Fairfax County training officers on new use-of-force policy

    Fairfax County training officers on new use-of-force policy
    The Fairfax County Police Department will be performing "re-engineering" training of its entire force to ensure that officers understand and comply with a new use-of-force policy, according to NBC Washington.
  • Apr 1

    Hawaii Likely to Join Virginia in Protecting Employees’ Social Media Account

    Hawaii Likely to Join Virginia in Protecting Employees’ Social Media Account
    The Hawaii state legislature is considering a bill that would make it more difficult for employers to access the social media profiles of their employees and prospective employees. HB 1739 recently made it through the Hawaii House and was…
  • Mar 30

    Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill

    Georgia Governor to Veto Religious Liberty Bill
    After last week’s passage and signature of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which discriminates against transgender individuals, North Carolina and other states who have adopted or are considering similarly discriminatory laws…
Rank this Week: 2723

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 11

    Last Week’s High Speed Cases (95 mph and 101 mph)

    Last Week’s High Speed Cases (95 mph and 101 mph)
    Last week we had two high speed cases involving alleged speeds of 95 mph and 101 mph where our clients avoided criminal records for reckless driving.  Note: the best way to avoid a reckless driving by speed conviction is to…
  • Mar 24

    Northampton Reckless Driving Convictions Avoided (89/55 and 80/45)

    Northampton Reckless Driving Convictions Avoided (89/55 and 80/45)
    It is often advisable to appeal a reckless driving conviction. In Virginia, you have ten days to appeal a conviction in the General District Court to have a new trial in the Circuit Court.  We explain your right to appeal here.…
  • Mar 10

    6 Misdemeanors Avoided (Half Dismissed) in Norfolk GDC in 3 days (March 7-9, 2016)

    6 Misdemeanors Avoided (Half Dismissed) in Norfolk GDC in 3 days (March 7-9, 2016)
    In the three days from March 7-9, 2016, while visiting other cities like Northampton, Virginia Beach, and Accomack, we managed to appear in Norfolk General District Court for six different clients charged with misdemeanor charges.…
Rank this Week: 2563

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/
  • Apr 11

    Lack of Truckers Increases as Numbers Fell By 2,400 in March

    Lack of Truckers Increases as Numbers Fell By 2,400 in March
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer Over the last few years, a serious lack of drivers has piled the pressure on the trucking industry and raised fears that more poorly qualified drivers could be behind the wheels of big rigs. The bad…
  • Mar 31

    Disappointment at Government Action Over Truck Underride Bar

    Disappointment at Government Action Over Truck Underride Bar
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer We have written in the past about underride accidents and moves to prevent these types of incidents that can often be deadly for car drivers who end up under tractor trailers. Recently, the…
  • Mar 18

    Four People Sue Trucking Company over West Virginia Coal Truck Accident

    Four People Sue Trucking Company over West Virginia Coal Truck Accident
    By John Cooper, West Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer In coal mining communities such as West Virginia, coal trucks are a constant danger on the roads. These are heavy vehicles that require long stopping distances. However, the roads of West…
Rank this Week: 3633

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Apr 5

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality
    The recent announcement by Netflix that it has been reducing the video quality of its programs on mobile networks for years – something the new net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from doing – has…
  • Mar 7

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman
    Perhaps the most interesting opinions these days about things economic and political come from David Stockman, the former Republican congressman from Michigan and head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Reagan. In…
  • Feb 9

    Progressives’ Anti-Merger Mania

    Progressives’ Anti-Merger Mania
    The proposed merger between the cable systems of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks has brought out the usual poseurs in opposition.  I speak, of course, of such as Common Cause, Consumers Union, and…
Rank this Week: 3879

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3866

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

http://blog.tarleyrobinson.com/
  • Feb 19

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

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

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

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

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association

    2015 General Assembly Update for Virginia Community Association
    The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.…
Rank this Week: 3155

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 17

    What the “Cap” on Medical Malpractice Means to Virginia Plaintiff

    What the “Cap” on Medical Malpractice Means to Virginia Plaintiff
    In Virginia, state law imposes a “cap” on damages that can be recovered in medical malpractice cases. In 2016, the cap is $2.20 million, for acts of malpractice that occurred between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 (Va. Code…
  • Aug 4

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Succeed on FTCA Case

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Succeed on FTCA Case
    CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYERS OR LAW FIRM. Sickels, Frei & Mims is proud to announce that Chuck…
  • Apr 21

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer

    Sickels, Frei & Mims' Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer
    Sickels, Frei & Mims is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers.
Rank this Week: 4632

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 8

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for driving the wrong way on a street in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Because of his job as a…
  • Feb 8

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph zone in Hanover County, Virginia. Mr. Weiland prepared his client thoroughly for the hearing in the…
  • Feb 8

    New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation

    New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 98 mph in a 55 mph zone Class 1 Misdemeanor in New Kent County, Virginia. Being charged with Reckless Driving for…
Rank this Week: 3685

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?
    DISASTER: YOUR VIRGINIA SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN CUT OFF! Bad news! You fought long and hard to win your disability but now the government says you have "improved" and you are no longer disabled. What can you do?1.  You need to file…
  • Dec 31

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia
    You are injured at work so you would naturally expect to receive compensation under the workers' compensation laws. In Virginia, if is a repetitive trauma injury, you will not be successful.In Virginia you can be compensated for an injury at…
  • Dec 13

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge
    I have represented claimants in over 1,000 Social Security Disability hearings. These are some suggestions about the claimant's testimony before the judge:First, if you have a case that involves chronic pain you are going to be asked what is…
Rank this Week: 3755

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 2583

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 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 4864