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Medical Malpractice – Am I Entitled to Medical Compensation?

Medical Malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to use the degree of care that a healthcare professional of similar training and experience would ordinarily be used. People who suffer injuries due to medical malpractice may be entitled to damages for their injuries. However, medical malpractice lawsuits are often complex and involve a close review […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

What Is Sexual Harrasment In The Workplace? Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious issue throughout the country. It is actionable at federal, state, and local levels depending on the jurisdiction and size of the company, among other factors. It negatively impacts the victim of the harassment and can obstruct daily operations. Suppose you […]

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Severance Packages

What are Severance Packages? Severance packages are generally some amount of pay given to employees upon termination of employment. A severance package can also include continuing health insurance or other benefits for a specific time upon termination. The purpose of a severance package is not only to assist employees while they transition from one job […]

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Landlord Tenant Laws in Virginia

In Virginia, landlord tenant relationships are governed by the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA) when the tenant lives in a single-family residence, multi-family residence, and specific public housing units. The VRLTA states all rights and responsibilities, and protections afforded for both the landlord and the tenant. In addition, both tenants and landlords are […]

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Mechanic’s Liens in Virginia and DC

A mechanic’s lien (in Virginia DC) is a security interest in a piece of property whose owner agreed to have improvements and or other work completed on the property. Depending on the jurisdiction, contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers can seek mechanic’s liens when a customer fails to pay for the work performed and materials provided to […]

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Defamation, Libel, and Slander

Broadly, defamation is any false communication that destroys or otherwise harms a person’s reputation. It includes a statement presented as a fact intended to cause such harm. Defamation can further be categorized into slander or libel. Slanderous statements are those that are defamatory and published via speaking. Libelous comments are those that are defamatory and […]

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Two McClanahan Powers Attorneys Named “Legal Elite”

McClanahan Powers, PLLC is proud to announce that two of our attorneys, Dirk McClanahan and Robert Powers, have been recognized by the Virginia Business Magazine as being among Virginia’s 2020 “Legal Elite”. Both attorneys have been named as legal experts in the practice of Business Law. The Virginia Business’ Legal Elite attorneys are chosen based […]

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Breach of Contract Issues for Business Owners

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties in which each party has rights and obligations. For example, in a typical business contract, one party agrees to provide goods or services in return for payment. If one party fails to perform a specified act or pay the agreed-upon amount of money, […]

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What Should I Know About the Debts of a Deceased Spouse or Loved One

Losing a spouse or loved one can have devastating effects on your mental and physical health. Once someone dies, the property distribution will be determined in a process known as probate. The probate process can be complex and confusing and can only intensify the stress felt during this difficult time. Probate of a deceased’s estate […]

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Selling Your Business?

Selling a business can have a long-lasting impact on your life and requires significant time and dedication to ensure a smooth and successful transfer. If you are considering selling your business, there are crucial steps you should take to minimize risk and ensure that you are adequately compensated. Important decisions must be made, and each […]

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