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The Marrs & Henry Law Blog provides informative updates about timely and industry related subject matters.

Enhanced Coverage Benefits for Car Injuries Phasing In Next Year

September 7th, 2022

For the second time in as many years, the Virginia General Assembly has acted to increase insurance limits available for those suffering auto accident injuries – albeit on a slow fuse. The change from this year will eventually enhance the benefits a named insured can claim under a policy in the event he or she

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Thanks For a Great Ten Years!

March 17th, 2022

We’re celebrating our tenth anniversary here at Marrs & Henry! A milestone like this one serves as a reminder that we are always thankful for all of our clients, referral sources and other friends. In March 2012, we made our transition away from being part of a larger, full-service law firm, in favor of focusing

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September 2nd, 2021

Appearing on WRVA’s morning news with host John Reid this morning (September 2), Brad Marrs explains the rulings from the Supreme Court of Virginia, which clear the way for the removal of the Lee monument from Monument Avenue. Listen to the interview below

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How Much Car Insurance Do You Need?

July 28th, 2021

On May 18, we wrote about new laws that have since taken effect (as of July 1), increasing the minimum amount of liability insurance that could be purchased for a covered automobile, and also increasing the jurisdictional limits of our state’s general district courts when hearing auto accident injury trials. In that article, we also

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New Rules Help Those Injured in Car Accidents

May 18th, 2021

By law, Virginia drivers have long been required either to buy car insurance, or pay an uninsured motorist fee. (The main purpose of the fee has always been to incentivize you to just buy the insurance.) In order to prevent people from buying a policy that covers next to nothing, the state has always had

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Can Businesses Mandate Vaccinations?

May 4th, 2021

As we enter May, we have finished with the need to register for a COVID vaccine and then wait for the opportunity to schedule an appointment.  Now, there are more vaccine doses available than there are people coming forward.  Scheduling no longer involves long waits, and the previous prioritizing of who can get shots has

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New Law Creating Upheaval in Construction Industry

July 27th, 2020

Though passed without much notice or publicity, a new law that took effect July 1 is now threatening to cause havoc in Virginia’s construction industry. The law specifies that in many situations, general contractors may be held liable if their subcontractors fail to pay their employees, or if they pay them less than what the

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Host of New Employee Protection Laws Now in Effect

July 6th, 2020

A combination of new laws enacted during last winter’s General Assembly session and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision have suddenly expanded employer responsibilities and exposure to liability. Laws passed by Virginia’s legislature typically go into effect July 1 of each year.  This year, the Assembly enacted new employment protections for LGBTQ workers, bringing discrimination

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Virginia Lowers the Boom on Misuse of “Independent Contractor” Label

June 25th, 2020

Two new Virginia laws taking effect Wednesday, July 1, attack the misclassification of employees as if they were independent contractors with a vengeance.  As a result, those who have been sliding by, misusing the “independent contractor” label to evade obligations for minimum wage laws, payroll taxes, or fringe benefits, must change their practices immediately, or

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Liability Fears Largely Unfounded

May 19th, 2020

As governments begin relaxing business closure mandates and the slow move towards a return to normalcy, more and more businesses are wondering if they could face lawsuits if they reopen too soon. As is often the case with media discussions, the worst fears of floods of lawsuits are not warranted. Such lawsuits would be handled

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