Sands Anderson PC

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1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 1998
Richmond, VA 23218-1998, United States
Phone: 804) 648-1636
Fax: (804) 783-7291
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
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  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Sands Anderson Report on Toys 'R' Us First Day Hearing in Bankruptcy Filings

Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. and its affiliates have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. Sands Anderson’s attorneys attended today’s “First Day” hearings…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations

I Tried the Case and Won (Twice) - So What Did I Do Wrong?

In the spring of 2014 I tried a case to a jury in one of the circuit courts in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area. I represented a truck driver and his corporate entity in a lawsuit that had been filed against him by a young…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Sarah Palin v. The New York Times - Six Lessons for Public Figures in Defamation Cases | Sands Anderson

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and the New York Times don’t much like each other. So much so that Palin sued the Times for defamation. Her claim stemmed from a Times editorial that wrongly linked her political action…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: December 2016 and March, April, June, and August 2017

Happy Fall! The Virginia Supreme Court issued a number of opinions since my last update affecting local government law. Its work resulted in opinions addressing..…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Drone Registration – What’s Next?

The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently upheld a verdict on behalf of a drone enthusiast that found that the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rule requiring that individual…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

2017 Legislative Update: New Laws Impacting Commercial Real Estate Clients

On July 1, 2017, new laws passed during the 2017 General Assembly session will go into effect in Virginia that may impact you as someone interested in commercial real estate. They run the gamut of issues touching on the real…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

“First Sale” Exhausts Patent Rights

In a case of keen importance to sellers of refurbished products such as auto parts and medical devices, last month, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., ___ U.S. ___ (2017), the Supreme Court of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Ruling Bodes Well for Future of Redskins Trademarks

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Matal v. Tam that the law prohibiting the registration of disparaging trademarks violates the First Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional. The Supreme…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

“First Day” hearings for Gymboree Chapter 11 filing

Sands Anderson’s bankruptcy lawyers attended today’s “First Day” hearings in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of The Gymboree Corporation and its affiliates. Gymboree operates approximately 1,300 children’s apparel and retail…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations

Fourth Circuit Excludes FDA Evidence in Transvaginal Mesh Products Liability Case

In the Southern District of West Virginia, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., were sued for defective design and failure to warn for their transvaginal mesh TVT-O, in addition to a loss of consortium claim…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Virginia Supreme Court Rules on UM Carriers’ Duty to Settle Prior to Judgment

Recently, in Ebenezer Manu v. GEICO Casualty Company, the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified the issue of when an insurance provider has a duty to offer a good faith settlement to its insured when the accident was the fault of…more
 /  Insurance, Personal Injury

Court Excludes Evidence Developed Through Plaintiff’s Surreptitious Contact with Corporate Defendant’s Employees

On March 27, 2015, Jalal Haidar brought suit in federal court, alleging that he had been injured by a dangerous condition in a hotel. According to Haidar, he sat motionless on a hotel toilet for approximately fifteen seconds…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just an Ideal, But a Client Demand

Facebook recently announced a new policy: At least 33% of the lawyers hired to represent the social media giant must be a female or minority. Law firms vying to service Facebook’s legal work must demonstrate their active efforts…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights

Screen for Success: The Importance of Legal Compliance in the Hiring Process

It’s a fair guess that employment lawyers spend a substantial amount of their time advising clients about the legal issues arising out of employment separations. However, these attorneys likely receive far fewer requests for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EEOC News in 2017

EEOC Wellness Program Notice Requirements for 2017 - If you are not doing so already, be aware that as of January 1, 2017, employers offering voluntary wellness programs must provide employees a notice in accordance with…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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