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Are Settlement Attempts Still Required for EEOC Charges?

Should attempts to settle discrimination lawsuits with the EEOC be made in good faith? Employers in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana think so and hope the Supreme Court of the United States will agree…more

Conciliation, Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Mach Mining v EEOC

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Moody’s Revises Rating Criteria for Local Governments

On January 15 of this year, Moody’s announced a revised methodology for its evaluation of local government general obligation credits. Moody’s overall methodology is to evaluate each locality seeking/maintaining a rating over…more

Moody's, Municipalities, Rating Agencies

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MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!: New Employment Laws for Social Media Accounts

The Nutshell - Effective July 1, 2015, Virginia Code § 40.1-28.7:5 prohibits employers from requiring that current or prospective employees disclose information about their personal social media accounts…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Policies, Facebook, Instagram, Popular

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Penn Virginia files bankruptcy in Eastern District Virginia, Richmond Division

Citing a profound transformation of the oil and gas industry, Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy relief early this morning in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas

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Virginia Commercial Real Estate Bills – Effective July 1, 2015

Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate Team followed the 2015 Virginia legislative session for bills related to the real estate industry. Below is our selection of the top five we felt you would find most relevant to your…more

Landlords, Leases, Residential Leases, Tax Credits, Tenants

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Crowdfunding and Real Estate Development

The real estate development market continues to open up to crowdfunding, and the changes to capital raising for real estate projects could be significant if only a small portion of the potential of these new methods take hold. …more

Accredited Investors, Capital Formation, Crowdfunding, Due Diligence, General Solicitation

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Hold on to Your Collars: Overtime Changes to White Collar Exemptions are Coming under the Fair Labor Standards Act

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor issued the long-anticipated Proposed Rulemaking to update the regulations governing which “white collar workers”— executive, administrative, and professional employees —…more

DOL, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Unpaid Overtime, Wage and Hour

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An ICE Detainer is Merely a Request—Not a Requirement

Law enforcement officers and agencies are often faced with deciding whether they are required to detain an otherwise releasable prisoner when there is a detainer on the prisoner from the federal Department of Immigration and…more

Detainees, DHS, ICE, Law Enforcement

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EHR: Improving Care or Complicating Litigation?

Electronic Health Records (EHR) were generally promised to decrease costs and improve health-care outcomes. Setting aside whether those promises were well founded, EHR have posed new challenges for litigators. What makes sense…more

EHR, Electronic Medical Records, Health Care Providers, Healthcare

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Employers Head Into Overtime Preparing for New Wage and Hour Rules

The long awaited final rule updating the regulations relating to overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees was published earlier this week on May 17, 2016. Contrary to all the hoopla that was…more

Best Management Practices, DOL, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Wage and Hour

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Early Termination of Annuities Not Permitted

Since investing can be a risky business with investments dropping in value from time to time, investors seeking steady income with minimal risk are sometimes attracted to an annuity’s guaranteed-income feature. A recent case…more

Annuities, Investors

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2013 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

In this guide: - Employment At-Will - Right to Work - Employment of Children - Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Virginia Human Rights Act - Virginians with Disabilities…more

At-Will Employment, Child Labor, Disability, Employee Rights, Employment Contract

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Financial Preventive Care – 6 Steps to Maximize Asset Protection

Like people who are in good health and believe they do not need to see a doctor or engage in preventive medicine, many who are healthy financially, often are not too concerned about protecting their assets from the claims of…more

Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Strategic Planning

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Virginia Supreme Court Decides Punitive Damages Case

In the recent case of Cain v. Lee, the Virginia Supreme Court determined that the Circuit Court for the County of Stafford erred when it granted a jury instruction that provided that “punitive damages are generally not favored…more

Bodily Injury, Car Accident, Case Consolidation, Drunk Driving, Jury Instructions

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Penn Virginia files bankruptcy in Eastern District Virginia, Richmond Division

Citing a profound transformation of the oil and gas industry, Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy relief early this morning in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas

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The Patient Safety Act goes [back] to Washington

The scope of a little-known but nonetheless significant federal healthcare law, the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act ("Patient Safety Act), may soon be considered by the United States Supreme Court. In a petition filed…more

Confidential Information, Data Collection, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, Hospitals

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Sands Anderson Report on First Day Hearing in Bankruptcy Filings of Penn Virginia

Lawyers from the bankruptcy team of Sands Anderson attended yestertday’s “First Day” hearings in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates. Penn Virginia is an oil and natural gas exploration…more

Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Crude Oil

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Fourth Circuit Finds CGL Insurer Has Duty to Defend Cyber Claim

In Travelers Indem. Co. of Am. v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, L.L.C., 2016 U.S. App. Lexis 6554, decided on April 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found that a commercial general liability…more

Class Action, Commercial General Liability Policies, Data Breach, Duty to Defend, PHI

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Employee Performance and Disability: A Short Course on Evaluation Under the ADA

Act I: The Problem - Jason is a veteran middle school math teacher who has been in the classroom for more than twenty years. He has never been a strong teacher. The principal who worked with him for the bulk of his…more

ADA, Best Management Practices, Employee Evaluations, FMLA, Human Resources Professionals

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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Equality Act of 2015 Seeks New Workplace Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Yesterday, companion bills were introduced into the House and Senate seeking the passage of the Equality Act of 2015, which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The Equality…more

Apple, Best Practices, Discrimination, ENDA, Equality Act

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Are exotic dancers employees or independent contractors? Fourth Circuit says they are employees

In May 2016, the Fourth Circuit applied a six-part, economic realities test to determine that two Maryland dance clubs had misclassified their exotic dancers as independent contractors. This case is important for several…more

Adult Entertainment, Corporate Counsel, Economic Realities Test, FLSA, Independent Contractors

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Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: April 28, June 23, June 30 and July 22, 2016

The Virginia Supreme Court issued a number of opinions this Spring and Summer in recent terms. Its work resulted in several opinions affecting Virginia local (and state) government law, in the areas of Virginia Constitutional…more

Condemnation, Declaratory Judgments, Hiring & Firing, Homeowners' Association, Liability Insurance

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2016 Legislative Changes to Virginia Family Law

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly enacted several changes to statutes relating to family law in the Commonwealth. Those changes are effective July 1, 2016 and include the following..…more

Affidavits, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution, Firearms, General Assembly

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Virginia Commercial Real Estate Bills – Effective July 1, 2015

Sands Anderson’s Commercial Real Estate Team followed the 2015 Virginia legislative session for bills related to the real estate industry. Below is our selection of the top five we felt you would find most relevant to your…more

Landlords, Leases, Residential Leases, Tax Credits, Tenants

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Penn Virginia files bankruptcy in Eastern District Virginia, Richmond Division

Citing a profound transformation of the oil and gas industry, Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy relief early this morning in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas

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2015 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

In this Guide: - Employment At-Will - Right to Work - Employment of Children - Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts - Virginia Human Rights Act - Virginians with Disabilities…more

ADA, At-Will Employment, Employer Liability Issues, Employer Mandates, Employment Contract

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Leading a Briber On Isn't the Same as Accepting a Bribe: How Gov. McDonnell Beat His Corruption Rap

The Supreme Court has reversed Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction for bribery under the Hobbs Act. In ruling his conviction must be set aside, the High Court conceded the case was "distasteful," but unanimously concluded that the…more

Convictions, Corruption, Criminal Prosecution, Governor McDonnell, Hobbs Act

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Penn Virginia files bankruptcy in Eastern District Virginia, Richmond Division

Citing a profound transformation of the oil and gas industry, Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy relief early this morning in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas

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Penn Virginia files bankruptcy in Eastern District Virginia, Richmond Division

Citing a profound transformation of the oil and gas industry, Penn Virginia Corporation and its affiliates filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy relief early this morning in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas

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Preserving a UM/UIM Carrier’s Right to Defend

In its recent decision in Transportation Ins. Co. v. Womack, the Virginia Supreme Court held that uninsured/under-insured motorist (UM/UIM) carriers who cede control over litigation to a defendant or his liability carrier retain…more

Chapter 7, Judicial Estoppel, Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

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Police Shooting of Unarmed Suspect Who Threatened with Fake Gun Deemed Reasonable

Police Officers are often faced with unimaginable circumstances that most of society runs away from. However, police officers took the oath to protect and serve, and to run towards that danger. Sometimes, running towards that…more

Excessive Force, Law Enforcement, Qualified Immunity

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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SCOVA Refuses to Incorporate Prior Discovery Rulings from Previous Non-suited Action

In Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, Inc., et al., Record No. 131754 (Sept. 12, 2014), the Supreme Court of Virginia opined on an obscure, yet significant, issue related to the common practice of incorporating discovery by…more

Discovery, Hospitals, Trial Court Orders, Wrongful Death

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Richmond, VA 23218-1998, United States

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