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2017 Virginia Legislative Forecast*

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01/10/2017Casey, Deborah M.

Today is the day.  At noon today (January 11, 2017) the Virginia General Assembly will be called to order and the 2017 session will begin.  As a bi-yearly, “short session,” the 2017 Session will span only 45 days and the General Assembly will consider between 2500 and 3400 bills (beginning January 11, 2017 and ending,… Read more »

Situs of Injury under the Longshore Act

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11/29/2016Bilisoly, F. Nash

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), a worker injured over water clearly falls under the Act, no matter his occupation. If the individual is injured on land, he is covered only if his occupation is “maritime” in nature and does not work too far away from the water to qualify for LHWCA… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Jeremy Moss to Chair the Virginia Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute

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11/16/2016Casey, Deborah M.

The Community Associations Institute (CAI) recently elected Vandeventer Black attorney, Jeremy Moss, as Chair of the Virginia Legislative Action Committee (VALAC). Moss was already serving as Vice Chair of the committee. “What first inspired me to join CAI was its mission, which I believe in strongly. A mission that I will continually work to achieve… Read more »

Loaning money to your own business

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11/03/2016Guy, Richard S.

It happens to all entrepreneurs.  A payday arrives, a critical vendor demands immediate payment, or a great purchasing opportunity arrives at a time when there isn’t enough money in the company bank account.  Suddenly you’re reaching into your own pocket and loaning money to your business.  Although sometimes the company can pay you back within… Read more »

Practicing Without A Contractor’s License: More Than A Slap On The Wrist

07/25/2016Moss, Ashley G.

LAW TIPS Becoming a licensed general contractor is often a long and tedious process.  The applications can be lengthy and invasive, multiple reference letters may be required, and supplemental documents may need to be obtained.  The process is often mistakenly viewed as a clerical exercise without due respect to the ramifications that can accompany the… Read more »