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Thanks from all of us at Marrs & Henry

April 3rd, 2017

March 19 marked the fifth anniversary of our founding of what has become Marrs & Henry. How time flies! But we wanted to take just a moment to thank all of you who have helped to make our venture a success, and for making it a joy for all of us to come to work


Federal Courts Move to Slow Litigation Expense

March 6th, 2017

For several decades, the pre-trial investigation process known as “discovery” has been governed by an open-ended standard, designed to assure that all parties had full and fair opportunity to sift through all the evidence and make their own determinations as to what mattered and what didn’t. Discovery has historically not been limited by what might


Running Your Own Business Means Expect the Unexpected

January 11th, 2017

If you haven’t heard our newest WRVA radio ad, take a listen to the audio file! It’s too true that when many people first run into a serious legal problem, they truly don’t know where to turn. We hope you’ll help us to help them! And of course, whenever you find yourself in one of


Medical Balance Billing: Different Tests For Different Contexts

December 14th, 2016

Those clients who work with us on improving their rate of realization on worker’s compensation billings know that Virginia statute prohibits invoicing a patient with an awarded, work-related injury for any portion of his account for medical services provided. In worker’s compensation, medical providers must channel claims through the administrative process, seeking payment only from


Business to Business Connections: Tell A Friend!

December 9th, 2016

We’re trying something new – or at least, new for us – at Marrs & Henry. If you haven’t heard our current WRVA radio ad, take a listen to the audio file! We are indeed at that time of year when many small business owners look over their books and realize that there are problematic


Can Your Lawyer Just Quit On You?

November 8th, 2016

Dave Albo of Fairfax wears two hats. He is a state delegate from Fairfax, with enough tenure accumulated to have become Chairman of the House’s powerful Courts of Justice Committee. He is also a highly successful lawyer in the Northern Virginia region. And, in the interest of full disclosure, he is also my personal friend


Virginia Still a Bastion of “At Will” Employment

August 23rd, 2016

Stories of lawsuits challenging firings lead many employers to be reluctant to discharge even the most problematic employees. But in Virginia, any reports of the demise of the doctrine of employment terminable “at will” are premature. Traditionally, employment has been presumed to be terminable at will by either party upon reasonable notice, with or without


Lawyers Not Immune to Scam

August 9th, 2016

Lawyers are often called upon to safeguard their clients in individual cases, and also to help them develop defensive procedures. But as is often the case in many fields, lawyers are often less guarded in managing their own affairs than they are when handling clients’ business. Several years ago, a well-known Richmond law firm got


Police Abuse Cases On the Rise

July 19th, 2016

With police shootings seemingly gaining national publicity on a weekly basis, Virginia has not been on the sidelines for the civil lawsuits that sometimes spring from instances of police overreach. Federal civil rights suits against police have historically been difficult cases to prosecute, for several reasons. First, neither the police department nor the local government


Virginia and the Nation’s Highest Court

June 16th, 2016

Over the past year, Virginia has repeatedly found itself center stage before the United States Supreme Court. In notable cases including McDonnell v. US and Wittman v. Personhuballah, Virginia politics — and politicians — figure greatly, drawing national attention. In McDonnell, our former governor is appealing his convictions from his highly publicized influence peddling trial,