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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Barrett Enix Successfully Defends Local Real Estate Developer

McCandlish Holton trial attorney Barrett Enix recently obtained a defense verdict for his client, a Richmond real estate developer. Plaintiff claimed he was injured by a dangerous condition existing at a City of Richmond property Mr. Enix’s client had recently purchased to renovate. According to Plaintiff, as a result of the dangerous condition, portions of the chimney fell and struck him in the head, causing lacerations and a concussion. At trial, Plaintiff presented three witnesses in support of his claim. At the conclusion of Plaintiff’s case-in-chief, Mr. Enix moved to strike Plaintiff’s evidence, arguing there was insufficient evidence to demonstrate, among other things, that his client had actual or constructive notice of the allegedly dangerous condition. The Court agreed, striking Plaintiff’s evidence and entering judgment in favor of the defense.

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McCandlish Holton Workers' Compensation Practice Reorganizes

The Workers’ Compensation practice group at McCandlish Holton has reorganized after the departure of 2 of its 8 Richmond-based workers’ compensation attorneys. “McCandlish Holton’s team of 6 experienced workers’ compensation attorneys continues to represent employers, insurers and self-insureds throughout Virginia,” says Amanda Tapscott Belliveau, the new head of the McCandlish Holton Workers’ Compensation practice group. “Our team is energized and excited about this change, and we look forward to providing our clients with the same level of outstanding service and results that we have always provided.” Amanda’s team includes some of the most experienced and respected workers’ compensation attorneys in Virginia, including Lauren Hutcheson, Esther King, Emily Whittaker, Eva Roffis and Brian Frame

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