Month: May 2015

The Trouble with Certificates

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05/26/2015Palais, Douglas M.

Authored by attorney Douglas M. Palais Even though issuing certificates is an important part of the service that you provide to your customers, from an E & O standpoint, they must be handled with extreme care.  The following points are not comprehensive, but demonstrate a few of the specific risks and offer some tips to… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP Achieves Victory for Client at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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05/22/2015Paul, Dustin M.

Norfolk-based litigators Mark Coberly and Dustin Paul successfully defended an appeal to the United States Fourth Circuit of their client’s $800,000 trial court verdict. Mark and Dustin were successful at the Eastern District of Virginia District trial court obtaining summary judgment for their client.  The Court found there were no material facts in dispute, and… Read more »

Long Term Nursing Care Malpractice Defense Victory – $2,000,000 Claim Dismissed

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05/21/2015Brennan, Mark S.

Vandeventer Black’s Mark Brennan and Maggie Finnegan recently successfully defended one of the nation’s largest nursing home companies resulting in dismissal of $2,000,000 claim. Claims made against our client included (a) nursing care negligence in failing to prevent an elderly female with dementia from sustaining multiple falls in a long term nursing facility resulting in… Read more »

Virginia “Independent Agencies” Now Covered by Virginia’s Public Procurement Act

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05/18/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Among other changes adopted by Virginia’s General Assembly last session, the scope of coverage of the Virginia Public Procurement Act has been expanded to include the various “independent agencies” in Virginia. Currently, those independent agencies include the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the State Lottery Department, the Virginia College Savings Plan, the Virginia Retirement System, the… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

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05/13/2015Caramore, Megan

4 attorneys from the law offices of Vandeventer Black LLP were selected as 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Eligibility for inclusion requires candidates either be 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less. Annually, less than five percent of lawyers in each state are selected to receive this honor. Named… Read more »

12 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Selected as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers

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05/06/2015Buckius, Dean T.

Vandeventer Black LLP attorneys from Norfolk and Richmond were selected by their peers as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers. Annually less than five percent of all lawyers in Virginia are selected for this honor. Named as Virginia Super Lawyers from the Norfolk office were Dean Buckius, Employment & Labor; Deborah Casey, Real Estate; Mark Coberly, Transportation… Read more »

The Resurgence of the Defense Base Act

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05/01/2015Vandeventer Black

The Defense Base Act is a federal law that extends the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) to apply to certain categories of employees working overseas. The three general divisions of covered employees are (1) those working on military bases acquired from a foreign government after 1940, (2) employees of contractors and subcontractors engaged… Read more »