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Administrative – Sovereign Immunity – Venue – COPN (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court will not dismiss this agency appeal on respondent’s claim of sovereign immunity, but will transfer the matter to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court. Under Va. Code § 8.01-261(1), the parties focus their contentions on the provision that says appeals from agency decisions are to be filed where the party aggrieved by the agency ...

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