Beat the Heat: defending and preventing heat exposure claims

By: Emily C. Whitaker 

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Jennifer Minear Interviewed by National Public Radio

McCandlish Holton director, Jennifer Minear, was recently interviewed by National Public Radio about the impact of the Trump administration’s travel ban on foreign students in the U.S.

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Jennifer Minear Interviewed in Mother Jones

Firm Director Jennifer Minear was recently interviewed in Mother Jones regarding changes in the adjudication of employment-based immigration petitions.

“We had already been seeing upticks in challenges by the government to legitimate petitions, denial of legitimate petitions, and crazy interpretations of the laws”

Read the full article here.

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Jennifer Minear Interviewed in Forbes

Firm Director Jennifer Minear was interviewed in Forbes today regarding the new USCIS policy. 

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Navigating the Two Causes Rule

By: Lauren E. Hutcheson, Esq

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Physician Panels and Challenges Presented by Urgent Care Facilities

By: Esther King, Esq.

The beginning of any new claim can be difficult.  There are often more questions than answers, and you want to ensure that the claimant is provided with prompt care by an appropriate provider.    

Virginia Code §65.2-603(A)(1) provides: “as long as necessary after an accident, the employer shall furnish or cause to be furnished, free of charge to the injured employee, a physician chosen by the injured employee from a panel of at least three physicians selected by the employer.”

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McCandlish Holton Attorney Organizes Lighthouse Family Golf Tournament

McCandlish Holton is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Lighthouse Family Retreat Golf Tournament held at Lake Chesdin Golf Club on June 8. 

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McCandlish Holton Celebrates Groundbreaking

McCandlish Holton is proud to serve as developer’s counsel for the rehabilitation of Whittaker Memorial Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. The rehabilitation of the hospital will conserve a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register by converting it into affordable housing, using both historic rehabilitation tax credits and low income housing tax credits. The groundbreaking for construction began 

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An Approach for U.S. Companies to the GDPR

By. Michael H. Gladstone, Esq. 

Once GDPR applicability is determined, a host of significant responsibilities apply to US Controllers and Processors of EU subject personal data. The duties extend to the data subject, the EU and its supervising authority, and between Controllers and Processors. Significant adjustments may be required on both the security and informational side of Controller and Processor technology to comply with the notice and subject response obligations imposed on Controllers and Processors. The security by design concepts of the regulation will expose many gaps in current processing capacity. GDPR compliance management will become an administrative function in covered businesses whether or not they operate at a level requiring data processing assessments or designation of a DPO. Companies that resist compliance risk not just enforcement but loss of business relationships with customers obliged to comply.

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Brennan Morrissett Forces Plaintiff to Dismiss Case

Brennan Morrissett, an associate at McCandlish Holton, recently forced Plaintiff to dismiss his case after she obtained several favorable rulings from the Court. In this no contact motor vehicle versus pedestrian case, Plaintiff claimed he was exiting the post office when Defendant backed out of her parking space and caused him to jump out of the way to avoid being struck, injuring himself in the process. Plaintiff’s damages included not only incurred medical treatment, but alleged future treatment, loss of earning capacity, lost business earnings and costs for modifications to Plaintiff’s home. At trial, Ms. Morrissett successfully argued that each and every item of Plaintiff’s claimed damages either lacked foundation or Plaintiff failed to prove a causative link to the incident. The Court agreed and before the Court could strike Plaintiff’s case, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the claim.

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