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The War on Employee Misclassification: Will Trump Call a Cease Fire?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

During its two terms, the Obama Administration declared war on misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of


Autonomous Vehicles and All That Data
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

In an earlier post, we discussed the potential ownership models for autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless cars (“AVs”). Models range from


Practical Tips Regarding Oral Contracts to Make Wills
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

This blog post is part 2 of the series on oral contracts to make wills, and this post contains several practical tips for how a person can optimize


Testing a New Franchise Concept
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

One of the toughest challenges an aspiring franchisor may face is selling its first franchise. Who would take the risk of buying a franchise from a


Can an Intended (and Disappointed) Beneficiary Still Sue a Will’s Drafter?: The General Assembly of Virginia Enacts a Statutory Fix to the Thorsen Decision
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

Back in the summer I wrote a post discussing the impacts of the Thorsen decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia. In Thorsen, a testator wanted to


Stuck at Home: IRS Can Revoke Passports Even for Work Travel
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

Employers who have employees who travel internationally for business should alert their employees about new IRS procedures concerning passports. If


Autonomous Vehicles: A Regulatory Perspective
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

The coming innovation of autonomous vehicles (i.e. Self-driving cars) has been covered pretty widely in the news over the past 18-24 months. Not long


Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem
  • LeClairRyan
  • Global
  • February 27 2017

Headline-grabbing cyber hacks of email accounts belonging to celebrities, corporations, government officials and political campaigns are becoming the


Oral Contracts to Make Wills
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • February 27 2017

The vast majority of people have no idea that Virginia law recognizes oral contracts to make a will. As a result, people often miss out on asserting


The Anthem Breach - A Retrospective (Part II)
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • February 14 2017

We published Part I of our “Anthem Breach Retrospective” in January 2017. Coincidentally, at around the same time several plaintiffs in one of the