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We All Make Mistakes

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We all make mistakes. Mistakes happen at home; they happen driving to work, mistakes are made here in the law firm, and mistakes happen in the practice of medicine. A victim seeking compensation arising from a medical mistake, “medical malpractice,” faces legal challenges to recovery in Virginia which are unique among tort victims. This is why having an experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorney can make or break a case. For instance, unlike all other personal injury claims, medical malpractice cases have a cap, or limit, on recovery imposed by Virginia law which applies regardless of the severity of the injury […]

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Gentry Locke Welcomes Intellectual Property and Business Law Attorney Jake L. Bryant to its Roanoke Office

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ROANOKE, Va. (June 17, 2024) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Jake L. Bryant has joined the firm’s Roanoke office as an associate. “We are pleased to welcome Jake to the firm and are confident that he will provide valuable support to our Corporate practice in continuing to provide exceptional service to our clients,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston. Bryant is joining the firm’s General Commercial group where he will focus his practice on intellectual property and business law. He assists clients with various commercial matters, intellectual property, trademark and copyright registrations, […]

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Navigating the Legal Landscape in the Entertainment Industry Webinar

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This webinar will provide valuable insights into the complex legal challenges faced in the entertainment sector. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of critical issues such as rapid response/claims handling, litigation, compliance and investigations, and cybersecurity. Our experienced team, with a deep understanding of the entertainment industry, is dedicated to helping clients manage risks and maximize business opportunities. Gentry Locke’s legal team is equipped to handle the unique demands of this dynamic field. Join us for this engaging webinar to learn how our tailored legal strategies can help you navigate the ever-evolving entertainment landscape with confidence. Presenters: Erin M. Harrigan, […]

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The Supreme Court of Virginia Addresses Commonwealth’s Use of the Defense of Sovereign Immunity When a Contract is at the Center of the Dispute

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Article co-written by Andrew Gay, Jeff Southard, and Summer Associate Carter Leverette In early May, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s decision in Montalla, LLC v. Commonwealth, established some favorable legal precedent for contractors doing business with the Commonwealth of Virginia.[1] Specifically, the Court noted that the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity cannot be used as a defense by the Commonwealth when a party brings a claim against it based upon a valid contract entered into by a duly authorized government agent.[2] Traditionally, the doctrine of sovereign immunity prevents parties from being able to sue federal or state governments when they are […]

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Gentry Locke Welcomes Corporate and Business Partner Christopher D. Lagow to its Norfolk Office

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NORFOLK, Va. (June 11, 2024) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Lagow has joined the firm’s Norfolk office as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice. He is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary to PRA Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), and has extensive global experience in the financial services industry in the areas of complex litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and business transactions. “Chris is a seasoned business leader with a reputation for developing and maintaining professionals to deliver quality legal support across a highly regulated, international organization. […]

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Four Gentry Locke Practices and Four Partners Recognized by the Prestigious Chambers USA 2024

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ROANOKE, Va. (June 7, 2024) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke has been recognized as a leading Virginia firm for general commercial, white-collar crime, construction, and employment law by Chambers USA 2024. In its 2024 prestigious ranking of law firms and attorneys, Chambers USA ranked four Gentry Locke practices and four attorneys. The firm’s Criminal & Government Investigations practice is one of only two in Virginia ranked by Chambers USA in Band 1, making specific mention of Partners Thomas J. Bondurant, Jr. (Band 1) and Erin M. Harrigan (Band 2), both ranked four years in a row. Commentators describe Bondurant as “an outstanding white-collar […]

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Gentry Locke 8th Largest Law Firm in Virginia According to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms” List

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ROANOKE, Va. (June 3, 2024) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that it has been named the 8th largest law firm in Virginia among the 2024 “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms” list, published by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Gentry Locke currently has 86 lawyers who are licensed to practice in Virginia across 4 offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk. The annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms” is based on the number of Virginia-licensed lawyers practicing from an office located within the Commonwealth. The list recognizes 88 law firms across Virginia, and you can find the […]

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You’ve Been in a Tractor-Trailer Collision. Who is at Fault?

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Tractor-trailer crashes differ from motor vehicle collisions because there are many companies and individuals involved in the transportation and logistics industry, meaning various people or entities may be at fault for causing a catastrophic or fatal truck accident. As Virginia truck accident attorneys, we have noticed that that there are a wide variety of potential defendants in truck crash cases, including, but not limited to: (1) truck drivers, (2) motor carriers, (3) intermodal equipment providers, (4) shippers, (5) brokers, and (6) manufacturers. Generally, federal and Virginia law only require motor carriers to carry $750,000 in liability insurance, except greater limits […]

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What to Do After a Tractor-Trailer Crash

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Clients frequently tell us that everything seemed to move in slow motion during a catastrophic crash with a tractor-trailer. The moments leading up to the crash may be blurry, but the crash itself becomes etched in the victim’s brain and often requires the extensive passage of time to fade into the background. Tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and are behemoths compared to the average family-owned vehicle. The damage they can cause to a vehicle made of heavy metals is almost incomprehensible. It is therefore no surprise that accidents involving a tractor-trailer frequently result in devastating polytraumatic injuries to […]

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Client Alert: DOJ Announces $2.7 Million Settlement with Insight Global in Latest Cyber-Fraud Enforcement

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In the latest settlement announced by DOJ under its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, Insight Global LLC (Insight), an international staffing and services company, will pay $2.7 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by failing to implement adequate cybersecurity measures to protect personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) under its contracts with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH). The United States alleged that during the COVID-19 pandemic, PADOH hired Insight Global to provide staffing for COVID-19 contact tracing and paid Insight Global using funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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