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Monthly Archives: June 2018

White Collar Criminal Defense: Plea Bargaining Tactics

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/06/29 at 12:28pm

If you have been charged with a white collar crime (i.e., a nonviolent crime intended to secure financial gain through deception, and involving a professional or someone with specialized technical skills), then you may be feeling particularly vulnerable.  After all, the consequences for such crimes can be quite serious, and may include imprisonment, fines, and the loss of your professional licenses. Plea bargains are an option for many white collar criminal defendants, and in fact, most criminal litigation ends with some form of a negotiated compromise between the prosecution and the defendant.  In some cases, a plea bargain allows the […]

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How a Settlement Can Lead to a Win-Win Outcome

Business and Commercial DisputesLitigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/06/22 at 12:23pm

If you are involved in the early-goings of a business dispute, then chances are that you’ve considered the possibility of a settlement (i.e., a negotiated compromise where both parties agree to an end to the dispute and to further litigation).  Despite the fact that the majority of cases end in a settlement, they are only vaguely understood by most people.  As such, plaintiffs may not realize the point of settlement and the benefits in engaging in negotiations in order to reach a settlement compromise. According to a study conducted by Cornell Law School researchers, aggregate settlement rates ran as high […]

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Non-Compete Agreements Are Generally Enforceable Under the Law

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/06/15 at 12:15pm

Non-compete agreements have been the subject of controversy in recent decades, particularly in industries — such as the tech industry — where shorter periods of employment are common and freedom of movement between companies is expected.  In a number of states, new laws have been established that limit the enforcement of non-compete agreements and thereby circumscribe their original power. As non-compete agreements strike at the heart of one’s ability to earn a living, they tend to be a frequent source of contract disputes, in the D.C. metro area and elsewhere.  As an employer, you may find that (unless your non-compete […]

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Availability of Lost Profits in a Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Business and Commercial DisputesLitigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/06/08 at 12:01pm

In Virginia, and in most other states, those who have suffered losses in a contract dispute are entitled to sue the breaching party and not only recover damages that compensate them for losses that directly resulted from the breach at-issue, but may also be entitled to recover damages for lost profits. Depending on the nature of the breach, and the products or services involved, lost profits can form a substantial portion of the total damage recovery — as such, they frequently serve as a source of disagreement between the plaintiff and the defendant.  In order to successfully recover lost profits […]

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