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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/
  • Jun 26

    Which Court Should You File In?

    Which Court Should You File In?
    Many family law clients ask the same question during their initial consultation: “which court should I file in?” In Virginia, both the juvenile and domestic relations district court (“J&DR court”) and the circuit…
  • Jun 20

    Change in Virginia Family Law Regarding Life Insurance

    Change in Virginia Family Law Regarding Life Insurance
    A new law goes into effect in Virginia on July 1, 2017, giving courts the authority to order a party paying spousal support to maintain an existing life insurance policy for the benefit of the payee spouse. This change to Virginia family…
  • Jun 12

    The Safe Reporting Law for Overdoses in Virginia

    The Safe Reporting Law for Overdoses in Virginia
    Back in July of 2015, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that aimed to save the lives of people suffering from overdoses. This safe reporting law (Virginia Code § 18.2-251.03) provides for an affirmative defense to prosecution of…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Jun 24

    Copious rations and heaping serving

    Copious rations and heaping serving
    The military does not have Alford pleas. In an Alford Plea, the criminal defendant does not admit the act but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge. The court will pronounce the defendant guilty. The defendant may plead…
  • Jun 24

    Note for appellate counsel

    Note for appellate counsel
    By order of the Chief Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will be closed all day on Monday, July 3, 2017.  For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time under the Court’s Rules of…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender

    Supreme Court invalidates ban on social media for sex offender
    In 2002, Lester Packingham became a convicted sex offender at the age of 21, after he pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child – having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Packingham got into hot water with the law again in…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Jun 23

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26
    The long-awaited filing window for certain Class C and D AM stations to apply for new FM translators will open at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 26, 2017, and will close at 5:59 p.m. EDT (not at 11:59 p.m.) on August 2, 2017. A second window for…
  • Jun 23

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a…
  • Jun 22

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat
    We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 276

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

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

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court knocked a hole in consumers’ rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Starting now, debt buyers, like Midland,…
  • Apr 1

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia

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

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%
    After Bankruptcy: Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48% The same week that her bankruptcy was discharged, Tammy got a car loan at 4.48%.  Now I sure don’t suggest trying to buy a car the same week your bankruptcy is over. But Tammy had no…
Rank this Week: 275

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 1

    On citation to unpublished orders of the Supreme Court of Virginia

    On citation to unpublished orders of the Supreme Court of Virginia
    Not too long ago, the Supreme Court of Virginia started putting its unpublished "orders" - i.e., unpublished opinions - on the courts website, and I look at those along with everything else that I can find on the website.Back in April, the…
  • May 6

    On admission to the W.D. Pa.

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

    The one that got away

    The one that got away
    Years ago, Kurt Pomrenke and I had a case where we represented the former director of the Grayson County Department of Social Services. In that case, one of the issues was whether the local department of social services was a state agency for…
Rank this Week: 456

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    2017 General Assembly Update

    2017 General Assembly Update
    2017 General Assembly Update from Brien Roche Law What follows is a summary of recent legislation from the 2017 General Assembly.  This summary was actually prepared by Senator Scott A. Surovell who also is the sponsor of many of these…
  • Mar 15

    Rear-end Accident

    Rear-end Accident
    Rear-end Accidents from Brien Roche Law Rear-end accidents typically involve one vehicle striking the rear of another vehicle. There may however be a somewhat different twist on your traditional rear-end accident in that sometimes people…
  • Feb 9

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent

    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent
    Medical Malpractice Informed Consent from Brien Roche Law Professor George Annas from Boston University’s School of Public Health recently contended at a meeting of the American Bar Association that informed consent was under attack.…
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Jun 26

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk
    A recent study shows that as many as 28% of all seniors refuse care after a hospitalization for an acute injury or illness. The study revealed that those refusing care were more likely to be younger, to have been admitted to the hospital from…
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
Rank this Week: 503

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
  • Jun 26

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: GTCR Acquires GreatCall

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: GTCR Acquires GreatCall
    GTCR has announced it will acquire GreatCall. GTCR, founded in 1980 and based in Chicago, is a PE firm that invests in a number of sectors, including healthcare. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $12 billion in ……
  • Jun 19

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cressey Acquires StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital

    Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cressey Acquires StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital
    Cressey & Co. has acquired a majority ownership position in StatLab Medical Products from Prairie Capital, according to a news release. StatLab, based in McKinney, Texas, is a developer and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the…
  • Jun 16

    Outcome Health Raises $5 Billion in Financing

    Outcome Health Raises $5 Billion in Financing
    Outcome Health has announced it has completed its first round of funding, raising $5 billion in financing. Outcome Health, based in Chicago and founded in 2006, serves health information and health intelligence intended to help patients and…
Rank this Week: 806

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/
Rank this Week: 1052

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jun 8

    Construction Lawyers Should Be Problem Solver

    Construction Lawyers Should Be Problem Solver
    No one wants to call a construction attorney.  Those of us that practice construction law and advise contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry know this.  We are associated with problems.  We are…
  • May 23

    Where Insurance and Contracts Collide in Construction

    Where Insurance and Contracts Collide in Construction
    As has been said a “few” times here at Construction Law Musings, the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia strictly interpret the actual terms of a construction contract.  A recent case in the Circuit Court for the City of…
  • May 9

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017

    Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017
    Well, the Virginia General Assembly has finished its yearly run through the legislative process and this year there are a few highlights for those of us in the construction industry.  It is always interesting to see what issues are the…
Rank this Week: 980

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272

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

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

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

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
Rank this Week: 927

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver
    In Virginia, injured victims of drinking and driving accidents can sue the drunk driver for punitive damages in addition to traditional compensatory damages. What are Punitive and Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damages are those…
  • May 26

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver

    Punitive Damages for Emotional Distress Caused by a Drunk Driver
    In Virginia, injured victims of drinking and driving accidents can sue the drunk driver for punitive damages in addition to traditional compensatory damages. What are Punitive and Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damages are those…
  • Aug 24

    What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident and It’s Not Your Fault

    What To Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident and It’s Not Your Fault
    IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AND NEED TO SPEAK TO A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, CONTACT US TODAY. I get asked this question by clients in Virginia all the time: “I just got in a car accident, what do I need to do?”…
Rank this Week: 691

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 9

    To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

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

    Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

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

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

    Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, court
    "Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent licensing that unfairly influences attitudes towards…
Rank this Week: 1061

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health

    Studies Show Low Carb Diets Can Do Much for Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Doctors and other health care professionals urge Americans of all ages to get regular exercise and see their doctors for regular checkups. But studies are showing there’s an under-utilized option for…
  • Feb 19

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month By Learning More About Heart Health
    February is American Heart Month. Since many of us hit the winter “slump” at about this time of year, it’s a great time to take a second look at your own heart health and start implementing small changes to improve it. Did…
  • Jan 27

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability

    Hurt in 2015? How to Make 2016 a Great Year Despite Your Injury or Disability
    A bad car accident, slip and fall injury or acquired disability turned 2015 upside down for you and your family. You’re likely still struggling to come to terms with your new limitations and figure out how to get your finances, career…
Rank this Week: 770

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?

    What if your Virginia Social Security Disability is cut off?
    DISASTER: YOUR VIRGINIA SOCIAL SECURITY HAS BEEN CUT OFF! Bad news! You fought long and hard to win your disability but now the government says you have "improved" and you are no longer disabled. What can you do?1.  You need to file…
  • Dec 31

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia

    Why a Repeitive Injury at Work is not compensable as a Workers' Compensation Claim in Virginia
    You are injured at work so you would naturally expect to receive compensation under the workers' compensation laws. In Virginia, if is a repetitive trauma injury, you will not be successful.In Virginia you can be compensated for an injury at…
  • Dec 13

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge

    The 5 Best Things to Say to the Social Security Judge
    I have represented claimants in over 1,000 Social Security Disability hearings. These are some suggestions about the claimant's testimony before the judge:First, if you have a case that involves chronic pain you are going to be asked what is…
Rank this Week: 951

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 527

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Reins in California Courts’ Approach to Specific Jurisdiction

    Supreme Court Reins in California Courts’ Approach to Specific Jurisdiction
    Below, Chicago-based litigator Matt Gold weighs in on the implications of last week’s Supreme Court decision rejecting the sliding scale approach to specific jurisdiction in mass tort proceedings. On June 19, 2017, the Supreme…
  • Jun 26

    Posner Pounces on Class of “Dissatisfied” Eye Drop Purchaser

    Posner Pounces on Class of “Dissatisfied” Eye Drop Purchaser
    Raleigh-based litigator Joan Dinsmore brings us a discussion of yet another memorable opinion by Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner. Earlier this year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit refused to reconsider en banc…
  • Jun 20

    A Cautionary Tale: Counterclaim Class Action Stuck in State Court

    A Cautionary Tale: Counterclaim Class Action Stuck in State Court
    Diane Flannery and Annie Cai Larson provide their thoughts below on a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision from earlier this year that held a counterclaim-defendant could not rely on CAFA to avoid state court.  The Class Action…
Rank this Week: 3943

Shevlin Smith

Shevlin Smith

Essential information about medical malpractice and personal injury.

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/library/
  • Jun 27

    What You Should Know About the Insurance Adjuster Handling Your Truck Accident Injury Claim

    What You Should Know About the Insurance Adjuster Handling Your Truck Accident Injury Claim
    Following a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you may assume that you will get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering. But it may shock you to find out what an insurance adjuster is really up to…
  • Jun 23

    Patients May Be Put at Risk by Sleep-Deprived Doctor

    Patients May Be Put at Risk by Sleep-Deprived Doctor
    It is common sense that people need adequate sleep to function, let alone examine patients, perform medical procedures, and prescribe medications. But did you know that many medical professionals are sleep deprived? Shockingly, many doctors…
  • Jun 22

    Medical Negligence: The Main Factor Behind Blood Transfusion Error

    Medical Negligence: The Main Factor Behind Blood Transfusion Error
    Most people who undergo blood transfusions have suffered serious injuries in car accidents or they have undergone emergency surgeries or even elective surgeries where they lost a good amount of blood. Other people need blood transfusions…
Rank this Week: 2210

Northern Virginia and Washington…

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

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

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    What You Should Know About the Insurance Adjuster Handling Your Truck Accident Injury Claim

    What You Should Know About the Insurance Adjuster Handling Your Truck Accident Injury Claim
    Following a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you may assume that you will get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering. But it may shock you to find out what an insurance adjuster is really up to…
  • Jun 23

    Patients May Be Put at Risk by Sleep-Deprived Doctor

    Patients May Be Put at Risk by Sleep-Deprived Doctor
    It is common sense that people need adequate sleep to function, let alone examine patients, perform medical procedures, and prescribe medications. But did you know that many medical professionals are sleep deprived? Shockingly, many doctors…
  • Jun 22

    Medical Negligence: The Main Factor Behind Blood Transfusion Error

    Medical Negligence: The Main Factor Behind Blood Transfusion Error
    Most people who undergo blood transfusions have suffered serious injuries in car accidents or they have undergone emergency surgeries or even elective surgeries where they lost a good amount of blood. Other people need blood transfusions…
Rank this Week: 2150

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk
    A recent study shows that as many as 28% of all seniors refuse care after a hospitalization for an acute injury or illness. The study revealed that those refusing care were more likely to be younger, to have been admitted to the hospital from…
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
Rank this Week: 2049

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Allows Partial Effect to Trump Travel Ban, Will Review Case in October

    Supreme Court Allows Partial Effect to Trump Travel Ban, Will Review Case in October
    It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the travel ban case and will do so in early October. Meanwhile, the Court stayed lower court injunctions allowing President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to go in effect,…
  • Jun 21

    Trump’s Cuba Policy Reverses Course Set by Obama

    Trump’s Cuba Policy Reverses Course Set by Obama
    Simpler and less expensive travel to Cuba by Americans is apparently short-lived, as more difficult and costly travel to the island nation appears forthcoming. In a recent speech in Miami outlining his policies on Cuban travel and commercial…
  • Jun 19

    USCIS May Request I-9

    USCIS May Request I-9
    The USCIS is requesting some applicants for Adjustment of Status to submit copies of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms that they (and their employers) completed for current or former employment. These requests are coming as…
Rank this Week: 3559

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
  • May 31

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning
    A sense of uncertainty has emerged under the new administration surrounding estate planning for the year 2017. President Trump has expressed his intent to implement significant changes to U.S. tax policy. However, the degree to which those…
Rank this Week: 1995

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.virginiainjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2773

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/
  • Jun 24

    It Was Just a Car Accident. Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

    It Was Just a Car Accident. Do I Really Need a Lawyer?
    If you’re asking yourself this question about a matter you’re dealing with at the moment, chances are, you probably do. And the good news for you…. you can find out if you really need a lawyer for free. At my Roanoke law…
  • Jun 21

    Forgot Something? Surgical Items Left in the Body Cause Serious Injury

    Forgot Something? Surgical Items Left in the Body Cause Serious Injury
    Retained surgical items are foreign objects that are left inside the body cavity after surgery by a surgeon and his or her team of nurses. Items left behind are drill bit fragments, screws, needles and most often surgical sponges. Surgical…
  • Jun 7

    Are You a Driver Over the Age of 65?

    Are You a Driver Over the Age of 65?
    If so, you are not alone.  An article in the July 2017 issue of Consumer Reports magazine states that over 40 million Americans over the age of 65 still hold a valid driver’s license. In 2015, 46 million Americans were age 65 or…
Rank this Week: 3564

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jun 23

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney
    In Reineck v. Lemen, the Virginia Supreme Court tells us something about granting hot powers and certain duties of an agent under a power of attorney.
  • Jun 23

    Changing Direction

    Changing Direction
    I have decided to change the direction of Estateography a bit. Future posts will involve more analysis of Virginia law. The first post in this new direction is here: http://ychlaw.com/thorsen-v-rspca-comments/.
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
Rank this Week: 3811

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Jun 22

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bear
    On June 22, 2017, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will delist the Yellowstone population of the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis).  According to the Service, the…
  • Jun 15

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period for Five Proposed Rule

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period for Five Proposed Rule
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) issued a notice in the Federal Register that it was reopening the comment period on five proposed rules for four plant species.  Specifically, the proposed…
  • Jun 8

    Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plan

    Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plan
    On June 8th, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3353, entitled “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States.”  This Order initiates the assessment of both…
Rank this Week: 5107

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

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

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    Supreme Court Knocks a Hole in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court knocked a hole in consumers’ rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Starting now, debt buyers, like Midland,…
  • Apr 1

    Lowest rate of bankruptcy dismissed in Northern Virginia

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

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%

    Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48%
    After Bankruptcy: Tammy Gets A Car Loan at 4.48% The same week that her bankruptcy was discharged, Tammy got a car loan at 4.48%.  Now I sure don’t suggest trying to buy a car the same week your bankruptcy is over. But Tammy had no…
Rank this Week: 2776

Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

http://www.intellalegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3762

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jun 19

    Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension!

    Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension!
    Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension! John Weiland of Weiland Upton, Attorneys at Law recently ... The post Goochland County Dui Reduced To Reckless Driving Without Any License Suspension! appeared…
  • Jun 17

    96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation

    96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation
      96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation John Weiland of Weiland Upton, Attorneys ... The post 96 Mph Reckless Driving In Hanover, Va Reduced To A Minor Traffic Violation appeared first on Weiland…
  • Jun 16

    90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket

    90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket
    90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket John Weiland of Weiland Upton, Attorneys at Law ... The post 90 Mph Reckless Driving In Henrico, Virginia Reduced To Minor Speeding Ticket appeared first on Weiland…
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The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 16

    DACA Safe for Now

    DACA Safe for Now
    DACA appears safe, for now. It seems media across the spectrum reports that it's a(nother) broken promise for Trump - with the Washington Times adding that the reversal "enrages conservative base" and the Daily Caller bemoaning that "100,000…
  • Jun 3

    We're Suing To Compel Disclosure of the Tanton Paper

    We're Suing To Compel Disclosure of the Tanton Paper
    Dr. John Tanton ​I will place updates here. Follow me on Facebook or on Twitter @HMAesq for notifications.BACKGROUNDAs an immigration lawyer, in the wake of ICE raids, stalled immigration reform, detention of children,…
  • May 26

    4th Circuit Keeps Muslim Ban Blocked - But This Isn't Over

    4th Circuit Keeps Muslim Ban Blocked - But This Isn't Over
    Get ready for a SCOTUS Showdown. The 4th Circuit opinion keeping the Muslim Ban blocked - with concurrences and dissents - is a stage for a final showdown before the Supreme Court. A full panel of 13 judges ruled, 10 in favor of…
Rank this Week: 5108

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 3

    The Substantial Truth Doctrine Saves Katie Couric–For Now

    The Substantial Truth Doctrine Saves Katie Couric–For Now
    If a statement claimed to be defamatory is substantially true (even if partially inaccurate), Virginia courts will generally not allow offended parties to bring defamation actions based on the minor inaccuracies. If the damaging aspect of the…
  • May 25

    Can Small Business Owners Sue When Their Companies Are Defamed?

    Can Small Business Owners Sue When Their Companies Are Defamed?
    As a small-business owner, can you sue for defamation personally if someone makes a false and damaging statement about your business? The answer will depend to a large degree on the size of your company and the extent to which the public…
  • May 1

    Not Everybody Reads That Story the Way You Do

    Not Everybody Reads That Story the Way You Do
    Hypersensitivity is not a desirable personality trait if you are a plaintiff in a defamation case. If you’re the type of person who tends to jump to conclusions about an author’s intent when reading certain statements made about…
Rank this Week: 3961

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/
  • May 30

    Double Fatal 1-81 Trucking Crash Kills Father and Son

    Double Fatal 1-81 Trucking Crash Kills Father and Son
    Interstate 81 in Virginia is a busy and dangerous route frequented by many big rigs. We were saddened to read about a double fatal I-81 trucking crash this month. According to media reports, a tractor-trailer truck came over a hill on I-81…
  • Feb 27

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

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

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving

    Tips to Avoid Aggressive Truck Driving
    Road rage is a significant problem on the highways of the United States. It’s bad enough when car drivers come to blows but aggressive truck driving can be even more serious for other road users. Most of us have encountered some degree…
Rank this Week: 3467

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • May 30

    A Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support

    A Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support
    This is a Comprehensive Guide to Virginia Child Support What are the laws on child support in Virginia? It’s a straightforward question, but one that requires a comprehensive discussion. This guide on Virginia child support laws…
  • May 9

    My Spouse Has Changed

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

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce

    Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce
    According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 31% of U.S. adults who combined assets with a spouse or partner say they have been deceptive about money and 58% of these adults say they hid cash from their partner or…
Rank this Week: 4718

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/
  • May 23

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia

    How To Sue for Fraud in Virginia
    Actual fraud is defined in Virginia as a misrepresentation of a material fact, made knowingly and intentionally, with the intent to mislead another person, when the person to whom the misrepresentation was made reasonably relies on that…
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

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

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
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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: 2427

Chris Guedri's Blog

Chris Guedri's Blog

Covers personal injury news.

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

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

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

    Tips to Protect Children from Burn

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

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse

    Electronic Stability Control Now Required on Trucks and Buse
    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has distinguished itself as perhaps the single most beneficial safety system added to our cars.
Rank this Week: 2212

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Mar 10

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

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

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

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

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development

    New Owner-Occupancy Rules for Condominium Development
    Effectively immediately, The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has implemented new owner-occupancy rules regarding existing condominium developments.  The owner-occupancy requirement for most projects has been lowered from 50% to…
Rank this Week: 4924

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2827

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4158

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

Tarley Robinson Legal Nuggets

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

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

    Airbnb and VRBO and your Home: Regulating The Shared Economy

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

    The Importance of the “Certification” when Amending HOA Document

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

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

    Pool Season: Is Your Association Ready to Take the Plunge?
    Many Community Associations prepare to open their neighborhood pool by adding chemicals and performing maintenance to ensure the health and safety of the Owners. But just as HOAs take care in measuring chlorine and skimming leaves, Boards of…
Rank this Week: 2948

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

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

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

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

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 3253

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property…

Ryan Alley Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

http://alleylegal.com/blog
  • Nov 20

    Where Did It All Go (Wrong)?

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

    In re Morsa II – Prosecution Lesson

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

    Hey. What’s going on?

    Hey. What’s going on?
    Well it’s been almost a year since the last post to this blog. For regular readers who have sorely missed new content here, my perfunctory apologies. For those who have emailed and commented asking about my status (with even a few…
Rank this Week: 2333

Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime

    New DOL Regulations on FLSA Overtime
    The U.S. Department of Labor will today unveil new regulations effectuating significant changes to the payment of employee overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule will raise the salary exemption threshold for…
Rank this Week: 2309

Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2668

Case Notes Blog

Case Notes Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case

    Amicus Briefs Filed in Title VII Sex Discrimination/Retaliation Case
    The case I mentioned in my June 30 post, Villa v. Cavamezze Grill LLC, is moving forward.  The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers’ Association (MWELA) have…
Rank this Week: 3540