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Recovering for Tortious Interference with a Contract

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/03/17 at 12:56pm

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 with the “lead up” to a contract, from the sales process (i.e., client meetings and follow-ups, negotiation, intake) to the execution of said contract (i.e., strategic […]

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How and Why Are Title IX Proceedings Biased Against Accused Students?

Title IX By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/03/03 at 12:53pm

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 a “fair shake” during the Title IX process. Legal and Financial Pressures Imposed on Schools Under Title IX Title IX was passed in 1972 as part […]

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Defending Against Frivolous Business Litigation

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/02/28 at 11:14am

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 look. Frivolous Lawsuits Do Not Survive Dismissal No matter the jurisdiction, frivolous claims are not actionable and can be dismissed.  These lawsuits may not have any […]

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Protecting Your Brand: Trade Dress Litigation

Business and Commercial Disputes By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2020/02/21 at 11:11am

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, or business may not only be attractive in and of itself (and therefore entice customers), but in a crowded industry, can also serve to distinguish […]

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