Give me a break: what Virginia law says about employee meal and rest breaks

USA - January 30 2013 Most people have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as a free lunch," but the recent rash of cases across the country involving litigation over

How to Disinherit a Child: 5 Tips to do so Successfully

USA - June 22 2018 This blog post discusses the steps that parents can take to disinherit a child and, in doing so, maximize their chances that their disinherited child

Parking rights and common area common element: can the association (or declarant) do that?!

USA - November 23 2013 You serve on your condominium or property owners' association's Board of Directors and have been receiving complaints about unauthorized cars and

Default judgment entered absent compliance with CPLR 3215(f) is not a nullity

USA - August 26 2013 Default judgment proceedings are governed by Rule 3215 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules ("CPLR"). A plaintiff seeking a default judgment

What Is an “Issue of Public Interest”?

USA - September 7 2018 If a party moving under the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute shows the suit arises from a statement made in connection with “an issue under consideration or

Virginia Supreme Court Issues New Ruling Regarding Commissioner of Accounts

USA - October 1 2019 Last month, the Virginia Supreme Court handed down a new ruling that confirms that circuit courts lack the authority to delegate final authority to

Prior Correspondence: A Key Tool in Preparing Your Estate Dispute Case for Trial

USA - August 21 2019 Technology, particularly relating to communication, is ubiquitous and ever-expanding in scope and ability. From text messaging to social media, there

ADA and Community Associations: Best Practices in Handling Requests

USA - August 21 2019 Most people are generally familiar with the concept that hotels, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation are subject to the Americans

Prior Correspondence: A Key Tool in Preparing Your Estate Dispute Case for Trial

USA - August 21 2019 As practitioners, we typically become involved in estate disputes weeks, months, or even years after the initial dispute breaks out. During this time

Plane-ly Speaking About the PLANE Act of 2019 - Part II

USA - July 31 2019 In Part I of this post, we described various provisions in the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era Act of 2019 (the PLANE Act of 2019), S