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Withholding Rent for an Unsafe or Unhealthy Property in Virginia

Under Virginia law, a Landlord has an obligation to maintain a residential rental property in a habitable and sanitary condition, regardless of any language in the residential lease shifting maintenance responsibilities to the Tenant. It is generally true that a Tenant cannot unilaterally withhold rent in Virginia because of unsafe of unhealthy property conditions unless… Read More »

Highlights of the 2015 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

The most recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective on December 1, 2015. The amendments are to Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 34, 37, 55 and 84. The amendments are intended to help reduce the expense of litigation, expedite cases by shortening certain time periods, and provide more uniformity… Read More »

Changes to § 8.01-454 Double Fines for Judgment Creditors Who Fail to Acknowledge Payments in a Timely Manner

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly took steps to help ensure that judgment debtors are credited with payment in a timely manner. The reform to Va. Code § 8.01-454 raises the fine from $50 to $100 when judgment creditors fail to acknowledge with the court that a judgment debtor has made even a partial payment… Read More »

Putting Some Basic Agreements in Place at the Beginning Can Be Key to a Successful Business

Entrepreneurs face many challenges when starting a new business.  Taking the time to put to structure the relationships between the founders, and to document key relationships with partners, contractors and employees are items that always seem to be on the “to do” list.  However devoting the time and resources to take care of these tasks… Read More »

SEC Adopts Rules Disqualifying “Bad Actors” from Participating in All Rule 506 Offerings and Allowing Advertising of Private Placement Offerings

SEC ADOPTS RULES DISQUALIFYING “BAD ACTORS” FROM PARTICIPATING IN ALL RULE 506 OFFERINGS AND ALLOWING ADVERTISING OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERINGS. On July 11, 2013, the SEC released long awaited rules that permit advertising of some private placement transactions.  The SEC also adopted rules that prohibit “bad actors” from participating in private placements exempt under Rule… Read More »

Caulkins & Bruce, PC Welcomes Susan J. King

Caulkins & Bruce, PC is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2013, Susan J. King joined the firm. We are excited to welcome Susan and know that she will enhance the firm’s ability to provide a wide range of legal services to our business clients.  Susan’s practice complements our existing business litigation and business… Read More »

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