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Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA If your business has entered into a contract — or was in negotiations — and had that contractual arrangement interfered with by a third-party, then the law may entitle you to significant damages as compensation.  In Washington DC, and throughout the United States at-large, tortious interference with a contract is a serious civil offense worth litigating to the fullest extent. In business, there are numerous costs associated…
Experienced Title IX Attorney in the DC Metro Area If you are a student who has been accused of (and are being investigated for) sexual misconduct under Title IX, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the process — and rightfully so.  The academic, social, and career ramifications can be quite drastic, including potential expulsion from your educational institution.  Perhaps worse, there are few protections in place to ensure that the accused is given…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA Have you been subjected to frivolous business litigation, whether brought by a competitor or a customer?  Though the process may seem overwhelming, it’s important to remain calm. Recognize that truly frivolous litigation is not likely to survive dismissal.  Even if the plaintiff has an actionable claim, if it is “weak” then you will be in a great position to negotiate a favorable settlement. Let’s take a closer…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA Intellectual property rights are often associated with copyright, patents, and trademarks, but they are quite a bit broader than many realize — specifically, businesses may own valuable intellectual property in the form of “trade dress.” Trade dress protection extends to the aesthetic flair associated with a particular product, service, or business, and can be a distinct advantage in a competitive marketplace.  The visual identity of a product, service,…
Experienced Title IX Defense Attorneys In today’s social climate, Title IX proceedings are often biased against male students who have been accused of sexual misconduct.  When this bias undermines the fairness of the Title IX proceedings and thereby has an impact on the student’s rights to equally access educational resources, then an actionable Title IX “reverse discrimination” claim (brought on the basis of gender discrimination) may arise. If you’ve been accused of Title IX sexual…
Experienced Title IX Defense Lawyer If you or a loved one has been accused of sexual assault or sexual harassment in the school setting (including private universities), then the internal proceedings may come under the ambit of Title IX.  Though Title IX was originally intended as a safeguard against discrimination, it has expanded over the decades to protect the victims of sexual misconduct, giving them access to an institutional process through which to punish…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA Many business owners are confused as to the legal protections granted to trade secrets, and whether their specific “secretive” information will be entitled to such protection.  Under the law, protected trade secrets may not be misappropriated by third-parties — should that happen, the business (that owns the trade secret) will have a right of action for damages. It’s important to recognize that a trade secret must meet the…
Experienced Business Litigation Attorney in Alexandria, VA Businesses cannot always rely on patents or copyright to protect their intellectual property.  In some cases, information valuable to the company — perhaps even central to its business proposition — is kept shrouded in secrecy and protected.  Legally speaking, these protected secrets are referred to as “trade secrets.”  One popular example of a trade secret is the original Coca-Cola soda recipe.  If Coca-Cola did not exclusively control the…
If you or a loved one has been accused of Title IX sexual misconduct, then this could lead to an investigation that could lead to significant negative ramifications — not only could there be academic penalties that include expulsion, but you could be forever-gained with the label of a sex offender in your community (despite your innocence) due to the loose standards and procedures typical of a Title IX dispute. For the most part,…
If you or a loved one is facing an accusation of sexual misconduct pursuant to Title IX, then it’s reasonable to be concerned about the outcome — a Title IX case can lead to significant academic penalties (such as expulsion, suspension, and/or mandatory counseling) and if a guilty verdict is reached, then the accused student may be labeled as a sex offender, a stigma that could have a negative impact on their ability to integrate…