Sands Anderson PC

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
  • Health
  • 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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Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Big Pharma Feels the Pain of Opioid Litigation

Few would dispute that the opioid epidemic is of crisis proportion. In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the United States from opioid pain medicines, including hydrocodone (Vicodin & Lortab), Oxycodone…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Virginia Supreme Court Revisits Meaning of "Criminal Negligence" and "Gross Negligence"

Tina Marie Bryant took a gun from Maryland and drove to Harrisonburg intending to kill herself there. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department went to the hotel where Ms. Bryant was staying and, from outside her locked room,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

Checklist of Yearly Items for Community Associations

For those who are board members and officers of community associations, there is a yearly rhythm to the orderly conduct of the association that needs to be maintained. Minding those yearly issues and doing so in a timely manner…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Residential

Your Social Media Presence and Activity During Divorce

You thought your divorce was going to be amicable, but things seem to be going in a completely different direction. You’ve been separated for a while and you’ve been “checking in” on Facebook when you have been out with…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Family Law

Supreme Court: Police Had "Qualified Immunity" in Shooting Woman With Knife

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a Tucson police officer who shot a woman four times could not be sued for violating the woman’s Constitutional rights. The case is a significant win for government officials. It’s a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

U.S. Supreme Court Says Auto Service Advisors Exempt From Overtime Pay

The United States Supreme Court ruled on April 2 that automobile service advisors are exempt from overtime pay. The Court’s decision addressed an interpretation of a statute under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In doing…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Court Refuses to Allow EU Privacy Laws to Shield U.S. Company from Discovery Obligations

A federal court in Michigan recently became the latest court to weigh in on the extent that litigants could rely on European Union data laws to shield them from producing documents in U.S. litigation. The United States District…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: New Tax on Nonprofit Executive Pay [Video]

For the first time, large nonprofit entities will be subject to a 21% excise tax for their top executives. Under Section 4960 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nonprofits who are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Spousal Support: Dividing a Smaller Pie

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97 (“the Act”). Among the changes to the tax code made by the Act were significant changes to the deductions available to taxpayers. For…more
 /  Family Law, Taxation

How to Select Your Trademark in a Crowded Field

A February 9, 2018, Harvard Law Review article concluded that “The supply of word marks that are at least reasonably competitively effective as trademarks is finite and exhaustible” and “the trademark system is growing…more
 /  Intellectual Property

2018 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide

The guide, written by Sands Anderson’s Employment Law Team and edited by attorney C. Michael DeCamps, provides summaries of key Virginia employment statutes and principles of employment law. The summaries are not intended to be…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Increase in 2017: Are more bankruptcies ahead?

The American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”), in partnership with Epiq Systems, Inc., has recently reported that commercial Chapter 11 filings for 2017 increased 6% over those filings for 2016. Commercial bankruptcy filings under…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations

Court Denies Plaintiff's Gameshow Approach to Litigation and Twice Denies Her Motion to Increase Her Demand

The First Case - The plaintiff filed a Complaint asking for an award of $250,000. She alleged she was entitled to this amount as compensation for injuries the defendant’s armored van caused her during a 2013 automobile…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

Court Refuses to Exclude Evidence of Disciplinary History of Plaintiff's Expert

The plaintiff filed a Complaint alleging she was injured in a March 23, 2013, automobile accident. In her initial expert disclosure, the plaintiff identified a single doctor as her only damages expert. The doctor had never…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Court Excludes Plaintiff's Expert's Opinion On Future Damages

The plaintiff filed a Complaint in the Fairfax County Circuit Court claiming the defendant injured her in an automobile accident. After deciding not to use the first expert orthopedist she hired for the case, the plaintiff…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury
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