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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/
  • May 18

    Non-Probate Assets in Virginia

    Non-Probate Assets in Virginia
    Probate is the legal process that includes proving the validity of a decedent’s will, identifying the decedent’s assets and transferring those assets to the decedent’s heirs, beneficiaries and/or creditors. “Probate…
  • May 15

    Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Case

    Service by Publication in Virginia Divorce Case
    If you do not know the whereabouts of your spouse, it is still possible to proceed with a divorce. Because each party in a divorce must have notice of any claims asserted against them, an absent spouse becomes an issue for purposes of…
  • May 8

    Rental Income and Child Support in Virginia

    Rental Income and Child Support in Virginia
    For purposes of calculating child support, the Virginia Child Support Guidelines take into account each parent’s gross income. Virginia Code § 20-108.2(C) defines “gross income” as “income from all…
Rank this Week: 97

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 9

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017
    Well, the Virginia General Assembly has finished its yearly run through the legislative process and this year there are a few highlights for those of us in the construction industry.  It is always interesting to see what issues are the…
  • Apr 28

    Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)

    Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)
    Guest Post Friday is back, and for this week, Construction Law Musings welcomes Steve Moore.  Steve has been the Construction & Surety Manager for Towne Insurance Agency-Invincia, in Chesterfield, VA since 2010.  Steve’s…
  • Apr 20

    Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod

    Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod
    I am always appreciative and humbled to join the great lawyers who populate lists such as Legal Elite and Super Lawyers.  Needless to say I am even more thankful when I get elected to a great list like the Virginia Super Lawyers for a…
Rank this Week: 167

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 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question
    A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of the legal rubric they are assigned. Indeed, we can draw a direct analogy from the experience…
  • May 9

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge
    Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 billion. Advertising is the major chunk…
  • May 8

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 260

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272
    If you’re accused of violating Virginia Code 18.2-272, you should be aware that this is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and you are facing a real likelihood of jail if you are found guilty. This statute covers violations of driving while your…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
Rank this Week: 431

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 379

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: 363

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/
  • May 15

    The Role of an Elder Law Attorney in Personal Injury Action

    The Role of an Elder Law Attorney in Personal Injury Action
    People are often surprised when they hear that elder law attorneys assist personal injury attorneys with public benefits issues associated with their case. Our working knowledge of the intricately woven issues associated with medical…
  • May 8

    The New Elective Share Law Adds a Layer of Complexity for Planning for Long-Term Care

    The New Elective Share Law Adds a Layer of Complexity for Planning for Long-Term Care
    As of January 1, 2017, the Virginia Legislature amended our state’s formula for determining the surviving spouse’s elective share rights in the augmented estate. Under prior law, a surviving spouse was entitled to one-third of the…
  • May 1

    Are the New Proposed Tax Cuts Something You Should Be Concerned About?

    Are the New Proposed Tax Cuts Something You Should Be Concerned About?
    The Trump Administration recently announced proposed tax cuts, which received many headlines for reducing corporate tax rates and generally being unclear on how the cuts would be absorbed in the national budget. What do the proposed income…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • May 11

    The tipsy judge? I don’t think so, but possibly an unfortunate meme

    The tipsy judge? I don’t think so, but possibly an unfortunate meme
    The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has decided the case of United States v. Heath, adverse to the appellant.  The question to be resolved “is whether SPC XX’s testimony was admissible as a prior consistent statement.”…
  • May 5

    Not in the military – mostly

    Not in the military – mostly
    The state of Maryland is no longer pursuing sexual assault charges against two teenagers who were accused of dragging a 14-year-old girl into the bathroom of Rockville High School and raping her. The accused students, 18-year-old Henry…
  • May 3

    An unusual summary disposition

    An unusual summary disposition
    Last year we took up the appeal of an Army sergeant. After reading the record of trial, I went to meet with the client at the JRCF, Fort Leavenworth, KS to hear from him.  (I make every effort to visit an appellant client in person.) We…
Rank this Week: 787

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
  • Jan 7

    Filing Suit in Federal Court

    Filing Suit in Federal Court
    Filing Suit in Federal Court from Brien Roche Law Filing suit in federal court requires first an analysis of whether that court has what is called subject matter jurisdiction.Subject matter jurisdiction in federal court is based on either…
  • Jan 7

    Handling Fire Case

    Handling Fire Case
    Handling Fire Cases from Brien Roche Law Cigarette Fires Cigarette fire cases involve interesting issues of product liability law. Many household fires are caused by cigarettes according to injury attorney Brien Roche.  Everybody knows…
Rank this Week: 483

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

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

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

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

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

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

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

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 568

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: 872

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 22

    Latinos and Muslims: We're In The Same Fight

    Latinos and Muslims: We're In The Same Fight
    We have proudly served immigrants from over 115 countries and counting. But two of these groups have been very visibly targeted for years, and certainly under the current administration: Muslims and Latinos. As I wrote over a year ago when…
  • May 17

    Make Sure You're Not Accidentally Registered To Vote

    Make Sure You're Not Accidentally Registered To Vote
    Make sure you're not accidentally registered to vote if you're not a citizen.On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to create a new Commission for Election Integrity. Vice-chaired by notorious anti-immigrant Kris Kobach…
  • Apr 24

    Explaining The Muslim Ban to Federal Judge

    Explaining The Muslim Ban to Federal Judge
    I work with a bunch of amazing lawyers.One of the challenges to the #MuslimBan 2.0 is pending in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. A group of 302 lawyers across 25 airports signed on to an amicus brief ("friend of the court") to…
Rank this Week: 5079

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 22

    FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule for Broadcaster

    FCC Proposes to Eliminate Main Studio Rule for Broadcaster
    On May 18, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission proposed to eliminate the rule requiring radio and television broadcasters to maintain a main studio located at or near a station’s community of license.  The Commission…
  • May 12

    FCC Temporarily Waives International Traffic Reporting Requirement

    FCC Temporarily Waives International Traffic Reporting Requirement
    The Federal Communications Commission recently issued a temporary waiver of its international traffic and revenue reporting requirements while it contemplates a more permanent scaling-back of regulatory burdens associated with international…
  • May 11

    FCC Opens Broad Review of Wireless Siting Impediment

    FCC Opens Broad Review of Wireless Siting Impediment
      (Commission is looking for ways to streamline the site permitting process) At its April 2017 meeting, the FCC finally adopted a long awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry addressing the many frustrations faced by…
Rank this Week: 3462

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • May 22

    U.S. Considers NAFTA Renegotiation

    U.S. Considers NAFTA Renegotiation
    Those on TN “visas” and the employers who rely on them can breathe a sigh of relief— for now. While President Donald Trump has issued his recent notice to Congress of his intent to begin the process of renegotiating NAFTA,…
  • May 22

    Ninth Circuit Hears Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban Again

    Ninth Circuit Hears Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban Again
    President Donald Trump’s own statements and deference to the Executive regarding travel ban Executive Orders are again the focus of oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. On May 15, 2017, in State of…
  • May 16

    Fearing Rejection in U.S., Asylum Seekers Head to Canada

    Fearing Rejection in U.S., Asylum Seekers Head to Canada
    Canada will see a great deal more asylum applications this year as the Trump Administration shows signs of tightening U.S. asylum procedures. Asylum seekers to the U.S. face about a 50-50 chance of rejection if they receive an asylum hearing…
Rank this Week: 3542

Northern Virginia and Washington…

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

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

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/blog/
  • May 22

    How long does it take to pursue a claim for medical negligence?

    How long does it take to pursue a claim for medical negligence?
    After suffering an injury at the hands of a medical professional, it is important to start working on your potential medical malpractice claim right away. This is because there may be evidence to secure, medical records to obtain, and…
  • May 19

    Beware: Many Senior Drivers Are Impaired by Prescription Medication

    Beware: Many Senior Drivers Are Impaired by Prescription Medication
    The dangers of drinking alcohol or taking drugs before driving is usually a message geared towards younger drivers, but the reality is that many elderly drivers are guilty of driving under the influence of substances and need to be…
  • May 17

    Sleep-Deprived Drivers Are More Dangerous Than the Public Realize

    Sleep-Deprived Drivers Are More Dangerous Than the Public Realize
    The average driver is aware of many factors that make it more difficult to drive safely. We know that drinking alcohol or taking drugs—even prescription drugs—can impair the ability to drive. We know that speeding and driving…
Rank this Week: 2116

Shevlin Smith

Shevlin Smith

Essential information about medical malpractice and personal injury.

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/library/
  • May 22

    How long does it take to pursue a claim for medical negligence?

    How long does it take to pursue a claim for medical negligence?
    After suffering an injury at the hands of a medical professional, it is important to start working on your potential medical malpractice claim right away. This is because there may be evidence to secure, medical records to obtain, and…
  • May 19

    Beware: Many Senior Drivers Are Impaired by Prescription Medication

    Beware: Many Senior Drivers Are Impaired by Prescription Medication
    The dangers of drinking alcohol or taking drugs before driving is usually a message geared towards younger drivers, but the reality is that many elderly drivers are guilty of driving under the influence of substances and need to be…
  • May 17

    Sleep-Deprived Drivers Are More Dangerous Than the Public Realize

    Sleep-Deprived Drivers Are More Dangerous Than the Public Realize
    The average driver is aware of many factors that make it more difficult to drive safely. We know that drinking alcohol or taking drugs—even prescription drugs—can impair the ability to drive. We know that speeding and driving…
Rank this Week: 2102

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/
  • May 22

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 100

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 100
    Here 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 –…
  • May 16

    Beware of scam from IPTA – International Patent & Trademark Agency

    Beware of scam from IPTA – International Patent & Trademark Agency
    Scam solicitations mailed to trademark registrants and applicants in the US continue to proliferate. A client this week forwarded me the offer below from “IPTA”, the International Patent & Trademark Agency. The cost for a…
  • May 12

    TPAC meeting summary – May 2017

    TPAC meeting summary – May 2017
    Last Friday, the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) met at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.  The handouts from the meeting are at the bottom of the post. Below is a summary of the key points discussed at the…
Rank this Week: 3035

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: 5082

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
  • May 17

    Highland Capital Management Closes Healthcare PE Fund With $147 Million

    Highland Capital Management Closes Healthcare PE Fund With $147 Million
    Highland Capital Management has announced that its affiliate, Highland Capital Management Korea Ltd., has closed a healthcare-focused PE fund, with approximately $147 million of total capital commitments. The fund will primarily invest in…
  • May 11

    Surgery Partners to Acquire National Surgical Healthcare for $760 million

    Surgery Partners to Acquire National Surgical Healthcare for $760 million
    Surgery Partners has announced it will acquire National Surgical Healthcare (NSH) from Irving Place Capital for approximately $760 million. Surgery Partners, based in Nashville, Tenn., is an operator of surgical facilities across the United…
  • May 8

    Lab Services Market Remains Ripe For Private Equity

    Lab Services Market Remains Ripe For Private Equity
    In 2016 alone, the total U.S. clinical and diagnostic laboratory market generated approximately $80 billion in revenue, according to industry U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Just six years earlier in 2010, that market…
Rank this Week: 4035

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/
  • May 17

    An Unsecured Firearm at a Daycare?

    An Unsecured Firearm at a Daycare?
    Yesterday, I read of a tragic story from Orange County, Va. A four-year old in the home of a Stafford County Police Recruit that was also operating as a daycare, found a loaded, unsecure firearm and shot himself. A 911 call was placed at…
  • May 9

    Is it Illegal to Use Your Cell Phone While Driving in Virginia?

    Is it Illegal to Use Your Cell Phone While Driving in Virginia?
    Yes, it is. If you’re under the age of 18 it is considered unlawful to use a cell phone in any way while operating a motor vehicle.  This includes hands-free devices. School bus drivers are also prohibuted from using a cell phone…
  • May 2

    Millennials Admit to Risky Driving Behavior

    Millennials Admit to Risky Driving Behavior
    A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study found that 88% of Americans aged 19-24 admitted to texting while driving, speeding, or running red lights in the 30 days prior to answering the survey questions. Unfortunately, its not just the…
Rank this Week: 3537

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2770

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 15

    The Role of an Elder Law Attorney in Personal Injury Action

    The Role of an Elder Law Attorney in Personal Injury Action
    People are often surprised when they hear that elder law attorneys assist personal injury attorneys with public benefits issues associated with their case. Our working knowledge of the intricately woven issues associated with medical…
  • May 8

    The New Elective Share Law Adds a Layer of Complexity for Planning for Long-Term Care

    The New Elective Share Law Adds a Layer of Complexity for Planning for Long-Term Care
    As of January 1, 2017, the Virginia Legislature amended our state’s formula for determining the surviving spouse’s elective share rights in the augmented estate. Under prior law, a surviving spouse was entitled to one-third of the…
  • May 1

    Are the New Proposed Tax Cuts Something You Should Be Concerned About?

    Are the New Proposed Tax Cuts Something You Should Be Concerned About?
    The Trump Administration recently announced proposed tax cuts, which received many headlines for reducing corporate tax rates and generally being unclear on how the cuts would be absorbed in the national budget. What do the proposed income…
Rank this Week: 1934

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • May 12

    California Supreme Court Arbitration Decision May Have Limited Impact

    California Supreme Court Arbitration Decision May Have Limited Impact
    It is our distinct pleasure to call attention to this piece in BNA’s Class Action Report, authored by McGuireWoods associate Arsen Kourinian.  It’s well worth the few minutes it will take you to read.… Continue Reading
  • May 11

    Meanwhile, In Class Action Scholarship …

    Meanwhile, In Class Action Scholarship …
    Despite my best intentions, I have not been posting here as often as I would like in the past few months.  But that does not mean that I have not been reading.  So, in lieu of a long-winded analysis of … Continue Reading
  • May 10

    Second Circuit Holds Data Breach Class Action Plaintiff Lacks Sufficient Injury to Support Standing

    Second Circuit Holds Data Breach Class Action Plaintiff Lacks Sufficient Injury to Support Standing
    Those who tuned in to McGuireWoods’ data breach class action webinar last month know that attacking the plaintiff’s standing can be an effective defense strategy in these cases.  Here’s our analysis of the most recent…
Rank this Week: 3927

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 9

    My Spouse Has Changed

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

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce
    According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 31% of U.S. adults who combined assets with a spouse or partner say they have been deceptive about money and 58% of these adults say they hid cash from their partner or…
  • Jan 20

    Will Adultery Impact My Security Clearance?

    Will Adultery Impact My Security Clearance?
    It sometimes seems that nearly every government employee or military officer working in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, or Loudoun County has some form of top secret security clearance.  As a result, I am often asked about…
Rank this Week: 4729

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    On admission to the W.D. Pa.

    On admission to the W.D. Pa.
    A little while ago, I added the Western District of Pennsylvania to the list of places where I am admitted to practice. One of the magistrate judges there clerked for Judge Williams, and so I got her to swear me in. I guess I know about 50…
  • May 2

    The one that got away

    The one that got away
    Years ago, Kurt Pomrenke and I had a case where we represented the former director of the Grayson County Department of Social Services. In that case, one of the issues was whether the local department of social services was a state agency for…
  • Mar 31

    The big CBM class action ruling

    The big CBM class action ruling
    After many years of proceedings, Judge Jones has issued a lengthy opinion addressing the certification of classes for the coalbed methane royalty cases against CNX and EQT.The opinion is interesting for many reasons - one is simply that the…
Rank this Week: 1020

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • May 1

    Not Everybody Reads That Story the Way You Do

    Not Everybody Reads That Story the Way You Do
    Hypersensitivity is not a desirable personality trait if you are a plaintiff in a defamation case. If you’re the type of person who tends to jump to conclusions about an author’s intent when reading certain statements made about…
  • Apr 23

    Felon’s Defamation-By-Implication Claim Proceeds to Trial

    Felon’s Defamation-By-Implication Claim Proceeds to Trial
    As I have discussed on this blog before on several occasions, a literally true statement can give rise to a defamation claim if a reasonable listener would infer a defamatory message from the words (and images) used, even if the words…
  • Mar 24

    New Statutory Immunity for Statements on Matters of Public Concern

    New Statutory Immunity for Statements on Matters of Public Concern
    A new law will go into effect on July 1, 2017, that creates what amounts to a qualified privilege against defamation actions for statements regarding matters of public concern that would be entitled to protection under the First Amendment.…
Rank this Week: 3993

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: 2389

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Apr 25

    The perils of social media in divorce

    The perils of social media in divorce
    The prevalence of social media has made divorce proceedings far more complicated than they once were. The arrival of the Cloud and other comparable wireless storage implies that your “private” data may not be as concealed as you…
  • Apr 18

    Probate in a state other then your domicile

    Probate in a state other then your domicile
    If you own property located in a state other than your domicile, you should not have to create another will in that state. The reason is that most states recognize a will that was legally executed in another jurisdiction. However, it may be…
  • Mar 29

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult
    The life expectancy of disabled adults has been steadily increasing to the point where it has served to complicate the issue of retirement planning for their aging parents. A special-needs child brings another aspect to retirement planning.…
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
Rank this Week: 4154

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia
    Robert Weed has the best rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia Just finished checking on the number of my law firm bankruptcy cases dismissed the first three months of this year. (“Dismissed” means thrown out; the…
  • Mar 4

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%
    After Bankruptcy: Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48% The same week that her bankruptcy was discharged, Tammy got a car loan at 4.48%.  Now I sure don’t suggest trying to buy a car the same week your bankruptcy is over. But Tammy had no…
  • Feb 18

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse
    After Bankruptcy Mistakes: Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuses. Everybody makes mistakes. Banks do, too. When you file bankruptcy, the banks you owe money to don’t always do what they are supposed to do. This…
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Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia
    Robert Weed has the best rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia Just finished checking on the number of my law firm bankruptcy cases dismissed the first three months of this year. (“Dismissed” means thrown out; the…
  • Mar 4

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%
    After Bankruptcy: Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48% The same week that her bankruptcy was discharged, Tammy got a car loan at 4.48%.  Now I sure don’t suggest trying to buy a car the same week your bankruptcy is over. But Tammy had no…
  • Feb 18

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse

    Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuse
    After Bankruptcy Mistakes: Navy Fed does the Right Thing; Wells Fargo Makes More Excuses. Everybody makes mistakes. Banks do, too. When you file bankruptcy, the banks you owe money to don’t always do what they are supposed to do. This…
Rank this Week: 4892

Chris Guedri's Blog

Chris Guedri's Blog

Covers personal injury news.

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

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

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

    Tips to Protect Children from Burn

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

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse
    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has distinguished itself as perhaps the single most beneficial safety system added to our cars.
Rank this Week: 2219

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/
  • Mar 10

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project

    Arlington County Board Holds Work Session with Planning Commission to Discuss Upcoming Project
    The Arlington County Board held a work session this week with representatives from the Planning Division and Planning Commission to discuss projects and priorities for the coming year. This work session provided an opportunity for County…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
  • Nov 3

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
Rank this Week: 5040

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/
  • Feb 27

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

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

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving
    Road rage is a significant problem on the highways of the United States. It’s bad enough when car drivers come to blows but aggressive truck driving can be even more serious for other road users. Most of us have encountered some degree…
  • Nov 29

    The Trucker DUI Limit for Commercial Driver

    The Trucker DUI Limit for Commercial Driver
    Truckers are subject to more onerous regulations than other drivers. It includes a different trucker DUI limit if you are behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle. Drunkenness, possession of alcohol or use of any alcohol on duty is…
Rank this Week: 3461

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2801

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4120

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jan 20

    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket

    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket
    Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket 804-355-8037 In Virginia part of the state law ... The post Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Jan 5

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction

    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction
    Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction John Weiland of the traffic defense law firm of Weiland ... The post Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3603

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 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3231

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

Follows recent developments in US Patent and Intellectual Property Law and offers practitioners feedback and lessons for dealing with these changes.

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?
    You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t updated for some time (and if you didn’t notice, I perfectly understand). Frustrating when blogs and public commentators just disappear without notice, isn’t it? My apologies for…
  • Oct 21

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson
    Case No. 2015-1107 (Prost, Newman, O’Malley) Pro se applicant Steve Morsa returns to the Federal Circuit following a remand to the PTAB in 2013’s In re Morsa. The original case was, on its surface, a lesson on the enablement…
  • Oct 14

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 2280

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Nov 6

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave
    On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County, Maryland (the “County”) joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring paid sick leave for employees of all entities doing business in Montgomery County. The County’s Earned Sick…
  • Nov 6

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Leave Law in Montgomery County Maryland Is Expanded to Include Paid Parental Leave
    On October 1, 2016, Montgomery County, Maryland (the “County”) joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring paid sick leave for employees of all entities doing business in Montgomery County. The County’s Earned Sick…
  • May 18

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
Rank this Week: 2263

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2659

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law. By the Kaplan Law Firm.

http://www.thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog.php
  • Sep 28

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Second Appeal in Important First Amendment Matter
    I represent a client who was found in 2014 to have committed the crime of stalking because he truthfully told others that another person had had an affair with his wife.  Although what my client said may have embarrassed his wife’s…
  • Aug 25

    Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill

    Further Briefing in Important Fourth Circuit Civil Rights Case—Villa v. CavaMezze Grill
    Opposing counsel in the Villa v. CavaMezze Grill case has filed their brief in opposition to our appeal in this Title VII case, which is currently pending in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and I have filed The Kaplan Law Firm’s…
  • Jul 28

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case
    The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have…
Rank this Week: 3529

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Virginia Divorce Law Blog

Covers family law. By Wesley D Wornom, PC.

http://www.virginiadivorcelaw.guru/
  • Aug 19

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

    TSP Funds – Fund Description
    Many federal employees could benefit by reading this new free publication by FedWeek. It describes the underlying assets of each choice. Choosing a diversified portfolio of investments is advised by all financial planners. …
  • Aug 19

    TSP Funds – Fund Description

    TSP Funds – Fund Description
    Many federal employees could benefit by reading this new free publication by FedWeek. It describes the underlying assets of each choice. Choosing a diversified portfolio of investments is advised by all financial planners. …
  • Aug 14

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship

    Divorce Can Be Harmful to Father-Child Relationship
    In what used to be called a traditional marriage, the husband earning the money and the wife took care of the household and the primary duties of raising children. Since the 1970’s this type of marriage has become less common, but it…
Rank this Week: 2095

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4895

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3813