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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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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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Availability of Punitive Damages in Contract Disputes

Litigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/04/30 at 09:07pm

Experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer in Alexandria, VA Punitive damages are uncommon, and particularly so in contract disputes.  Still, it is worth understanding the basics, as a legitimate punitive damages claim could significantly increase the damage total.  If the defendant believes that you have a reasonable chance of securing punitive damages in a contract dispute, they may be more willing to negotiate a settlement compromise that is favorable to your interests. Let’s take a closer look. Understanding the Basics of Punitive Damages Unlike compensatory damages (i.e., damages that cover the financial losses from a contract dispute or other action), punitive damages […]

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Conditions Subsequent in Breach of Contract Actions

Litigation By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2018/10/31 at 09:59pm

An Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer Can Help Breach of contract litigation is rather common.  In many cases, however, the breach is not a consequence of intentional malfeasance, but is instead a consequence of miscommunication or misunderstanding as to the terms of the contract (or the satisfaction of provisions thereof). Express conditions of contract — conditions subsequent and precedent — can alter your contractual duties significantly.  For example, if your contract included a “condition subsequent” that freed you from having to complete the rest of your contractual duties, then you can terminate the contract at will. Let’s take a closer look. […]

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