In a recent Virginia state court case, PilieroMazza secured full dismissal in favor of a small business client in a lawsuit brought by a former employee claiming an ownership interest in the company. The Circuit Court of Prince William County, Virginia dismissed the case based on a motion filed by Megan Connor, Matthew Feinberg, and Timothy Valley on behalf of the employer. Although the employer had engaged in preliminary written discussions about the company offering the former employee an ownership interest, PilieroMazza argued, and the court agreed, that those preliminary discussions did not create an enforceable contract under Virginia law.