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Richmond, VA 23219, United States
Phone: 804.783.2003
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Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Final Paycheck Laws – Getting It Right (Part II)

Unless you’re Donald Trump, you probably don’t like telling employees, “You’re Fired!” On the other hand, most employers do not like to hear that an employee is quitting. However, eventually the day will come when an employee…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employer Mandates, Hiring & Firing, Wages

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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The 60-Second Construction Journal

When the Worcester State Hospital psychiatric facility was being built in Worcester, Mass., the state’s Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAM), the project’s owner, entered into a contract with an…more

Architects, Architecture, Construction Industry, Construction Litigation, Construction Management at Risk

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Workplace Now: The “Localization” of Employment Law – What you Don’t Know Can Hurt

It is no secret these days that many workforces, particularly over the last five years, are now subject to numerous state and municipal laws that seek to shape and regulate numerous areas of the workplace (many of which are…more

Ban the Box, Conditional Job Offers, Corporate Counsel, Criminal Background Checks, Decriminalization of Marijuana

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Alphabet Soup — Changes to the Affordable Care Act

With the new Trump administration and Republican control of Congress, there has been a lot of discussion about eliminating the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with a different set of rules. Legislation has passed the House…more

Affordable Care Act, Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Enrollment, Form 1095, Health Insurance

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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Virginia ABC Relaxes Wineries’ Use of Tasting, Retail Sales Areas

In a just-published Circular Letter (16-02), the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that wineries, farm wineries and breweries may now use areas approved for retail sales and tastings for holding…more

Breweries, Events, Hospitality Industry, Retail Market, Wine & Alcohol

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[Event] The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar: When The Chips Are Down - June 22nd, Waltham, MA

Most businesses would consider accounting to be a routine game, numbers, the same old same old – like a deck of cards. You know the suits; the high cards and the low ones. But when the dealer suddenly changes hands – will it…more

Accountants, Continuing Education, CPAs, Events, Professional Development

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Autonomous Vehicles and All That Data

In an earlier post, we discussed the potential ownership models for autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars (“AVs”). Models range from true traditional ownership as we understand it today, to licensed-based models…more

Automotive Industry, Connected Cars, Data Collection, Driverless Cars, Motor Vehicles

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The 60 Second Construction Journal

You be the judge in this Texas-centric case FACTS: An engineering joint venture contracted with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (“DART”) to provide design plans and specifications for a light rail line in Dallas, Texas…more

Construction Industry, Contract Disputes, Negligent Misrepresentation, Transportation Industry, TX Supreme Court

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[Webinar] FAA Reorganization and Change: Everything Changing or Nothing Changing? - October 19th, 1:00pm ET

LeClairRyan is pleased to present our latest webinar in an effort to bring you up-to-date with the FAA’s latest changes as an extension of our annual Aviation Symposium…more

Aircraft, Aviation Industry, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Webinars

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Key HIPAA Settlement Agreements by HHS’s Office for Civil Rights in 2015 & 2016

The last time this blog presented an overview of key HIPAA settlement agreements at the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was a review of 2014. The number of complaints that year had…more

Data Breach, Data Protection, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, HHS

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New York Court: Insurer's Failure To Defend Does Not Waive Coverage Defenses

New York’s highest court recently held that an insurer that does not defend its insured may, if later sued by the policyholder seeking coverage, plead policy exclusions as a defense to the coverage claim…more

Affirmative Defenses, Attorney Malpractice, Denial of Benefits, Professional Liability, Waivers

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To Dream the Impossible Dream…

On September 5, 2017, President Trump ordered an end to DACA, the Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. President Trump called DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an…more

DACA, Deportation, DHS, Executive Orders, Immigration Procedures

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Legal Considerations for Website Privacy Policies

We get questions from clients about whether they are required to include a privacy policy and, if so, what should it say. The answers may surprise you, but a privacy policy should definitely not be an afterthought for website…more

Data Privacy, Data Security, FTC, Personally Identifiable Information, Privacy Disclosures

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[Webinar] The New Overtime Rules Effective in December: Are You Ready? - September 22nd, 12:30pm EDT

Beginning December 1, 2016, many exempt employees may no longer be exempt. This is because the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) updated regulations double the minimum weekly salary threshold required for employee positions to be…more

Bonuses, DOL, Employee Handbooks, Exempt-Employees, FLSA

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Rulings Pose Obstacles to Franchisors Seeking to Stop Wrongful Trademark Use

A series of recent Circuit Court decisions has made it more difficult for a franchisor to enjoin a former franchisee from using the franchisor’s federally registered trademarks after the franchise agreement has been terminated…more

Corporate Counsel, Franchise Agreements, Franchisee, Franchisors, Injunctive Relief

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Accountant And Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Winter 2014

In This Issue: - Offshore Disclosure Programs—A Trap for CPAs? - Superior Court Imposes Sanctions for Withholding Documents in Discovery - Expert Witness Faces Personal Liability for Professional Malpractice - U.S…more

Accountant Malpractice, Accountants, Attorney Malpractice, Professional Liability, Statute of Limitations

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Is Gender Identity a Protected Class?

The Obama era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) would have said, “YES.” Recently, the Trump Administration’s DOJ answered that question with a “NO,” reversing the federal…more

Civil Rights Act, DOJ, Gender Discrimination, Gender Identity, Hiring & Firing

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[Webinar] “Sir, We Have a Search Warrant” - What to Do When the FAA, DOT, FBI or other Government Agencies Knock On Your Door - November 9th, 1:00pm ET

What to Do when the FAA, DOT, FBI or other Government Agencies Knock On Your Door - In an industry as heavily regulated as aviation, the risk of non-compliance with regulatory requirements is unavoidable. Whether you’re an…more

Aviation Industry, Chief Compliance Officers, Department of Transportation (DOT), FBI, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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[Webinar] Construction Project Pre-planning: Silos of Agreements for Design and Construction - June 8th, 12:30pm EDT

Breaking ground is always an exciting proposition for any healthcare entity – but the documents that set it in motion can be crucial to achieving success with your team of design professionals, program managers, construction…more

Health Care Providers, Hospitals, Webinars

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[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

Continuing Legal Education, Defense Strategies, Disciplinary Proceedings, Electronic Medical Records, Events

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[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

Continuing Legal Education, Defense Strategies, Disciplinary Proceedings, Electronic Medical Records, Events

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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Social Media – “Exhibit A” in Litigation

A recent case from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania illustrates in vivid detail the potentially disastrous litigation consequences for employees of making ill-advised postings on social media, including Facebook. It also…more

Denial of Benefits, Employment Litigation, Evidence, Facebook, Social Media

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Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating on…more

Accountant Malpractice, Attorney's Fees, Authors, Bankruptcy Code, Breach of Duty

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Federal Law Preempts State Wage Law in Employee Misclassification Case

A Massachusetts Superior Court recently ruled against a group of truck drivers who claimed that a delivery company violated the Massachusetts Wage Act by misclassifying the drivers as independent contractors rather than as…more

FAAAA, Independent Contractors, Misclassification, Popular, Preemption

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that…more

Attorney Malpractice, Attorney-Client Privilege, Bad Faith, DOJ, Email

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The 'Inexorable March' Toward Disclosure of Risk Management Materials

A reminder for risk managers at hospitals and other healthcare organizations in Virginia and elsewhere: Plaintiffs’ attorneys can win access to risk management information long considered protected and internal—including…more

Disclosure, Discovery, Health Care Providers, Healthcare, Hospitals

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Broadest Reasonable Interpretations for Inter Partes Review Proceedings Affirmed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued the first decision in an appeal of a final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") under the America Invents Act ("AIA"). In the 2-1 decision…more

America Invents Act, Appeals, Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard, Claim Construction, Cuozzo Speed Technologies

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Public Sector Unions Take a Hit in Recent Supreme Court Decision

The United States Supreme Court recently held in Harris v. Quinn that the First Amendment protects certain "quasi-public" employees from being forced to pay fees to a public sector labor union that they don't support. While the…more

Employee Rights, First Amendment, Harris v Quinn, SCOTUS, Unions

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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California Implements Statewide “Ban the Box” Law Effective January 1, 2018

California has become the tenth state to pass the “ban-the-box” law which removes the conviction history question on job applications for private employers with five or more employees. Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois,…more

Ban the Box, Conditional Job Offers, Criminal Background Checks, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Discrimination

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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

Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Energy Policy

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United States Bankruptcy Court Rejects Creditor’s Cost Claim Because of Defective Notice

Lenders should be aware of a recent Bankruptcy Court decision that barred a lender from obtaining certain costs when it did not comply with a notice requirement in a mortgage…more

Consumer Bankruptcy, Mortgages, Notice Requirements, Popular

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[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory…more

Affordable Care Act, Climate Change, Discrimination, EPA, Immigration Procedures

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Serial Suers and Vexatious Litigants: Can Courts Prevent Someone From Filing a Lawsuit?

The vexatious litigant is a problem that civil litigation attorneys very likely encounter at least once during their careers. It is a well-accepted precept that courts exist, in part, for citizens to seek redress for their…more

Frivolous Lawsuits, Injunctions, Judgment on the Merits, Order to Show Cause, Pre-Filing Damages

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USCIS Requires Interviews for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications Beginning October 1

October 1, 2017 marks the start of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandate of an in-person interview for any individual adjusting from an employment-based status to permanent residency (Form I-485…more

Adjustment of Status, Employment Eligibility Verification, Green Cards, I-485 Applications, Immigrants

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“Ceasing the CSR’s: Once a Threat, Now A Promise”

Late in the evening of October 12, 2017, word leaked that the Trump Administration planned to finally carry out its threat to stop the Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments (“CSRs”) under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The…more

Affordable Care Act, Cost-Sharing, Employee Benefits, Employer Group Health Plans, Health Insurance

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The Anthem Breach – A Retrospective

Many people and news outlets have opined, weighed in, and informed the public about the 2015 Anthem breach. It is still a hot topic in January 2017, because it currently lines up with other hot stories about hacking ordered by…more

Anthem Blue Cross, Class Action, Cyber Attacks, Cybersecurity, Data Breach

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[Event] The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar: When The Chips Are Down - June 22nd, Waltham, MA

Most businesses would consider accounting to be a routine game, numbers, the same old same old – like a deck of cards. You know the suits; the high cards and the low ones. But when the dealer suddenly changes hands – will it…more

Accountants, Continuing Education, CPAs, Events, Professional Development

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National Origin Discrimination: California to up the Ante

Remember the travel ban? The Wall? Ramped up deportations? California is moving to counter and guard against potential negative employment consequences for foreign-born workers and more. The California Department of Fair…more

DFEH, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Discrimination, English-Only Rules, Foreign Workers

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USCIS Requires Interviews for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications Beginning October 1

October 1, 2017 marks the start of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandate of an in-person interview for any individual adjusting from an employment-based status to permanent residency (Form I-485…more

Adjustment of Status, Employment Eligibility Verification, Green Cards, I-485 Applications, Immigrants

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Employee Misclassification in the Entertainment Industry

Employee misclassification is one of the leading labor abuses in the country. In fact, in recent years, both the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor have launched a misclassification initiative to combat…more

DOL, Employer Liability Issues, Entertainment Industry, FLSA, Independent Contractors

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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Russian Oligarch Spars With Associated Press Over Whether DC Anti-SLAPP Statute Applies in Federal Court

Last month, Oleg Deripaska filed his response to the Associated Press’ anti-SLAPP special motion to dismiss. His brief argues that the Court should deny the Associated Press’ motion for multiple reasons..…more

Actual Malice, Anti-SLAPP, Associated Press, Discovery, Diversity Jurisdiction

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DOJ Backs Class Action Waivers

The United States Department of Justice (DOL) has made an about face and now takes the position that class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable. The change in position from the Trump Administration’s DOJ…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Collective Actions

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that…more

Attorney Malpractice, Attorney-Client Privilege, Bad Faith, DOJ, Email

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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[Webinar] FAA Reorganization and Change: Everything Changing or Nothing Changing? - October 19th, 1:00pm ET

LeClairRyan is pleased to present our latest webinar in an effort to bring you up-to-date with the FAA’s latest changes as an extension of our annual Aviation Symposium…more

Aircraft, Aviation Industry, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Webinars

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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

Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Energy Policy

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Private Bankrolling of Defamation and Privacy Suits

The New York Times recently reported that famed Silicon Valley investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has been secretly bankrolling “Hulk Hogan’s” (real name Terry Bollea) invasion of privacy suit against Gawker Media. The…more

Celebrities, Defamation, First Amendment, Free Speech, Gawker

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Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating on…more

Accountant Malpractice, Attorney's Fees, Authors, Bankruptcy Code, Breach of Duty

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Site Development: Do It Right Or Pay The Price

From everything I have seen, heard, and experienced, the rush to upgrade sites to deliver faster download speeds and keep up with data demands is not unlike the old market launch days. There is a lot of pressure, some friendly…more

Wireless Industry, Wireless Technology

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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

Debit and Credit Card Transactions, E-Commerce, FTC, Internet Retailers, New Regulations

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Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating on…more

Accountant Malpractice, Attorney's Fees, Authors, Bankruptcy Code, Breach of Duty

See all updates »

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

Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Energy Policy

See all updates »

Employer ADA Test Conundrum? Seventh Circuit Flip Flops on ADA Accommodation Ruling

The Seventh Circuit ruled that an employee’s extended medical leave request was “categorically unreasonable” under the ADA. However, what should an employer do when one of the Seventh circuit judges writes that prior decision is…more

ADA, Corporate Counsel, Disability Discrimination, Employment Litigation, FMLA

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[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory…more

Affordable Care Act, Climate Change, Discrimination, EPA, Immigration Procedures

See all updates »

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

Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Energy Policy

See all updates »

Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that…more

Attorney Malpractice, Attorney-Client Privilege, Bad Faith, DOJ, Email

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The Cost of a Data Breach

In 2014, the Ponemon Institute published the 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study that includes interesting cost information related to remediation efforts undertaken by 61 companies that operate in the United States…more

Cost-Containment, Data Breach, Information Reports

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Employer Obligations After a Work Accident

Surprisingly, many employers do not know of this requirement. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides that employers shall provide injured employees with a panel of physicians from which to select a treating physician…more

Workplace Injury

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Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Winter 2015

In This Issue: - The Affordable Care Act and CPAs: It Takes a Village - U.S. District Court for District of Massachusetts Holds Testator’s Attorney Can Be Held Liable to A Beneficiary - New Jersey Tightens…more

Affordable Care Act, Arbitration, Beneficiaries, Examination Priorities, FINRA

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[Event] The 2017 Accountant Liability Seminar: When The Chips Are Down - June 22nd, Waltham, MA

Most businesses would consider accounting to be a routine game, numbers, the same old same old – like a deck of cards. You know the suits; the high cards and the low ones. But when the dealer suddenly changes hands – will it…more

Accountants, Continuing Education, CPAs, Events, Professional Development

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[Webinar] Long Term Care Employment Issues That Arise in Medical Malpractice Litigation - November 15th, 12:30pm ET

The long term care industry is highly labor intensive with numerous employment issues that can affect success of malpractice litigation. Join attorneys Nancy Reynolds and Brian Inamine for this complimentary, live one-hour…more

Employee Misconduct, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Long Term Care Facilities, Medical Malpractice

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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

Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Energy Policy

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Tips For Successful Succession Planning

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ? Abraham Lincoln - Your company is built to last. But when you are ready to step back and let go of the reins, will the next…more

Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Counsel, Family Businesses, Popular, Small Business

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[Webinar] The New Overtime Rules Effective in December: Are You Ready? - September 22nd, 12:30pm EDT

Beginning December 1, 2016, many exempt employees may no longer be exempt. This is because the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) updated regulations double the minimum weekly salary threshold required for employee positions to be…more

Bonuses, DOL, Employee Handbooks, Exempt-Employees, FLSA

See all updates »

Virginia ABC Relaxes Wineries’ Use of Tasting, Retail Sales Areas

In a just-published Circular Letter (16-02), the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that wineries, farm wineries and breweries may now use areas approved for retail sales and tastings for holding…more

Breweries, Events, Hospitality Industry, Retail Market, Wine & Alcohol

See all updates »

[Webinar] “Sir, We Have a Search Warrant” - What to Do When the FAA, DOT, FBI or other Government Agencies Knock On Your Door - November 9th, 1:00pm ET

What to Do when the FAA, DOT, FBI or other Government Agencies Knock On Your Door - In an industry as heavily regulated as aviation, the risk of non-compliance with regulatory requirements is unavoidable. Whether you’re an…more

Aviation Industry, Chief Compliance Officers, Department of Transportation (DOT), FBI, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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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

Administrative Proceedings, Article II, Banking Sector, CFPB, Constitutional Challenges

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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Alan Thicke Estate Dispute Highlights Pre-litigation Threats

Actor Alan Thicke – best known for his role on the TV show Growing Pains – passed away at the end of 2016, leaving behind a dispute between two of his sons and his third wife. …more

Actors, Decedent Protection, Entertainment Industry, Estate Planning, Inheritance

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2017

Our attorneys have published the Fall 2017 edition of LeClairRyan's Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief. In this issue: - Supreme Court Limits SEC Disgorgement to Five Years - Revised Form I-9 Released:…more

Attorney Malpractice, Breach of Duty, Contract Drafting, Contract of Adhesion, Employer Liability Issues

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What May the Future Hold for the CFPB under Trump?

The last couple of months have been difficult for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). On October 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the structure of the CFPB was…more

Administrative Proceedings, CFPB, Constitutional Challenges, Dodd-Frank, PHH Corp. v CFPB

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Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Spring 2016

Parties Cannot Alter by Contract the Scope or Grounds of Judicial Review of an Arbitration Award - LeClairRyan shareholders Warren Hutchison and Nancy Reimer scored an impressive victory this spring when the Massachusetts…more

Arbitration Awards, Assignments, Bankruptcy Court, CFPB, Class Action

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Till Death Do Us Part. . . or at Least Until the Divorce Becomes Final

When important changes occur in life, it is advisable to reevaluate your estate planning to ensure it continues to meet the goals and objectives you have for your estate and your beneficiaries – and going through a divorce is no…more

Beneficiaries, Divorce, Estate Planning, Separation, Wills

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Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating on…more

Accountant Malpractice, Attorney's Fees, Authors, Bankruptcy Code, Breach of Duty

See all updates »

[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory…more

Affordable Care Act, Climate Change, Discrimination, EPA, Immigration Procedures

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[Webinar] The Trump Experience: How U.S. Law Will Change - April 11th, 12:30pm ET

Change is a given with every new presidential election. Under the Trump Administration, many questions have been raised that impact local and global organizations. Join LeClairRyan for an in-depth discussion on key regulatory…more

Affordable Care Act, Climate Change, Discrimination, EPA, Immigration Procedures

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[Event] The 2016 Accountant Liability Update: Strategies for Success and Risk Avoidance - June 23rd, Waltham, MA

LeClairRyan invites you to join us for a free half-day seminar: The 2016 Accountant Liability Update, Strategies for Success and Risk Avoidance. The stakes could not be higher or more challenging. It is not your father's (or…more

Accountants, Affordable Care Act, Business Development, Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity

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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

C-Suite Executives, Corporate Culture, Cyber Crimes, Cybersecurity, Data Protection

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Implied False Certification Theory Expands FCA Claims

In an interesting and significant case, Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar1, the United States Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether companies could be held liable for False…more

Corporate Counsel, False Claims Act (FCA), False Implied Certification Theory, Federal Contractors, Health Care Providers

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The 60-Second Construction Journal

The law contains many pitfalls for contractors. Important contractual rights and remedies can be lost, hard-won statutory protections waived, and serious liabilities incurred – all through ignorance of the law. This newsletter…more

Contractors, Federal Contractors, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Subcontracts

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Broadest Reasonable Interpretations for Inter Partes Review Proceedings Affirmed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued the first decision in an appeal of a final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") under the America Invents Act ("AIA"). In the 2-1 decision…more

America Invents Act, Appeals, Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard, Claim Construction, Cuozzo Speed Technologies

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