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Do you have a CDL hazmat endorsement for your cargo? Do you even need one?

The headlines show an American trucking industry dealing with significant challenges, one of which is recruiting and retaining drivers. The American Trucking Association reported a shortage of 80,000 drivers for the year 2021 and a possible shortage of 160,000 drivers by 2030. As a result of this demand, new truck drivers are seeing salaries of […]

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See what we can see; A very brief glimpse into the benefits and pitfalls of dashboard cameras

You’re cruising down the road, just you and one other vehicle are running side by side.  Suddenly, the other car swerves in front of you and hits their brakes causing your vehicle to rear end them.  Local police are called, and they take the position that you must be at fault because you struck the […]

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New Year, New Laws

Happy holidays and bright wishes for the new year! This special time of year, it never hurts to look forward to the ways our laws are changing in the coming days. Virginia updates its laws on January 1 and July 1 each year, when the changes from previous legislative sessions go into effect. This year, […]

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The Friendlier Face of Debt Collection in the District of Columbia

It has been fifty years since the District of Columbia (“DC”) enacted laws governing debt collection, and lawmakers felt it was time for a change. A big change, in fact. From the original title of DC Law 28-3814, which was simply, “Debt Collection,” emerged a compassionately named enactment called the “Protecting Consumers From Unjust Debt […]

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Holiday Client Mailbag

Happy Holidays! Setliff Law is proud to help our clients solve unique problems nationwide. Sometimes, though, we see issues that pop up with some regularity, especially around the holidays. With that in mind, and in the spirit of giving, here are some common questions from clients that we’ve had the pleasure of answering during Christmases past. “Last year, […]

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The Effects of Newly Expanded Scope of the Virginia Court of Appeals

Well, it has finally happened. After being the very last state in the nation not to allow an appeal of right in civil cases, Former Governor Ralph Northam signed Senate Bill 1261 (“S.B. 1261”) into law. Under S.B. 1261, as of January 1, 2022, civil litigants now have the right to appeal final judgments from […]

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Construction Fraud – How to Avoid being a Victim

For the average American, which most likely means you, the largest asset and most consistent form of wealth generation is your home.  However, when it comes time to make home repairs, most people do not take the necessary, and simple steps to protect it.  So, how do you hire the right contractor and if you […]

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Selling vehicles and trailers in Virginia that you manufactured: It can be done

Are you a manufacturer that wants to sell a new motor vehicle or trailer that you manufactured?  Generally, in Virginia, you must sell through a dealer licensed by the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. However, when a manufacturer wants to sell a new vehicle or trailer directly to consumers in Virginia, being both the manufacturer […]

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Rhode Island Toll Program That Targets Trucking Industry Gets Stuck at a Red Light

Most commuters like me don’t particularly like paying tolls, even if we know the important role that the tolls serve in funding road construction and maintenance. Every morning when it is time for me to leave for work, I pull a traffic map up on my phone and look at my options. Do I pay […]

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Congratulations, Setliff Law! Awarded Top Tier rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2023!

Setliff Law is pleased to announce it has again received national and regional recognition by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2023. The firm is ranked nationally in two tiers and regionally (Richmond metropolitan area) in a total of five categories: National Tier 2 Railroad Law National Tier 3 Mass Tort Litigation/Class […]

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