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Virginia Supreme Court Considers Evidence Necessary to Get Gross Negligence Case to a Jury

Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Elliott, Administrator of the Estate of Smith v. Carter. The opinion was authored by Justice Goodwyn and flowed from an appeal of a case that was originally…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

Cybersecurity Experts to Congress: It’s Time for Guidance

On October 21, 2016, millions of internet users across the United States were prevented from accessing a number of popular websites, including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Twitter. The reason? A hacker had previously released…more
| Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Is the Impact of NHTSA Automated Vehicle Policy on Transportation Liability?

On September 19, 2016, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Policy regarding automated vehicles. NHTSA issued the Policy for the purpose of providing guidance to the states, manufacturers,…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Employment Law Alert: New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect on December 1

Yesterday, a Texas federal judge put a halt on the new overtime rules spearheaded by President Obama’s administration that were to take effect on December 1. Businesses everywhere have gone into overtime to prepare for the new…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Virginia Supreme Court Opinion Affecting Local Government Law: September 22, 2016

The Virginia Supreme Court issued one additional opinion in September affecting local government law, on September 22, 2016. This opinion addressed the priority to be given a local government special assessment lien over a deed…more
| Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legislature to Litigants: “Can’t Touch This!” – Virginia Supreme Court Recognizes Legislative Privilege

The Virginia Supreme Court, interpreting the Virginia Constitution’s speech and debate clauses, has recognized a legislative privilege from responding to a document subpoena substantially similar to that of the better-known…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 15, 2016

The Virginia Supreme Court issued two opinions in September affecting local government law. Its work resulted in opinions addressing legislative privilege from document requests, and applying a local government tax exemption…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Taxation

New 2016 Laws Impacting Commercial Real Estate in Virginia

Another session of Virginia’s General Assembly has now come and gone, adding one more chapter to the nearly four hundred year history of the country’s oldest law-making body. Over three thousand bills were proposed in the 2016…more
| Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Corporate Designee Deposition: Elevated Duty Imposed on Corporate Designee Provides Reprieve from Oppressive Discovery Tactics

Virginia’s “ever-evolving discovery rules”[1] necessarily afford counsel wide latitude within which to maneuver in undertaking their duty to zealously advocate. The rules, however, also furnish aggrieved parties with effective…more
| Civil Procedure

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
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

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
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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
| Elections & Politics, Family Law

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
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

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
| Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

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
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law
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