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Howard W. Martin, Jr. Receives Award for Distinguished Service

Posted on May 10, 2016

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that Howard W. Martin, Jr.  received the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Clarissa E. McAdoo Houser Award for Distinguished Service.  The Houser Award is given once every five years to recognize exemplary service to the Authority.   Branch Lawson, Chairman of SRHA, presented the award to Mr. Martin […]

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CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®

Posted on April 7, 2016

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that ten of its lawyers were included in the 2016 list of Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  According to Virginia Super Lawyers®, less than 5% of all lawyers in Virginia are selected in the process, which includes peer nominations combined with independent research.  The 2016 […]

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Ryan Snow named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America

Posted on February 3, 2016

CWM attorney Ryan Snow has been named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a national honor society of appellate and trial lawyers dedicated to superior advocacy and ethical standards. Membership in the LCA is by invitation only and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Ryan is the Managing Partner […]

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Jim Chapman inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation

Posted on February 3, 2016

CWM is proud to announce that Jim Chapman has been inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Virginia bar.Each year the Foundation selects  a group of top lawyers and retired judges for their integrity, character, and legal excellence. With his induction in 2016, Jim joins three other CWM […]

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EDVA Judge dismisses case against parent company after finding parent was not “Alter Ego” of Virginia subsidiary

Posted on January 28, 2016
Posted in Cases, Updates

Piercing corporate structures remains tough in Virginia, even if only to show jurisdiction. In a discrimination case brought by an employee of a Virginia-based subsidiary against his employer, its controlling mid-level subsidiary, and the Indiana parent company of both, Judge Conrad of the Western District of Virginia granted the parent company’s motion to dismiss for […]

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Virginia Federal court allows jury in trademark case even where demand came 5 months too late

Posted on January 28, 2016
Posted in Updates

In a Lanham Act case involving pharmaceutical products, Judge Conrad of the Western District of Virginia granted plaintiff’s motion for a jury trial, even though it was made only four months before trial and outside the time prescribed by Rule 38. In Concordia Pharm. Inc. v. Method Pharm. LLC, No. 3:14-cv-16 (W.D. Va. Nov. 4, […]

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Disappointed that PTAB declined inter partes patent review? Tough, EDVA Judge rules

Posted on January 28, 2016
Posted in Updates

The Patent and Trademark Board’s decision on whether to grant inter partes review cannot be challenged in court. In Medtronic, Inc. v. Lee, 1:15-cv-946 (E.D. Va. Jan. 21, 2016), after the PTAB terminated an inter partes review seeking to determine the validity of two patents, the petitioner appealed the decision to federal court. But Judge […]

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Date of Mailing Doesn’t Save Payment Bond Claim

Posted on December 17, 2015
Posted in Updates

In a case of first impression in Virginia, the circuit court in Norfolk confirmed that the date of mailing is meaningless to satisfy notice requirements on a state law payment bond claim. The date that matters is the one on which the general contractor receives the notice. Under the Little Miller Act in Virginia, a […]

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Court Orders Arbitration of Patent License Dispute

Posted on December 17, 2015
Posted in Updates

Virginia federal courts still err in favor of arbitration in business cases, even where parties take measures to avoid it. In University of Virginia Patent Foundation v. DynaVox, where a patent licensee refused to pay royalties on grounds that its products were not covered by the patent, a Virginia federal court held that the dispute […]

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Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News

Posted on December 1, 2015

CWM earned a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2016 listing of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in three practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, and Project Finance. The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law, Bankruptcy […]

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