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New Court Decision Aids Creditors of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtors

Posted on by Neil E. McCullagh in Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency

There is good news in a recent court decision for creditors of Chapter 13 debtors.
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An Overview of Detinue in Virginia

Posted on by Timothy G. Moore in Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency

In Virginia, "detinue" refers to a procedure by which a party may recover possession of "unlawfully withheld" personal property.
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The Finality of Arbitration

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction, Litigation

Many disputes are resolved through arbitration rather than a court of law.
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Virginia to Address Patent Litigation Abuse

Posted on by John M. Erbach in Intellectual Property and Information Technology, Litigation

Recently, Congress has sought to curb abusive patent litigation with new legislation.
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Active Clients Benefit Greatly from Court-Ordered Settlement Conferences

Posted on by John M. Erbach in Litigation

As the client, your active involvement in the litigation process is important to achieving a favorable result.
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Pursuing and Defending Awards of Attorneys’ Fees

Posted on by Robert H. Chappell, III, Jennifer J. West in Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency

In order to recover attorneys' fees, generally one must rely on a statute or a provision in a contract signed by the party who is to pay the fees.
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Precautions in Signing Indemnity Agreements

Posted on by William R. Mauck, Jr. in Construction

Indemnity provisions are among the most important in construction contracts, yet they are often the source of confusion.
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