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    MichieHamlett ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

    Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 1, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers , for the ninth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. MichieHamlett has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 9 practice areas. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized […]

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    Employer Has A Duty To Family Of Asbestos Worker

    Employer has a duty of care to Asbestos Worker’s family. MichieHamlett partners Kyle McNew and Greg Webb contributed an amicus brief to the winning argument in a recent Virginia Supreme Court decision. The Court considered whether a company is responsible for mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer, of family members exposed to asbestos brought home on a […]

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    Business Tort Series: Fraud

    Business Tort Series: Fraud Fraud is simply defined as a deliberate deception for an unlawful gain. Although it is frequently used in many contexts to describe various flavors of nefarious behavior involving an act of concealment, in Virginia there are six elements of fraud which have to be proven for a plaintiff to prosecute a […]

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    Vaping up 75% among high school students this year, federal data indicate.

    The Wall Street Journal (9/20, McKay, Maloney, Subscription Publication, 6.61M) reports the prevalence of vaping in the past 30 days among US high school students has increased by about 75 percent compared to 2017, according to a person who has seen new preliminary federal data. The Journal references FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent comments that […]

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    Lee Livingston named 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Charlottesville area

    MichieHamlett attorney Lee Livingston was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Charlottesville area.  This is Lee’s third time receiving this prestigious title (2015; 2017). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” […]

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    9 MichieHamlett Lawyers Included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    MichieHamlett is pleased to announce that 9 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of […]

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    Business Tort Series: Tortious Interference

    Business Tort Series: Tortious Interference There are many issues that business owners contend with day-to-day from employee relations to contract negotiations to supply chain efficiencies. Infrequently, issues arise in the conduct of a business where the business’s relationship with another individual or business is negatively affected by a third-party that causes harm to your business […]

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    There Are Many Opportunities for Start-Up Small Business

    Amazon Announces Opportunities for Small Business Owners Small businesses in America continue to drive innovation and provide opportunities for people to enter the world of entrepreneurship. A recent example has been presented by one of the biggest giants of the commercial world. Amazon recently announced opportunities for small business owners to assist with its growing […]

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    Cycling in Central Virginia

    May is Bike Safety Month. Whether you bike for fun, exercise, or transportation, Charlottesville is a great place to ride. Most drivers in our area are accommodating to cyclists on the road, but there are always exceptions. Several groups bring cyclists together to share in cycling adventures. The Charlottesville Bicycle Club provides excellent advice on their […]

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    Drunk Driving is Not The Only Cause of a DUI

    The offense of driving under the influence, also known as a DUI, typically relates to alcohol intoxication. However, alcohol is just one of countless substances that can impair one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. In fact, prescription drugs, over the-counter-medications, illegal substances, and even sleep deprivation can impair a driver’s judgement, perception, alertness, concentration, and […]

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