Intellectual property is one of the most complicated areas of law. Love it or hate it, at some point or another every in-house lawyer is going to be faced with some type of IP dispute. It may be necessary to ...Read More »
Electronic documents can tell a tale at odds with the surface script, and dealing with “metadata” can present temptations to corporate counsel when an email hits the wrong person’s inbox. Metadata includes the hidden information that describes the history, tracking ...Read More »
According to a recent study, more than half of all employees admit to stealing employers’ confidential data. Meanwhile, a key employee has just left your company for a competitor. Whether this employee would steal your information or not, at a ...Read More »
When Leopold Aguirre allegedly fired Abigail Shomo from her job as a waitress at his restaurant in Radford, it wasn’t because he was unhappy with her work. In fact, he said he was satisfied with her performance. Instead, he allegedly ...Read More »
From the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to fee disclosure regulations taking effect in 2012, employer-sponsored retirement plans have seen a flurry of changes from Congress and regulators. While these changes stand to improve retirement outcomes, they also impose a ...
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Having just paid the second highest ever annual total for claims, the Virginia State Bar Clients’ Protection Fund is considering changes that would allow even larger payments to victims of dishonest lawyers. In the fiscal year ending June 30, the ...Read More »
Lawyers braved the mid-day sun July 18 to appear before a legislative committee in Richmond to discuss changing the rules for summary judgment practice in Virginia state courts. House Courts of Justice committee chair Del. Dave Albo, R-Fairfax, convened the ...
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By Peter Vieth A Newport News judge agreed to drop heavy sanctions against a major railroad in a recent employee injury lawsuit after the railroad settled the worker’s claim. The case highlights conflicting public policy issues involved when litigants contend ...Read More »