Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Resolving Civil Litigation Through Alternative Dispute Resolution There are three types of resolution that can be utilized to avoid litigation in a courtroom:  mediation, arbitration, or settlement conference. There are benefits to each alternative, but the overriding benefit is that both parties avoid the formality, time and expense of a court proceeding.  Alternative dispute resolution can be an opportunity to... Read More

Direct vs. Consequential Damages in Virginia Breach of Contract Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Direct vs. Consequential Damages in Virginia Breach of Contract Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Two Broad Categories of Damages in a Virginia Breach of Contract Lawsuit There are two broad categories of damages ex contractu: direct, or general, damages and consequential, or special, damages. Direct damages are those which arise “naturally” or “ordinarily” from a breach of contract; they are damages which, in the ordinary course of human experience, can be expected to result from a breach. Consequential damages are those which arise from the intervention of “special... Read More

Motion to Compel Discovery in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Litigation Attorney

Motion to Compel Discovery in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Litigation Attorney
What is a motion? A motion is simply a request filed with the court asking a judge to issue a ruling or order. When one party files a motion, notice is also given to the attorney for the opposing party. Virginia’s motions practice procedure is explained in Va. Sup. Ct. R. 4:15. Motion to Compel Discovery In relation to discovery,... Read More

Virginia Contract Litigation: Forum Selection Clause | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Litigation Attorney

Virginia Contract Litigation: Forum Selection Clause | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Litigation Attorney
What is a forum selection clause? A forum selection clause is used in a contract to designate the location, process, and/or court that will resolve any legal disputes that may arise between the parties named in the agreement.  These clauses range from very specific to extremely broad and all encompassing. A specific clause would indicate the type of court (state/federal)... Read More

The 3 most common types of attorney’s fee structures | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

The 3 most common types of attorney’s fee structures | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Attorney’s Fees ***Please leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you regarding your experiences with attorney’s fees. FEE: the mention of the word tends to make people uneasy; add it to “Attorney Fee’s” and some of us may just run and hide.  However, if we understand how and why your Attorney decides how he/she comes up with... Read More

Now is the Time for your Legal Check Up: Speak with a lawyer about your concerns. | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Now is the Time for your Legal Check Up: Speak with a lawyer about your concerns. | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
All too often, clients come to me with legal problems which could have been avoided had we reviewed their particular situation or legal documents in advance. Many times, these problems could have been avoided in a cost-effective manner before they escalated out of control. Most of us recognize that our cars, homes and bodies require routine maintenance and inspection. At... Read More

Intentional (Tortious) Interference with a Contract | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney | Small Business Law

Intentional (Tortious) Interference with a Contract | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney | Small Business Law
Intentional Interference with a Contract in Virginia Disputes over contracts do not always include parties to the contract in question. In the United States, our entire economic system is based upon the notion that competition is good. I fully agree that fair competition is good for the consumer and our market as a whole. However, should a third party be... Read More

Virginia Construction Disputes: What happens if a building contractor’s work is allegedly defective?

Virginia Construction Disputes: What happens if a building contractor’s work is allegedly defective?
This article is written to briefly explain what the remedies are when there is a dispute over whether a building contractor has used defective materials work for workmanship. My office is available to represent both plaintiffs and defendants in construction contract cases. Give my office a call to discuss your specific facts. Virginia Warranties Covering a Contractor’s Work In Virginia,... Read More

Virginia Commercial Lease Disputes: “Acceleration of Rents” clause in a commercial lease | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Virginia Commercial Lease Disputes: “Acceleration of Rents” clause in a commercial lease | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
  “Acceleration of Rents” in a Commercial Lease While this article is geared towards commercial lease disputes, the principles may be applied to residential leases in Virginia in some instances. If you have questions about this article, please do not hesitate to contact my office. As commercial leases tend to contemplate an extended lease term, often as much as ten... Read More