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

Disinheritance of a Family Member in an Estate Plan | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Estate Attorney

Disinheritance of a Family Member in an Estate Plan | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Estate Attorney
The family tree can be a useful tool as you consider who will and will not be included in your last will and testament.  In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a spouse generally cannot be disinherited. Any other lineal descendant, however, can be disinherited at your discretion. Deliberately cutting a child or grandchild out of your last will and testament is... Read More

Non-Disparagement Clause in a Contract | Ryan C. Young | Civil Litigation and Contract Attorney in Richmond, Virginia

Non-Disparagement Clause in a Contract | Ryan C. Young | Civil Litigation and Contract Attorney in Richmond, Virginia
If you’re a party to any kind of contract in the state of Virginia, you’ll want to learn about non-disparagement clauses. These can appear in all kinds of contracts, and you may see one if you’re an employee or if you and another person are partners for any reason. Additionally, you may see this kind of clause if you receive... Read More

Brief Overview: Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Brief Overview: Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
With the Commonwealth of Virginia’s adoption of the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act (also commonly referred to as the VUTSA), many people have begun to wonder exactly how it will affect the business environment that they operate in on a daily basis. At its core, the Act was designed to both protect innovation by companies that depend on such advancements... Read More