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Immaterial Breaches Are Not Punishable By Law

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/09/30 at 05:01pm

Experienced Business Dispute Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Breach of contract disputes are highly fact-specific, and so it can be somewhat difficult for parties involved in the dispute to fully understand how the conflict is going to play out should the case go to trial. For first-time litigants, one confusing issue is that of materiality — whether the breach was material or immaterial.  Only a material breach can give rise to liability.  An immaterial breach cannot give rise to liability. It is therefore in the plaintiff’s best interest to establish that the breach of contract at-issue was material.  By contrast, is […]

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The Ramifications of an Unfavorable Title IX Result for the Accused

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/09/16 at 04:58pm

Experienced Title IX Defense Attorney If you are a student who has been accused of sexual misconduct pursuant to Title IX, then chances are that you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious about what the accusation could mean for your future.  Though the Title IX process is not a civil or criminal matter — it is handled by the educational institution and the consequences are institutional in nature — there are potentially serious ramifications. Let’s take a closer look. Expulsion and Related Institutional Punishments The university may punish the student with a suspension (or even expulsion from a specific academic program, or […]

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