Supreme Court of Virginia Reverses Jury Finding Of Undue Influence And, Consequently, Inheritance Passes to Decedent’s Niece Instead of Daughter Parson v. Miller, 296 Va. 509 (2018), was decided by the Supreme Court of Virginia… Read more
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Recently, in Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC v. Grove Ave. Developers, Inc., the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia considered whether a developer’s proposed road would interfere unreasonably with an easement benefiting two under-ground… Read more
Recent caselaw highlights the limitations on an owner’s ability to sue a subcontractor for negligence to recover economic losses. For example, in Allstate Ins. Co. v. Structures Design/Build LLC, a subrogee of an owner sued… Read more
The Magic of Getting What You Pay For! Are there times you look at your hourly non-exempt employees and think: why am I paying X for them to do a job that is only worth… Read more
Many small businesses choose to operate as a corporation to take advantage of the limited liability protections. However, federal income tax law generally imposes two levels of tax on corporate profits: a corporate-level income tax… Read more
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in Kaestner Family Trust. That decision struck down a North Carolina statute that taxed trust income if a trust beneficiary is… Read more
Starting July 1, 2019, Virginia employers must provide copies of certain employment records to current and former employees and their attorneys within 30 days of receiving a written request. Click here to read the new… Read more
On May 28, the Internal Revenue Service released Tax Tip 2019-66 discussing the rules and benefits of the home office deduction. The IRS reminds small business owners that they may qualify for a home office… Read more
Summer interns—benefit or burden? This is the question DOL wants employers to consider when deciding what role unpaid summer interns will have. If your employees sigh with relief when your summer interns show up, you… Read more
On Thursday, May 23, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a retirement savings package that Senate tax writers have waited to take up for action. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE Act,… Read more