Mark Colombell

Mark Colombell

ThompsonMcMullan PC

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Social Media Guide for Lawyers v.2.0: How-To Guide to Social Media Platforms: LinkedIn for Lawyers

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site with a membership of more than 50 million professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. LinkedIn serves as an online resumé, offers the ability to...more

8/21/2014 - Business Development LinkedIn Social Media Social Networks

Social Media Guide for Lawyers v.2.0: How-To Guide to Social Media Platforms: Facebook

FACEBOOK FOR LAWYERS - With more than 845 million active users, Facebook is the most visited web site in the world. Facebook allows lawyers to interact with friends, colleagues, and people from across the globe. It...more

8/19/2014 - Facebook Professional Networking Social Media Social Networks

Social Media for Lawyers - v.2.0: How To Effectively Use Social Media

INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA - Once a lawyer becomes familiar with how to use social media, the next step is to learn how to use these technologies effectively. Traditional online marketing activities...more

8/15/2014 - Social Networks

Social Media Guide for Lawyers - v.2.0: Best Practices Guide

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ADD VALUE AND GENERATE BUSINESS - Social media is an important marketing and business development tool. Lawyers and law firms are beginning to recognize that social media web sites are a ...more

8/14/2014 - Business Development Social Networks

Clarification on the Statute of Limitations for Conditions of Confinement Cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has recently addressed and clarified the application of Va. Code § 8.01-243.2, which provides: No person confined in a state or local correctional facility shall bring or have brought on...more

7/18/2014 - Prison Statute of Limitations

A Congressional Response to Marx v. General Revenue Corp.

The case of Marx v. General Revenue Corp. is garnering even more attention. In December of 2011, the 10th Circuit affirmed the decision of the trial court that awarded costs to a prevailing defendant in a Fair Debt...more

5/15/2014 - Debt Debt Collection FDCPA Marx v General Revenue Corp

“Legal Action” Through the Eyes of the Least Sophisticated Consumer

In Fariasantos v. Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Case No. 3:13cv543), a consumer brought a putative class action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “FDCPA”) against a law firm. The consumer alleged that the law...more

5/6/2014 - Class Action Debt Collection FDCPA

Does the FDCPA Permit a Consumer to Dispute the Validity of a Debt Orally?

On January 31, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed the issue of whether a debt collection notice that advised consumers that they could only dispute the validity of their debt in writing...more

2/4/2014 - Debt Collection FDCPA Notice Requirements Oral Communications Writing Requirement

Attention Debt Collectors: New Rules Are On The Way

On November 6, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) formally issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking focused on the governance of debt collectors. Since its creation, the CFPB has been equipped...more

11/11/2013 - CFPB Debt Collection FDCPA

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