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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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New Law Sends Many Business Disputes to Federal Courts

June 1st, 2016

The new, federal Defend Trade Secrets Act went into effect May 11. Until the DTSA, the law governing claims alleging misappropriation of protected trade secrets was drawn from statutes in each of the states, leading to preliminary considerations as to which states’ laws might apply to a particular case and how those differing laws were

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