An adoption order severs the visitation rights of a child’s biological grandparents, the Virginia Court of Appeals has held. The court construed a 1997 legislative change that made it clear that General Assembly intended to break the connection between a ...Read More »
A Virginia lawyer who signed on to work with a national debt relief service ended up with a public admonition from the Virginia State Bar in June. The national company, meanwhile, was shut down on the order of a federal ...Read More »
Numerous technology tools can help to lock down systems, including software and hardware controls as well as mobile-specific products. But even with all that firepower, security breaches are still common, and some experts believe that every company has already been ...
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For those who are fans of both trademarks and the NFL’s team in Washington, last month’s decision of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, affirming the cancellation by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of the “Redskins” mark, may ...Read More »
The name-spotting game has been amped up with Judge Martin Clark’s latest novel, a yarn packed with intrigue and liberally sprinkled with references to Virginia legal figures and local personalities. Clark has been taking weekend breaks from the bench this ...
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A subcontractor seeking payment from a general contractor bypassed multiple ADR options in the parties’ contract and sued the payment sureties and the general contractor, in a new decision from Charlottesville Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Richard E. Moore refused to ...Read More »
New rule amendments by the Supreme Court of Virginia mean lawyers cannot turn a blind eye to potential conflicts of interest with their clients. A year after the Virginia State Bar petitioned the court to tighten law firm conflict requirements, ...Read More »