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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/
  • Nov 24

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

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

    President Obama Announces New Immigration Plan

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

    Oil CEO Ordered to Pay $1 Billion in Divorce Ruling

    Oil CEO Ordered to Pay $1 Billion in Divorce Ruling
    One of the largest divorce judgments in United States history was rendered this week, when Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm was ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to his ex-wife. After a nine-week divorce trial that…
Rank this Week: 77

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy…

The Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Divorce Law in Virginia

Explores the effect of a bankruptcy on divorce and other family law matters in Virginia, as well as the effect of a divorce or other family law matter on a bankruptcy. By James H. Wilson, Jr.

http://bankruptcydivorceblawg.com
Rank this Week: 165

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    New Studies Highlight the Dreadful Reality of Concussions in College Football

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

    What Patients Need to Know about Electronic Medical Record

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

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

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Some Promising Advances?
    Frustratingly, breast cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, despite 40+ years of research into its etiology and billions of dollars spent to develop treatments for the disease and related cancers. However,…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Nov 24

    Up periscope under the radar

    Up periscope under the radar
    On 29 August 2014, the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Defense issue a report, Evaluation of DoD Compliance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In connection with the U.S. sex offender registry’s, there is now…
  • Nov 22

    Thinking upgrade

    Thinking upgrade
    “Adolescents, more than adults, tend to discount the future and to afford greater weight to the short-term consequences of decisions.” Kim Taylor-Thompson, States of Mind/States of Development, 14 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV.…
  • Nov 21

    Test

    Test
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Rank this Week: 205

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
  • Nov 25

    Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

    Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console
    The FTC’s complaint against Sony charges the company with making false claims about the PS Vita’s “cross platform gaming” or “cross-save” feature. Sony claimed, for example, that PS Vita users could pause…
  • Nov 25

    Edward Reines Disciplined by CAFC for Rader E-mail

    Edward Reines Disciplined by CAFC for Rader E-mail
    Fast forward to November 5, 2014, the date on which the Federal Circuit issued a Per Curiam decision publicly reprimanding Reines for his conduct relating to the dissemination of an e-mail sent to him by then-Chief Judge Rader. Unfortunately,…
  • Nov 25

    iPod, iPhone and iPad – A Brief History of Apple iProduct

    iPod, iPhone and iPad – A Brief History of Apple iProduct
    Early on in his career with Apple, Steve Jobs conceived the idea of a personal computing device that a person could keep with them and use to connect wirelessly to other computer services. Almost 25 years later, Apple and Jobs would upend the…
Rank this Week: 302

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 312

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Nov 25

    Should You Hire Help? Thoughts at ALPS 411

    Should You Hire Help? Thoughts at ALPS 411
    Wow! I’m privileged to let you know that I am on my 10th post at the great ALPS 411 practice management blog.  This time I’m “musing” on the considerations that I go through during just about every week of trial…
  • Nov 24

    Talking Hiring a Construction Attorney at the HTRC

    Talking Hiring a Construction Attorney at the HTRC
    Thanks to Sean Lintow (@the_htrc) at The HTRC for the opportunity to “muse” on what I’d look for if I were trying to hire someone like me:  a construction attorney. I truly appreciate the opportunity, once again, to get…
  • Nov 17

    Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number

    Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number
    Remember a couple of years ago when the Virginia mechanic’s lien rules changed to require inclusion of a claimant’s contractor’s license number (where a license is required)?  If not, then this is a reminder of that…
Rank this Week: 311

Questions & Answers About Divorce…

Questions & Answers About Divorce and Family Law

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

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

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia

    Cutting the Cord: Child Emancipation Laws in Virginia
    You may have heard of child celebrities that seek emancipation from their parents to protect their fortunes or avoid child labor laws. While these stories may be popular in the tabloids, there are many more common reasons for minors and…
  • Nov 22

    Navy Pilot Faces Felony Criminal Charges for Communication with 13-year-old Girl

    Navy Pilot Faces Felony Criminal Charges for Communication with 13-year-old Girl
    Using the internet to communicate with other people may seem like harmless fun. However, when a person uses the internet to communicate in a sexual manner with a child, he or she may face criminal charges or, if he or she meets that child,…
  • Nov 21

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home

    Braxton Case Highlights Child Abuse in Virginia Foster Home
    The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services (DHS) is to “provide Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety, and quality of life possible, through an array of…
Rank this Week: 351

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

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

    You can't lie by claiming to be honest

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

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

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

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

    A decision on class certification in the CNX and EQT royalty case
    The long-running litigation in the W.D. Va. over coalbed methane royalties has been on hold since the oral argument in May before the Fourth Circuit on the appeal of Judge Jones's orders certifying the cases into five class actions. Yesterday…
Rank this Week: 479

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    Troopers are Watching You Text

    Troopers are Watching You Text
    I’ve written a lot about texting while driving, since it’s a big deal in traffic enforcement right now. And one question I’ve asked repeatedly is how the police can actually prove that you were texting. On the rare occasion…
  • Nov 24

    Can The Judge Find You Guilty of Reckless Driving Even if You do Driving School?

    Can The Judge Find You Guilty of Reckless Driving Even if You do Driving School?
    I talk to people all the time who assume doing a driving school will get them out of their reckless driving ticket. This is why you should always consult a local traffic attorney in the city or county where you were charged. © marketing…
  • Nov 20

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?
    I get this question all the time. If you need to attend driving school for your VA charge contact me today. You might be able to take an online class but in some cases, you might have to attend a class in Virginia. Contact for for a free case…
Rank this Week: 674

Virginia Family Law Blog

Virginia Family Law Blog

Discusses cases, statutes, and news affecting Virginia family law. By Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC.

http://blog.vafamilylawsite.com/
  • Feb 27

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed

    Property Division in Virginia Divorces Just Completely Changed
    In a case that will significantly alter the way Virginia divorce cases are negotiated and litigated, the Virginia Supreme Court today unanimously ruled in my client's favor, and overturned a line of Court of Appeals cases going back two…
  • Jan 14

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce

    More Property May Soon Be Available in Virginia Divorce
    Last week I argued a case in the Virginia Supreme Court that could have a dramatic impact on how divorce cases are handled in Virginia.First, some definitions.  In a Virginia divorce case, property must be classified as either marital,…
  • Jan 9

    Every Word Count

    Every Word Count
    I argued a family law case in front of the Virginia Supreme Court today.  I could go on for pages about the grandeur of the courtroom, how to answer hard questions from seven justices, how important it is to know each justice's…
Rank this Week: 1044

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

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

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 1305

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/
  • Nov 24

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat

    Love it or Leave it: New PIZZA HUT logo falls flat
    This month, Pizza Hut unveiled an updated logo.  Why?  The brand needs a facelift. But the logo re-design is only a tweak.  It “flattens” the prior logo, and puts it inside a circle. The new logo falls flat. It is…
  • Nov 21

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand

    Seven quick tips for protecting your brand
    One of the first blog posts I wrote was on this subject. It is basic and brief – but very important! Choose Wisely – The more creative your brand name is, the greater the odds that it is unique.  More distinctive and…
  • Nov 18

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXII

    Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXXII
    The following is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client registrations obtained from the public records so readers can see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of…
Rank this Week: 1267

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 18

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

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

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud

    Virginia Consumer Protection Act Not Limited to Fraud
    The Virginia Consumer Protection Act ("VCPA") has long been thought of as a statute that addressed fraud in consumer transactions. But as the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified in a ruling last month, "the VCPA's proscription of conduct by…
  • Oct 31

    Fraudulent Joinder Won't Defeat Diversity

    Fraudulent Joinder Won't Defeat Diversity
    A common strategy for plaintiffs wishing to avoid federal court is to ensure at least one of the defendants is non-diverse. In theory at least, this would preclude the defendants from removing a case based on state-law claims from Virginia…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Nov 4

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.
    Title page to the 1766 edition of Malachy Postlethwayt’s Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. In 1766, British economic writer Malachy Postlethwayt argued that the grand commercial ambitions of the British empire started with…
  • Oct 10

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's <i>Discourse</i>

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's &lt;i&gt;Discourse&lt;/i&gt;
    This week Sir Henry Spelman’s Discourse on Law Terms, an explanation of Jewish, Grecian, Roman, Norman, and Saxon law published in London in 1684, arrived at the University of Virginia Law Library well-preserved and with that smoky…
  • Oct 10

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene
    From arsonists to rock stars, crime bosses to ... killer clowns?? Gina Wohlsdorf, curator of "The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove," shares her perspective on the exhibit and its creation. Print renderings of the sketches will be on…
Rank this Week: 1197

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/
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 1153

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: 1127

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: 1476

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Nov 11

    Pricing and Contracting Negotiations Insufficient to Constitute a Sale within the US

    Pricing and Contracting Negotiations Insufficient to Constitute a Sale within the US
    In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc. and Pulse Electronics Corporation, CAFC 2013-1472,-1656 (October 22, 2014), the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) reviewed the opinion of the District Court for…
  • Oct 30

    US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration

    US Patent and Trademark Office Extends After Final Action Consideration
    The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has extended the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) through September 30, 2015. New Feature – AFCP Response Form (PTO-2323) A new feature of the AFCP is designed to reduce prosecution…
  • Oct 2

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark

    US Patent and Trademark Office Launches Online Toolkit for Trademark
            The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched an online toolkit to help individuals with basic information concerning trademarks.  The website is located here. The Trademark Toolkit includes a link…
Rank this Week: 1553

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Eyewitness Identification

    Eyewitness Identification
    Eyewitness Identification from Brien Roche Law Eyewitness identification is a critical feature of our legal system.  Most people would agree that eyewitness identification however stands on fragile legs. Eyewitness identification is…
  • Oct 30

    Auto Insurance

    Auto Insurance
    Auto Insurance from Brien Roche Law You would think that the topic of auto insurance is a simple one.  Years ago some insurance carriers began writing auto insurance policies in what they call plain English.  Plain English to an…
  • Oct 26

    Ruptured Aneurysm

    Ruptured Aneurysm
    Ruptured Aneurysm from Brien Roche Law A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious…
Rank this Week: 1558

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: 1732

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: 1636

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

Covers business, family, and estate planning law. By Kristina Beavers.

http://beaverslaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1670

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Virginia Non-Compete Law Blog

Covers non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions in employment agreements. By the Frith Law Firm.

http://virginianoncompete.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC

    HOW TO BEAT YOUR VIRGINIA NON COMPETE for your IPAD / IPHONE ETC
    Had a great weekend in Tennessee with new friends.Met a hospital administrator from Ohio who told me his facility did not have non-compete agreements for physician employees because they thought taking care of their employees would be a…
  • Jan 10

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL

    NON COMPETES AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL
    I ran across this article this morning and it is excellent. Read it. Enjoy it. Attorney Michael Elkon, member of Fisher & Phillips, a large law firm with a National presence, explains why College football coaches can pick up and move, while…
  • Jan 9

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY

    ROANOKE VIRGINIA NON COMPETE ATTORNEY
    Imagine a divorce. The bad kind where people would rather fight than be reasonable. The kind where the only people who win are the attorneys because the financial cost of litigation, coupled with the emotional drain of battle wear the parties…
Rank this Week: 1536

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/
  • Nov 25

    Five More Years! With STELAR, Congress Re-Ups STELA

    Five More Years! With STELAR, Congress Re-Ups STELA
    Cable TV and broadcast provisions tweaked as Congress re-authorizes satellite carriage of local TV stations. Christmas is coming early this year … if, that is, you’re a direct broadcast satellite (DBS), cable or other MVPD…
  • Nov 23

    Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?

    Finally Bringing Broadcast Contest Rules into the 21st Century?
    Three years in the making, a notice of proposed rulemaking would give the thumbs up to online contest rules. Big News! The Commission has taken the unusual step of proposing a rule revision requested by broadcasters and of potential benefit…
  • Nov 23

    Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast

    Flo and Eddie Take Their Siriusly Winning Ways to the East Coast
    Sirius XM loses on public performance claims for pre-1972 sound recordings … again. I’ve already written about two lawsuits – both in California – based on infringement claims arising from Sirius XM’s public…
Rank this Week: 2278

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

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

    Saturday Hours–Northern VA Bankruptcy Attorney

    Saturday Hours–Northern VA Bankruptcy Attorney
    For the holidays, we’re offering Saturday bankruptcy consultations. If you are in financial trouble, you hate to lose time from work to talk to a lawyer about bankruptcy.  Especially around the holidays, when you already have so…
  • Nov 2

    Ocwen Back-Dates Loan Mod Letter

    Ocwen Back-Dates Loan Mod Letter
    Ocwen Back-Dates Loan Mod letters–according to NY Attorney General. One of the scary thing about applying for loan mods is the short deadlines you have to get them stuff–often things you’ve sent them twice before. As a…
  • Nov 2

    Avvo names Robert Weed a Top Contributor in Bankruptcy Law

    Avvo names Robert Weed a Top Contributor in Bankruptcy Law
    Avvo names Robert Weed a Top Contributor One of the ethical aspirations of lawyers is to help the public understand their rights. To help with that, Avvo provides a forum for lawyers to answer questions–not give legal advice–to…
Rank this Week: 2146

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

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

    Saturday Hours–Northern VA Bankruptcy Attorney

    Saturday Hours–Northern VA Bankruptcy Attorney
    For the holidays, we’re offering Saturday bankruptcy consultations. If you are in financial trouble, you hate to lose time from work to talk to a lawyer about bankruptcy.  Especially around the holidays, when you already have so…
  • Nov 2

    Ocwen Back-Dates Loan Mod Letter

    Ocwen Back-Dates Loan Mod Letter
    Ocwen Back-Dates Loan Mod letters–according to NY Attorney General. One of the scary thing about applying for loan mods is the short deadlines you have to get them stuff–often things you’ve sent them twice before. As a…
  • Nov 2

    Avvo names Robert Weed a Top Contributor in Bankruptcy Law

    Avvo names Robert Weed a Top Contributor in Bankruptcy Law
    Avvo names Robert Weed a Top Contributor One of the ethical aspirations of lawyers is to help the public understand their rights. To help with that, Avvo provides a forum for lawyers to answer questions–not give legal advice–to…
Rank this Week: 2467

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Nov 19

    Adequacy & Class Action Governance

    Adequacy &amp; Class Action Governance
    For a long time, I have had a very specific law review article I’ve wanted to write, but with my many other commitments, it has never come to fruition. And, given my schedule coming up, it’s unlikely it ever will. But I do have…
  • Nov 12

    Amending Rule 23: Lessons from the PSLRA

    Amending Rule 23: Lessons from the PSLRA
    Earlier this year, it became clear that the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules is considering possible amendments to Rule 23. As Tony Lathrop’s post summarizes, the “front burner” issues at the moment largely concern class…
  • Nov 5

    Vulnerability Theory & Class Action

    Vulnerability Theory &amp; Class Action
    SUNY-Buffalo professor Christine Bartholomew has an article out with the intriguing title “Redefining Predator and Prey in Class Actions.”  Unfortunately, it does not use zoology or mathematical predator-prey…
Rank this Week: 2288

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/
  • Nov 13

    More Business at Virginia Port Authority Puts Pressure on Trucker

    More Business at Virginia Port Authority Puts Pressure on Trucker
    By John Cooper, Norfolk Trucking Accident Lawyer Hampton Roads has two main container terminals and the economic recovery is putting a massive strain on them, according to reports. This month, the Virginia Port Authority announced a record…
  • Nov 10

    Trucker Anthony T. Coppedge is Killed in I-95 Crash with Broken Down Dump Truck

    Trucker Anthony T. Coppedge is Killed in I-95 Crash with Broken Down Dump Truck
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney A disabled car can be a serious hazard to other vehicles. If the obstacle blocking the road is a massive dump truck, the consequences can be truly horrifying. I’m saddened to report on…
  • Oct 21

    Photos Help Lead to $600,000 Trucking Settlement In Pamlico County, NC

    Photos Help Lead to $600,000 Trucking Settlement In Pamlico County, NC
    By John Cooper, North Carolina Trucking Accident Lawyer The old maxim says “a picture is worth a thousand words” and it certainly proved to be the case in a recent trucking accident case in North Carolina. Photos allow…
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • Nov 11

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?

    Stop in the name of the…homeowner association! – Can private HOA security forces pull you over?
    Virginia’s Attorney General, Mark R. Herring, published an advisory Opinion concerning private security forces used by community associations. These security forces sometimes act as quasi-police departments and help relieve localities…
  • Oct 30

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

    Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!
    If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code §…
  • Oct 21

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster

    Tarley Robinson welcomes Scott Foster
    Scott is a 2014 graduate of the William and Mary Law School and newly admitted member of the Virginia State Bar. In 2010, Scott became the first college student to be elected to the Williamsburg City Council. Scott has worked diligently with…
Rank this Week: 2234

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/
  • Oct 22

    Water, Water, Everywhere

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

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

    D.C. Office of Planning Takes a Stand Against Pop-Ups With New Zoning Text Amendment
    Sustained population growth in the District of Columbia in recent years has spurred a   rapid wave of construction throughout the city as upscale condominium projects   appear to spring up almost overnight to meet growing demand for…
  • Jun 20

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a…Plane!: Proposed FAA Policy Could Affect Building Height
    The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has no shortage of airplanes flying over the region. There is also no shortage of developers and landowners who want to create the region’s landmark buildings and skyscrapers which may fall within…
Rank this Week: 2066

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

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

    Arlington VA Defense Lawyer- Rights Of Inmate

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

    Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorney – Understanding Grand Jury Hearing

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

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

    Virginia Defense Lawyer – Understanding The Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault
    In many cases, rape and sexual assault may refer to the same or similar acts. However, this is not always the case. As a Virginia defense lawyer, it is crucial we help our clients understand what charges they are faced with so we can develop…
Rank this Week: 2098

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: 2141

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
  • May 2

    The Economics of Adultery

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

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

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

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

    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery?
    Would it be a manifest injustice to deny spousal support in a Virginia divorce to a stay-at-home wife for her post-separation adultery? Yes, in the case of Barnes v. Barnes, 16 Va. App. 98, 428 S.E.2d 294 (1993), where the Virginia Court of…
Rank this Week: 2243

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: 2182

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: 2479

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 24

    Paul Brodeur's Lawsuit Against Columbia Picture

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

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim
    Workplace defamation actions face a number of obstacles. The one that probably comes up the most is the issue of qualified privilege. Employees often claim that a manager or supervisor defamed them in the course of a termination or negative…
  • Oct 22

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander
    Suppose you've spoken your mind about someone you don't like and have been accused of defamation. Should you apologize? If you intentionally defamed the character of another person out of ill will or spite, you're probably not going to want…
Rank this Week: 4099

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Nov 20

    Temporary Protected Status Extended to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea

    Temporary Protected Status Extended to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea
    AUTHOR:  Sujata Ajmera. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea for a period of 18 months, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s November 20, 2014, announcement. …
  • Nov 19

    President Obama to Announce Administrative Immigration Reform

    President Obama to Announce Administrative Immigration Reform
    AUTHOR:  Robert Neale. President Obama announced today that he will address the nation on Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, to announce the executive actions he will be taking on immigration reform. A follow up speech is scheduled for…
  • Nov 17

    I-9 Compliance Requires Consistency: OCAHO Slaps Enhanced $330K Fine on Employer for Repeating Offense

    I-9 Compliance Requires Consistency: OCAHO Slaps Enhanced $330K Fine on Employer for Repeating Offense
    AUTHOR: Maggie Murphy. Given the employer’s status as a “Second Offender,” the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) ordered that a penalty of $329,895, assessed by ICE agents involved in investigating…
Rank this Week: 4185

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Injury on the Job in Virginia? Sign the Agreement for an Award right away!

    Injury on the Job in Virginia? Sign the Agreement for an Award right away!
    In my opinion which was confirmed in a recent seminar, the injured worker should sign and return the Agreement for an Award form as soon as he/she receives it and return it to the claims adjuster for filing with the Commission.If the…
  • Nov 14

    Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Advanced Retreat

    Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Advanced Retreat
    Recently, I attended the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Advanced Law seminar in Richmond, Virginia. The meeting was highlighted by Dr. Nathan’s Zasler’s talk on mild to moderate brain injuries (TBI). In addition,…
  • Nov 14

    Scholarships for the Children of Injured Workers in Virginia

    Scholarships for the Children of Injured Workers in Virginia
    In Virignia there is great news for the children of workers who have suffered a fatal or job ending injury. An organization was formed in 2011 to provide scholarships for these children. The scholarships are available for both colleges and…
Rank this Week: 3990

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Nov 19

    The Gruber Videos and the Future of Journalism

    The Gruber Videos and the Future of Journalism
    Very few people (outside of those who wish them ill) have commented on the lack of substantial, and politically even-handed, reporting by the mainstream media (MSM). Most of the White House press corps has been reduced, during the Obama…
  • Nov 6

    FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Is Another Step in the Regulation of Speech

    FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan Is Another Step in the Regulation of Speech
    So the latest development on the speech regulation front is Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s rumored plan to create a “hybrid” regulatory structure in the name of “net neutrality,”…
  • Oct 18

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon

    Free Speech Week: Not a Moment Too Soon
    With two and a half months still to go, 2014 has been one of the toughest years on record for freedom of speech in the USA. In February, for instance, two “climate change” groups collected 110,000 names on a petition they then…
Rank this Week: 4073

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/
  • Nov 18

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

    Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, and Delayed Diagnosis All Lead to the Same Problem; Inadequate Patient Care
    With 2015 enrollment on Healthcare.gov now open, it’s  the time of year when healthcare and insurance coverage is on everybody’s mind.  And when we sit down and begin to examine the sea of policies, premiums,…
  • Nov 11

    Enjoying Your Freedom? Thank A Veteran

    Enjoying Your Freedom? Thank A Veteran
    Kudos to local and national businesses offering free and discounted items to veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 11,2014. Here is a partial list from USA Today: Drink a free coffee. Starbucks is offering a free, tall brewed coffee on Tuesday to…
  • Oct 31

    What is Inadequate Commercial Security ?

    What is Inadequate Commercial Security ?
      Stadiums, parking lots, shopping malls, health clubs,  grocery stores, resorts, bars, restaurants, and theme parks are just a sampling of places that invite the general public in, usually to spend money, and are also…
Rank this Week: 4128

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/
  • Nov 18

    Older people without children may wish to designate a caregiver

    Older people without children may wish to designate a caregiver
    Older adults who do not have children do not have the built-in support system from which many people with children benefit, which puts them at risk if they become ill or injured. In order to ensure they receive good care that is in alignment…
  • Sep 30

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge
    Elders are among the most vulnerable populations, and they are at special risk for abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Caregiver stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to elder abuse, and stressed-out caregivers are the most…
  • Sep 22

    How to make homes safer for senior

    How to make homes safer for senior
    Older adults who continue to live independently at home will need a safe space in which to live. Making the home safe is essential for preventing injuries. Each year, around 7,000 elderly people die in accidents at home, while millions more…
Rank this Week: 2689

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/
  • Nov 15

    Federal Court Allows Punitive Damages in Virginia Tractor-Trailer Case

    Federal Court Allows Punitive Damages in Virginia Tractor-Trailer Case
    The Virginia Lawyers Weekly recently reported that a federal court in Virginia held that a widow whose husband died in a collision with a tractor-trailer may sue the truck driver for punitive damages, which are damages exceeding normal…
  • Nov 1

    Two Virginia Personal Injury Claims Tried to Verdict

    Two Virginia Personal Injury Claims Tried to Verdict
    Two personal injury claims, both of which involved automobile accidents, were recently tried and won in Virginia courts by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The first accident involved our client being struck from the side while…
  • Oct 15

    Tractor-Trailer and Motorcycle Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital

    Tractor-Trailer and Motorcycle Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital
    The Virginian-Pilot recently reported that a motorcycle rider was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he collided with a tractor-trailer in Newport News, Virginia. According to the report, when police arrived at the scene, they…
Rank this Week: 4809

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/
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
  • Nov 11

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement
    The EEOC has launched a new strategic enforcement initiative, staking  out an aggressive (and new) position challenging what appear to be fairly standard separation agreement provisions.  Although it suffered a minor…
  • Nov 6

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
    Skechers unlawfully withheld pay from employees, including compensation for missed meal and rest breaks, overtime and earned wages. A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an…
Rank this Week: 2734

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

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

    The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affair

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

    Transferring Real Estate to A Revocable Trust by Deed

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

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust

    Transferring Mortgaged Real Estate to Your Revocable Trust
    (or: why we have to ask the mortgage company for permission to transfer the rental property but not the house) People usually establish revocable trusts to facilitate the management of their assets if they become incapacitated and to avoid…
Rank this Week: 3554