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Pitfalls to Avoid when Advertising for your Virginia Business

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, prohibits a business from advertising through unsolicited text messages.  While the no-call list and other protections regarding telemarketers are more generally understood, technology and cost have made lesser understood mass-text-based options more accessible to businesses.  With this rise in use, plaintiffs’ attorneys have started to crack down on abuses, which can be costly to a company. For example, a Class Action suit is pending in Southern Florida over the unsolicited use of mass-text advertising by a realty company.  Other similar suits areRead More …


Virginia Hit and Run Charge: Va. Code §§ 46.2-894, 46.2-895, 46.2-896, 46.2-897

What is a hit and run charge in Virginia? Hit and Run involving an attended vehicle: According to Virginia Code § 46.2-894, the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident where someone is killed or injured, or where an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged must stop near the scene of the accident, without blocking traffic, and report their name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number to either the police, the person struck and injured if the person is capable of understanding the information, orRead More …


When Your Business Receives a Subpoena Duces Tecum

A subpoena duces tecum is a formal legal document instructing the recipient to produce certain identified documents, computer files, or other physical items. Virginia Code § 16.1-89. Subpoena duces tecum; attorney-issued subpoena duces tecum. A judge or clerk of a district court may issue a subpoena duces tecum pursuant to the terms of Rule 4:9A of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia except that such subpoena may be directed to a party to the case as well as to a person who is not a party. Typically, aRead More …