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Pandemics and Contractual Performance: Force Who?

Posted on by David V. DuVal, Marieke van Rijn in Corporate and Business

Individuals and businesses should review their contracts to determine if a "Force Majeure" clause is included in a contract.
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Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Other Employment Issues Related to COVID-19

Posted on by David F. Dabbs, John M. Erbach in Employment Law

This article provides an overview of employment law considerations for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Analyzing Authority Under a Power of Attorney

Posted on by Matthew Yanovitch in Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Estate Planning and Administration

Financial institutions are routinely presented with powers of attorney and asked to transact business with the agent presenting the document.
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New Bankruptcy Laws Aim to Help Small Businesses, Family Farmers, and Veterans

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

President Trump signed four pieces of bankruptcy legislation into law on August 23, 2019.
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2019 Mid-Year Employment Law Update Part II: Federal

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Employers should be aware of recent changes and developments in Virginia and federal laws affecting employment and payroll practices.
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2019 Mid-Year Employment Law Update Part I: Virginia

Posted on by David F. Dabbs in Employment Law

Employers should be aware of recent changes and developments in Virginia and federal laws affecting employment and payroll practices.
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Chapter 13 Strip Down of Underwater Short-Term Mortgages Now Permitted

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

Law relating to lien strip-offs and strip-downs in bankruptcy continues to evolve. This article examines the ruling in Hurlburt v. Black.
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