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Another state attacks coal! Virginia proposes to join RGGI states
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board approved draft regulations intended to cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and that would make Virginia the

Virginia District Court Orders Discovery in FERC Enforcement Case Against Powhatan
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

On December 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (“District Court”) held that Powhatan Energy Fund LLC, Dr. Houlian

Torts and Contracts Don’t Mix: Supreme Court of Virginia Reaffirms Source of Duty Rule Barring Tort Suits from Breaches of Contractual Duties
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

On December 14, the Supreme Court of Virginia reaffirmed in MCR Federal, LLC v. JB&A, Inc. that tort claims for actual and constructive fraud cannot

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session Hasn’t Begun, but Legislation on Student Privacy and Credit Freeze Charges is Already Pending
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

As previously written about in this blog, student privacy figured prominently in a few campaigns for the Virginia House of Delegates this past Fall. A

The Role of the Commissioner of Accounts in Virginia Estate and Trust Administration
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

People typically picture the probate process going something like this: a person dies, you find their will, you take the will to the courthouse, the

An overview of Virginia law on electronic signatures
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2017

As business increasingly takes place digitally instead of on paper, electronic signatures have become an important facet of completing transactions

Virginia AG Announces Settlement With Internet Lender Over Licensing Claims and Origination Fees
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2017

On November 30, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a settlement with a Chicago-based “open-end credit plan internet lender” to

Virginia is for Lovers And Chapter 11?
  • Cole Schotz PC
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

It’s no secret that Delaware, New York (Southern District), and Texas (at least since the oil and gas crisis) have become known as the “hotspots” for

Virginia Supreme Court Affirms Bar To Third-Party Direct Action Against Insurer Absent Judgment
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

The Supreme Court of Virginia held that when an injured party assigns its rights of recovery from a tortfeasor and its insurer, the assignee is barred

I DoI DoWait, Did We?: The Virginia Supreme Court Weighs in on the Timing of Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • November 27 2017

Imagine you’ve thought you were married for a decade and all of a sudden your spouse denies that you were ever married at all. The Virginia Supreme