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Writs of Actual Innocence: 2020 Virginia update

In July of 2020, the General Assembly lowered the bar for person’s petition for Writ’s of Actual Innocence based on non-scientific evidence.  Under prior law, the Court had to find by clear and … [Read more...]

Ancillary Probate? What do I do if my loved one had property in another state?

When a loved one passes and they have property in a state (or states) outside their state of residence, in addition to probate in the state of residence, probate may need to be opened in the other … [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...]

Modification or Termination of Spousal Support in Virginia

Courts in Virginia have the authority to award spousal support—commonly referred to as alimony—upon divorce. After that award of support, the Court may modify the support obligation in several … [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...]

Virginia Small Business: No Non-Compete for “Low-Wage” Earners

In continuation of Small Business Employment Law Week, the next topic of discussion is the change in stance on non-competes for “low-wage” earners, which now extends beyond just employees. Virginia … [Read more...]

Virginia Small Business: Virginia Values Act

Today for our 2020 Small Business Week, we will be discussing the Virginia Values Act. This spring, Governor Northam has signed the Virginia Values Act and makes Virginia the first state in the … [Read more...]