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Ruling Highlights the Need for Testamentary Intent for Holographic Codicil

Last month, the Fairfax, Virginia Circuit Court issued a written opinion that, while it does not break new law in Virginia, illustrates how a writing must demonstrate “testamentary intent” to qualify as a valid holographic…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Impact of FTC's Broadened Scope Creeping In On Your E-Business

For retailers who have eBusiness lines, the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) new regulations will affect the way you do business. The amendments in 16 C.F.R. §435 went into effect December 8, 2014. Has your business made the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

NLRB Report Targets Unlawful Employer Handbook Rules

On March 18, the National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) published a Report Concerning Employer Rules that discusses a variety of employee handbook rules addressed by the board in recent cases…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Trustees Should Avoid Bitcoin

As bitcoin becomes increasingly popular, some are starting to ask: should trustees of trusts invest a portion of trust assets in bitcoin? There are very strong reasons why they should not. As I explain below, investing in…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Don’t Turn Unemployment Compensation Into Unemployment Complication

Unemployment comp.  Not the sexiest of topics.  But I get a lot of questions from employers on the issue, the appropriate resolution of which would spare me a lot of stress when a termination-related case lands on my desk. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Appeals Court Rules That Mortgage Company Wrongfully Imposed Late Fees Based On Delay In Crediting Payments

In This Issue: - U.S. Appeals Court Rules that Mortgage Company Wrongfully Imposed Late Fees Based on Delay in Crediting Payments - Virginia Attorney General Joins Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Beware of Confidentiality Agreements

If you are a public company or an entity that is subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), then this warning now applies to you. On April 1, the SEC announced its first enforcement action…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Open Payments/Sunshine Act Year Two: Guidance for Physicians

On June 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish the first full-year report of payments to physicians from pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Physicians who want to review their…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Pregnant Pause: Five Takeaways for Employers after SCOTUS Ruling in Young v. UPS

Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Young v. UPS, a closely-watched pregnancy discrimination case filed by a female driver at UPS. The Court held that although employers are not required to give…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

SCOTUS Delivers Opinion in Pregnancy Discrimination Battle

Supreme Court Revives Pregnancy Discrimination Suit But Denies Pregnant Employees “Most-Favored-Nation” Status On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court revived an employee’s pregnancy discrimination suit against UPS, finding that…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Franchising for the Greater Good

Nonprofit organizations and business franchises operate in separate worlds.  But sometimes those worlds meet in a way that can be mutually beneficial.  When the franchise benefits the mission of the nonprofit, the organization…more
| Franchise Law, Nonprofit Law

Takeaways for Employers on the Hillary E-mail Debacle

5 Reasons Employers Should Prohibit Employees From Using Personal Email Accounts - Recently, a political firestorm has erupted as news stories revealed that Former Secretary of State (and likely Presidential Candidate) Hillary…more
| Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

“The Waiting Is the Hardest Part”

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the date the DC anti-SLAPP statute became effective, parties in several high-profile cases know exactly what Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers meant when they sang that “the waiting is the…more
| Constitutional Law

Forras Case Finally Reaches DC Circuit

After a brief – and unsuccessful – return to the federal district court, the appellants in the Forras v. Rauf case (Vincent Forras and Larry Klayman) have filed their opening brief in the DC Circuit…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Reflections on the Mann v. CEI Oral Argument

Two days before Thanksgiving, your intrepid blogger joined approximately 60-70 others in the DC Court of Appeals’ ceremonial courtroom to watch the Mann v. CEI oral argument. The panel was comprised of Judges Ruiz, Beckwith and…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law
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