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Harley McClellan has joined Christian & Barton’s litigation department as an associate, where she will assist clients with general litigation matters, including contract and business tort disputes. McClellan holds degrees from Washington & Lee University School of Law and The University of Texas. This item has been provided as an informational service and does not...
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The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which became law Jan. 1, 2020, was a bipartisan effort to make retirement savings more accessible to the less advantaged. While the Act touched on many areas, it made significant changes to the way individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are treated. Here are some of the...
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Grayson B. Cassada has joined Christian & Barton’s litigation department, where he will assist clients with civil litigation matters, including contract and business tort disputes. In addition, he has significant prior experience with intellectual property litigation as well as commercial real estate transactions. Cassada holds degrees from Southern Methodist University School of Law and Vanderbilt....
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Elizabeth Mason Horsley has joined Christian & Barton where she will continue representing clients on trust and estate matters. Her practice includes assisting corporate and private clients with administration of estates and trusts and advising individuals concerning the preparation of estate plans. In addition, Horsley has experience representing clients in contested estate and trust matters...
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Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed Christian & Barton attorney Peter E. Broadbent Jr. to a fourth term on the Library of Virginia Board, making him the first person in more than 70 years to receive appointments from four governors to Library Board service. Broadbent’s experience with the Library includes three terms as a board member...
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The 2022 Virginia General Assembly considered many health care-related bills during the course of the most recent session. Here are some of the more notable ones that became law July 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted: Changes to Health Record Privacy LawVirginia’s health record privacy law is revised to provide that an authorization for the disclosure...
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The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), a comprehensive privacy law that will affect many businesses either based in Virginia or doing business with or marketing to consumers in the Commonwealth next year, has been amended by the 2022 General Assembly. The amendments relate to consumer requests to delete personal data held by a business,...
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The U.S. Copyright Office issued final rules for how business entities can designate agents to receive Copyright Claims Board (CCB) claim notices and how libraries and archives can preemptively opt out of CCB claim proceedings. The CCB, which will eventually provide a voluntary alternative to federal court, is designed to be an efficient, cost-effective forum...
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Two years after enacting the nation’s first COVID-19 safety regulations for employers, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board revoked the standard effective March 23, 2022. The Board adopted the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) recommendation that COVID-19 no longer posed a “grave danger” to employees. For most employers, this means the legal...
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The global pandemic created an urgent need to both safely access and deliver health care services. Telemedicine instantly met that need. Although many think of telemedicine services being provided on an outpatient basis during the pandemic, hospitals, especially rural ones, benefited greatly from the expansion of telemedicine services, especially under Medicare. However, Medicare (and accreditation...
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