Business Litigation Articles

Read about signing a non-compete agreement in Virginia, severance pay, arbitration, advice for doctors, advice for accountants, advice for financial advisors, advice for independant contractors, violating a non-compete agreement, and how to avoid costly litigation.

Am I Entitled to a Severance Package in Virginia? by Dan Frith

Do you have a right to receive severance pay? Not in Virginia. 

What Happens If You Violate Your Non-Compete Agreement in Virginia? by Lauren Ellerman

What comes next when you breach your contract. 

Working as an Independent Contractor with a Non-Competetion Contract by Lauren Ellerman

Are the duties different for an employee or independent contractor under Virginia law?

Non-Competition Agreements in Virginia by Dan Frith

The basics, the facts and more about your employment contract.

What is Legal Consideration? by Dan Frith

Why does your contract keep saying for good and valuable consideration you agree to….?

Chapter 1 – How to Beat Your Virginia Non-Compete by Dan Frith

A comprehensive overview of Virginia non-compete laws, litigation and more. 

Chapter 2 – How to Beat Your Virginia Non-Compete by Dan Frith

Chapter 2.

Do I Have to Sign a Non-Compete? by Lauren Ellerman

What if you don’t want to sign the contract – can they fire you?

Obligations Partners Owe Each other by Dan Frith

Are Non-Compete Agreements Legal in Virginia? Are They Enforceable? by Lauren Ellerman

What does Virginia law say about your Non-compete agreement?

Non-Compete Agreements for Virginia Doctors by Lauren Ellerman

Yes, all Doctors have these agreements – is that fair? Right? Allowed by law?

What If Your Employment Agreement Includes an Arbitration Agreement? by Lauren Ellerman

Why does your employment contract require you to waive your right to a jury trial?

Top 10 Mistakes that Lead to Employment Lawsuits in Virginia by Lauren Ellerman

This stuff is funnier than Letterman – why? Because it’s true!

Non-Compete Agreements for Financial Advisors in Virginia by Lauren Ellerman

Why financial advisers have written their own set of rules under the Broker Protocol. 

Non-Compete Agreements for Virginia Accountants by Lauren Ellerman

The money counters are even prohibited from moving on in some contracts. 

Unwritten Obligations in Virginia Employment Contracts by Lauren Ellerman

Common law or statutory (in the Virginia Code) duties not defined in your employment contract. 

Trade Secrets in Virginia by Dan Frith

What is a trade secret after all?

Damages for Violating a Non-Compete Contract by Lauren Ellerman

So what kind of damages are they seeking in your breach of contract case?