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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 18

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The US Patent System
    An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary…
  • Apr 17

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic

    Internet Policy Task Force to Host Series of Roundtables on Copyright Internet Policy Topic
    The purpose of the roundtables is to engage further with members of the public on the following issues: (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes; (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment;…
  • Apr 17

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage

    GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outage
    Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from customers. This system allows a utility network to scan…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Apr 14

    Grandparent Rights in Virginia

    Grandparent Rights in Virginia
    Grandparents may seek custody or visitation of their grandchildren for any number of reasons. Perhaps one or both parents have become incapacitated, incarcerated, or otherwise unfit to have custody. Or perhaps a grandparent feels that a…
  • Apr 10

    Answers to Five Common Questions About ICE Hold

    Answers to Five Common Questions About ICE Hold
    I often meet with people concerned because an immigration detainer, commonly referred to as an “ICE hold,” has been placed on their loved one after a criminal arrest. When a non-citizen is arrested by local law enforcement,…
  • Apr 7

    The Hidden Danger of Virginia Spousal Support Agreement

    The Hidden Danger of Virginia Spousal Support Agreement
    The Fairfax County Circuit Court recently issued an opinion that sheds light on an important aspect of Virginia divorce law: when divorcing parties include a provision for spousal support in a separation agreement that is incorporated…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Mar 28

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975

    California Advocates Push to Raise Golden State Medical Malpractice Cap -- Would Be First Increase Since 1975
    Under California law, damages in medical malpractice cases are capped at just $250,000. If that figure sounds anachronistic… well, that's because it is: literally! The $250,000 cap has been in place for nearly four decades – it…
  • Mar 28

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show

    Over 200 Patients Die Daily From Hospital-Associated Infections, Report Show
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner Results from the recently-published Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 hospital survey indicate that, despite progress in recent years, the deadly…
  • Mar 24

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida

    Medical Malpractice Caps Limits Overturned in Florida
    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner For years, supporters of so-called tort reform claimed that the costs of medical care would decrease drastically if recoveries in medical malpractice lawsuits were…
Rank this Week: 585

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Apr 18

    New Lien Rights on Mississippi Construction Project

    New Lien Rights on Mississippi Construction Project
    For this weeks Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Adam Stone and Kaytie Pickett for the first time.  Adam and Kaytie  practice construction and commercial law with Jones Walker, LLP, a full-service law…
  • Apr 14

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach
    Construction Law Musings will be taking a break this week. Don’t worry, I’ll be back refreshed and ready to go after a nice relaxing beachfront vacation.  In the meantime, please check out the Guest Post Fridays, and explore…
  • Apr 9

    Contractor Side Deals Can Waive Right

    Contractor Side Deals Can Waive Right
    Originally posted 2010-03-22 09:00:00. Here at Construction Law Musings, we are quite fond of the Federal Miller Act and it’s Virginia counterpart, the “Little” Miller Act.  Both of these statutes allow a subcontractor…
Rank this Week: 752

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    April Fredericksburg Business Forum Event: How to Write and Publish a Book!

    April Fredericksburg Business Forum Event: How to Write and Publish a Book!
    Who: If you are a business owner, business development professional, or just interested in what it takes to write and publish a book, this event is for you! What: I have written two books which have generated substantial returns for my…
  • Apr 8

    The Police Are Scanning You

    The Police Are Scanning You
    Have you seen those police cars with huge cameras on the trunk? They’re scanning your license plates. These automated license plate readers have been a fairly hot topic in Virginia for the past couple of years. The Attorney General even…
  • Apr 4

    Is Your Lawyer Waiving Your Rights?!

    Is Your Lawyer Waiving Your Rights?!
    If you’re charged with a crime in Virginia, you have the right to confront the witnesses against you. If there’s a scientific certificate of analysis at issue in the case, your confrontation right includes the people who actually…
Rank this Week: 727

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Virginia Employment Attorney Blog

Covers employment and civil rights law. By the Spiggle Law Firm.

http://www.virginiaemploymentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case

    5 Tips for Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Case
    Employment law is highly technical. Winning an employment law case requires knowledge of case law, statutory law, constitutional law, and regulatory law. There are rarely simple employment cases. Therefore, you need to retain someone who…
  • Apr 10

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?

    How Do Lawyers Charge Their Clients?
    Employment lawyers get paid in various ways. Today I'll describe five of the most common.1. HourlyThe most traditional way lawyers bill in any practice is by the hour. Rates in this area vary but can range anywhere from $250 to $500 per hour.…
  • Apr 3

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?

    Is It Illegal to Discriminate Against an Employee Who Seeks a Work-Life Balance?
    There has been a spirited debate in this country about the role of women in the workplace. Whether it involves Sheryl Sandberg's best-selling book, Lean In, or the furor about Melissa Meyer's decision to end telecommuting at Yahoo, the issues…
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
  • Apr 15

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One

    Rosslyn Sector Plan Update: Step One
    Over the past year and a half, Arlington County has been working to update the Rosslyn Sector Plan, which is the guiding planning document for Arlington, Virginia’s downtown neighborhood of Rosslyn. This would be the first major update…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
  • Mar 25

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review

    Lorton Landfill Dispute Nearing Board of Supervisors' Review
    A multiyear land use battle over the future of the EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI) landfill in Lorton, Virginia is set to culminate in the Fairfax Board of Supervisors’ consideration of the proposed extended operation of the landfill until…
Rank this Week: 1174

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Apr 11

    Predictably, USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap in First Week of April

    Predictably, USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap in First Week of April
    AUTHOR:  Nicola Prall. On April 7, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015 beginning on October 1, 2014. On April 10, 2014, USCIS announced that it had received…
  • Apr 4

    Next Steps after Filing H-1B Petitions for Employees in F-1 Statu

    Next Steps after Filing H-1B Petitions for Employees in F-1 Statu
    AUTHOR:  Helen Pihlstrom. Employers who have submitted cap-subject H-1B petitions should remember that additional actions may be necessary by their current employees who are working pursuant to F-1 Optional Practical Training employment…
  • Apr 1

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing

    H-1B Cap Premium Processing
    AUTHOR:  Marko C. Maglich. USCIS has announced that it will begin premium processing of H-1B petitions subject to the H-1B cap for Fiscal 2015 no later than April 28, 2014.  (See www.uscis.gov).  The annual “cap” on…
Rank this Week: 1197

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/
  • Apr 8

    How long should your HOA retain its records?

    How long should your HOA retain its records?
    You are elected Secretary of your homeowners’ association. Congratulations! Someone hands you the minute book, owner roster, and the governing documents. You think, hey this is not overwhelming at all. Then the retiring Secretary…
  • Mar 31

    Simple Tips for Effective Due Process Hearings in your HOA

    Simple Tips for Effective Due Process Hearings in your HOA
    This blog post focuses on addressing one major source of discontent in community associations: due process hearings for alleged violations of the community’s governing documents or condominium instruments. Homeowners want fairness…
  • Mar 18

    CAI Law Seminar 2014 for HOA Lawyer

    CAI Law Seminar 2014 for HOA Lawyer
    Hard to believe that the CAI Law Seminar in Las Vegas was 7 weeks ago.  I have been meaning to report on the seminar but the practice has kept me very busy. The Law Seminar provides a unique learning opportunity to discuss emerging…
Rank this Week: 1440

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
  • Mar 5

    AIPLA files Amicus Brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments re: Definitene

    AIPLA files Amicus Brief in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments re: Definitene
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) has filed an Amicus Brief (friend of the court)in Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus , 2012-1289 (April 26, 2013, CAFC).  A link to the US Supreme Court docket on the appeal is…
  • Feb 21

    Apple’s New Touch MacBook Patent

    Apple’s New Touch MacBook Patent
    On Tuesday of this week the US Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent 8,654,524 for a “Housing as an I/O Device” to Apple, Inc. The patent claims a device that includes sensors positioned in a housing where the housing…
  • Jan 29

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Defendants Seeking Award of Attorney’s Fee

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Defendants Seeking Award of Attorney’s Fee
    On December 26, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided Kilopass Technology, Inc. v. Sidense Corporation, (Case No. 2013-1193). In this case, the defendant-appellant, Sidense Corporation (Sidense), had appealed…
Rank this Week: 1111

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
Rank this Week: 1115

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

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

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

    Senate Passes Historic Patent Reform Bill

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

    Senate Defeats Feinstein Patent Amendment

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

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010

    National Trademark Expo - October 15-16, 2010
    The US Patent and Trademark Office will have a National Trademark Expo October 15-16, 2010 at the USPTO Campus, 600 Delany Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Events will be free and include: 1. "What Every Small Business Must Know About…
Rank this Week: 1051

Community Mediation Center

Community Mediation Center

Offers mediator tips and mediation resources.

http://conflictcrushers.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1231

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

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

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Apr 18

    “Boston Strong” trademark update: 7 applications have been abandoned, 3 remain pending

    “Boston Strong” trademark update: 7 applications have been abandoned, 3 remain pending
    This week marks 1 year since the marathon bombings in Boston. Within 48 hours of those horrible events, people filed trademark applications. As I said at the time: A mere 48 hours following the tragic events at last Monday’s Boston…
  • Apr 17

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year

    Dozens of “_____ STRONG” trademarks filed in the last year
    Since the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013, and the popularity of the “Boston Strong” phrase, many USPTO trademark filings have been made for marks featuring “______ Strong.” For example, see the list below…
  • Apr 16

    Great marathon trademark

    Great marathon trademark
    I’ve been posting all week about marathon related marks. Here are some great marathon names, logos, and slogans [click marks for USPTO records]: SOGGY JOG HOTTEST RACE ON EARTH (Scottsdale, AZ) THE PEOPLE’S MARATHON (Marine…
Rank this Week: 2261

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?
    What do you do if husband and wife both retain you, pay a nice deposit and then separate, file for divorce and demand the money back? Well, most people would tell me to give the money back.  OK.  But to … Continue reading…
  • Apr 15

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?
    Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But…
  • Mar 11

    Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?

    Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?
    A federal district court has refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Sunnyvale, California’s ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds. (Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2014).) A large part of the…
Rank this Week: 1573

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
  • Apr 16

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Tendyne Secures $25 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Tendyne Secures $25 Million in Financing
    Tendyne has announced (pdf) it has secured $25 million in series C financing. Tendyne Holdings, headquartered in Roseville, Minn., is a clinical stage medical device company focused on the development of minimally invasive therapies for the…
  • Apr 9

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Adaptive Biotechnologies Secures $105 Million in Financing

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Adaptive Biotechnologies Secures $105 Million in Financing
    Adaptive Biotechnologies has announced it has completed a series C financing round and completed a newly created series D round of financing with a $105 million investment from Viking Global Investors. Adaptive Biotechnologies, based in…
  • Apr 7

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed Until Oct. 1, 2015

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed Until Oct. 1, 2015
    The following alert was authored by our McGuireWoods colleagues Kimberly J. Kannensohn and John C. Saran. On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (the Act) into law, thereby delaying until at…
Rank this Week: 2260

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/
Rank this Week: 1732

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 7

    Ripoff Report Maintains Section 230 Immunity Despite Lawyer's Novel Challenge

    Ripoff Report Maintains Section 230 Immunity Despite Lawyer's Novel Challenge
    Concerns that freedom of online speech would be chilled if Internet Service Providers were liable for allegedly defamatory remarks made by posters to their sites led Congress to pass the Communications Decency Act (the "CDA"). The CDA shields…
  • Mar 31

    The Unintended Consequences of Filing a Lawsuit

    The Unintended Consequences of Filing a Lawsuit
    Defamation law affords remedies to plaintiffs whose reputations have been tarnished by the false and damaging statements of others. But defamation plaintiffs face a particular dilemma: because legal proceedings are generally open to the…
  • Feb 17

    Preliminary Injunctions Against Defamatory Speech Seldom Justified

    Preliminary Injunctions Against Defamatory Speech Seldom Justified
    Courts grant temporary injunctions sparingly and only after the moving party has alleged and proved facts entitling it to relief. Injunctive relief generally is not available to prohibit the making of defamatory statements as prior…
Rank this Week: 1998

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Apr 1

    The WAPO/Koch Brothers/Keystone XL Pipeline Affair

    The WAPO/Koch Brothers/Keystone XL Pipeline Affair
    The recent Washington Post story linking the Koch brothers to the Keystone XL Pipeline, via their leaseholds on acreage in the Alberta, Canada, tar sands, is interesting because of what was said in the piece, and because of what its critics…
  • Mar 27

    Orts and All

    Orts and All
    Facebook Buys the Oculus Rift.  As mentioned here a few months ago, the video game trade press has been wildly enthusiastic about the development of the VR headset called Oculus Rift.  And why not?  By all reports the OR…
  • Feb 26

    Global Warming and the Chilling of Free Speech

    Global Warming and the Chilling of Free Speech
    One of the most important, if underreported, defamation cases in recent memory is being mounted by Prof. Michael Mann.  The creator of the controversial “Hockey Stick” graph, Mann is a leading figure among “global…
Rank this Week: 2116

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: 1777

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: 2175

Virginia Trucking Accident /…

Virginia Trucking Accident / Injury Blog

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

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

    House Bill Would Extend Trucking Hours for Propane Hauler

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

    FMCSA: Driver Database Rule Official; Publication Coming Shortly

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

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program

    Hours and Logbook Violations Get Mexican Company Removed from Pilot Program
    For the first time in three years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) pulled the authority for a Mexican carrier company to participate in its cross-border trucking pilot program. Sergio Tristan Maldonaldo, who does…
Rank this Week: 1542

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Consumer Bankruptcy Law

By Robert S. Brandt.

http://www.brandtlawfirm.com/blog-bankruptcy-virginia/
  • Feb 15

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure

    Which bankruptcy and who must file to stop a foreclosure
    In this day and age the internet is abound with articles that advise you that if you want to stop a foreclosure on your home then filing for bankruptcy is an effective way of doing that. As now retired Judge Mitchell of the Alexandria,…
  • Sep 21

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?

    Bank just filed a Motion for Relief from the Automatic Stay. Now what?
    First thing first, what does a motion for relief from the automatic stay actually mean? It means that at this time you are several months behind on your car or mortgage payment and the bank is requesting permission from the bankruptcy court…
  • Sep 7

    AFTER THE BANKRUPTCY, ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORT

    AFTER THE BANKRUPTCY, ORDER YOUR CREDIT REPORT
    This is a follow up to my previous article titled How To Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy. Step one involves ordering your credit report from all three credit bureaus. The information may be correct on the credit report provided by…
Rank this Week: 2187

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/
  • Feb 12

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
  • Jan 25

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.
    A layperson is often at a disadvantage when defending against a debt collection suit filed by an attorney. The debtor as a defendant does not know the "rules of the game" and sometimes takes the advice or direction of court staff (who by the…
  • Jul 3

    How Do You Know If You Could Be Sued by Your Mortgage Lender on a "Deficiency" After Foreclosure (or Short Sale)

    How Do You Know If You Could Be Sued by Your Mortgage Lender on a "Deficiency" After Foreclosure (or Short Sale)
    A blog post here last month discussed the growing wave of lawsuits by lenders for the balance of mortgage loans left over from foreclosures (and in some cases short sales), known legally as lawsuits for the recovery of "deficiencies." As…
Rank this Week: 2104

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Come see us at the Sweet 300

    Come see us at the Sweet 300
    I had a call last week from a lady who agreed to send me a document if I told her the address, and she wrote down exactly what I said. The envelope reads: "110 Piedmont Avenue, Sweet 300." Life is good upstairs in the Sweet 300.
  • Jan 27

    On the news that Judge Wilson will soon retire

    On the news that Judge Wilson will soon retire
    The Roanoke Times reports here that Judge Samuel G. Wilson of the W.D. Va. will be retiring August 1, 2014. I have written here not too long ago about trying one last case before him in Big Stone Gap. Before that trial, I saw him at the…
  • Jan 7

    How to make Yelp come acro

    How to make Yelp come acro
    In Yelp, Inc., v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, the Court of Appeals in an opinion by Judge Petty, joined by Judge Frank with Senior Judge Haley dissenting in part, upheld a civil contempt finding against online review site Yelp for failure to…
Rank this Week: 2121

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

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

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

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

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

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

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

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 2255

Virginia Criminal Defense Law…

Virginia Criminal Defense Law Blawg

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

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

    Types Of Sexual Offenses – Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Types Of Sexual Offenses – Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer
    It is imperative to understand how an Arlington criminal defense lawyer can assist you if you are facing any type of sexual offense charge. If you are facing any type of sexual offense, it is important to discuss the case with…
  • Jul 7

    Understanding Rape Charges – Alexandria Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Understanding Rape Charges – Alexandria Criminal Defense Lawyer
    If you are facing rape charges or any type of criminal charges for a sexual offense, it is important to speak with an Alexandria criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in defending similar cases. An experienced Alexandria criminal defense…
  • Jun 23

    Drug Offense Charges – Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Drug Offense Charges – Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Understanding drug offense charges may take the help of Virginia criminal defense lawyers. There are many type of drug charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Oftentimes charges may result in serious punishments. Experienced Virginia…
Rank this Week: 2251

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: 2130

Emerge

Emerge

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

http://emergeblog.net/
  • Feb 19

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL

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

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

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

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?
    PPMs (Private Placement Memos for the uninitiated) look pretty complicated. They’re usually thick documents full of run-on sentences, some charts and a few paragraphs in all caps. A client asked me to describe a PPM’s structure. I drew a…
Rank this Week: 1475

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: 2108

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Apr 18

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract

    En Banc Ninth Circuit Holds ESA Consultation Requirement Applies to Renewal of Long-Term Water Contract
    In a unanimous decision, eleven active judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the duty to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when a federal agency action may affect a listed…
  • Apr 17

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf

    California Fish and Game Commission Delays Listing Decision for Gray Wolf
     The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we…
  • Apr 14

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform

    Natural Resources Committee Discusses Endangered Species Act Reform
    Earlier this week, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform. The hearing focused on four bills that seek to require data and spending transparency under the ESA. As previously…
Rank this Week: 4979

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/
  • Apr 18

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question

    Travelers' Information Stations: To Filter (above 5 kHz) or Not to Filter, THAT is the Question
    Comments have been invited on an NAB/SBE proposal aimed at (slightly) improving the audio quality on the TIS without interfering with AM stations. Last July we blogged about changes the Commission had adopted to improve Travelers' Information…
  • Apr 17

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!

    Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!
    A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests,…
  • Apr 16

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case
    In case you ever wondered whether there’s such a thing as “unrecusal” – and, frankly, we hadn’t – here’s the answer: yes. The Supreme Court has announced that Justice Alito, who had recused himself…
Rank this Week: 3756

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Game Change? Judge Rules on Discrimination Protection for Gay

    Game Change? Judge Rules on Discrimination Protection for Gay
    A United States District Court Judge in the District of Columbia issued a recent opinion that could radically change the discrimination protections afforded to members of the LGBT community, but perhaps not in the way that you would expect.…
  • Apr 17

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know

    Severance Agreements: What You Need to Know
    The process of being separated from your company is often a surprising, confusing, and emotionally trying.  You walk into a routine meeting with a supervisor only to find that a Human Resources representative is also present.  Your…
  • Mar 26

    The College Athlete as an Employee: Part 1 of Who Knows?

    The College Athlete as an Employee: Part 1 of Who Knows?
    This is the beginning of a series on the implications of today’s National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decision that Northwestern’s football players, “are employees of the school and therefore entitled to hold…
Rank this Week: 2562

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

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

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Apr 18

    My Baby Suffers From A Birth Injury. I Can’t Afford Her Medical Bills. Can I Sue?

    My Baby Suffers From A Birth Injury. I Can’t Afford Her Medical Bills. Can I Sue?
    Birth Injury cases are extremely difficult and complex cases. Parents are going through an incredibly emotional time and wondering if they will be able to handle the type of care that the baby will require due to his or her birth…
  • Apr 9

    Another Auto Recall? Yes, This Time It’s Toyota

    Another Auto Recall? Yes, This Time It’s Toyota
    Toyota is busy yet again making headlines with another product recall affecting 2.34 million cars in the U.S.  Toyota announced today that it is recalling several models for four different defects. The first defect involves a Spiral…
  • Apr 7

    Bedford, VA and Roanoke, VA Bicycle Hit and Run Accidents Involve Drunk Driver

    Bedford, VA and Roanoke, VA Bicycle Hit and Run Accidents Involve Drunk Driver
    There has been a recent flood of bicycling fatalities.  Many people are not aware that a bicyclist has the same right to the road as a vehicle.  Sadly, many people do not share the road with bicyclists and fail to yield to them and…
Rank this Week: 4051

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    How to Prevent Identity Theft with Your Medicare ID Card

    How to Prevent Identity Theft with Your Medicare ID Card
    A recent Reuters article highlights an identity security problem for U.S. seniors. Identification cards issued by Medicare contain instructions to carry the card with you at all times. But your card also contains your full social security…
  • Mar 28

    First-party and third-party special needs trusts protect benefit eligibility

    First-party and third-party special needs trusts protect benefit eligibility
    Individuals with special needs often depend on government benefits in order to afford things that many of us take for granted — including health care, education, healthy food and a safe home. But when someone with special needs acquires…
  • Mar 13

    Elder advocacy group urges Congress to help seniors in 2014

    Elder advocacy group urges Congress to help seniors in 2014
    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently released a list of five recommendations for Congress to help American seniors in 2014. 1. Strengthen the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA provides funding for critical services for seniors…
Rank this Week: 2475

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law news and updates in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. By Mesirow & Stravitz, PLLC.

http://www.metrodcinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Will the ACA Make Liability Insurance Cheaper in the Washington, DC Area?

    Will the ACA Make Liability Insurance Cheaper in the Washington, DC Area?
      Open enrollment for health insurance offered by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) recently wrapped up.  Initial reports indicate 7.1 million people have signed up for health insurance through the exchanges since the ACA…
  • Apr 8

    Maryland Legislature Says “No More Free Bites” to Dog Owner

    Maryland Legislature Says “No More Free Bites” to Dog Owner
    Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of rock-and-roll, used to say, “Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.”  Although he probably wasn’t referring to legal liability, the quote closely resembles the common law…
  • Apr 3

    The Growing Impact of Predictive Modeling on Personal Injury Law

    The Growing Impact of Predictive Modeling on Personal Injury Law
    Numerous factors go into determining the value of an injured client’s case.  Initial injuries, cost and duration of medical care, long-term injuries, and the limitation of a person’s activities are just a few of the factors…
Rank this Week: 2925

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawjournal.com/
  • Apr 15

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1

    Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad - Part 1
    On March 6, 2014, a Fairfax Circuit judge denied a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by Wings LLC to enforce a noncompete against two defector employees. In a letter opinion, Judge Bruce D. White said the noncompete was unenforceable…
  • Apr 2

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule

    U.S. Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final "Persuader" Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has once again delayed publication of its final rule on “persuader activities.” The DOL’s final rule was initially scheduled for publication in November 2013. As that date approached,…
  • Mar 20

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24

    OFCCP's Final Rule On Employing People With Disabilities Takes Effect March 24
    On March 24, 2014, the final rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to undertake affirmative action for individuals with…
Rank this Week: 2286

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/
  • Apr 15

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job
    Thursday, April 17 at noon or Friday, April 18 at noon. WB 128 Get ready for summer success! Learn the law library's top ten tips to help you tackle research assignments at your summer job. The Thursday and Friday sessions are the same, so…
  • Apr 9

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT
    Law librarian Jon Ashley is for the second time the named plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit seeks the release of 30 prosecution agreements between the Justice Department and…
  • Apr 9

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday
    Congressman Tim Ryan Talk: "The Quiet Revolution: How Mindfulness is Transforming Our Country" Friday at noon, Main Grounds (Nau Hall Auditorium) Congressman Tim Ryan has represented Ohio in Congress for more than a decade. He believes that…
Rank this Week: 3410

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Apr 15

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2
    Rebecca Mullis attended an online program for Medical Diagnostic Sonography through Mountain State University. The program required her to attend a clinical externship to graduate, but there were no externship sites within a three-hour drive…
  • Apr 2

    Tall People and Class Action

    Tall People and Class Action
    April Fool’s–a day that one cannot trust what one reads on the Web, is fortunately over. So, please rest assured that Rutgers law student Brandon Riley’s note We’re Cramped as Hell, and We Won’t Take It Anymore:…
  • Apr 1

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.
    In Ubaldi v. SLM Corp., No. 11-01320, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38587 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014), the plaintiffs sued student-loan institution Sallie Mae for allegedly imposing unenforceable choice-of-law provisions on some of its borrowers,…
Rank this Week: 4096

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI

    Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI
    If you possess a Virginia Driver’s License and ge […]The post Getting a Restricted Virginia Driver’s License After an Out of State DUI appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Apr 9

    Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving

    Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving
    I have two separate clients, both charged by police off […]The post Driving While Intoxicated Does Not Equal Reckless Driving appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
  • Apr 7

    Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holder

    Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holder
    If you possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL […]The post Reckless Driving in Virginia and CDL holders appeared first on Reckless Driving and Traffic Defense Attorney.
Rank this Week: 3069

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Apr 13

    Preventing the Donation of Your Organ

    Preventing the Donation of Your Organ
    It's easy enough to avoid checking the organ donation box at the DMV, but that may not be enough to ensure that your organs aren't donated. If you don't check that box, someone else will be able to make a decision regarding the donation of…
  • Apr 4

    The Basics of Premarital Agreement

    The Basics of Premarital Agreement
    This is a guest post by Sonali Khadilkar, who practices family law in DC and Virginia. Sonali is the owner of Khadilkar Law PLLC, which has offices in Washington, DC and Vienna, Virginia. Sonali blogs here. Couples planning a wedding should…
  • Mar 30

    Trusts for Kids and Spouse

    Trusts for Kids and Spouse
    Trusts give you control Trusts give you control over who gets what, how, when, and why. Protect and Provide for Kids Let's say Henry leaves his teenage daughter, Caroline, $100,000 outright in his will. When Henry dies, Caroline can do…
Rank this Week: 3980

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Pediatric Heart Defect

    Pediatric Heart Defect
    Pediatric Heart Defects from Brien Roche LawA DC-Metro woman who is also a physician with the FDA gave birth to her third child in 2009; a seemingly healthy baby girl who nursed well and had gained weight before her very first…
  • Apr 3

    Uterine Fibroid

    Uterine Fibroid
    Uterine Fibroids from Brien Roche LawUterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors or growths in the muscles of the uterus.  These fibroids can get quite sizeable and as a result of their size cause heavy bleeding, urinary frequency,…
  • Mar 10

    Eye Malpractice

    Eye Malpractice
    Eye Malpractice from Brien Roche LawLaser surgery has become popular in the last many years.  Most eye malpractice claims arise from this type of surgery.   Eye Malpractice Caused by Laser Surgery There are two main types of such…
Rank this Week: 3411

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/
Rank this Week: 3179

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Recovery Services at 855-633-3603 Scams Ana

    Recovery Services at 855-633-3603 Scams Ana
    Before she came to talk to me about bankruptcy, Ana was scammed out of $200 by Recovery Services. “Recovery Services” called Ana from 855-633-3603 in January and told her she was in trouble for non-payment of a “check”…
  • Apr 4

    Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    The Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed led all attorneys in Virginia Chapter 7 bankruptcy case filings in 2013. That fact was announced just recently by 722 Redemption Funding, a company that finances cars for people in or just out of…
  • Mar 11

    Madison emails about the Bankruptcy Means Test

    Madison emails about the Bankruptcy Means Test
    Madison did research on the bankruptcy means test.  Then she emails me for help. Hello. I have been doing some research and I believe my husband and I should file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy but I’ve taken the means test and our…
Rank this Week: 4655

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Recovery Services at 855-633-3603 Scams Ana

    Recovery Services at 855-633-3603 Scams Ana
    Before she came to talk to me about bankruptcy, Ana was scammed out of $200 by Recovery Services. “Recovery Services” called Ana from 855-633-3603 in January and told her she was in trouble for non-payment of a “check”…
  • Apr 4

    Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    The Bankruptcy Law Office of Robert Weed led all attorneys in Virginia Chapter 7 bankruptcy case filings in 2013. That fact was announced just recently by 722 Redemption Funding, a company that finances cars for people in or just out of…
  • Mar 11

    Madison emails about the Bankruptcy Means Test

    Madison emails about the Bankruptcy Means Test
    Madison did research on the bankruptcy means test.  Then she emails me for help. Hello. I have been doing some research and I believe my husband and I should file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy but I’ve taken the means test and our…
Rank this Week: 2680