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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/
  • Oct 16

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense
    On October 16, 2017, the Incentive Auction Task Force and the FCC’s Media Bureau jointly announced the initial allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Relocation Fund) for the reimbursement of eligible full power and Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar
    This is a reminder to not snooze on next week’s CPB compliance webinar! On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s CPB Compliance guru Bob Winteringham will present a FREE one-hour webinar…
  • Oct 13

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!
    Now until Oct. 31, 2017, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is offering a “Special Limited Registration Period” – a pre-launch opportunity for the registration of .RADIO domain names by radio broadcasters, radio…
Rank this Week: 94

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
  • Oct 17

    Allergan’s RESTASIS® patents declared invalid by Eastern District of Texa

    Allergan’s RESTASIS® patents declared invalid by Eastern District of Texa
    Judge William C. Bryson of the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found that Allergan's RESTASIS® patents were infringed by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, but that Teva had demonstrated invalidity of those…
  • Oct 17

    McCormick and the Separation of Powers Constraints of Patent Invalidation

    McCormick and the Separation of Powers Constraints of Patent Invalidation
    Since patents belong to a class of private property rights, the adjudication of patent validity, infringement and damages have been allocated to Article III courts under common law. Even where courts of equity determine patent damages, the…
  • Oct 17

    The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray

    The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the TC Heartland case, as well as the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re Cray, many attorneys are speculating about how these decisions will change the patent litigation…
Rank this Week: 149

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online
    Looking to pay your Virginia traffic ticket online? If so, you may have already come across this page on the Virginia Judicial System website. Needless to say, the Commonwealth does exactly make the process intuitive. In an attempt to…
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse
    © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2017. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buses appeared first on Andrew Flusche.
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
Rank this Week: 121

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: 372

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Oct 13

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon
    Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards to all of its beneficiaries, approximately 60 million Americans, in an effort to cut down on identity theft and fraud. Instead of using Social Security Numbers to…
  • Oct 9

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment
    The majority of us know that a parent has a duty to support his or her minor children, and that the law presumes that upon reaching majority, a child is capable of self-support. Very few people understand that the responsibilities of a parent…
  • Sep 29

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir
    Many of our clients come to us primarily for estate planning. They are interested in making sure that their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries in the amounts and in the manner that they want. For many of our clients, that means…
Rank this Week: 652

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/
  • Oct 10

    US trademark application filings increased more than 10% in FY2017

    US trademark application filings increased more than 10% in FY2017
    The US economy continues to grow. Trademark applications have always been a leading indicator of economic trends. Here are the recent USPTO filing statistics through September 30, 2017, the end of FY2017, the government’s fiscal…
  • Oct 4

    Recent trademark registrations highlight pun brand names and slogan

    Recent trademark registrations highlight pun brand names and slogan
    Creative marks abound. While it can be challenging to come up with a creative brand name or slogan, it is worth it when they stand out. Below are some recent puns and plays on words registered at the USPTO (click … Continue reading…
  • Oct 2

    Beware of trademark scam from WOTRA – World Organization of Trademark

    Beware of trademark scam from WOTRA – World Organization of Trademark
    Yet another recent scam targeting trademark holders. This one costs $2,950.00.  Its value = zero, zilch, nada, nothing. The publication – if it even exists – is irrelevant and provides no real benefit. Even if they charged…
Rank this Week: 911

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Sep 29

    Contractors and Force Majeure: Contractual Protection from Hurricanes and Severe Weather

    Contractors and Force Majeure: Contractual Protection from Hurricanes and Severe Weather
    This week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings welcomes back Clay Olsen.  Clay is is an attorney at Harper Whitwell PLLC.  The firm is located in Mississippi and South Carolina where they routinely represent the interests of…
  • Sep 25

    Be Careful with Venue in Contract

    Be Careful with Venue in Contract
    Originally posted 2010-03-05 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf Musings has one overarching theme it is be careful with your construction contracts. The Courts remind us of that on a regular, if not daily, basis. One such case, in…
  • Sep 25

    Reminder: In Court (as in life) the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Not Show Up

    Reminder: In Court (as in life) the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Not Show Up
    As long time (and possibly recent) readers of Construction Law Musings know, I am a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator.  In that capacity, I spend quite a bit of time sitting in general district court courtrooms in places like…
Rank this Week: 912

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Northern Virginia Lawyer

Commentary and insight on Virginia law and procedure.

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

    Paul A. Prados selected as a rising star

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

    A Libertarian’s perspective on Ken Cuccinelli

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

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

    Gay marriage lawsuits taking back seat in waning days of the campaign
    I predicted that the gay marriage lawsuits in Virginia would have a significant impact on the gubernatorial campaigns in the final days. Apparently neither Cuccinelli nor McAuliffe appear interested in raising the fact that the AG's…
Rank this Week: 587

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: 625

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: 643

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Oct 17

    Update: The Diversity Lottery Will Restart Following Resolution of Technical Issue

    Update: The Diversity Lottery Will Restart Following Resolution of Technical Issue
    We previously reported on the Department of State’s acceptance of applications for the diversity immigrant lottery. Since then, the DOS has announced on the Diversity Lottery website: Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period…
  • Oct 12

    Insights: AOS Interviews Begin

    Insights: AOS Interviews Begin
    The USCIS has started conducting in-person interviews for all employment-based adjustment of status (AOS) applicants whose applications were filed on or after March 6, 2017. The AOS will not be approved until after a “successful”…
  • Oct 12

    Official Notice: TPS for Sudan to Terminate on November 2, 2018

    Official Notice: TPS for Sudan to Terminate on November 2, 2018
    DHS published the official announcement in the Federal Register terminating TPS for Sudan as of November 2, 2018. Information on how to re-register for TPS and extend EADs until the termination date can be found at…
Rank this Week: 3245

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: 4662

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Oct 17

    “Opt Out” Provisions May Provide Path Forward for Class-Action Waivers in Employment Contract

    “Opt Out” Provisions May Provide Path Forward for Class-Action Waivers in Employment Contract
    Los Angeles labor and employment litigators Michael Mandel and Amy Beverlin bring us perspective on three class-action waiver cases currently awaiting decision by the Supreme Court, as well as a potential path forward for class-action…
  • Aug 22

    District Court Dismisses Class Action for Failure to Plead Fraud Claim with Particularity

    District Court Dismisses Class Action for Failure to Plead Fraud Claim with Particularity
    This week, partner Alicia A. Baiardo and associate S. Virginia Bondurant Price report on a recent dismissal of a product liability class action. A recent 40-page opinion from the Central District of California illustrates how a Rule 12(b)(6)…
  • Jul 21

    The Advance of UK Antitrust Class Action

    The Advance of UK Antitrust Class Action
    Brussels-based antitrust partner Matthew Hall brings us an update on two ongoing UK antitrust class actions and one on the horizon. Antitrust class actions in the UK are beginning to take hold before the specialist Competition Appeal Tribunal…
Rank this Week: 3578

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/
  • Oct 17

    Expert Testimony in Virginia Medical Malpractice Case

    Expert Testimony in Virginia Medical Malpractice Case
    Doctors and other medical professionals are held to a high standard when it comes to the level of care that is expected of them. Indeed, when a medical professional fails to live up to the standards to which society holds them, they may be…
  • Oct 12

    Plaintiff’s Case Against Insurance Company Survives At-Fault Driver’s Bankruptcy Filing

    Plaintiff’s Case Against Insurance Company Survives At-Fault Driver’s Bankruptcy Filing
    Insurance companies are supposed to make life after a Virginia car accident easier, although in reality, that is not always the case. In too many cases, insurance companies look for ways to avoid paying out on an accident victim’s…
  • Oct 5

    Statutes of Limitations in Virginia Personal Injury Case

    Statutes of Limitations in Virginia Personal Injury Case
    When someone is injured due to the alleged negligence of another party, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for their injuries from the at-fault party through a Virginia personal injury case. All personal injury cases, however,…
Rank this Week: 2151

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/
  • Oct 16

    Sustained an Injury In a Car Accident in Roanoke, Virginia?

    Sustained an Injury In a Car Accident in Roanoke, Virginia?
    Car Accidents can cause a wide array of serious and sometimes fatal injuries.  If you or someone you love has sustained an injury in a car accident, call The Thomson Law Firm for a FREE case evaluation. Individuals who have suffered…
  • Oct 12

    NHTSA Released Data for 2016 Traffic Crashe

    NHTSA Released Data for 2016 Traffic Crashe
    It’s hard to believe that even with all of the safety innovations of the last ten years, there was yet again an increase in traffic fatalities in the year 2016. In 2016, 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roadways.  This is a 5.6…
  • Oct 3

    Asbestos Exposure Continues to be a Problem for Many in the Workforce

    Asbestos Exposure Continues to be a Problem for Many in the Workforce
    It’s hard to believe that decades after the intial discovery of the cause of Mesothelioma that hard working Americans are still working in conditions that put them at risk of developing this fatal disease. People with the following…
Rank this Week: 3292

Health Care Investor

Health Care Investor

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

http://www.thehealthcareinvestor.com
Rank this Week: 3573

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Oct 16

    FREE SPEECH WEEK: MUCH TO CELEBRATE

    FREE SPEECH WEEK: MUCH TO CELEBRATE
    Free Speech Week is upon us. Or, as the headline of a story about the week written by Amy Mclean in Cablefax puts it: “What a Time for Free Speech Week.” What a time, indeed. Just last week we saw the president raising the specter…
  • Oct 10

    The Enduring Threat of Net Neutrality

    The Enduring Threat of Net Neutrality
    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. – H.L. Mencken No regulatory issue in memory has…
  • May 17

    The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression

    The Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression
    College campuses should be bastions of free speech.  Today, they often seem to be the very places in American society where there is the least tolerance for controversial ideas.  Unfortunately, much of the discussion of why this has…
Rank this Week: 3622

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/
  • Oct 16

    How Internal Organs Can Be Damaged in a Car Crash

    How Internal Organs Can Be Damaged in a Car Crash
    When a car travelling at highway speeds is forced to a sudden stop in a collision, the impact forces on the occupants are tremendous. Drivers and passengers who are not wearing seatbelts can be thrown into the dash, windshield, steering…
  • Oct 13

    Post-Sepsis Syndrome and Other Long-Term Effects of Sepsi

    Post-Sepsis Syndrome and Other Long-Term Effects of Sepsi
    Sepsis is a potentially fatal complication of an infection. If a doctor’s or hospital’s mistake led to an infection that developed into sepsis, you may have a long recovery ahead of you. You may even experience permanent health…
  • Oct 11

    The Types of Pedestrians Often Hit While Walking Down the Side of a Road

    The Types of Pedestrians Often Hit While Walking Down the Side of a Road
    It may sound shocking, but pedestrians don’t have to be crossing a street to be hit by a driver. It’s scary to think about, but pedestrians are never really out of danger from vehicles—even if they are off the road or as far…
Rank this Week: 1618

Shevlin Smith

Shevlin Smith

Essential information about medical malpractice and personal injury.

http://www.shevlinsmith.com/library/
  • Oct 16

    How Internal Organs Can Be Damaged in a Car Crash

    How Internal Organs Can Be Damaged in a Car Crash
    When a car travelling at highway speeds is forced to a sudden stop in a collision, the impact forces on the occupants are tremendous. Drivers and passengers who are not wearing seatbelts can be thrown into the dash, windshield, steering…
  • Oct 13

    Post-Sepsis Syndrome and Other Long-Term Effects of Sepsi

    Post-Sepsis Syndrome and Other Long-Term Effects of Sepsi
    Sepsis is a potentially fatal complication of an infection. If a doctor’s or hospital’s mistake led to an infection that developed into sepsis, you may have a long recovery ahead of you. You may even experience permanent health…
  • Oct 11

    The Types of Pedestrians Often Hit While Walking Down the Side of a Road

    The Types of Pedestrians Often Hit While Walking Down the Side of a Road
    It may sound shocking, but pedestrians don’t have to be crossing a street to be hit by a driver. It’s scary to think about, but pedestrians are never really out of danger from vehicles—even if they are off the road or as far…
Rank this Week: 1604

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/
  • Oct 14

    Two CAAF cases to watch

    Two CAAF cases to watch
    On 12 October 2017, the CAAF granted petitions worthy of watching: No. 17-0556/AR. U.S. v. Joseph R. Armstrong. CCA 20150424. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court…
  • Oct 11

    Judge Kopf ruminates on Brady and Giglio — Worth-The-Read

    Judge Kopf ruminates on Brady and Giglio — Worth-The-Read
    At SimpleJustice blog (a blog worth following) there is a piece about Judge Kopf and a tweet which leads to a discussion of a prosecutors obligation to provide discovery to the defense. Let me start with some basics and two cases…
  • Oct 9

    Sentencing

    Sentencing
    It is common to obtain character and rehabilitation letters for a service-member at trial.  There is an art to getting and using good letters. Rule 1, don’t have a letter (or testimony) in which the writer impeaches the…
Rank this Week: 3978

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 13

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

    New Medicare Cards Coming Soon
    Between April 2018 and April 2019, Medicare will be issuing new Medicare cards to all of its beneficiaries, approximately 60 million Americans, in an effort to cut down on identity theft and fraud. Instead of using Social Security Numbers to…
  • Oct 9

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment

    Protecting Public Benefits from Child Support Payment
    The majority of us know that a parent has a duty to support his or her minor children, and that the law presumes that upon reaching majority, a child is capable of self-support. Very few people understand that the responsibilities of a parent…
  • Sep 29

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir

    Assuring an Inheritance for your Heir
    Many of our clients come to us primarily for estate planning. They are interested in making sure that their assets are distributed to their beneficiaries in the amounts and in the manner that they want. For many of our clients, that means…
Rank this Week: 2022

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 13

    Separating Fact From Opinion Is Not Always Easy

    Separating Fact From Opinion Is Not Always Easy
    Defamation Law 101 teaches that expressions of opinion are protected by the First Amendment and are not actionable in court. To bring a successful defamation suit, you’ll need to prove that someone made a false statement of fact about…
  • Sep 22

    A Guide for Revenge Porn Victim

    A Guide for Revenge Porn Victim
    Revenge porn is generally defined as a form of online harassment in which sexually explicit photographs or videos of another individual (usually a former partner) are either taken or shared with others without the consent of the person shown…
  • Sep 17

    Police Reports: Qualified Privilege or Absolute Immunity?

    Police Reports: Qualified Privilege or Absolute Immunity?
    False police reports are privileged against defamation claims. But the precise nature of that privilege is not always clear. Is it a qualified privilege, subject to being lost through abuse or bad faith, or is it an absolute immunity…
Rank this Week: 3666

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Oct 12

    7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop

    7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop
    7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop Almost all drivers have been pulled over for a routine traffic ... The post 7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Oct 12

    7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop

    7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop
    7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop Almost all drivers have been pulled over for a routine traffic ... The post 7 Don’ts When Pulled over for a Traffic Stop appeared first on Weiland Upton.
  • Oct 10

    How To Behave When Pulled Over For Speeding

    How To Behave When Pulled Over For Speeding
    How To Behave When Pulled Over For Speeding I know that I am not alone when I say that getting ... The post How To Behave When Pulled Over For Speeding appeared first on Weiland Upton.
Rank this Week: 3303

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Oct 12

    Fish and Wildlife Service Makes 12-Month Findings, Denies ESA Protections for 25 Specie

    Fish and Wildlife Service Makes 12-Month Findings, Denies ESA Protections for 25 Specie
    On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“Service”) announced 12-month “not warranted” findings on petitions to list 25 species as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species…
  • Oct 9

    Endangered Species Act Reform – Wolves, Dollars, Data

    Endangered Species Act Reform – Wolves, Dollars, Data
    In July we reported on five bills that propose to amend various aspects of the Endangered Species Act: H.R. 2603 – would remove listings of non-native species; H.R. 717 – would modify the process for listing…
  • Oct 4

    Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Denial of ESA Protections for Two Specie

    Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Denial of ESA Protections for Two Specie
    On Friday, September 29, 2017, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“Service”) announced its withdrawal of the proposed rule listing the Kenk’s amphipod (Stygobromus kenki), an aquatic crustacean, as an endangered…
Rank this Week: 4194

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 11

    On the late Don William

    On the late Don William
    From my clerkship with Judge Williams, I got to know his brothers, Lowell and Don. Later on Don was on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board when I did some work over there. He was a big character with a big smile and everyone in the…
  • Oct 11

    Microsoft to help expand rural broadband in 6 states. says Washington Post

    Microsoft to help expand rural broadband in 6 states. says Washington Post
    The Washington Post has this account of a pilot program being launched by Microsoft in six states, including Virginia, which is "a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to help teach computer science to students, expand rural broadband…
  • Jul 5

    On the Commonwealth's use of text messages and tweet

    On the Commonwealth's use of text messages and tweet
    In Atkins v. Com., the Court of Appeals of Virginia in an opinion by Judge Decker joined by Judes Humphreys and O'Brien affirmed the defendant's convictions, where he objected that the Commonwealth had failed to lay a sufficient foundation to…
Rank this Week: 1412

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/
  • Oct 6

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation
    In Virginia, a civil action for fraud requires more than just dishonest or unethical behavior on the part of the individual or business being sued. People lie all the time, and tort liability usually does not arise. The law of fraud is more…
  • Sep 2

    Remedies for Revenge Porn

    Remedies for Revenge Porn
    Most laws were written before people started texting naked pictures of each other on their phones. No one had heard of so-called revenge porn until around 2010, when the controversial website “Is Anyone Up?” launched, allowing…
  • Jun 28

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email
    Unauthorized access to another’s email account can give rise to a variety of claims. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), for example, prohibits a wide variety of improper computer activity, including unauthorized…
Rank this Week: 3807

Robert Weed Blog

Robert Weed Blog

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

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 5

    Two years after bankruptcy, Jim gets 3.25% car loan

    Two years after bankruptcy, Jim gets 3.25% car loan
    Two years after bankruptcy, Jim gets 3.25% car loan Just got an email from Jim, who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2015.  His case was approved and discharged in May 2017.  In August 2017, he got a car loan at 3.25%. I…
  • Sep 1

    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Knocks Out A Scam

    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Knocks Out A Scam
    CFPB Knocks Out Another Scam Yesterday, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau put another credit repair outfit out of business. This was National Credit Advisors.  These folks claimed that you can use them to “free yourself from…
  • Aug 31

    Upright Law on trial in Roanoke Bankruptcy court

    Upright Law on trial in Roanoke Bankruptcy court
    Upright Law on trial in Roanoke Bankruptcy court Trial is set on September 25, 2017, for Upright Law, at the bankruptcy courthouse in Roanoke VA. The US Justice Department, through the Office of the United States Trustee, is asking that…
Rank this Week: 2154

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Robert Weed Bankruptcy Law

Provides bankruptcy information for Northern Virginia.

http://robertweed.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 5

    Two years after bankruptcy, Jim gets 3.25% car loan

    Two years after bankruptcy, Jim gets 3.25% car loan
    Two years after bankruptcy, Jim gets 3.25% car loan Just got an email from Jim, who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy with me in 2015.  His case was approved and discharged in May 2017.  In August 2017, he got a car loan at 3.25%. I…
  • Sep 1

    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Knocks Out A Scam

    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Knocks Out A Scam
    CFPB Knocks Out Another Scam Yesterday, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau put another credit repair outfit out of business. This was National Credit Advisors.  These folks claimed that you can use them to “free yourself from…
  • Aug 31

    Upright Law on trial in Roanoke Bankruptcy court

    Upright Law on trial in Roanoke Bankruptcy court
    Upright Law on trial in Roanoke Bankruptcy court Trial is set on September 25, 2017, for Upright Law, at the bankruptcy courthouse in Roanoke VA. The US Justice Department, through the Office of the United States Trustee, is asking that…
Rank this Week: 4331

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

http://www.brienrochelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 5

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System
    Personal Injury Anatomy-Nervous System from Brien Roche Law This posting is an overview of human anatomy and physiology. The source of the information is for the most part a course offered by The Teaching Company and presented by Dr. Anthony…
  • Oct 3

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System

    Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System
    Personal Injury Anatomy-Cardiovascular System from Brien Roche Law Personal Injury Anatomy Cardiovascular System Personal injury anatomy cardiovascular system is one of several postings dealing with human anatomy and physiology for personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Case

    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Case
    The Logic of the Contingent Fee System in Injury Cases from Brien Roche Law As is true with many things associated with trial lawyers, there is a great deal of controversy associated with the contingent fee system in regards to injury claims.…
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PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
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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/
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McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Sep 29

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust

    The use of an intentionally defective grantor trust
    An estate planning vehicle that has attracted much attention is the use of an intentionally defective grantor trust (IDGT). A grantor trust is a trust that the grantor, or in some instances, a beneficiary, is regarded as the owner for income…
  • Sep 15

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust

    Proper estate planning: wills and trust
    Creating a will ensures that all your wishes are carried out after your death. A will is the most common way for you to distribute your assets, like your home, to an heir. However, there are a number of other vehicles through which you can…
  • Aug 31

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse

    A rise in hostility among divorcing spouse
    There has been an increase in hostility among divorcing couples who prefer to go to court instead of attempt to work together in an effort to reach a compromise. The issues of contention are the same as they have always been, namely, child…
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The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law.

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

    Successful Appeal Sets Important Precedent On Right to Impartial Jurie

    Successful Appeal Sets Important Precedent On Right to Impartial Jurie
    The Kaplan Law Firm’s Matthew B. Kaplan obtained the reversal of his client’s criminal conviction in a decision issued today by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals that strengthens the protections afforded by the jury…
  • Jul 17

    First Amendment Case: Sexual Assault Victim’s Counterclaim

    First Amendment Case: Sexual Assault Victim’s Counterclaim
    There have been further developments in Wade v. Foster, an important First Amendment case in which I represent Erin Foster, a woman who reported being sexually assaulted.  As I  mentioned in a previous post, the case is unusual in…
  • Jul 16

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Confrontation Clause Appeal

    The Kaplan Law Firm Files Confrontation Clause Appeal
    The Kaplan Law Firm recently filed an appeal with the D.C. Court of Appeals seeking reversal of our client’s conviction for unlawful weapons possession. The case raises an interesting issue under the Constitution’s Confrontation…
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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/
  • Sep 28

    The Cap Gap Extension for F-1 Student

    The Cap Gap Extension for F-1 Student
    Every year, many foreign national F-1 students try to change from F-1 student status to H-1B status after they complete a program of study or period of optional practical training (OPT). Since OPT generally requires employment with a U.S.…
  • Sep 22

    Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Court

    Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Court
    Divorce proceedings are emotionally and financially taxing, but the complexity of the process increases significantly with added cultural issues surrounding the marriage. In Islamic cultures, the bride and groom enter into a marital agreement…
  • Sep 19

    Co-Parenting and Virginia Custody Case

    Co-Parenting and Virginia Custody Case
    If you are facing a custody or visitation case in Virginia, it is especially important that you maintain and strengthen your co-parenting skills. Doing so will benefit your children, and can only help you in court. As a parent, it is…
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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
  • Sep 25

    New Travel Ban Is Probably Legal

    New Travel Ban Is Probably Legal
    #MuslimBan 3.0 is out. I'm very concerned, because I think it's legal.I hope I'm wrong. And that doesn't mean don't resist. But this ban is different than the two prior ones.First - the affected countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, North…
  • Sep 5

    Some Legal Options During DACApolypse

    Some Legal Options During DACApolypse
    Some legal options for Dreamers to start thinking about during #DACApolypse.I preface this by saying don't let up advocacy and working with allies on the ground, and in the halls of Congress. Ultimately we need our leaders to act. But…
  • Sep 5

    The Slow Killing of DACA

    The Slow Killing of DACA
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of #DACA today. Here is what that means (based on info we have now):If you have never filed for DACA, it's too late, as of today. You'll have to find another way to stay. There may be…
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Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

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

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Sep 25

    OFCCP Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Hurricane Relief Measures for Federal Contractor

    OFCCP Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Hurricane Relief Measures for Federal Contractor
    Minimum Wage Rate Increases Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced an increase in the minimum wage applicable to federal contractors for contracts that are covered by Executive Order 13658. …
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
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Virginia Employment Law Journal

Virginia Employment Law Journal

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

https://www.beankinney.com/virginia-employment-law-journal
  • Sep 25

    OFCCP Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Hurricane Relief Measures for Federal Contractor

    OFCCP Announces Minimum Wage Increase and Hurricane Relief Measures for Federal Contractor
    Minimum Wage Rate Increases Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced an increase in the minimum wage applicable to federal contractors for contracts that are covered by Executive Order 13658. …
  • Jul 24

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS

    New I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form Announced by USCIS
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced on July 17, 2017 that it has released a newly revised Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.  Federal law requires all employers to complete a Form…
  • Jul 10

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County

    New Minimum Wage Increases for the District of Columbia and Montgomery County
    For employers in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland, the cost of doing business just got more expensive.  Effective July 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage rate in the District of Columbia increased a dollar to…
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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/
  • Sep 19

    Beware of scammers: “Fix your tax debts for pennies on the dollar” IS too good to be true.

    Beware of scammers: “Fix your tax debts for pennies on the dollar” IS too good to be true.
    BEWARE HIGH-VOLUME TAX HELP ADVERTISERS Evening TV commercials offering to help taxpayers with tax debts.They promise to help you solve your delinquent tax problems. But are they legit? High volume advertisers typically collect hefty retainer…
  • 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,…
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Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers Virginia tax law.

http://www.virginia-tax-lawyer.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    OVDP Streamlined Submission

    OVDP Streamlined Submission
  • Jun 29

    7 Things to Do Now to Save on Taxe

    7 Things to Do Now to Save on Taxe
    Saving on taxes is a top goal that a Virginia tax attorney can try to help you achieve. While there are plenty of things you can do in April to try to save on your tax bill and send less money to the IRS, there's also no reason to wait for…
  • Jun 15

    Small Businesses Like Trump's Tax Plan...But Why?

    Small Businesses Like Trump's Tax Plan...But Why?
    President Donald Trump has made several proposals for reforming the tax code within the United States. Many of the changes that President Trump made appear to be very popular among business owners. Taxes have become a top issue among…
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Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
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Virginia Employment Law Blog

Virginia Employment Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiaemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    Fired On My Day Off

    Fired On My Day Off
    One of the common calls I get goes like this: “I was just fired on my day off. They didn’t give me a reason. They won’t meet with me. This can’t be legal.” It sucks. It feels like you couldn’t have possibly…
  • Sep 11

    Let’s Do Thi

    Let’s Do Thi
    Hey folks, I maintain a very busy and probably too loud presence on Twitter, found @erlichlawoffice, but this blog has gone long underserved and ignored. I’m going to fix that with posts coming this week and more to come soon.…
  • Oct 18

    EEOC sues Houston nightclub for disability discrimination based on unlawful inquiry about HIV statu

    EEOC sues Houston nightclub for disability discrimination based on unlawful inquiry about HIV statu
    Earlier this month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed a lawsuit against Diallo’s of Houston, a nightclub and party venue, alleging that Diallo’s violated the Americans with…
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MoreUs, The Arthur J. Morris Law…

MoreUs, The Arthur J. Morris Law Library Blog

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://library.law.virginia.edu/ajm-blog
  • Sep 6

    Our Annual Art Show, “We The People”

    Our Annual Art Show, “We The People”
    On Thursday night, the Law Library will hold a reception to express gratitude to the sixteen photographers whose work comprises this year’s art show, “We The People.” Curated by Stacey Evans, the exhibit features works from…
  • Aug 17

    A Brief Reflection on Difficult Times for Our Community

    A Brief Reflection on Difficult Times for Our Community
    The Law Library stands with our Dean and all in our community who are trying to grapple with the horror brought here last weekend by white supremacist groups. We’re deeply grateful for the many expressions of care and concern…
  • Jul 25

    UVA Legal Experts Offer Their Picks for Summer Fiction Reading

    UVA Legal Experts Offer Their Picks for Summer Fiction Reading
    For many of us, summertime means reading. A lifelong bibliophile, Thomas Jefferson considered fiction to be useful reading for anyone who wanted to understand the law. University of Virginia Law School faculty and staff agree. Here are some…
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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…
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Intellalegal IP News

Intellalegal IP News

Features intellectual property news concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights

https://intella-ip.com/
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