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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/
  • Mar 5

    Military Divorce Rate Reaches Lowest Point in 10 Year

    Military Divorce Rate Reaches Lowest Point in 10 Year
    According to statistics released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, the military’s divorce rate dropped again last year, and has reached its lowest level since 2005. In 2014, the divorce rate among enlisted and officer men…
  • Mar 4

    How Will Divorce Affect Your Immigration Status?

    How Will Divorce Affect Your Immigration Status?
    Going through a divorce can be stressful enough without the added element of marriage-based immigration issues. While all your time and energy may be focused on terminating your marriage, you cannot neglect how this change in your…
  • Feb 23

    Is There Any Advantage to Filing First?

    Is There Any Advantage to Filing First?
    Family law attorneys are constantly asked what, if any, advantage there is to filing first. Whether it is for divorce, custody or support, the answer is both “yes, there is an advantage” and “no, there is not an…
Rank this Week: 95

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
  • Mar 5

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator

    Carly Fiorina says Innovation Act only benefits large corporations, not innovator
    Carly Fiorina: '[W]atch carefully who is supporting that [the Innovation Act]. It’s not the small it’s the big. It’s the big companies whose ongoing economic benefit depends upon their ability to acquire innovations and…
  • Mar 5

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream

    Senator Coons – Patents are about the American Dream
    Senator Coons: ''[P]atents are not just foundational. Patents are really about the American Dream. They are about what it means to come to this country or be from this country and believe in the possibility that you and a team of folks that…
  • Mar 5

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search

    LexisNexis TotalPatent Launches Improved Version of Semantic Search
    Semantic search through TotalPatent has been recently refined to deliver search results that are more relevant and precise than ever, and do not require complex Boolean searches. The latest release builds on the past six years of development…
Rank this Week: 204

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Mar 3

    Wow! A Mechanic’s Lien Bill That Helps Subcontractors and Supplier

    Wow! A Mechanic’s Lien Bill That Helps Subcontractors and Supplier
    You know how I’ve stated on many occasions that the contract is king here in Virginia?  You know how that included contractual provisions waiving mechanic’s lien rights for subcontractors and suppliers?  You know how I…
  • Feb 13

    Lien Waivers Should Be Fair — And Efficient

    Lien Waivers Should Be Fair — And Efficient
    This week for our Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome back my good friend Scott Wolfe. Scott, a thought leader in the construction industry, combines his construction background, tech experience, entrepreneurial…
  • Feb 9

    Where Construction Law Musings Asks for Your Vote

    Where Construction Law Musings Asks for Your Vote
    Each year, Mark Buckshon of the Construction Marketing Ideas blog (one that contains a great amount of wonderful information, by the way), hosts a Best Construction Blog contest. This little corner of the blawgosphere has been nominated for…
Rank this Week: 241

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/
  • Mar 5

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    United States v. D.W.B.
  • Feb 28

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring

    Government charging-lack of preparation and caring
    Unusual for me, but I did a guilty plea case this week. Going in to the case and throughout the case the client was accused of a lot of offenses, some of which were a course of conduct over a period of time.  Not unusual, right, so we…
  • Feb 26

    Army 32 Procedure

    Army 32 Procedure
    Army Directive 2015-09 (Implementation of Section 1702 of the NDAA for FY14) Article 32 UCMJ Preliminary Hearing Here are Army procedures in which they attempt to regulate “new” Article 32 hearings. I’ll leave it to you to…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
Rank this Week: 271

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Can the Police Delay to Wait for the Drug Dog?

    Can the Police Delay to Wait for the Drug Dog?
    Find out when the police can make you wait and when they let you need to go on your way. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post Can…
  • Mar 4

    Beat Driving on Suspended Third by Getting Prior

    Beat Driving on Suspended Third by Getting Prior
    If you are facing diving on suspended in Virginia, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and once you hire me, begin getting those prior convictions in order. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment |…
  • Mar 3

    Reckless Driving for Going Too Fast in the Snow

    Reckless Driving for Going Too Fast in the Snow
    Virginia gets its fair share of winter weather but it does seem to catch us by surprise every year, and every year I get calls for people who got reckless driving tickets during the winter storms. One common ticket that I hear about quite…
Rank this Week: 440

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown
    AUTHORS:  Amy Peck and Michael Neifach. With the upcoming potential lapse in funding of the Department of Homeland Security, employers may encounter worksite compliance issues because the E-Verify program may be unavailable at the end of…
  • Feb 26

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. In 2014, opening day rosters in the National Basketball Association listed 101 players born outside the United States, Major League Baseball boasted 224 players from countries such as Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic,…
  • Feb 24

    Spouses of Certain H-1B Employees May Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26

    Spouses of Certain H-1B Employees May Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers will be able to apply for employment authorization starting May 26, 2015.  The USCIS is expected to…
Rank this Week: 531

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Speedy trial violation in Buchanan County attempted murder case

    Speedy trial violation in Buchanan County attempted murder case
    In Com. v. Keen, the Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling by Judge Vanover dismissing the felony charges brought against Ms. Keen for violation of her speedy trial rights. On the Commonwealth's appeal, the Court in an unpublished opinion by…
  • Mar 2

    Latest batch of opinions focuses on the law of lawyering

    Latest batch of opinions focuses on the law of lawyering
    In its decisions issued on Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court dealt with the timeliness of a prisoner's collateral attack on his conviction based on involving prosecutorial misconduct in the failure to disclose exculpatory evidence (Hicks v.…
  • Feb 25

    On the Juvenile Court judgeship in the 28th

    On the Juvenile Court judgeship in the 28th
    I understand that the General Assembly, or at least the House of Delegates, voted to appoint Joe Lyle who practices here in Bristol to the new seat on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the 28th District. Congratulations…
Rank this Week: 1037

Public Works

Public Works

Covers public service at Virginia Law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    INTERNS 360: A SUMMER SERIES FROM THE PSC - Issue 3
    Email Etiquette - Liz Averill Like practically every lawyer I know, I have seen a lot of embarrassing emails. The worst have been emails containing personal messages or confidential information that were unintentionally sent to large groups…
Rank this Week: 989

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: 940

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: 821

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

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

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

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

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

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

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

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 1408

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

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

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

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

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

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

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

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 1345

The 'Shipping News

The 'Shipping News

Covers clerkship advice and information. By the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/shippingnews/
  • Oct 14

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date

    Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference - last RSVP date
    Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for the Robert E. Wone Annual Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference. The conference will be held at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 4340 Connecticut Ave., N.W.…
  • Sep 3

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference

    Judicial Intern and Clerkship Conference
    Want an opportunity to learn about judicial clerkships and internships from the judges themselves? If so, make your way to Washington D.C. on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the Robert E. Wone Annual Minority Judicial…
  • Jul 25

    Virginia Trial Court

    Virginia Trial Court
    A clerkship in a Virginia Circuit Court can be an excellent opportunity, particularly for those who wish to pursue careers in prosecution, public defense, legal aid or a more regional firm. While not every court hires term clerks, most of the…
Rank this Week: 1380

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

Maryland Injury and Disability Law

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

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

    Social Security Disability Is Not Welfare

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

    Colonial Parking Faces Lawsuit for Serious Injury

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

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio

    Senseless Teenage Accident Deaths in Ohio
      As far as car accidents go, you really can’t get much worse than this: “A car crash in Ohio this weekend killed 6 teens. The Honda Passport was carrying eight teenagers when it crashed into a guardrail just south of Warren,…
Rank this Week: 1196

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/
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6

    The Law Library Opens at 11am on Friday, March 6
    We'll close at midnight, our regularly scheduled time.
  • Mar 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5

    The Law Library is Closed Today, Thursday, March 5
    The Law Library is closed today. Alderman Library is currently reporting that they will be open from 10am to 10pm. Check the U.Va. Emergency Information web page for updates.
  • Feb 26

    The Constitute Project

    The Constitute Project
    Tunisia, Egypt, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Libya, South Sudan and Hungary have all produced new constitutions in the past few years. Each of these constitutions arose in different political circumstances, but how, in general, does a nation…
Rank this Week: 2460

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
  • Mar 5

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Daktari Diagnostics Secures $15.5 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Daktari Diagnostics Secures $15.5 Million in Financing
    Daktari Diagnostics has announced it has closed a $15.5 million series D round of funding. Daktari, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., is a developer of portable diagnostic products. The funding round was led by new investors Eastern Capital…
  • Mar 2

    Behavioral Health And Other Rumblings From JPMorgan 2015

    Behavioral Health And Other Rumblings From JPMorgan 2015
    Below is a link to view the latest entry from the monthly Law360 that we publish relating to healthcare private equity investments. This column was written by Geoff C. Cockrell, Amber McGraw Walsh and Richard S. Grant, McGuireWoods LLP. We…
  • Feb 26

    What King v. Burwell Could Mean for Insurer

    What King v. Burwell Could Mean for Insurer
    Most investors have likely heard about the King v. Burwell case, which addresses whether language in the Affordable Care Act allows the government to provide healthcare insurance subsidies to people across the country or only in those states…
Rank this Week: 2194

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Mar 4

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability
    The Subcommittee believes that drafting a formal ascertainability requirement is too difficult; it should try nonetheless. The final topic the Subcommittee has announced it will examine is the possibility of adopting a formal…
  • Feb 18

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Issue Certification and Rule 23(c)(4)

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Issue Certification and Rule 23(c)(4)
    The Advisory Committee should clarify the role of issue certification, by reinforcing that issue certification is only appropriate when a class is otherwise certifiable under Rule 23.   One of the Advisory Committee’s…
  • Feb 11

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Merits Inquiry

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Merits Inquiry
    The Advisory Committee has signaled that the merits inquiry is a “back burner” issue for the next Rule 23 amendments.  Perhaps they should nudge it towards the front.   The role of the merits inquiry at…
Rank this Week: 2256

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • Feb 10

    Relationship Advice From Divorce Lawyer

    Relationship Advice From Divorce Lawyer
    Relationship Advice From Divorce Lawyers Recently, Emma Johnson of Forbes Magazine had the rather novel idea of […] The post Relationship Advice From Divorce Lawyers appeared first on Virginia Family Law.
  • Feb 2

    Valuing a Business and Finding Hidden Money During a Virginia Divorce

    Valuing a Business and Finding Hidden Money During a Virginia Divorce
    Valuing a Business and Finding Hidden Money During a Virginia Divorce Charles Rains is the Founder of […] The post Valuing a Business and Finding Hidden Money During a Virginia Divorce appeared first on Virginia Family Law.
  • Jan 9

    Virginia Family Law: Who Gets Divorced?

    Virginia Family Law: Who Gets Divorced?
    Can Money Save My Marriage? We know it can’t buy you love.  The Beatles taught us that.  (It […] The post Virginia Family Law: Who Gets Divorced? appeared first on Virginia Family Law.
Rank this Week: 2413

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 2

    Statements Truthful When Made Won't Become Defamatory Later

    Statements Truthful When Made Won't Become Defamatory Later
    The Internet is full of factual assertions that were true at the time they were first published, but no longer are. Can future events modify the factual and legal landscape in such a way as to create defamation liability where there…
  • Jan 19

    The Statute of Limitations for Defamation Action

    The Statute of Limitations for Defamation Action
    Under the current statute, suits in Virginia for libel, slander, or "insulting words" can only be brought within one year from the time of publication. Earlier this month, delegate Dave Albo filed House Bill No. 1635, proposing that the…
  • Dec 13

    Is it Slander to Call Someone a Liar?

    Is it Slander to Call Someone a Liar?
    California lawyer Tamara Green has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Bill Cosby, speaking through his publicist, characterized the accusation as "discredited" and as amounting to "nothing." First question: is Cosby calling Green a liar?…
Rank this Week: 2076

Virginia Trucking Accident /…

Virginia Trucking Accident / Injury Blog

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

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

    House Bill Would Extend Trucking Hours for Propane Hauler

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

    FMCSA: Driver Database Rule Official; Publication Coming Shortly

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

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program
    For the first time in three years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pulled the authority for a Mexican carrier company to participate in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Sergio Tristan Maldonaldo, who does…
Rank this Week: 2469

Health Information Technology and…

Health Information Technology and Privacy Blog

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

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

    NOIs Due Soon to Apply for 2014 ACO Program

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

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

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

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today

    New HIPAA Rule Released Today
    The new HIPAA/HITECH rule in an unpublished version was released today and can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/25/2013-01073/modifications-to-the-hipaa-privacy-security-enforcement-and-breach-notification-rules.…
Rank this Week: 2106

Emerge

Emerge

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

http://emergeblog.net/
  • Feb 19

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL

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

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

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

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?
    PPMs (Private Placement Memos for the uninitiated) look pretty complicated. They’re usually thick documents full of run-on sentences, some charts and a few paragraphs in all caps. A client asked me to describe a PPM’s structure. I drew a…
Rank this Week: 2420

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1882

Virginia Environmental Law Blog

Virginia Environmental Law Blog

By Sands Anderson.

http://vaenvironmentallaw.com/
  • Sep 5

    State Review of General Construction Permit Regulations Underway

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

    State Grants Assist Development of Local Stormwater Program

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

    Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…

    Great News! Virginia is the Biggest Loser…
    …of pollution loads that is. Governor McDonnell just announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 has awarded Virginia their “Biggest Loser” for ranking first in the region and second in the nation for reducing…
Rank this Week: 2173

Richmond IP Blog

Richmond IP Blog

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

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

    Richmond IP Blog Switches to New Addre

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

    Your Super Bowl Party Might Violate Copyright

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

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe

    GMail Name Won't Belong to Google in Europe
    The widely popular GMail service provided by Google will have to find a new name in Europe, but can GMail by any other name in Europe possibly compete with the success of the service in the United States? According to The Register, Google…
Rank this Week: 2014

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: 4131

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/
  • Mar 4

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
  • Jan 20

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!
    It's tax season and the scam artists are also out in force. Even our law office -- which specializes in tax matters -- recently got an email asking us to pay a phony tax bill! There are a number of scams out there with criminals pretending…
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
Rank this Week: 3917

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/
  • Mar 4

    Rural Call Completion Update: Final Rules Now in Effect

    Rural Call Completion Update: Final Rules Now in Effect
    As we reported late last year, a few of the FCC’s revisions to its rules concerning rural call completion had to be run past the Office of Management and Budget before they could take effect. According to a notice in the Federal…
  • Mar 4

    Update: Most, But Not All, New E911 Rules Set to Take Effect in April

    Update: Most, But Not All, New E911 Rules Set to Take Effect in April
    As we reported last month, the Commission has adopted a new set of E911 standards designed to improve E911 location capability. The FCC’s Fourth Report and Order setting forth those standards has now been published in the Federal…
  • Mar 4

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Digital Remote Pickup Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Announced in Digital Remote Pickup Proceeding
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (NPRM/O) that resolved some questions related to broadcast remote pickup (RPU) authorizations and proposed a number of changes to the RPU rules. (Among the…
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Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Biggest Bank in America Lies in Bankruptcy Case

    Biggest Bank in America Lies in Bankruptcy Case
    JP Morgan Chase Lies in 50,000 Bankruptcy Cases JP Morgan Chase today admitted they lied in 50,000 bankruptcy cases. Chase filed sworn statements in 50,000 bankruptcy cases, signed by people who had no idea what they were signing.…
  • Mar 3

    Filing Bankruptcy Can be Good for Your Credit Score

    Filing Bankruptcy Can be Good for Your Credit Score
    Filing Bankruptcy Can be Good for Your Credit Score Last week, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a study of people who did, and didn’t, file bankruptcy. The results didn’t surprise me, but they might startle you.…
  • Feb 24

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information
    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information The Law Office of Robert Weed has handled more than six thousand bankruptcies in Prince William County.  About two hundred with people in Nokesville. We’ve done the most bankruptcies of any…
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Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Biggest Bank in America Lies in Bankruptcy Case

    Biggest Bank in America Lies in Bankruptcy Case
    JP Morgan Chase Lies in 50,000 Bankruptcy Cases JP Morgan Chase today admitted they lied in 50,000 bankruptcy cases. Chase filed sworn statements in 50,000 bankruptcy cases, signed by people who had no idea what they were signing.…
  • Mar 3

    Filing Bankruptcy Can be Good for Your Credit Score

    Filing Bankruptcy Can be Good for Your Credit Score
    Filing Bankruptcy Can be Good for Your Credit Score Last week, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a study of people who did, and didn’t, file bankruptcy. The results didn’t surprise me, but they might startle you.…
  • Feb 24

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information

    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information
    Nokesville Bankruptcy Lawyer Information The Law Office of Robert Weed has handled more than six thousand bankruptcies in Prince William County.  About two hundred with people in Nokesville. We’ve done the most bankruptcies of any…
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Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

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

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Mar 3

    What You Should Know About Injuries in Youth Sport

    What You Should Know About Injuries in Youth Sport
    If you’ve read my bio, you know that I have two children, a boy and a girl.  They are both elementary aged and are both beginning to explore their talents.  My daughter, now nine, has been fortunate enough to find her passion…
  • Feb 18

    Prepare for the Artic Cold in Roanoke, VA; Safety Tips for Using Space Heater

    Prepare for the Artic Cold in Roanoke, VA; Safety Tips for Using Space Heater
    Let me be clear, I love living in Virginia. We have mountains, oceans, amazing lakes and rivers, and four distinct seasons.  I especially love living in Virginia when the winter air feels like Virginia, not Antartica! Even the most…
  • Feb 17

    Most Roanoke City Streets are Snow and Ice Packed; Use Caution While Driving

    Most Roanoke City Streets are Snow and Ice Packed; Use Caution While Driving
    Roanoke City Crews have worked throughout the day to plow roads, as of this posting the city is reporting • 80% of Arterial Streets have been plowed, still covered in layer of packed snow. Intersections still need attention. • 60%…
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Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Mar 3

    What Changed the FCC Chairman’s Mind?

    What Changed the FCC Chairman’s Mind?
    On the occasion last week of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s passage of “net neutrality” regulations, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Commission, announced that it was “the proudest day of my public policy…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
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Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Mar 2

    TPAC Meeting Summary – February 2015

    TPAC Meeting Summary – February 2015
    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 meeting…
  • Feb 26

    Don’t “Change your logo” if your logo doesn’t really change (read: Cleveland Browns)

    Don’t “Change your logo” if your logo doesn’t really change (read: Cleveland Browns)
    This week, the Cleveland Browns football team made a big deal about announcing new colors and an new team logo. The change is barely a change. It is really insignificant.  It is a slight modification, at best. And according to ESPN,…
  • Feb 24

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXV

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXV
    Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in a new window]: DRAGON PRINT…
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Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Mar 1

    Resigning as Administrator or Executor of a Virginia Estate

    Resigning as Administrator or Executor of a Virginia Estate
    Question: I qualified as an administrator of my aunt's estate. I don't want to be an administrator any more. What can I do? Answer: An administrator (or executor) can resign; however, resigning isn't as easy as qualifying. To resign, a…
  • Jan 31

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code
    Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: Modifying & Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginias Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLPs Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell…
  • Jan 31

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code
    Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: Modifying & Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginias Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLPs Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell…
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Virginia Trucking Accident Injury…

Virginia Trucking Accident Injury Attorneys

Covers truck accidents and legal issues affecting trucking law in Virginia and beyond. By the Cooper Hurley Law Firm.

http://www.virginia-truck-accident-attorney-help.com/
  • Feb 27

    Trucker Arrested After Leaving Scene of California Train Accident that Injured 28

    Trucker Arrested After Leaving Scene of California Train Accident that Injured 28
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer Some of the most serious accidents involving trains occur when big rigs hit them on grade crossings. Often the driver of a truck is to blame for these accidents. This month ABC News reported…
  • Feb 16

    American Trucking Associations At Odds With Some Senators over Big Rig Safety

    American Trucking Associations At Odds With Some Senators over Big Rig Safety
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer At the end of last month an influential spokesman for the trucking industry said it had invested $7 billion in safety in 10 years and regulators should focus on the primary causes of crashes…
  • Feb 10

    Virginia Tech To Carry Out Study on Truckers Hours-of-Service Break

    Virginia Tech To Carry Out Study on Truckers Hours-of-Service Break
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute is to investigate whether required rest breaks that truckers have to take improves highway safety. Commercial truck drivers for years have been…
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Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Feb 25

    Arlington’s New Take on Density Exclusion

    Arlington’s New Take on Density Exclusion
    A new memorandum issued by Arlington County’s Director of the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development, Bob Brosnan, is proposing to change which areas in a building developers can expect to exclude from density…
  • Feb 11

    What Are the Legal Steps to Start a Construction Company in Virginia?

    What Are the Legal Steps to Start a Construction Company in Virginia?
    I am often asked, “What are the basic steps of starting a construction company?” We help with many of these steps, but we also advise clients how to do it on their own. Here are some of the basic steps. 1. Create Your Entity…
  • Feb 6

    Protecting Your Brand: A Gift Not Reserved for the Holiday

    Protecting Your Brand: A Gift Not Reserved for the Holiday
    In light of the recent holiday season, one thing that all construction industry professionals can agree on is that brand protection is a gift whose usefulness never ceases. You understand the significance of it. Your logo may appear on…
Rank this Week: 4140

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Corporate Officer Liability

    Corporate Officer Liability
    Corporate Officer Liability from Brien Roche Law Corporate officer liability may be a way of casting a bigger net.  By casting a bigger net I mean attempting to better protect an injured plaintiff from the misdeeds of a corporation.…
  • Feb 6

    Injury Claim Mistake

    Injury Claim Mistake
    Injury Claim Mistakes from Brien Roche Law Injury claim mistakes by the claimant can undermine any claim.  There are many elements to a personal injury case.  There likewise are countless ways that a truly injured person can harm…
  • Feb 5

    Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving

    Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving
    Car Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving from Brien Roche Law Texting while driving is dangerous. Distracted driving presents many dangers that can threaten the lives of the driver, passengers or bystanders. Distracted driving is so…
Rank this Week: 4650

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 23

    Another Successful Case for Caddell Weiland

    Another Successful Case for Caddell Weiland
    Dave Caddell from the law firm Caddell Weiland received a fantastic result this week for a client charged with selling alcohol to a minor. As a result of Mr. Caddell’s efforts on behalf of our client, the charge was dismissed. The…
  • Feb 23

    Hanover Va Successful Reckless Driving Case

    Hanover Va Successful Reckless Driving Case
    Today Dave Caddell from the law firm Caddell Weiland successfully defended a Reckless Driving by speed ticket. Our client received a ticket for traveling 87 mph in a 70 mph zone. Because the client followed the advice of our attorneys and…
  • Feb 5

    Hopewell Va Reckless Driving and Insurance Rate

    Hopewell Va Reckless Driving and Insurance Rate
    Hopewell Reckless Driving and Insurance Rates  Dangerous driving constitutes many disparate behaviors, each of which has the capacity to endanger the lives of both the driver in question, as well as any other motorists they encounter on…
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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
  • Feb 19

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred

    Deferred Action...Not Deferred
    Our firm is proud to announce yet another approval for an individual who entered the United States of America prior to the age of sixteen as a grant of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This individual arrived after turning 15…
  • Feb 19

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant

    Loudoun Lawmakers Fight In-State Tuition for DOCUMENTED Immigrant
    What makes an undocumented alien "undocumented?" Most people would think, correctly, that it means being present in the United States without permission. It follows, then, that an alien who has permission to be here is "documented." You don't…
  • Jan 16

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know

    Expanded DACA: What You Need to Know
    United States Citizenship & Immigration Services held a Public Service Engagement conference call with Mariela Melero, Associate Director of Customer Service and Public Engagement on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in order to address policy…
Rank this Week: 4128

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Feb 18

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision

    Federal Circuit Limits Business Method Patentability in View of US Supreme Court Alice Decision
    Ultramercial faced off again with WildTangent at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) when their case was remanded to the CAFC for the second time from the US Supreme Court.  Ultramercial, Inc. and…
  • Feb 6

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee

    US Patent and Trademark Office Reduces Trademark Application Filing Fee
    On January 17, 2015 the US Patent and Trademark Office reduced its filing fees for Federal Trademark Applications. The fees for online filing of TEAS Plus was reduced by $50 to $225 per class of goods or services.  The TEAS Reduced Fee…
  • Jan 14

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014

    IBM Obtains the most patents in 2014
    IBM was granted the most U.S. patents in a single year for the 22nd straight year.  IBM is attempting to transform itself through the use of cloud computing and data analytics and their patent portfolio reflects the technology that…
Rank this Week: 2657

Virginia Injury Law Blog

Virginia Injury Law Blog

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

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

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Bicyclist Settled

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Bicyclist Settled
    A Virginia wrongful death claim involving the death of a bicyclist was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve an experienced bicyclist who rented a bicycle while in town for a religious…
  • Feb 1

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Case Settle

    Virginia Medical Malpractice Case Settle
    A Virginia medical malpractice case involving the death of a patient shortly after delivering a baby was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve a nineteen year old pregnant woman who…
  • Jan 15

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle

    Federal Tort Claims Act Case Settle
    A Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the death of a patient at a skilled and long term care facility was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The decedent, a seventy-six year old woman, was admitted to the nursing…
Rank this Week: 4088

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Feb 13

    FLSA Claim Survives Motion to Dismi

    FLSA Claim Survives Motion to Dismi
    It is fairly rare that a Defendant will file a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss a routine Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime claim – plaintiff worked more than forty hours in a week and was not paid overtime –…
  • Feb 9

    Georgetown Professor Takes Seat on Fourth Circuit

    Georgetown Professor Takes Seat on Fourth Circuit
    Pamela Harris, a visiting professor at the Georgetown, has joined the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) praised Harris on the Senate floor, saying, “When it comes to Supreme Court litigation, I…
  • Feb 5

    Cosmetics Department in Retail Store Can Be Collective Bargaining Unit

    Cosmetics Department in Retail Store Can Be Collective Bargaining Unit
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that the fragrances and cosmetics department in a retail store could be considered a single collective bargaining unit, without requiring the assent of the remaining store…
Rank this Week: 3622

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Five of the Most Hard-Hitting Auto Accident Infographic

    Five of the Most Hard-Hitting Auto Accident Infographic
      Avoiding driving distractions prevents auto accidents, but what else can you do to prevent an auto accident? We compiled some of the most informative auto accident infographics to provide you with statistics and actionable information…
  • Feb 5

    Killing Our Children: Lawsuits and Loaded Gun

    Killing Our Children: Lawsuits and Loaded Gun
    If fewer gun owners left their guns loaded and accessible, fewer children would die. Irresponsible adults continue to leave loaded and unlocked guns within easy access of children. About one third of American children live in homes with…
  • Dec 16

    Detention Victims Have Rights: Inmate Neglect and Abuse

    Detention Victims Have Rights: Inmate Neglect and Abuse
    We, as a society, typically do not think of our incarcerated population as victims – but sometimes they are. It is easy for us to write-off injured inmates – to think of all inmates as hardened criminals deserving of hardened…
Rank this Week: 3447

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Feb 10

    Cunningham v. Feinberg: Virginia Employers May be Answerable in Maryland Courts for Unpaid Wage

    Cunningham v. Feinberg: Virginia Employers May be Answerable in Maryland Courts for Unpaid Wage
    In a case with potential significance for many Virginia employers, the Court of Appeals of Maryland recently decided in Cunningham v. Feinberg that the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“MWPCL”) may be applicable to unpaid…
  • Jan 16

    Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Require Employers to Provide Light Duty Accommodations to Pregnant Employees?

    Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Require Employers to Provide Light Duty Accommodations to Pregnant Employees?
    Thirty-five years ago, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) established that it is unlawful for employers with fifteen or more employees to discriminate against pregnant workers “because of or on the basis of pregnancy,…
  • Sep 12

    Data Security in a Technological World

    Data Security in a Technological World
    The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, adopted by 47 states including Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, generally defines protectable trade secrets as information that derives independent economic value from not being generally known…
Rank this Week: 3508