Virginia

  • Top 10 in Law Blogs: Amazon Drones in India, Ignoring Divorce, Hiring Counsel

    When Amazon debuted video of a futuristic drone delivery service—many imagined it was just that, futuristic, and not coming anytime soon. While that may be true in the United States, Amazon did actually plan to roll it out this year in India. That isn’t happening, and Mark McKinnon explains why today. Total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 188.

    37 readers - Colin O'Keefe/ Real Lawyers Have Blogs
  • Former Siemens Patent Attorney Indicted In $2.4 Million Fraudulent Billing Scheme

    “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.” – Gorden Gekko, Wall Street. Maybe “greed works” for some. For Alexander James Burke, however, greed may end up being his downfall.

    42 readers - Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights
    • SunBurst Foods Recalls Deli Products

      SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products being recalled were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. This recall was initiated as a result of sampling and testing performed by the North Car ...
      9 readers - Bill Marler/ Listeria Blog
    • SunBurst Recalls Listeria Tainted Products From Four States

      SunBurst Foods of Goldsboro is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst, Fresh Bites and Private labeled products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products being recalled were sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. This recall was initiated as a result of sampling and testing performed by the North Ca ...
      10 readers - Drew Falkenstein/ Food Poison Journal

    The latest about Virginia

    • Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Lien Code

      … For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Jim Fullerton. Jim is the President of the law firm of Fullerton & Knowles, P.C., which has attorneys licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, is a Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated Lawyer AV® Preeminent.™ The firm represents owners, lenders, design…

    • Political Bias in Psychology?

      … cases and most assuredly in APA amicus briefs - as reporting empirical fact. To me that real scandal is the suspension of scientific skepticism when a proposition supports one's own political beliefs. As Justice Scalia pointed out in his dissent in Atkins v. Virginia, APA claims that teenagers are less culpable than adults because of their immature mental faculties yet possess sophisticated adult judgment when it comes to having an abortion. How can that be? Well, Konnikova's article suggests one strong possibility. …

    • News Scan

      …Convicted Murderer Denied Appeal: A Florida man convicted of murder at the age of 17 and sentenced to life in prison has had his most recent appeal denied by the state's Court of Appeals. Jacob Carpenter of the Naples Daily News reports that 33-year-old Mazer Jean was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole (LWOP…

      Crime and Consequences Blog
    • Pessimism Is Considered Prudence

      … help you with life. But when it comes to the practice of law, it’s probably best to put optimism and passion on the side. Keith Lee practices law at Hamer Law Group, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. He writes about professional development, the law, the universe, and everything at Associate’s Mind. He is also the author of The Marble and The Sculptor: From Law School To Law Practice (affiliate link), published by the ABA. You can reach him at keith.lee@hamerlawgroup.com or on Twitter at @associatesmind. …

      Keith Lee/ Above the Law
    • Auto Insurance

      … of the vehicle. Fair market value may be determined by looking at such sites as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds.com. The insurance companies use their own book upon which they base fair market value of vehicles. This can sometimes create an unhappy circumstance. Suppose you have a lien against the vehicle for $10,000.00 and the vehicle is only worth…

      Brien Roche/ Brien Roche Law
    • Smile! You’re on HOA Meeting Camera!

      … If you work with community associations in Virginia as a board member, manager or attorney, you probably know that Virginia law permits HOA members to record any open meeting of the association. The relevant statute, Virginia Code § 55-510.1(B) of the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act, contains one short paragraph which outlines…

    • Monica Lewinsky and What’s Wrong With How the FBI Talks to People

      … The Washington Post reported this week that Monica Lewinsky was mistreated by the federal government — and not just by the head of the Executive Branch. According to the article, a report just became public detailing misconduct by federal law enforcement in the way they approached Lewinsky at the start of her part of the investigation that lead…

      Matt Kaiser/ Above the Law
    • Three Astonishing Things

      … Here at The D&O Diary we read everything so you don’t have to. It was in this spirit that we read the article on page C-3 of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that in the print version was entitled “Congo Opening Its Doors to Agribusiness” (here) and that contained the single most astonishing sentence I have ever read in my entire life…

      Kevin Lacroix/ The D&O Diary
    • Lyrically Guilty, Factually Innocent?

      …. This rule allows judges to prevent evidence from being introduced that is only designed to get an emotional reaction out of the jury, and would make it more difficult for them to fairly evaluate the evidence of the case. “Our raps are documentary. We don't take sides.” Those are the words of Ice Cube, one of the founding members of N.W.A…

      Southern California Defense Blog
    • FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

      … Net Neutrality,” SSRN (Oct. 24, 2014) → Upcoming AALS Panel Discussion “Net Neutrality: Where does the FCC go from here?” (Hat tip to Ruthann Robson) Petition to Watch At its Conference on October 31, 2014, the Court will consider the following free speech petition: Pregnancy Care Center of New York v. City of New York (#: 13-1504…

      1 readers - Ronald K.L. Collins/ Concurring Opinions
    • Fall On The Old Rag

      … over large rocks or through small passages in the rocks. Old Rag makes you pay for the privilege of the incredible view of the summit. Indeed, it plays with your mind with a series of false summits where you think that you have finally made it only to look up and see another rise. When you reach the real summit, most of us are pretty beat. Last…

      Jonathan Turley
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