43rd Annual Recent Developments in the Law: News from the Courts and General Assembly Seminar Materials

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This comprehensive, stand-alone publication is direct from a June 2017 seminar.

This program is your best source for current case/legislative news and analysis. Hundreds of research hours have been distilled for you by the experts, with an update in ten different areas of the law.

Table of Contents

ETHICS UPDATE 2015: HOT TOPICS IN LEGAL ETHICS
Edward L. Davis

1. Conflicts—Lobbying Firms that employ legislator—LEO 1884

2. Lawyer Impairment—Duty of Supervising Lawyer—LEO 1886

3. Lawyer Advertising Rule Amendments

4. Amendments to Rules 1.6 and 3.3—Client Perjury

5. Rule 1.6(d)—Cybersecurity and Duty to Protect Client Data

6. Avvo Legal Services and Other Online Lead Generation Companies and
Rules 5.4(a) and 7.3(b)

ETHICS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CREDITORS’ AND DEBTORS’ RIGHTS

Tyler P. Brown

I. Code of Virginia Revisions (Effective July 1, 2017)

II. Selected Decisions on Creditors’ Rights and Consumer Financial Litigation

III. Selected Decisions On Bankruptcy Law

COMMERCIAL LAW
Edward B. Lowry
David W. Thomas


I. Changes in the Law

II. Notable Cases

III. Corporations and Associates

IV. Miscellaneous

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Stephen E. Noona

I. Introduction

II. The Four Basic Food Groups of IP Law

III. Recent Updates

Patent Law

I. Patent: A Halo Has to Fall Only a Few Inches to Become a Noose!

II. Patent 2: How Long is Too Long (to Wait Before Suing for Patent Infringement)?

III. Patent 3: Location, Location, Location—No more!

IV. Copyright: Clothes Make the [Wo]Man:

V. Trade Secret Update for 2017

VI. Asian Rock Bands, Professional Football, Disparaging Marks and the First Amendment,
A Mighty Mélange that May Rewrite Trademark Law REDUX

VII. Final Thoughts

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRGINIA: TAXATION LAW
Christopher M. Kozlowski

I. Individual Income Tax

II. Corporate Income Tax

III. Tangible Personal Property And Machinery and Tools Tax

IV. Sales and Use Tax

V. Business Professional and Occupational License Tax

VI. Real Estate Tax

VII. Tax Credit

VIII. Other

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW: ESTATE PLANNING AND
ADMINISTRATION

John B. O’Grady

I. Introduction

II. Income Taxes

III. Estate Taxes

IV. Gift Taxes

V. Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes

VI. Special Valuation Rules

FAMILY LAW
Sharon K. Lieblich

A. Marriage

B. Equitable Distribution

C. Divorce

D. Child Support

E. Spousal Support

F. Custody/Visitation

G. Miscellaneous

H. Enacted by the Legislature but Vetoed by the Governor

I. Significant Bills which Failed of Enactment
        A. Marriage and Divorce
        B. Spousal Support
        C. Child Support
        D. Custody and Visitation
        E. Equitable Distribution
        F. Settlement Agreements
        G. Jurisdiction and Procedure
        H. Attorney’s Fees
        I. Termination of Parental Rights
        J. Miscellaneous Cases

SELECTED REAL ESTATE LEGISLATION
Lucia Anna Trigiani

SELECTED REAL ESTATE LEGISLATION

Banking and Finance

Business Entities

Civil Remedies and Procedure

Community Associations

Condemnation and Eminent Domain

Conservation and Environment

Housing Development

Insurance

Land Records and Court Records

Landlord and Tenant

Miscellaneous

Professions and Occupations

Real Estate Sales and Settlements

Taxation

Trusts and Estates

Water, Sewer and Stormwater

Zoning and Land Use

CASE LAW UPATE

I. VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT CASES
        A. Bank of Hampton Roads v. Powell, 292 Va. 10, 785 S.E.2d 788(2016)
        B. City of Chesapeake v. Dominion Security Plus Self Storage, L.L.C., 291 Va. 327,
        785 S.E.2d 403 (2016)
        C. Cygnus Newport–Phase 1B, L.L.C. v. City of Portsmouth, 292 Va. 573,
        790 S.E.2d 623 (2016)
        D. Dye v. CNX Gas Co., 291 Va. 319, 784 S.E.2d 703 (2016)
        E. EMAC, L.L.C. v. Cnty. of Hanover, 291 Va. 13, 781 S.E.2d 181 (2016)
        F. Hamm v. Hazelwood, 292 Va. 153, 787 S.E.2d 144 (2016)
        G. Holtzman Oil Corp., v. Green Project, L.L.C., No. 141863, 2016 WL 3208943
        (Va. April 21, 2016)
        H. Johnson v. Arlington Cnty., 292 Va. 843, 794 S.E.2d 389 (Va. 2016)
        I. Saddlebrook Estates Cmty. Ass’n v. City of Suffolk, 292 Va. 35, 786 S.E.2d
        160 (2016)
        J. Tvardek v. Powhatan Vill. Homeowners Ass’n, 291 Va. 269, 784 S.E.2d 280
        (2016)
        K. Va. Elec. and Power Co. v. Hylton, 292 Va. 92, 787 S.E.2d 106 (2016)
        L. Washington v. Prasad, 292 Va. 658, 791 S.E.2d 566 (2016)
        M. Wetlands America Trust, Inc. v. White Cloud Nine Ventures, L.P., 291 Va. 153
        782 S.E.2d 131 (2016)

II. VIRGINIA CIRCUIT COURT CASES
        A. Atl. Coast Pipeline, LLC v. Avery, 2016 Va. Cir LEXIS 73 (2016)
        B. Atl. Town Ctr. Dev. Corp v. Accomack Country Bd. Of Supervisors, No.
        CL15-109, 2016 Va. Cir. LEXIS 112 (2016)
        C. Burgest v. HSBC, USA, N.A, No. CL14008747-00, 2016 Va. Cir. LEXIS 16
        (2016)
        D. Columbia Gas of Va., Inc. v. Drewry, No. CL15009508-00, 2016 Va. Cir.
        LEXIS 70 (2016)
        E. Comm’r of Highways v. Sadler, No. CL14-292, 2016 Va. Cir. LEXIS 39 (2016)
        F. Cornelius v. Childers, No. CL16-596-00, No. CL 16-596-01, 2016 Va. Cir.
        LEXIS 148 (2016)
        G. Kline v. Vickers, CL15009542-00, 2016 Va. Cir. LEXIS 50 (2016)
        H. Mount Aldie, L.L.C. v. Loudoun Cnty. Bd. of Zoning Appeals, No. 91095,
        2016 Va. Cir. LEXIS 91 (2016)
        I. New Bethel Estates, L.L.C., v. Howell, No. CL15009404, 2016 Va. Cir.
        LEXIS 44 (2016)
        J. Southern Bank & Trust Co. v. Woodhouse, No. CL15009939-00, 2016 Va. Cir.
        LEXIS 81 (2016)
         K. Vaughan v. S.L. Nusbaum Realty, Co., No. CL15-5895-00/01, No. CL15-5897-00/01,
        2016 Va. Cir. LE
        L. Wimmer v. R&R Joint Ventures, Inc., No. CL14-412 2016, Va. Cir.
        LEXIS 65 (2016)
    
III. FEDERAL COURT CASES
        A. Thomas v. Carmeuse Lime & Stone, Inc., 642 Fed.Appx. 253 (4th Cir. 2016)

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

Corinna B. Lain

I. Traffic

II. Search and Seizure

III. Confessions and Self-Incrimination

IV. Venue and Jurisdiction

V. Charges and Pleas

VI. Double Jeopardy and Collateral Estoppel

VII. Speedy Trial

VIII. Right to Counsel

IX. Discovery

X. Trial

XI. Verdict and Sentencing

XII. Appeals

SUBSTANTIVE LAW

I. Guns and Drugs

II. Crimes against the Person

III. Property Crimes

IV. Miscellaneous

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VIRGINIA CIVIL LITIGATION
Arthur Schmalz

I. Introduction

II. Most Important Developments Covered by this Outline

III. Jurisdiction, Venue and Service Of Process

IV. Causes of Action and Damages

V. Pleading, Practice and Procedure

VI. Affirmative Defenses

VII. Trial Proceedings and Evidence

VIII. Appellate Practice

Authors

Edward L. Davis

Tyler P. Brown

Edward B. Lowry

David W. Thomas

Stephen E. Noona

Christopher M. Kozlowski

John B. O’Grady

Sharon K. Lieblich

Lucia Anna Trigiani

Corinna B. Lain

Arthur Schmalz


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