McCandlish Holton Announces Observance of Juneteenth

McCandlish Holton has announced an early closure of the firm on Friday June 18 in order to allow firm employees to observe the Juneteenth holiday following the designation of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law after the passage of a bill by both the US Senate and the House of Representatives making it the 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth has also been known as Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day, and Emancipation Day. 

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Completes Tenure as AILA President

Jennifer Minear has completed her one-year term as the 74th president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the largest association of immigration attorneys in the world, and completed her sixth year as an elected member of AILA’s Executive Committee.  Jennifer will remain as an adviser to the Executive Committee for the coming year as immediate past president, as well as a voting member of the AILA Board of Governors and chair of the Nominating Committee that nominates AILA’s next crop of national elected leaders for next year. Jennifer and AILA's new president, Allan Orr, look back on the unusual circumstances of the past year and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the most recent episode of Connection Point, AILA’s mini-series newly produced during Minear’s tenure. [Hear Connection Point Episode #3]

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Rational Middle Interviews Jennifer Minear About Leading AILA as President During Challenging Time for Immigration

Outgoing president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, gives Rational Middle podcast host Melissa Brannan the lowdown on the strategies, challenges, and hopes facing immigration lawyers as a result of the Trump administration in podcast Episode 83: ‘‘Immigration Law in the Shadow of Trump with Jennifer Minear.’’

Jennifer discusses the essential role AILA membership serves to immigration attorneys, the clarity of mission in immigration advocacy during the Trump administration, challenges reversing changes made during the Trump administration, and

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Civil Litigation Attorney Cam Beck Ranked in Chambers USA 2021

D. Cameron Beck, Jr. is recognized again by Chambers and Partners in their USA Guide 2021 for General Commercial Litigation in Virginia. The Chambers review states: 

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10 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers® 2021

The 2021 edition of Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers® recognizes 5 attorneys in the category of ‘‘Super Lawyers’’ and 5 attorneys in the category of ‘‘Rising Stars’’ in 6 practice areas:

  • Civil Litigation- Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment & Labor
  • Transportation/Maritime
  • Workers’ Compensation

Associate attorney Karissa Kaseorg joins the roster of recognized attorneys for the first time in the ‘‘Rising Stars’’ list under Civil Litigation.

Among those recognized by Super Lawyers® are the three trial attorneys who prevailed in defending the Commonwealth of Virginia’s moratorium on uranium mining in a constitutional takings case heard in Wise County, Virginia in July 2020: Cam Beck, Mike Gladstone and Audra Dickens.

Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Out of the 5 percent who are nominated, only about 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.  See McCandlish Holton's full Super Lawyers® profile here

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Court of Appeals: Pharmacies are Health Care Providers Subject to One Year Statute of Limitations

WORKERS COMPENSATION CASE WATCH

In Summit Pharmacy, Inc. v. Costco Wholesale, Record No. 0970-20-1 (Mar. 30, 2021), the claimant was under a medical award. Summit Pharmacy (“Summit”) provided prescriptions to the claimant for her injury and the employer made partial payments to Summit for those prescriptions. Four years after Summit received its last partial payment from the employer, Summit filed a claim seeking full repayment.

Va. Code § 65.2-605.1 allows health care providers to file claims contesting the

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News Features Attorney Joe Moore and Family for Supporting Families Living Through Childhood Cancers

A WTVR and CBS 6 News Richmond article features attorney Joe Moore and his family in a recent "Heroes Among Us" column titled:

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Updates From The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission & General Assembly

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE DIGEST | FEB 2021

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Quoted in Financial Times Article About Continued Uncertainty for H-1B Holders

MEDIA QUOTES

Immigration attorney Jennifer Minear is quoted in the February 7, 2021 Financial Times article titled ‘‘Joe Biden’s Immigration Orders Leave Skilled Workers Guessing,’’authored by Aime Williams, highlighting the continued uncertainty for H-1B holders despite a change in presidential administration that has already made some decisive steps to change course on the Trump administration’s policy towards asylum seekers and refugees, and to remove limits on visas.

While the ban on new issuances of green cards and on visas frequently used by multinational companies is scheduled to expire in March, some immigration attorneys have inferred that by not rescinding them immediately, the Biden administration is

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The 2021 Proposed Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act- New Protections for Virginia Consumers, Burdens for Virginia Businesses

By: Michael H. Gladstone, Esq. Mike's Bio

Senators Marsden and Dunnavant introduced Senate Bill No. 1392 this session, a bill providing a “Consumer Data Protection Act” for Virginia. Code of Virginia §§ 59.1-579 – 580. The Act authorizes consumers to determine, by inquiry to a controller, whether or not their personal data is being processed by a data controller or processer and, if it is, on a qualified basis (only “commercially reasonable efforts” required) to correct inaccuracies, obtain a copy of the data, and opt out of future processing, and to delete the data. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023.

Terms utilized in the Act and their lengthy definitions have the ring of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), however, in comparison, the Act’s effect is much more modest.  

Which Businesses Qualify?

The Act limits its application to data controllers and processers conducting business in the Commonwealth or businesses which produce products or services targeted to Virginia residents and which control or process personal data of at least 100,000 consumers, or control or process data of at least 25,000 consumers and derive over 50% of their gross revenue from the sale of personal data. The Act’s coverage is not, thus, strictly limited to businesses which

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