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Upcoming Changes to the Lanham Act: The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Posted on by Clay S. Hester in Intellectual Property and Information Technology

As part of Congress’ sweeping COVID-19 relief bill, it passed the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, which makes some significant changes to the Lanham Act, particularly to certain trademark examina...
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Virginia Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect on May 1, 2021

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Virginia employers should be aware that the state-mandated minimum wage will increase to $9.50/hour effective for hours worked on and after May 1, 2021.
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Recent Developments Affecting Lenders

Posted on by Neil E. McCullagh, Karl A. Moses, Jr. in Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency

This month we (a) detail upcoming changes to the required notice for a foreclosure on owner-occupied residential real estate, (b) discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision that a creditor did n...
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Provisions Employers Should Consider Including in Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Businesses of all types regularly have the need to document arrangements for the employment of important personnel and for the discharge of any employee. If daily contracts in an employer’s line of bu...
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The Small Business Reorganization Act and Subchapter V Bankruptcy

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

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”) became effective on February 19, 2020, and is aimed at giving small business debtors a simpler and less costly avenue to successful reorganiz...
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Delivery Wars (via Drone) Quick Update

Posted on in RVA Grocery and Delivery Wars

John Anderson is back with another quick Delivery Wars update!
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Delivery Wars Update

Posted on in RVA Grocery and Delivery Wars

The RVA Delivery Wars continue as a new membership-based delivery service is set to launch later this month.
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