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Riparian property rights are the reason that people pay extra to live “on the water”.   Jim Lang authored a widely-read article in June 2013 that explains why riparian property rights command such great value.   The homes on Sandfiddler Road in Sandbridge, Virginia, give a practical example that further proves the premium value that the market attaches to riparian property rights.  Up and down the five miles of Sandfiddler Road, the homes on the east side – the side facing...
Third party access to waterfront property has become a norm and necessity for most waterfront businesses.  Preventing third party access often results in lost business opportunities and profits.  In some cases, prevention can result in breach of contract or tortious interferences with business suits brought against the property owner and/or operator.  Yet, allowing third party access complicates employment relationships at the worksite and the legal responsibilities of the...
Determining military benefits for a non-service member spouse of a service member after a divorce can be a complex matter. A former spouse's benefits will end at 12:01 a.m. on the day of the divorce, unless he or she meets certain requirements. The type and amount of TRICARE benefits a former spouse receives depends on a few hardline factors.  The Uniformed Services former Spouse Protection Act provides certain benefits to former spouses of military member. 10 U.S.C. § 1072....
With summer approaching, employers are hearing from college students looking for internships.  In the past, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) made it almost impossible for “for profit” employers to establish unpaid internship programs that did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The DOL used a rigid, six-factor test that prohibited employers from gaining an immediate advantage from the intern’s activities, which severely limited the intern’s usefulness. This...
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