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Virginia Court Rulings Touch Real Estate Agent Liability

Recent rulings by the Supreme Court of Virginia may impact real estate agents’ potential liability.

First, the Supreme Court recently ruled that the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (“VCPA”) created a private cause of action distinct from common law...

Virginia U.S. District Court Approves Service by Social Media

Virginia U.S. District Court Approves Service by Social Media

As recently reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly (Mar. 5, 2014) the Alexandria U.S. District Court issued a decision last month in which the Court approved service of process service of process on an individual in a foreign country in a lawsuit via Fa...

Employee’s Social Media Accounts Are off-Limits in Virginia

Effective July 1, 2015 Virginia Code § 40.1-28.7:5 prohibits employers from requiring that its current or prospective employees produce usernames or passwords granting access to the employee’s personal social media accounts.

The new statute defines ...