LeClairRyan

Policy Predictions: How will Trump's 100-Day Plan Affect U.S. Energy Industry?

The American landscape is littered with failed prognostications about what new Presidential administrations would or would not ? and could or could not ? accomplish. Every new President faces the challenge of transforming…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Section 230 Protections

Information Counts. That’s the title of this blog. And it’s an indisputable fact. Information is – and has been for at least 20 years – the currency of our economy, providing consumers, regulators and the general public…more
| Communications & Media Law

A Post-Mortem, Spousal Surprise: Can My Husband Write Me Out of His Will?

Imagine this potentially devastating situation. Your spouse unexpectedly dies. You find his will and discover, shockingly, that he left everything to his adult son (or his mistress)! Is there anything you can do? This…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Breaking News: Federal Court Halts Implementation of FLSA Overtime Final Rule

The current overtime exemption rule under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Section 213(a)(1), exempts from both minimum wage and overtime requirements “any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Policing Internet Privacy: FCC’s New Frontier

Unwilling to be left behind by the likes of Google and Facebook, Internet Service Providers are increasingly exploring how they may capitalize on the high-value targeted advertising market. In November 2016, AT&T explained that…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

You Just Used My Picture Without Permission?

Artist Richard Prince’s exhibit entitled “New Portraits’’ was displayed at New York City’s Gagosian Gallery and Frieze New York during the summer of 2015. This exhibit featured screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos. …more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Intellectual Property

Autonomous Vehicles and the Internet of Things

This is our second post in a row regarding autonomous vehicles, otherwise referred to as driverless cars. As we noted last week, driverless cars are no longer an idea of the future or science-fiction. Very soon they will become…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Do It Yourself Wills: Will They Lead to More Litigation?

Here’s my prediction: do it yourself wills, also referred to as “homemade wills” or “online wills” or “internet wills” (I’ll refer to them in this blog post as “DIY Wills”) will result in a significant (though not massive)…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Autonomous Vehicle Business Models: How Will You ‘Own’ One?

Google, Uber, and several major automakers are working to bring autonomous vehicles (i.e. self-driving cars) to the marketplace. In mid-October 2016, Tesla announced that three of its models will be fitted with all the hardware…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Correcting an Accidental Franchisor Violation

What’s a franchise? Franchise registration and disclosure laws define a “franchise” more broadly than people generally realize. A company may be franchising without knowing it. The “license” agreement may have been drafted,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Franchise Law

The C-Suite’s Perspective on Cybersecurity and Liability

Recently, IBM surveyed more than 700 C-Suite executives in 18 industries and 28 countries about their views on cybersecurity. Ninety-four percent of those interviewed believe that their respective companies will experience a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Appellate Court Ruling Favors Economic Freedom, Marketplace Competition

On October 7, 2016, in Joe Sanfelippo Cabs, Inc. v. City of Milwaukee, Judge Posner, writing for the unanimous United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, held that the City of Milwaukee’s decision to allow new taxi…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Transportation

DC Court of Appeals Rules CFPB’s Structure is Unconstitutional

On October 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) structure is unconstitutional. PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

[Event] 2016 Long Term Care Legal Update: Insights and Best Practices for Risk Mitigation in Employment and Litigation Claims - November 4th, Roanoke, VA

Please join LeClairRyan at Charter Hall in Roanoke's Market Building for a complimentary midday presentation (lunch served) on strategies to combat today's legal concerns. Our attorneys will share insights to help you manage…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Professional Malpractice

Guardianship Petitions by Long Term Care Facilities

This blog post explains how long term care facilities (LTCFs) can consider utilizing guardianship and conservatorship petitions for problematic situations where a resident has named an agent under a power of attorney (POA), and…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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