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Biden Administration’s Proposed Title IX Regulations Public Comment Period Set to Close Today: 3 Days After Falsely Accused Day 2022

Litigation By Binnall Law Group - 2022/09/12 at 10:39pm

By: Ben North          This year’s Falsely Accused Day, September 9, came only days before the public comment period is set to close – today – for the Biden Administration’s Proposed Title IX Regulations. On Falsely Accused Day, we remember that the capacity for dishonesty is part of the human condition and why it is important to trust the evidence in any dispute between two people. Whenever systems are arranged so that parties to a dispute have no power to advocate for themselves, the risk and incentive for false accusations increase. Unfortunately, that is exactly the kind […]

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Unveiling the Truth: How the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Trial Underscores the Importance of the 2020 Title IX Regulations

Litigation By Binnall Law Group - 2022/06/09 at 10:23am

By: Lindsay R. McKasson and Jared J. Roberts The riveting trial of Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard has come to an end with the Pirates of the Caribbean star victorious to a tune of $15 million. As most anyone with a social media account likely knows, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court. At issue was a 2018 op-ed Ms. Heard published in The Washington Post (titled “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence and felt our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”). Mr. Depp claimed the article cost him multiple job opportunities […]

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You Now Have The Right to Appeal in Virginia

LitigationWhite Collar Criminal Defense By Binnall Law Group - 2022/02/15 at 10:26am

By: Taylor Sanders An appeal of right was once a privilege only afforded to all criminal and only select few civil litigants in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On January 1, 2022, however, Virginia’s law on civil appeal procedure underwent a huge change: an aggrieved party in a civil matter is now afforded an appeal of right to the Court of Appeals.  Before this year, appellate jurisdiction in Virginia was split between the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Appeals of right to the Court of Appeals, however, were only available in criminal matters and a very limited subset of […]

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A New Era of Privacy Law in Virginia

In The NewsLitigationPrivacy By Binnall Law Group - 2022/02/08 at 05:52pm

By: Jared Roberts On March 2, 2021, Virginia became just the second state in the United States to enact a consumer data protection act. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) will offer consumers in the Commonwealth greater protection over their private information.  It is a well-known business practice for companies to collect and process the personal data of others for purposes of targeted advertising based on the data, selling the data, and profiling the data. We’ve already seen large companies begin to try and counteract this practice, the prime example being Apple, which initiated a function allowing users to […]

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