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Virginia Pols’ Scandals Spell New Business for DC Law Firms

Debra Katz, attorney for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018. Chairman Chuck Grassley called for a “safe, comfortable and dignified” hearing on a sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh as the panel opened a historic hearing that promised to shape the Supreme Court’s future and redefine the “Me […]

Opening and Managing a Law Office

The State Bar’s Law Corporations Program certifies professional corporations that wish to practice law in accordance with applicable statutes and court rules. The program monitors compliance with those provisions. Find the forms you need on the forms page of the State Bar website. Common reasons for returned applications Incorrect bylaws language Refer to the Law […]

‘It’s Over Easy’ website aims to simplify divorce in California

For years, Laura Wasser has been one of the go-to divorce attorneys when Hollywood power couples break up. Now Wasser wants to bring some of the strategies she’s developed during her career representing stars such as Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera and Johnny Depp to help regular couples. Her new site, It’s Over Easy, aims to […]

The GDPR Jungle

Companies including Marriott, British Airways and Dixons Carphone are some of the high-profile names that have revealed data breaches impacting hundreds of millions of people, although it’s not yet certain whether all of these will be considered under GDPR. Before GDPR was implemented, there were only a small number of industry sectors, including banking and […]

Anonymous online trademark infringer can be identified through subpoena to domain registrar

Plaintiff trademark owner noticed that an unknown party was using plaintiff’s mark to sell email templates online without plaintiff’s authorization. After the unknown infringer’s domain name registrar (the case does not say whether it was also the web host) refused to take down the allegedly infringing content, plaintiff filed suit against the “John Doe” defendant. […]

Federal judge sides with motorcycle club in trademark case

A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California ruled Thursday that the federal government cannot seize the trademark rights of the logo used by the Mongols motorcycle club. The ruling overturned a federal jury’s decision to strip the club of its logo after finding “a direct connection between the gang’s […]

Mental Health Question On Bar Exam Application

Knowing that the students who hope to one day join the Virginia Bar will not have to experience fear of ramifications for disclosing any treatment they sought during law school on their bar applications is a wonderful thing. The more we normalize and encourage sound mental health and wellness, the better we will be as […]

Divorce attorney Wilmington – Erin Russell Law

It is not a good thing when a marriage begins to fall apart. In most cases, couples try to seek help from a therapist to patch up the issues facing the marriage. Even after putting in the efforts to save the marriage, they still end up going separate ways. Divorce is not always the last […]

UK court strikes ‘right to rent’ immigration housing policy

The High Court struck down the UK’s “right to rent” policy on Friday as incompatible with human rights law. The “right to rent” policy required private landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective renters. Under this policy, landlords who rented to undocumented tenants could face unlimited fines or prison time. This policy was a […]

U.S. to allow lawsuits against some foreign firms doing business in Cuba

Sources: Not Verified! The Trump administration is preparing to allow lawsuits in U.S. courts for the first time against some foreign companies doing business in Communist-ruled Cuba using properties confiscated from Cuban-Americans and other U.S. citizens, according to people familiar with the matter. The move, which could be announced as early as Monday, could threaten […]