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Let a Skilled Alexandria Business Dispute Attorney Handle Your Case The large majority of cases are settled well before trial litigation.  In fact, some industry observers estimate that up to 95 percent of cases settle before trial. Why? Settlement is generally seen as a net positive for both parties.  Business litigation is inherently an uncertain process — there is a chance that the court will rule against you.  Alternatively, the jury may award damages that…
Work with an Experienced Title IX Attorney Title IX sexual misconduct claims can be confusing for those who are unfamiliar with the processes and definitions underlying these disputes.  If you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX — whether you’re a student or faculty member — then you may not be sure whether the claimant has a legitimate argument.  To better evaluate the strength of your defense, it’s important to understand how sexual misconduct…
Our Title IX Attorney Is Here For You If you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX, it’s worth noting that the State may also choose to pursue criminal charges against you for the same misconduct.  This can complicate your case somewhat.  Let’s take a closer look. Parallel Investigations Title IX proceedings and criminal investigations may occur in parallel.  In fact, universities are encouraged not to delay their proceedings, even if a criminal investigation…
If you’ve been accused of Title IX sexual misconduct, then you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed — and for good reason.  Title IX proceedings can be confusing, and the consequences can be serious and life-changing.  If you’re found guilty in a Title IX proceeding, the university may impose a slew of administrative penalties (and you could be impacted by a range of indirect issues) that put a burden on your future. Contact our Title IX…
Let an Alexandria Business Litigation Attorney Help Businesses often use their influence to disrupt competitor’s contracts and gain an advantage in the market.  This sort of behavior is known as “tortious interference with contract” and is prohibited by law — if you have lost a contract as a result of such conduct, you may be entitled to sue and recover damages. Business tort litigation can be quite a challenge, however, so it’s important to understand…
Experienced Title IX Attorney Helping You When You Need it Most If you’ve been accused of Title IX sexual misconduct, then you may be facing significant penalties that could alter the course of your personal and professional life.  Title IX proceedings can lead to consequences that include suspension, academic probation, expulsion, and other prohibitions — and depending on how “public” the proceedings are, they can have an impact on your personal and professional life beyond…
Seek Help From an Experienced Alexandria White Collar Defense Attorney   Perjury is a serious criminal charge, whether in the white collar criminal defense context or otherwise.  Essentially, a defendant can be held liable for perjury if they make a false statement under oath, or otherwise falsifying information material to an official legal proceeding. If you’ve been charged with perjury, then you could be subject to severe penalties.  Here at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC, our…
Work With a Skilled Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer   Trade secrets form a critical part of many business’ intellectual property portfolios, from “secret recipes” in the food industry to un-patentable design processes in product manufacturing.  As such, the misappropriation (in other words, the “theft”) of those trade secrets can put a business in a vulnerable position — after all, much of its competitive advantage in the marketplace may be based on the trade secret. If…
Let Our Experienced Title IX Attorney Help If you have been accused of sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you could be subject to a range of penalties: from academic suspension to expulsion, and more.  Not only could the process itself damage your reputation in your community, but depending on the outcome (and media coverage), you could find yourself at a significant disadvantage in the future when it comes to developing a successful professional and…
Experienced Alexandria Business Dispute Attorney on Your Side If you or your business has been defamed by someone, then you could face serious professional and commercial repercussions.  Fortunately, the law entitles you to sue and recover damages for defamation. Defamation can be difficult to understand, so let’s take a brief look at how a defamation claim works at a basic level. How Does Defamation Work? To prove defamation, the plaintiff must show: That the defendant…