Don’t Let Go of That Balloon!

Effective July 1st, 2021, the Virginia legislature has passed a bill making it a civil penalty for anyone over the age of sixteen (16) to knowingly release a non-biodegradable balloon. Any person 16 … [Read more...]

Eviction Protections in Virginia Extended Again

As of August 11, 2021, Governor Northam signed a new budget bill that extends eviction protections for tenants until June 30, 2022.  Several elements of the protections had previously expired. The … [Read more...]

What is Service of Process and Why is it Important?

Have you ever been to Court and had the following occur: the other party is not present and the Judge states that there is no service on the party and dismisses the proceedings? That is because the … [Read more...]

The Power of Partition

There comes a day in many of our lives when you are talking with friends, family-members or roommates and you all decide it would be an amazing idea to all split the cost of something expensive.  That … [Read more...]

Claiming Future Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case

Suffering a personal injury often leads to more damages than just the physical damage that you sustain from the accident itself.  Injury often also results in damage to your relationships, your … [Read more...]

Non-solicitation Provisions: Yes, they are enforceable in Virginia.

In a recent decision out of the Western District of Virginia, the enforceability of non-solicitation agreements was put to the test. Judge Glen E. Conrad upheld verbiage prohibiting a former Edward … [Read more...]

Covid-19 and Defamation: Defamation Per Se Presumed Damages

A false accusation can ripple throughout a person’s life. This includes false accusations which you may have initially thought of as nothing more than a nuisance. In today’s world this would include … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Eviction Moratorium: Court is still in session.

The Virginia Supreme Court has placed in effect an eviction moratorium until September 7th,2020.  This action was met with strong dissent even among the Virginia Supreme Court Justices and has created … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: Other Recent Changes to Virginia Employment Law

As a close out of our 2020 Small Business Week posts, it is important to know that Virginia law has shifted in three other important, but smaller facets: pay transparency, whistleblower protections, … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: Wage Violations

Small businesses must be vigilant with their accounting and payroll procedures, even more so now that a new law provides a new private right of action for unpaid wages, in addition to the previous … [Read more...]