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IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 23

    Increasing the ROI from the Federal Lab

    Increasing the ROI from the Federal Lab
    The biggest complaint about federal labs is it's too hard to complete deals. Many federal labs must run pending agreements through byzantine departmental procedures. Companies wonder what's taking so long and are surprised when negotiated…
  • May 23

    Navigating the Patent Landscape in China

    Navigating the Patent Landscape in China
    The Chinese intellectual property legal system has matured rapidly. Just 40 years ago China did not have a patent system, and today the country is aggressively using patent policy to create an innovation pathway... Meanwhile, China is…
  • May 23

    How to Change Jobs and Embrace Inefficiency

    How to Change Jobs and Embrace Inefficiency
    How can we provide trade secret protection in fast-growing industries where employees often leave to work for the competition? How does someone take his or her accumulated experience to a competitor without getting sued? And from another…
Rank this Week: 176

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • May 4

    Kim v. Kim and the "Benefit" Element of Presumed Undue Influence

    Kim v. Kim and the "Benefit" Element of Presumed Undue Influence
    In the recent case of Kim v. Kim, the Virginia Supreme Court addresses the "benefit" element of the test for presumed undue influence. The “benefit,” it seems, can be indirect; however, it must be “immediate,”…
  • Jan 17

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil
    In Irving v. DiVito, the Virginia Supreme Court determined the circuit court did not err in refusing to admit to probate a writing offered as a holographic codicil. The writing at issue in Irving is clear about the intended dispositive…
  • Jan 17

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil

    Irving v. DiVito: Clear Wishes, but Not A Codicil
    In Irving v. DiVito, the Virginia Supreme Court determined the circuit court did not err in refusing to admit to probate a writing offered as a holographic codicil. The writing at issue in Irving is clear about the intended dispositive…
Rank this Week: 305

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    [Study] Virginia Counties with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate

    [Study] Virginia Counties with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate
    I regularly defend folks who are charged with DUI in Virginia. Our criminal justice system depends upon criminal defense lawyers fighting hard to limit the government’s reach and protect individual rights. At the same time, I recognize…
  • Mar 6

    [Infographic] Virginia’s Most Shocking DUI Statistic

    [Infographic] Virginia’s Most Shocking DUI Statistic
    Virginia is known for having tough laws against drunk driving and has made efforts to reduce the rates of drunk driving and alcohol-involved crashes. Despite everything that is done to discourage drivers from drinking and driving, drivers…
  • Feb 10

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?
    If you received a reckless driving ticket, you are probably wondering what to do about it and how much does it even cost to hire a VA reckless driving lawyer? Many of my clients have never needed a lawyer before, so it’s not unusual to…
Rank this Week: 445

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • May 23

    Records of trial

    Records of trial
    I’m having a problem with some appellate cases. The charges are referred, trial sessions are held, for one reason or another the charges are withdrawn, and then they come back. When the ROT is prepared the earlier hearings are not part…
  • May 23

    Yes, yes they can–a CCA can set aside a mandatory DD

    Yes, yes they can–a CCA can set aside a mandatory DD
    In United States v. Kelly, __ M.J. __, No.17-0559/AR the CAAF decides that a court of criminal appeals has the power to disapprove a mandatory minimum punitive discharge, reversing the published en banc (but non-unanimous)…
  • May 23

    Sad, very sad, but to be expected?

    Sad, very sad, but to be expected?
    Military personnel are told to believe the victim and consider the accused guilty unless, the quote from a former Air Force TJAG, there’s a silver bullet showing innocence.  But what if the silver bullet isn’t available.…
Rank this Week: 868

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human…

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human Rights

Covers constitutional law, civil rights, and human rights. By Nexus Derechos Humanos.

https://www.humanrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1101

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
  • May 2

    April 2018 Notable Traffic Win

    April 2018 Notable Traffic Win
    We had another busy month.  Below we feature reckless driving and other notable case results from traffic court from April of 2018.  Wins featured below include speeds at over 90 mph and include cities such as Virginia Beach,…
  • Feb 21

    Norfolk Circuit Court – Hit and Fun Felony avoided

    Norfolk Circuit Court – Hit and Fun Felony avoided
    DISCLAIMER – EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. February 20, 2018, Norfolk Circuit…
  • Feb 21

    Traffic Wins in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake (Jan-Feb 2018)

    Traffic Wins in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake (Jan-Feb 2018)
    Below are some recent wins in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake General District Court. DISCLAIMER – EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY…
Rank this Week: 473

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
  • Mar 16

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment
    A previous blog post discussed sexual harassment in the workplace. This post discusses steps that an employer can take to avoid liability for sexual harassment, or at least minimize legal exposure. 1. Have a Sexual Harassment Policy An…
  • Feb 13

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of…
  • Jan 26

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018
    On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the latest state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, when the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill last year. The bill - known as the…
Rank this Week: 963

SW Virginia law blog

SW Virginia law blog

Covers law in Southwest Virginia. By Steven Minor.

http://swvalaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    On Judge Robert William Hughe

    On Judge Robert William Hughe
    Longtime readers of this blog would know that I am interested in Southwest Virginia lawyers and judges from days gone by, and I mostly wrote the Wikipedia articles for several of them, including Judge Robert William Hughes. Judge Hughes died…
  • Jan 29

    On the judicial vacancy in the W.D. Va.

    On the judicial vacancy in the W.D. Va.
    I noticed that Judge Glen Conrad took senior status in December, and that Judge Urbanski is now the Chief Judge of the W.D. Va. Judge Conrad is and was much admired among the people I've known at the courthouse, including Judge Williams, who…
  • Jan 22

    Wherefore, section 20-79(c)

    Wherefore, section 20-79(c)
    A standard provision of divorce decrees in Virginia is the referral, pursuant to Va. Code 20-79(c), to a Juvenile Court of matters pertaining to the modification and enforcement of the terms of the decree related to custody and visitation and…
Rank this Week: 810

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

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

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

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

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

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

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

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 950

Immigration Law, Policy and…

Immigration Law, Policy and Procedure

Covers immigration law, policy, and procedure. By Federico B. Serrano.

http://www.serranoimmigration.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case

    How a 2013 Government Shutdown Might Affect Your Immigration Case
    As happened only a couple of years ago, we are faced yet again in 2013 with the threat of a government shutdown. I am re-posting this article which was originally published in 2011 with some modifications. Because the U.S. federal government…
  • Jan 2

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule

    Unlawful Presence I-601 Waiver: Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule
    The long awaited "Advance Copy of USCIS Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process" was just released.  This final rule relating to the unlawful presence waiver is not effective yet, but at least we're…
  • Dec 23

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root

    Commandment #6 of Applying for Naturalization: Thou Shall Go Back to Your Root
    Not remembering important information can complicate an applicant's naturalization application.  This is especially true when dealing with issues of eligibility.  That's why having a copy of one's  "A file" has become increasingly…
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: 698

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers Virginia tax law.

http://www.virginia-tax-lawyer.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Do You Need to File an Amended Return?

    Do You Need to File an Amended Return?
    While you are required to file your taxes by April each year, sometimes taxpayers need to make changes to the original tax returns that they have filed. In these circumstances, filing an amended return could become necessary.
  • May 16

    Missed The Tax Deadline? Learn About Your Option

    Missed The Tax Deadline? Learn About Your Option
    If you missed the tax deadline, it is important that you act as quickly as possible to file your tax forms. The penalties can be much more serious for not filing at all than for filing but failing to pay your taxes, so you shouldn't hesitate…
  • Apr 29

    Understanding Tax Bracket

    Understanding Tax Bracket
    When you are in the 25 percent tax bracket, this does not mean that you have to pay taxes on 25 percent of your total income that you earned.
Rank this Week: 1290

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: 2497

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/
  • May 23

    Reporting from the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA

    Reporting from the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA
    Listen to this podcast and to Erik highlighting what’s being discussed at the conference that is impacting your business. Listen to Podcast The post Reporting from the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA…
  • May 22

    TTAB Hearings: tips for oral arguments (#INTA18)

    TTAB Hearings: tips for oral arguments (#INTA18)
    Earlier this week, I hosted a round table at the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA). The topic was preparation for hearings or oral arguments at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Below is my outline,…
  • May 21

    Beware of trademark offer from “United States Trademark Maintenance Service”

    Beware of trademark offer from “United States Trademark Maintenance Service”
    I recently received another offer from “United States Trademark Maintenance Service.” It raises as many questions as it does answers. Do they help their clients understand the declaration to be signed? Are they attorneys providing…
Rank this Week: 3507

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • May 23

    More Fishing with Construction Client

    More Fishing with Construction Client
    I have written before here at Construction Law Musings about the value of personal interactions with clients in the age of internet marketing, Twitter, etc. At times, however, even I forget my own advice and tend to stick to my office and use…
  • May 4

    Be Ready to Lien in 2009 (but Be Careful!)

    Be Ready to Lien in 2009 (but Be Careful!)
    Originally posted 2010-07-30 12:28:30. 2009 is likely to be a year in which many construction liens are filed. As all of us in construction know, and as reported in the AGC SmartBrief, the beginning of 2009 and through 2010 will likely show…
  • May 4

    The Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201: What You Need to Know

    The Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201: What You Need to Know
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Melissa Dewey Brumback.  Melissa is a construction law attorney with Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Aside from the fact that she is a UNC grad…
Rank this Week: 3706

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/
  • May 22

    Takata Airbags: “Do Not Drive” List

    Takata Airbags: “Do Not Drive” List
    I worry sometimes that the NHSTA and the media have sounded the alarm on Takata airbags too loud and too often.  We’ve heard so much about the 10 year old recall, that our minds instantly wander when we hear the name…
  • Apr 25

    Crash on I-81 in Roanoke County Leaves 2 Dead and 2 People Seriously Injured

    Crash on I-81 in Roanoke County Leaves 2 Dead and 2 People Seriously Injured
    Today was a tough day for the Virginia State Police and other Roanoke first responders.  At approximately 11:00 a two-vehicle crash occured on I-81 near the Lakeside Exit at MM 141. When rescue personnel arrived at the scene, it was…
  • Apr 17

    Hidden Hazards in Your Home that Harm Children

    Hidden Hazards in Your Home that Harm Children
    Bookcases, Large Flat Screen TV’s, Dressers, and Stoves are just ordinary pieces of household furniture, right?  Yes, but sadly these pieces of furniture can be deadly for children. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)…
Rank this Week: 3271

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

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

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

    Bill to Consolidate Endangered Species Act Oversight Advances Out of Committee

    Bill to Consolidate Endangered Species Act Oversight Advances Out of Committee
    On May 16, 2018, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed six bills, including the Federally Integrated Species Health Act (H.R. 3916).  H.R. 3916 is sponsored by Representative Ken Calvert, a Republican representing the 42nd…
  • May 17

    Friday, May 18, 2018 is Endangered Species Day

    Friday, May 18, 2018 is Endangered Species Day
    On Friday, May 18, 2018, agencies and organizations throughout the United States will celebrate the 13th annual Endangered Species Day, which recognizes conservation efforts that protect our nation’s imperiled species and their…
  • May 15

    Texas Cactus Officially Downlisted to Threatened

    Texas Cactus Officially Downlisted to Threatened
    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) finalized its reclassification of the Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii), a small cactus found in Texas, downlisting the species from endangered to threatened…
Rank this Week: 4213

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
  • May 22

    Women in Private Equity to Know: Maureen Spivack

    Women in Private Equity to Know: Maureen Spivack
    McGuireWoods has long been an avid supporter of the advancement of professional women. As part of our initiative seeking to expand the leadership of women in private equity, we are profiling women leaders in private equity throughout 2018. We…
  • May 18

    Venture Investors Raising Healthcare Fund Targeting $100 Million

    Venture Investors Raising Healthcare Fund Targeting $100 Million
    Venture Investors is raising a new healthcare venture fund, according to a PE Hub report citing an SEC regulatory filing. The firm is targeting $100 million for the fund. Venture Investors, with offices in Madison, Wyo., and Ann ……
  • May 11

    Linden Capital Raises $1.5 Billion for New Fund

    Linden Capital Raises $1.5 Billion for New Fund
    Linden Capital Partners has announced the closing of its fourth private equity fund with $1.5 billion. Linden Capital Partners IV was oversubscribed, exceeding a $1.25 billion target. The fund will target middle-market healthcare companies in…
Rank this Week: 3553

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/
  • May 22

    Let’s Try This Again – FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA/Robocall Issues Remanded By D.C. Circuit.

    Let’s Try This Again – FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA/Robocall Issues Remanded By D.C. Circuit.
    Like telemarketing “robocalls” that never seem to go away, the FCC’s attempts to clarify important and difficult statutory and regulatory issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) seem to constantly reoccur.…
  • May 21

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint
    The FCC at its May Open Meeting adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing reforms to the Commission’s current procedures used to resolve complaints of interference caused by FM translator stations. As the NPRM recites,…
  • May 18

    FCC Enforces Regulations Against LED Sign

    FCC Enforces Regulations Against LED Sign
    Those bright, colorful LED signs are up everywhere. They advertise gasoline prices, announce church services, and promote specials at the dry-cleaner. You can program them to say anything you want, with eye-catching animation. And sometimes…
Rank this Week: 3208

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
Rank this Week: 2201

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/
  • May 17

    Changes to Virginia Spousal Support Law Effective July 1, 2018

    Changes to Virginia Spousal Support Law Effective July 1, 2018
    The 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly made some major changes to the Virginia Code that will affect the issue of the modification of spousal support in Virginia starting July 1, 2018. Modification of Spousal Support When…
  • Feb 27

    Sleuthing Blunders: Privacy Law Implications in Virginia Divorce and Custody Case

    Sleuthing Blunders: Privacy Law Implications in Virginia Divorce and Custody Case
    A contested divorce or custody battle is one of the most stressful and emotional times in a person’s life. If you suspect a cheating spouse or are concerned for the welfare of your children, you may go to any length to gather evidence…
  • Feb 26

    Division of Retirement Accounts in a Virginia Divorce

    Division of Retirement Accounts in a Virginia Divorce
    Virginia is an “equitable distribution state,” which means that in any divorce proceeding, a circuit court is permitted to classify parties’ properties and debts as either separate property, marital property, or a hybrid…
Rank this Week: 4466

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

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

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

    Number of Government Enforcement Investigations Double

    Number of Government Enforcement Investigations Double
    ICE announced its enforcements investigations in the last seven months have already doubled last year’s total. Since October 2017, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) opened 3,510 worksite investigations, initiated 2,282…
  • May 15

    USCIS-DOJ Memorandum of Understanding Means Employers Can Expect Enforcement Action Increase

    USCIS-DOJ Memorandum of Understanding Means Employers Can Expect Enforcement Action Increase
    USCIS and the Department of Justice are teaming up and collaborating to “better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers bringing foreign visa workers to the United States.” They have entered into a…
  • May 15

    DACA Litigation and Legislation Update

    DACA Litigation and Legislation Update
    DACA was set to terminate on March 5, 2018, based on President Donald Trump’s September 2017 announcement. To avoid the termination, the President challenged Congress to negotiate a legislative solution for the Dreamers. Negotiations…
Rank this Week: 3281

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
  • May 15

    Launch of Alabama Claims Transcription Project

    Launch of Alabama Claims Transcription Project
    The UVA Law Library and the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History are pleased to announce the C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases Transcription Project. The over 100 documents in this collection center on the life and death of the…
  • May 11

    Remembering Gordon Hylton

    Remembering Gordon Hylton
    I didn’t know Gordon Hylton long, but I worked with him enough to know that, as a scholar, he lived in avid pursuit of the facts. Ask him a question about Robert F. Kennedy’s law school days, and he would write you a detailed…
  • Mar 30

    Advancing Legal Research at UVA Law

    Advancing Legal Research at UVA Law
    This week concludes another semester of Advanced Legal Research at UVA Law.  A new crop of students stands ready to tackle the legal puzzles of case law, business, and legislation that they will face as practicing attorneys. …
Rank this Week: 3533

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

Your Virginia Hometown Lawyer

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

http://beaverslaw.com/blog
  • May 13

    Can my criminal record be expunged?

    Can my criminal record be expunged?
    I’ve had a couple of phone calls in the past few weeks from people who want to have their records expunged.  Both of these were for petty larceny convictions which started as shoplifting.  The person took the advice of their…
  • May 13

    Automatic Contract Renewal

    Automatic Contract Renewal
    Check termination notice requirements on automatic renewal provisions in your contracts.
  • Apr 20

    Do I really need an attorney?

    Do I really need an attorney?
    The short answer is ‘no’. I am not aware of any law that requires you to use an attorney. HOWEVER, (and this is a big however. That’s why it is in all CAPS) even if you aren’t required to have an attorney, you will be…
Rank this Week: 3704

Between the Sheets: Adultery in…

Between the Sheets: Adultery in Divorce Cases in Virginia

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

http://jameshwilsonjr.com/
Rank this Week: 2365

Virginia Community Association Law…

Virginia Community Association Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiacommunityassociationlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3279

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • May 6

    Does Virginia’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Apply Retroactively?

    Does Virginia’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Apply Retroactively?
    On July 1, 2017, a new Virginia law commonly referred to as its “anti-SLAPP” statute went into effect. Anti-SLAPP statutes are laws designed to make it easier to obtain quick dismissals of frivolous lawsuits brought to punish…
  • Apr 18

    What’s An Opinion?

    What’s An Opinion?
    The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to express one’s opinions without fear of defamation lawsuits or other punishment. If you had a bad experience at a local restaurant, you are free to post a…
  • Mar 5

    Online Stalking vs. Internet Defamation

    Online Stalking vs. Internet Defamation
    Harassment and bullying can take place in many different forms. Sometimes the conduct is actionable in a court of law, and sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it involves defamation of character, whereas other times the harassment takes the…
Rank this Week: 3639

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • May 2

    New Jersey Supreme Court’s One-Two Punch with Spade/Wenger and Dugan Decisions Scores Knockout of TCCWNA Class Action

    New Jersey Supreme Court’s One-Two Punch with Spade/Wenger and Dugan Decisions Scores Knockout of TCCWNA Class Action
    For years, companies doing business in New Jersey have been plagued by an archaic statute— the Truth in Consumer Contract,  Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA,” pronounced Tick-wa-nah)—adored only by consumer class…
  • Mar 22

    More on In re Hyundai & Kia

    More on In re Hyundai & Kia
    Just a brief update on the 9th Circuit’s most controversial class-action case of the year. As expected, the proponents of the settlement that was rejected have appealed the case to the Ninth Circuit en banc. What is slightly less…
  • Jan 25

    Has the Ninth Circuit Overhauled Nationwide Settlement Classes?

    Has the Ninth Circuit Overhauled Nationwide Settlement Classes?
    Earlier this week, in In re Hyundai & Kia Fuel Efficiency Litig., the Ninth Circuit vacated a nationwide class action settlement, ruling that the lower court had abused its discretion by not considering whether the variations in the…
Rank this Week: 3250

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog

By Sickels, Frei & Mims, P.C.

http://www.virginia-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 2

    Sickels, Frei & Mims Attorneys Named to Super Lawyer

    Sickels, Frei & Mims Attorneys Named to Super Lawyer
    Sickels, Frei & Mims attorneys have again been recognized as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Virginia by Super Lawyers. Firm attorneys have been named to the list every year since 2007. Partner Steve Frei was recognized under the…
  • Apr 16

    We Need to Protect Clients’ Privacy from Aggressive and Incorrect Scope of Discovery

    We Need to Protect Clients’ Privacy from Aggressive and Incorrect Scope of Discovery
    Why “reasonably calculated” language must be changed. The scope of discovery is improperly stretched by insurance companies and defense attorneys to gain overly broad access to plaintiffs’ medical records, according to an…
  • Nov 7

    VA MedMal Plaintiffs Face Unfair Playing Field due to State Law

    VA MedMal Plaintiffs Face Unfair Playing Field due to State Law
    by Gary Brooks Mims When you think of the law, most of us tend to think in terms like “justice,” “equality,” or “fairness.”  Unfortunately, the law is not always fair, nor does everyone receive equal…
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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
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Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

Cuthbert Law Offices Blog

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

http://cuthbertlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Misdiagnosis Lawsuits, Including Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hospital

    Misdiagnosis Lawsuits, Including Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hospital
    What is a Misdiagnosis Lawsuit? A misdiagnosis lawsuit is a general term that describes a claim brought against a health care provider (such as a nurse, doctor, or hospital) responsible for a misdiagnosis.  The term also describes a…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    Discovery Rule Extends Statute of Limitations in Fraud Case

    Discovery Rule Extends Statute of Limitations in Fraud Case
    The statute of limitations for fraud cases in Virginia is two years from the time the cause of action accrues. See Va. Code § 8.01-243. This is not necessarily two years from the time the fraud was committed. Fraud cases are subject to a…
  • Mar 17

    The Source of Duty Rule

    The Source of Duty Rule
    Zealous lawyers seeking to maximize their clients’ monetary recovery in court will often sue for as many different claims as their highly trained legal minds can conjure up. And they will usually try to come up with at least one viable…
  • Feb 12

    Loss or Damage Is Sufficient Under CFAA

    Loss or Damage Is Sufficient Under CFAA
    Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, “loss” and “damage” are not synonyms. The CFAA provides that “any person who suffers damage or loss” caused by a violation of its terms can sue for compensatory…
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Law and Public Service Program…

Law and Public Service Program Blog

Covers public service at the University of Virginia School of Law.

https://uvalawpublicserviceblog.org/
  • Apr 22

    A Letter to Our Fellow

    A Letter to Our Fellow
    Below is a letter addressed to the Fellows of our Program from our outgoing student Co-Presidents, Maya Iyyani ‘18 and Jeremy Bennie ‘18 For the last year the two of us have had the privilege and pleasure of serving as…
  • Apr 18

    Child Advocacy in Action

    Child Advocacy in Action
    I love law school, but at times it’s easy to feel isolated from the real world amid all of the studying. By the time March of my first year rolled around, more hands-on experience was exactly what I needed so I participated in…
  • Apr 15

    Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did

    Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did
    I will admit it. I was not excited for UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB). I had signed up for less than altruistic reasons. Namely, I had registered because it seemed like an efficient way to knock out the forty hours of pro bono…
Rank this Week: 3538

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

The Kaplan Law Firm Blog

Covers federal, DC and Virginia law.

http://thekaplanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Firm’s Client Regains U.S. Citizenship

    Firm’s Client Regains U.S. Citizenship
    Earlier this month The Kaplan Law Firm convinced the United States Department of State to restore the citizenship of a client of the firm.  The client, who resides in Western Europe, had renounced her citizenship several years ago. …
  • Dec 19

    Settlement in Case Involving First Amendment and SLAPP Issue

    Settlement in Case Involving First Amendment and SLAPP Issue
    A noteworthy case involving free speech issues in which The Kaplan Law Firm represented the Defendant has settled.  The Plaintiff in the case, titled Bret Wade v Erin Foster, had sued my client, Erin Foster, for over $1.5…
  • Nov 4

    Panelist at Unpaid Wages Discussion

    Panelist at Unpaid Wages Discussion
    On Friday I was a panelist on a discussion of a successful unpaid wages case I brought on behalf of individuals who had worked as electricians and assistant electricians on construction projects in the Washington, D.C. area. The event,…
Rank this Week: 3267

Virginia Family Law

Virginia Family Law

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

http://www.familylawva.com/
  • Apr 20

    Discovering & Dealing with Adultery in VA, MD, and DC

    Discovering & Dealing with Adultery in VA, MD, and DC
    It was my pleasure to be a featured speaker at the D.C. Bar Association’s panel discussion titled “Discovering  & Dealing with Adultery in VA, MD, and D.C.”  Along with another…
  • 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…
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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
  • Mar 16

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment

    5 Steps an Employer Can Take to Limit Liability for Sexual Harassment
    A previous blog post discussed sexual harassment in the workplace. This post discusses steps that an employer can take to avoid liability for sexual harassment, or at least minimize legal exposure. 1. Have a Sexual Harassment Policy An…
  • Feb 13

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

    DOL Adopts More Flexible Test to Determine When Interns Must Be Paid Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
    Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of…
  • Jan 26

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018

    Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect on February 11, 2018
    On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the latest state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, when the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the bill last year. The bill - known as the…
Rank this Week: 4530

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
  • Feb 19

    The Judge Who Holds Key to Future of Media

    The Judge Who Holds Key to Future of Media
    Federal Judge Richard Leon is not a household name, but he is one of the most powerful men in Washington. As senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Leon’s past decisions have altered the fate of some of…
Rank this Week: 3613

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 16

    Brunswick Va Reckless Driving 83 MPH Charge Reduced For Maryland Resident

    Brunswick Va Reckless Driving 83 MPH Charge Reduced For Maryland Resident
    Brunswick Va Reckless Driving 83 MPH Charge Reduced For Maryland Resident Samantha Upton represented a Maryland resident charged with Reckless ... The post Brunswick Va Reckless Driving 83 MPH Charge Reduced For Maryland Resident appeared…
  • Feb 16

    Brunswick County Va Reckless Driving 81 MPH Charge For Georgia Resident Reduced

    Brunswick County Va Reckless Driving 81 MPH Charge For Georgia Resident Reduced
    Brunswick County Va Reckless Driving 81 MPH Charge For Georgia Resident Reduced Samantha Upton represented a Georgia resident charged with ... The post Brunswick County Va Reckless Driving 81 MPH Charge For Georgia Resident Reduced appeared…
  • Feb 16

    Brunswick County Reckless Driving Charge Reduced for Illinois Resident No Court Appearance

    Brunswick County Reckless Driving Charge Reduced for Illinois Resident No Court Appearance
    Brunswick County Va Reckless Driving Charge Reduced for Illinois Resident No Court Appearance Samantha Upton represented an Illinois resident charged ... The post Brunswick County Reckless Driving Charge Reduced for Illinois Resident No Court…
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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/
Rank this Week: 2962

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

Personal Injury Cases & News Blog

By Brien Roche Law.

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

    Wrongful Death Damage Recovery

    Wrongful Death Damage Recovery
    Wrongful Death Damage Recovery from Brien Roche Law A wrongful death action in Virginia is recognized by statute.  The statute is found at Virginia Code § 8.01-50. A wrongful death action is an action that is brought by the…
  • Feb 2

    Spoliation of Evidence

    Spoliation of Evidence
    Spoliation of Evidence from Brien Roche Law Spoliation of evidence issues may arise in premises liability and also product liability cases.  In particular if a potential defendant is in possession of evidence, whether it be photographic,…
  • Jan 20

    The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claim

    The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claim
    The Defense of Fault in Fraud Claims from Brien Roche Law Promissory fraud is that variety of fraud wherein the misrepresentation is the state of mind of the promisor.  For instance if I promise to do something for you and when I make…
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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
  • Dec 11

    Asylum Stats: Location, Location, Location!

    Asylum Stats: Location, Location, Location!
    We think it is important to understand the big picture before we make strategy about individual cases. Thanks to the statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security, we can get an idea of who are entering the United States as…
  • Dec 10

    Are Immigrants Stealing US Jobs?

    Are Immigrants Stealing US Jobs?
    Are new jobs being created being taken by non-US nationals?The answer, according to a comprehensive study published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is no, immigrants do not take American jobs; rather, they…
  • Nov 2

    Manhattan Attack: Setting The Record Straight On Immigration

    Manhattan Attack: Setting The Record Straight On Immigration
    On November 1, 2017, Trump tweeted:"I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!""The terrorist came into our country through what is called the…
Rank this Week: 4212

Virginia Workers' Compensation…

Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Blog

By Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus.

http://jerrylutkenhaus.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    PTSD and Social Security Disability

    PTSD and Social Security Disability
    Often a vet will have a traumatic experience while in service to the USA. If this is chronic, it can result in a finding of post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). In the old days this was called battle fatigue or shell shock. If there is a…
  • 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…
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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/
Rank this Week: 2032