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Did You Know?

McCandlish Lillard regularly shares legal knowledge discussing legal developments and issues affecting our clients.

The Legal Implications of the Obergefell Decision

Same-sex couples now can proactively plan in order to take advantage of many of these newly-confirmed spousal rights.

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Access to a deceased minor child’s digital assets

The Virginia General Assembly has enacted legislation that allows personal representatives of a deceased minor to access the child’s digital assets, e.g. social media accounts and other online records and communications.

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Did you know that the Defense Base Act covers civilian as well as military personnel injured overseas?

The Defense Base Act covers civilian as well as military personnel injured overseas.

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Did You Know Your Contract’s Boilerplate Can Leave You In Hot Water?

“Boilerplate” can be described as a set of provisions that were not critical components of the deal you negotiated, but contain terms that govern the relationship between the parties and the interpretation of your written contract.

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Overview of ADR, Mediation, Arbitration, and Collaborative Law

Due in large part to the high cost and long delays of litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become a lynchpin of the litigation process, both before, during, and sometimes even after trials. A successful ADR process is generally quicker and more cost effective than trials.

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Judge Allows Service on Defendant through Facebook

Facebook can now add “process server” to its list of functions thanks to a recent decision by a New York judge.

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Not Having Workers’ Comp Insurance May Be Costly

Why does it now make even more sense for your small business (less than 3 employees) to carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance? Effective July 1, 2014, the maximum penalty for the failure of a business to obtain workers’ compensation insurance will be $50,000.00, up from the current maximum of $5,000.00.

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Not All Stock Is Created Equal

Shareholders and members of small, privately held companies face what appears at first blush to be a daunting task in trying to realize their share value.

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