McCandlish Holton Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict for Global Warehouse Retailer

Matthew Haynes and Brennan Morrissett obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a global warehouse retailer following a two day jury trial in the United States District Court in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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McCandlish Holton Attorneys Successfully Defend a National Restaurant Franchise

McCandlish Holton attorneys Michael R. Ward and Audra M. Dickens recently successfully defended a national restaurant franchise in a slip-and-fall case during a two-day jury trial in Chesterfield County Circuit Court.  Liability and damages were both contested. 

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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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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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GDPR Effective Date Imminent-Is Your Business Ready?

By: Michael H. Gladstone, Esq. 

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU)  “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR)  becomes effective.  Many U.S. businesses are just waking up to the possibility that this regulation may pertain to them. For U.S. entities with any contact with EU subjects and their personal data, the question whether the GDPR applies to them is a serious one which should be carefully studied. 

The GDPR imposes an extensive set of duties and burdens on “covered entities," and sets out breathtaking penalties for violation of the regulation. Breathtaking here means 4% of worldwide revenue, or 20 million Euros, not counting damages to the violated data subject. The scope of personal data covered by the regulation and utilized by data recipients and users (called “controllers” and “processors” of personal data) coupled with the GDPR’s  expanded territorial reach (compared to the predecessor EU rules concerning protection of personal data) ensures a significant number of U.S. businesses, which might intuitively or superficially conclude otherwise, may be covered by the regulation. The GDPR presents an unprecedented effort by a governmental unit to protect the privacy of its subjects’ personal data.  

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3 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Presented at VADA Spring Meeting

 

 

McCandlish Holton attorneys Lawrence A. "Lex" Dunn, Audra M. Dickens, and C. Walker Terry presented in the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys’ Spring Meeting at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville on May 10th and 11th.

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