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How the New Title IX Rules Will Impact the Definition of Sexual Harassment

Title IX By Binnall Law Group - 2020/08/31 at 12:53pm

Title IX sexual misconduct and harassment claims have come under substantial scrutiny over the past decade, with various attempts to impose clear and reasonable guidance for educational institutions to enforce said claims.  On August 14, 2020, new rules came into effect that will alter the enforcement of Title IX sexual harassment claims significantly. At a glance, the new Title IX rules for sexual harassment give greater protection to the accused, who have — since the Obama-era rules changes — been subjected to many disadvantages in Title IX proceedings. Though it is not clear how these will be precisely implemented “in […]

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Defending Against White Collar Criminal Charges in Virginia

White Collar Criminal Defense By Binnall Law Group - 2020/07/31 at 08:59am

Get the Help You Need From Our Alexandria White Collar Defense Attorney A white collar crime is typically considered any non-violent crime that is motivated by financial gain. The name comes from the expected criminal, meaning white collar crimes are usually committed by white collar workers like accountants, bankers, government employees, business owners, doctors and lawyers. Anything from inflating or deflating your income on your personal taxes, to pulling off a fraudulent financial scheme can be considered a white collar crime. Even in seemingly small personal cases, these crimes can have disastrous consequences for your career and your personal life. […]

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Accused of a White Collar Crime in Virginia? Know Your Rights

White Collar Criminal Defense By Binnall Law Group - 2020/06/30 at 08:41am

White collar crime is an often unexplored area of criminal activity. Very few TV crime dramas are dedicated exclusively to white collar crimes, and many of the sensational news stories that hit the presses have more to do with murders and kidnappings than bank fraud or money laundering. White collar crimes may not necessarily claim a bold headline, but their consequences can be devastating for a convicted criminal’s future, both personally and professionally. It’s important to know what constitutes white collar crimes in Virginia and what could happen if you are caught or charged with one. What Qualifies as a […]

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The Enforceability of a Liquidated Damages Provision

Business and Commercial Disputes By Binnall Law Group - 2020/05/15 at 09:27am

Experienced Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer   If you are involved in a breach of contract dispute in which the relevant agreement contains a liquidated damages provision, then you may be confused as to whether the provision is actually enforceable under the law. Depending on your position in litigation, the enforcement of the provision (which essentially establishes a “flat fee” damages amount to be paid out in the event of a contract breach) could be favorable or unfavorable to your interests.  As such, it’s important to determine the likelihood of a court enforcing the provision so that you can secure a […]

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