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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/
  • Jan 28

    Is Virginia Larceny an Aggravated Felony for Immigration?

    Is Virginia Larceny an Aggravated Felony for Immigration?
    In my immigration practice, one of the most common issues I come across is a theft-related crime in the background of my immigrant client. Whether a non-citizen is applying for a green card, a green card holder is coming back into the country…
  • Jan 23

    The “Inequitable” Billion-Dollar Divorce

    The “Inequitable” Billion-Dollar Divorce
    Appeals Filed By Both Sides Previously on this Blog, Livesay & Myers, P.C. senior associate Matthew Smith explained the decision rendered in the divorce action between Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and his now-ex-wife, Sue…
  • Jan 21

    Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

    Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples in Virginia
    As everyone knows at this point, same-sex marriage is now legal in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On October 7, 2014 Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order #30 titled “Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of…
Rank this Week: 64

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jan 26

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw
    Over the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim, and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration.  As…
  • Jan 22

    Join Me In Fairfax, VA for a “Hanging a Shingle” CLE

    Join Me In Fairfax, VA for a “Hanging a Shingle” CLE
    On January 29, 2015 I will be joining a great group of solo practitioners to help out those that are thinking of “hanging a shingle” and starting a journey that I started almost 5 years ago now.  Here’s the brochure and…
  • Jan 19

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat
    Last week we discussed the groundwork and circumstances of a construction claim.  This week’s post will discuss the next steps, hopefully short of full blown arbitration or litigation that you, as a construction company, can pursue…
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • Jan 20

    9 Winter Safety Tips From the Red Cro

    9 Winter Safety Tips From the Red Cro
    This winter is set to be one of the coldest on record, with massive cold air fronts predicted for most of the United States. Fortunately, the American Red Cross offers steps anyone can take to ensure their safety during this inclement season.…
  • Jan 5

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?
    Diabetes is a growing problem in America; a well-documented type 2 diabetes epidemic has stressed our health care system’s infrastructure and sparked existential debates over the quality of our food supply and nutrition advice. Type 2…
  • Jan 5

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?

    Can Reducing Sugar and Starch Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetics?
    Diabetes is a growing problem in America; a well-documented type 2 diabetes epidemic has stressed our health care system’s infrastructure and sparked existential debates over the quality of our food supply and nutrition advice. Type 2…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Jan 28

    I have to wonder

    I have to wonder
    In today’s military I have to wonder what people may be thinking.  Some time ago the Army had a prostitution scandal.  Now apparently the Navy. Prostitution is illegal and various acts involving prostitution are illegal under…
  • Jan 26

    The Burris trial

    The Burris trial
    The Army JAG Corps has been rocked with some significant sexual assault allegations.  One of them involved Major Erik Burris, who until last year was the Chief of Justice (senior prosecutor) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has now been…
  • Jan 26

    Less rapes nationwide

    Less rapes nationwide
    The FBI reports that allegation of  rapes (revised definition) declined 10.1 percent, in the first half of 2014.
Rank this Week: 370

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/
  • Jan 28

    Trademark Guide to Super Bowl XLIX: NEXT GAME UP/TITLE TOWN (Patriots) v LEGION OF BOOM/THE 12’s (Seahawks)

    Trademark Guide to Super Bowl XLIX: NEXT GAME UP/TITLE TOWN (Patriots) v LEGION OF BOOM/THE 12’s (Seahawks)
    Sunday is the Super Bowl®. In addition to the football game, Super Bowl Sunday is all really about brands – teams, television networks, advertisers, celebrities, and more. For this year’s game, here is a lineup of…
  • Jan 27

    Tuesday Trademark Tip: Register domain names first

    Tuesday Trademark Tip: Register domain names first
    Before launching a new brand name or company name, register the relevant domain names. Consider a few different extensions, not just the .com. And consider some different spellings if applicable. Once you make a name public, or file a USPTO…
  • Jan 26

    In 2015, USPTO still does not have an app or mobile formatted site

    In 2015, USPTO still does not have an app or mobile formatted site
    The USPTO is supposed to be an American symbol and repository of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. But it is now 2015 and the USPTO website is still not available from a mobile phone (yes, there is a Beta update to the website, but…
Rank this Week: 441

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jan 23

    Endangered Species Act Roundup: More Rule

    Endangered Species Act Roundup: More Rule
    Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published three new rules, continuing its flurry of activity from December as we previously noted here and here.  Below are the latest final and proposed rules issued by the…
  • Dec 31

    Endangered Species Act Year End Roundup: FWS Issues Findings on A Listing Petition and NMFS Issues A Correction

    Endangered Species Act Year End Roundup: FWS Issues Findings on A Listing Petition and NMFS Issues A Correction
    Coming in just under the wire for the New Year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published new rules today, making December a very busy month for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing…
  • Dec 31

    Fish & Wildlife Service Finds That Gnatcatcher Delisting May Be Warranted

    Fish & Wildlife Service Finds That Gnatcatcher Delisting May Be Warranted
    Continuing the quarter century controversy over the listing of the Coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica) as a threatened subspecies, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has concluded that a petition to…
Rank this Week: 541

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC…

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston BRAC Blog

Covers the challenges and opportunities of Base Realignment and Closure ("BRAC") and its impact on the region's business community from a legal perspective

http://wtpbracblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Where Everyone Live

    Where Everyone Live
    This is where the Maryland BRAC-related job holders live.- Brad Aaron
  • Sep 15

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here

    It's Over and Where We Go from Here
    Well, today is the official end of BRAC 2005 and Maryland, while continuing to face many challenges from the consolidation, was an overall winner, gaining jobs (and a lot more traffic).While we will continue to follow the repercussions of…
  • Sep 9

    Ominous News for the Mark Center

    Ominous News for the Mark Center
    The Mark Center - which has been an ongoing source of controversy due to the projected inability of the surrounding transportation network to handle the additional BRAC traffic - is now the subject of a disturbing report regarding its…
Rank this Week: 595

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
  • Jan 28

    Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark

    Seattle Football and The Twelfth Man Trademark
    As part of the settlement agreement, Seattle can use the number 12, and whatever rendition of 12 it wishes, so long as it sufficiently distinguishes whatever mark it comes up with from “12th MAN”. They can use “12th…
  • Jan 28

    A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook

    A 2015 Trade Policy Outlook
    With Republicans in control of both Chambers, the Administration may finally get TPA, fast- track negotiating authority for trade agreements that allows the President to negotiate international agreements that Congress can approve or…
  • Jan 28

    ExxonMobil flexes patent muscle in offshore drilling, monetizing remote ga

    ExxonMobil flexes patent muscle in offshore drilling, monetizing remote ga
    A couple of patent applications that we discovered during our recent survey showed us evidence of a large focus on systems that optimize liquefied natural gas production operations. An enhanced system for planning the shipping of liquefied…
Rank this Week: 969

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Unsportsmanlike conduct in legal research

    Unsportsmanlike conduct in legal research
    In Aratoon v. Roberts, decided today by the Virginia Court of Appeals, one of the issues was Mr. Aratoon's claim that the Circuit Court erred by its reliance on an unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals. He claimed that by relying on an…
  • Jan 27

    The late Monroe Jamison

    The late Monroe Jamison
    Somewhere along the way I met Monroe Jamison, when he was a lawyer with the Penn Stuart firm. He was the mainstay of the live music at the Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon, back when there was a festival to speak of. Some years later,…
  • Jan 23

    Does the "Law of the Case" apply to subject matter jurisdiction in Virginia?

    Does the "Law of the Case" apply to subject matter jurisdiction in Virginia?
    One of the most widely studied series of appeals in recent legal history to come out of the courts of Virginia has been the Miller-Jenkins cases, which involved a great many issues. The cases were about two women (Janet and Lisa) and a baby.…
Rank this Week: 922

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/
  • Jan 23

    Cattle Truck Driver Fell Asleep in Indiana, Causing Truck to Crash on its Side

    Cattle Truck Driver Fell Asleep in Indiana, Causing Truck to Crash on its Side
    By John Cooper, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer I have written many articles about the dangers posed by sleepy truck drivers who may be on the road at the end of a long shift. I was, therefore, alarmed to read a report about a driver who…
  • Jan 16

    Trucker is Charged Over Death of Paramedic in Rockingham County, NC

    Trucker is Charged Over Death of Paramedic in Rockingham County, NC
    By John Cooper, North Carolina Trucking Accident Lawyer An off-duty paramedic in Rockingham County, North Carolina was wearing his reflective vest early one morning this week as he checked out an auto accident. It was not enough to prevent a…
  • Jan 7

    Tidewater Community College Receives a Grant to Train Veterans as Truck Driver

    Tidewater Community College Receives a Grant to Train Veterans as Truck Driver
    By John Cooper, Trucking Accident Lawyer The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges including one in Hampton…
Rank this Week: 1126

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: 1155

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/
  • Jan 28

    Fairfax Circuit Court Limits Homeowners’ Ability to Challenge Zoning Administrator

    Fairfax Circuit Court Limits Homeowners’ Ability to Challenge Zoning Administrator
    Contentious land use approvals often result in lawsuits, which, even when unsuccessful, can lead to costly delays for developers. In the recent case styled In Re: November 20, 2013 Decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals of Fairfax County,…
  • Jan 22

    The City of Fairfax and Affordable Housing

    The City of Fairfax and Affordable Housing
    Legislation proposed in the Virginia House of Delegates would give the City of Fairfax specific authority to adopt an affordable housing ordinance offering bonus development density in projects that provide an affordable housing component.…
  • Dec 10

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone

    Arlington’s Expanding Technology Zone
    Arlington’s County Board is set to expand the number of properties eligible for its Technology Zone tax incentive program.  On December 13, the County Board will consider adding properties zoned Commercial/Mixed Use or Industrial…
Rank this Week: 1223

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/
  • Jan 22

    Spring 2015 Mindfulness Workshop

    Spring 2015 Mindfulness Workshop
    February 5 through April 2 Register now! What is mindfulness, & how is it helpful in law school/practice? Law students and attorneys across the country are using mindfulness techniques to improve their focus, manage stress, and…
  • Dec 17

    Yes, Virginia, There <i>is</i> an Arthur J. Morri

    Yes, Virginia, There &lt;i&gt;is&lt;/i&gt; an Arthur J. Morri
    Some of "The Many Faces of AJM" His name adorns the library entrance, extending a silent welcome to all in our community who seek to learn the law. Though he never utters a word aloud (it is a library, after all), his face faithfully greets…
  • Dec 15

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam

    Breathing Through the Final Week of Exam
    Breathe through the homestretch of finals period during our last two 15-minute guided meditation breaks of the semester -- Monday, December 15 at 12:30pm and Wednesday, December 17 at 3:30pm in the Law Library’s Klaus Room. Anytime…
Rank this Week: 1687

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1954

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
Rank this Week: 1450

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 5

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court

    Retaining Jurisdiction Does Not Suspend Finality of Judgment in Federal Court
    Federal appellate courts have jurisdiction to hear appeals only from "final decisions" of the district courts. (See 28 U.S.C. § 1291). Subject to limited exceptions, an appeal is timely if the litigant seeking review of the final…
  • Dec 15

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation

    Tortious Interference Supported by Allegations of Business Retaliation
    Suppose you're a senior executive at a company that regularly transacts large volumes of business with another company, when the wife of the other company's CEO files what you believe to be an unwarranted sexual harassment lawsuit against…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 1610

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 3

    CardSoft v. VeriFone – Application and Claim Drafting Lesson

    CardSoft v. VeriFone – Application and Claim Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2014-1135 (Prost, Taranto, Hughes) Finishing this trilogy of posts on claim construction of terms of art is CardSoft v. VeriFone. Like Hill-Rom v. Stryker and GE Lighting v. AgiLight, this case deals with the full Phillips approach…
  • Oct 30

    Incorporations by Reference – Special Vol. J!

    Incorporations by Reference – Special Vol. J!
    A couple months ago I alluded to my blogging break being due to outside circumstances. As it turns out, these circumstances were my taping (and preparation for) the gameshow Jeopardy! If you’d like to see a patent attorney test his…
  • Oct 22

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson

    Hill-Rom v. Stryker – Application Drafting Lesson
    Case No. 2013-1450 (Moore, Schall, Reyna) Boilerplate. Most of us do it, but do generic copied-and-pasted statements of breadth in a specification do anything for us? The Federal Circuit in Hill-Rom v. Stryker suggests boilerplate…
Rank this Week: 1791

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 1349

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: 1318

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: 1958

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: 1823

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: 1574

Peninsula Virginia Law

Peninsula Virginia Law

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

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

    Best Law Firms for Women

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

    "Omnibus" lawsuit challenges the transportation bill

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

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance

    James City County declines to pass anti-immigration ordinance
    After Prince William County and Loudoun County passed ordinances to limit services to persons determined to be "illegal immigrants," James City County Supervisors decided to look into the matter.
Rank this Week: 1255

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/
  • Jan 28

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook
    Jay O’Keeffe writing on De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog spotted two articles where Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit offers severalappellate practice tips that are useful…
  • Jan 26

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
      A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit filed against Skechers USA Inc., by about 4,800 employees who allege the shoe retailer deprived…
  • Nov 20

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France
    PCT is pleased to announce that Steven Barenzten has been selected as “2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers”. Only five percent of attorneys receive this honor each year. Steven was recognized by the region’s most respected…
Rank this Week: 2190

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jan 28

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Notice Issue

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Notice Issue
    Provisions to make notice of class certification cheaper and more effective are welcome, but they should also focus on making it more accessible once it arrives. The Rule 23 Advisory Subcommittee is also looking at revising the provisions for…
  • Jan 21

    Brief Travel Interlude

    Brief Travel Interlude
    My apologies for this abbreviated entry.  I’ve been traveling with family for the past week, and two small, jet-lagged children are not conducive to getting blog entries finished.  (When the laptop is open right now,…
  • Jan 13

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Objector

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Objector
    Oft-maligned objectors serve a valuable function in class actions.  Rather than trying to rein them in; the Advisory Committee should work on reducing the need for them.  No one likes objectors.  Plaintiffs don’t like…
Rank this Week: 4107

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/
  • Jan 28

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect

    Update: More New AWS-3 Rules Now In Effect
    Last year we reported on the adoption of new service rules governing AWS-3 spectrum use. And as we also reported a couple of months later, those rules took effect in July, 2014, except for a handful of provisions that had to be run through…
  • Jan 23

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon
    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose - If you’re a webcaster, you’ve got until February 2 to wrap up your annual SoundExchange homework.  Sigh. Every year brings us another year closer to death. It sure…
  • Jan 22

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!
    Demonstrating that “mostly retired” clearly doesn’t mean “completely inactive”, our colleague Mitchell Lazarus has published yet another article in IEEE Spectrum magazine. (Regular readers will recall that…
Rank this Week: 3721

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/
  • Jan 27

    Stay Alive, Don’t Drink & Drive on Super Bowl Sunday

    Stay Alive, Don&rsquo;t Drink &amp; Drive on Super Bowl Sunday
    Super Bowl Sunday has become synonymous with drinking, social gathering and overeating.  But whether you’re interested in the game or just the commercials, be sure to drink responsibly when watching the game. When we engage in…
  • Jan 2

    Looking Forward to Helping Clients in 2015

    Looking Forward to Helping Clients in 2015
    It’s only natural to reflect on the past year as we go begin 2015. Often in this job, I have the experience of working with people who have suffered severe injury or the loss of a spouse, son, daughter, or a sibling. In 2011, I took on…
  • Dec 30

    Rethink the Way You Celebrate this New Year’s Eve

    Rethink the Way You Celebrate this New Year’s Eve
    In 2012, 211 people died in DUI related car accidents in Virginia.  Twenty-five of those fatalities involved people under the age of 21. A drunken driver kills someone in the United States every 40 minutes. In 2013, there were over…
Rank this Week: 4043

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Ramping up for the H1B Cap Season

    Ramping up for the H1B Cap Season
    Jackson Lewis is presenting a webinar entitled “Preparing for the H1B Cap Season” which will provide information about the H1B program, employer responsibilities, tips to prepare for this cap, and alternatives to the H1B if a…
  • Jan 21

    President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Immigration

    President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Immigration
    AUTHOR:  Minnie Fu. In his seventh State of the Union speech on January 20, 2015, President Barack Obama said that Congress cannot afford to be “refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix” and…
  • Jan 15

    Obama’s Immigration Executive Action under Congressional Attack, but 12 States Defend the Policy

    Obama’s Immigration Executive Action under Congressional Attack, but 12 States Defend the Policy
    AUTHOR:  Sujata Ajmera. On January 14, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 236-191 to overturn Obama’s Executive Action Policy that calls for deferred deportation of millions of immigrants currently in the United States.…
Rank this Week: 3992

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jan 27

    Fantastic Result in a Case in Richmond this Week

    Fantastic Result in a Case in Richmond this Week
    Dave Caddell from Caddell Weiland obtained a fantastic result in a case in Richmond this week.  Our client was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample.  It all began when the client attempted…
  • Dec 18

    91 mph Hopewell Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Reduced to low-level Traffic Infraction

    91 mph Hopewell Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Reduced to low-level Traffic Infraction
    Earlier today, John Weiland of the law firm Caddell Weiland convinced the Judge in Hopewell, Virginia’s General District Court to reduce his client’s Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor to Improper Driving, a low-level traffic…
  • Dec 16

    Henrico Reckless Driving Charge 85/70 mph Dismissed

    Henrico Reckless Driving Charge 85/70 mph Dismissed
    John Weiland of Caddell Weiland recently convinced a judge in Henrico County, Virginia to dismiss a Class 1 Misdemeanor: Reckless Driving 85 mph in a 70 mph zone upon the client’s successful completion of a defensive driving school. The…
Rank this Week: 3776

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3851

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: 3902

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
  • Dec 22

    New Years Resolution? Debt-free by Spring!

    New Years Resolution? Debt-free by Spring!
    Still Struggling with honest debts you can’t pay? Are you struggling with honest debts you can’t pay?  Why not plan for something better! I’d like to get together with you in person.   In January.  I’d…
Rank this Week: 2058

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.

    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home.
    Three years after bankruptcy, Ron buys his retirement home. Here’s a heart-warming email this week from “Ron.”  He filed bankruptcy with me in August 2011 and let me know he is pre-approved to buy a house in his…
  • Jan 24

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?

    Pure Solutions–A New “Avoid Bankruptcy” Scam?
    Guy and Pam came to see me yesterday, after the got sued by Citibank.  They got sued by Citibank, because they thought an outfit called Pure Solutions told them to stop paying their bills. Stop paying your bills? Like most people, Guy…
  • Dec 22

    New Years Resolution? Debt-free by Spring!

    New Years Resolution? Debt-free by Spring!
    Still Struggling with honest debts you can’t pay? Are you struggling with honest debts you can’t pay?  Why not plan for something better! I’d like to get together with you in person.   In January.  I’d…
Rank this Week: 4606

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/
  • Jan 23

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning
    The end of a person’s life is a time of intense transition and difficult choices. Although nothing can fully prepare an individual or a family for the gravity of the decisions that need to be made, end-of-life care planning can help…
  • Jan 15

    The effect of procrastination and debt on retirement planning

    The effect of procrastination and debt on retirement planning
    The desire to create a comfortable, secure retirement is almost universal. Unfortunately, procrastination and debt can have a devastating, though not irreversible, effect on these efforts. While Americans can now anticipate longer-than-ever…
  • Dec 29

    Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse

    Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse
    Elder abuse has long been associated with the stress caregivers experience when providing care for older loved ones. Reducing caregiver stress is a key factor in preventing the abuse and neglect of elders. As much of health care moves out of…
Rank this Week: 2786

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 3013

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jan 21

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC
    So the latest word is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a branch of government that, amusingly, is still referred to as an “independent” agency, is about to enact so-called net neutrality regulations under Title II…
  • Jan 16

    We Are Not Charlie. We Are Weak.

    We Are Not Charlie. We Are Weak.
    The worst aspect of the Charlie Hebdo affair is that human beings were murdered for practicing free speech.  A distant second is the way this affair, and the earlier hacking of the Sony Pictures studio, has exposed the pieties and…
  • Dec 22

    Rolling Stone and Journalism by Meme

    Rolling Stone and Journalism by Meme
    It’s getting hard to keep track of it all.  From the over-the-top coverage by CNN of the Ferguson, Mo., affair, to Rolling Stone’s imploding UVA rape story, to the likely demise of The New Republic, it’s the media…
Rank this Week: 3971

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?
    Misdemeanors in Virginia can carry a wide variety of possible punishments. To determine what exactly your punishment could be, you need to know what class your offense falls under. There are four different classes of misdemeanors: Class 1,…
  • Jan 20

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?
    If you’re unsure what type of charge you are facing in Virginia, you can find out in several ways. 1. Check your paperwork. If you were arrested or even just given a “Virginia Uniform Summons,” you should have a copy of…
  • Jan 20

    DUI Checkpoint Flyer Won’t Fly in Virginia

    DUI Checkpoint Flyer Won’t Fly in Virginia
    Have you seen the video from Florida where a guy rolls through a DUI checkpoint by putting a flyer in a baggie outside his window? Don’t try that in Virginia. Please. Exercise your rights, but this crazy concept likely won’t work.…
Rank this Week: 2266

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jan 19

    Funding: How to Get Things into a Trust

    Funding: How to Get Things into a Trust
    Let’s start with some jargon. "Funding" a trust is what estate planning lawyers call the process of getting assets into a trust. When we say something is in a trust, owned by a trust, or funded to a trust, we're being a bit imprecise.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3986

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • 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?…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3876

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
Rank this Week: 5043

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2791

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 15

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice by Surgeon Settle

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medical Malpractice by Surgeon Settle
    A Virginia wrongful death case alleging medical malpractice by a surgeon was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve the death of a 49 year old man who underwent an arthroscopy with…
  • Dec 1

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medication Error Settles Pre-Lawsuit

    Virginia Wrongful Death Case Alleging Medication Error Settles Pre-Lawsuit
    A Virginia wrongful death case alleging medical malpractice by a physician who gave the wrong medication to a patient was recently settled by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The facts of the case involve the death of a 53 year old…
Rank this Week: 4950

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dec 22

    Virginia Family Law: Why Hire a Lawyer (A Generic Perspective)

    Virginia Family Law: Why Hire a Lawyer (A Generic Perspective)
    I recently asked a guest to write a short post for me on the reasons she felt hiring […] The post Virginia Family Law: Why Hire a Lawyer (A Generic Perspective) appeared first on Virginia Family Law.
Rank this Week: 4977

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
  • Jan 7

    Webinar: Collecting Condo Development and HOA Fee

    Webinar: Collecting Condo Development and HOA Fee
    Join me, Thursday, Jan. 22 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET), for this practical collections guide reviewing key issues and processes involved in pursuing outstanding debts in common interest communities. The real estate market troubles have left…
  • Oct 14

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing HOA Elections with LXBN TV
    Following up on my recent webinar discussing the subject, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on the HOA elections. In the brief interview, I explain some big best practices in elections and a few common missteps I…
  • Sep 16

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election

    HOA Elections: A Step-by-Step Guide to Plan, Properly Notice, and Execute Successful Election
    Stop us if you've heard this one before: You announce an HOA election providing proper notice, yet only a handful of owners show up to vote. You end up short of your quorum requirements, and you have to start all over again with your fingers…
Rank this Week: 4037

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    DC Bike Accident

    DC Bike Accident
    DC Bike Accidents from Brien Roche Law DC bike accidents are on the rise.  Between the years 2000 and 2012 the number of people riding to work nationwide has increased. The increase is more than 250 percent.  The DC area ranks third…
  • Dec 21

    Recreational Vehicle Accident

    Recreational Vehicle Accident
    Recreational Vehicle Accidents from Brien Roche Law Virginia is a great state for outdoor adventures and off-road excitement. As a state that has both mountains and beaches, Virginia is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. If you are one of…
  • Dec 20

    Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries?

    Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries?
    Who is Liable for Product Liability Injuries? from Brien Roche Law If you’ve been injured by a defective product and want to recover damages for the product liability injuries that you have suffered, the first thing that you should do…
Rank this Week: 3339