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Bringing a Civil Claim Against a Cryptocurrency Thief

Bank FraudLitigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/06/28 at 02:49pm

Experienced Fraud Attorney in Alexandria, VA Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, and more specifically, since the rise of the speculative cryptocurrency market in 2015, cryptocurrency investments have become increasingly popular among the tech-savvy public, casual investors, and market speculators.  Though the jury is still out on whether cryptocurrency is a strong long-term investment, one underreported concern is the security of such funds. Hackers and the Risks of Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency does not have to be held online.  Most cryptocurrency can be moved into in an offline “wallet” that requires a physical key.  This is the most secure way of […]

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Common Defenses to Extortion

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/06/14 at 02:43pm

Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA Extortion is a serious felony offense in Virginia, and throughout the country at-large.  It is the illegal gaining of money, services, benefits, and other things of value by threatening an individual with harm.  Threats may include, but are not necessarily limited, to the following: Threat of physical harm Threat of damage to property Threat of defamation of character Threat of bringing an accusation Threat of turning in a criminal Threat of taking an identification document And more For example, if you threaten to turn in a thief unless they pay you a […]

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Fairfax County School District Accused of Violating Right to Due Process in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/05/31 at 02:41pm

In the past few months, three separate federal lawsuits have been brought against the Fairfax County School District (the tenth largest public school system in the country) for mishandling sexual misconduct investigations against accused students, for wrongfully punishing the accused, and for failing to ensure due process of law. By way of example, in one of the cases (that our firm is currently handling), the 18-year old male plaintiff witnessed a female student being slapped on the buttocks while in the school hallways.  The female student filed a complaint, and further accused the plaintiff of having sexually harassed her in […]

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Enforcing Restrictive Covenants in Contractor Teaming Agreements

Litigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/05/17 at 02:34pm

Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Teaming agreements often feature restrictive covenants in the form of “no poaching” or “no solicitation” clauses that prohibit the parties to the agreement from directly recruiting employees from one another.  Confusion over the enforceability of such covenants is an ongoing problem leading to commercial litigation. Whether you are attempting to enforce a restrictive covenant embedded in an underlying teaming agreement or attempting to prove that the restrictive covenant is unenforceable and therefore inapplicable to your case, our team at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC can provide comprehensive assistance. Contact us to learn more about […]

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