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Attorneys – Sanctions Under Va. Statute – Tax Assessment Challenge (access required)

An Augusta County Circuit Court says a lawyer who misused legal process to challenge real estate tax assessments by suing local supervisors and the commissioner of revenue is sanctioned under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1, and must pay $2,000 for the county’s cost in defending against the frivolous litigation. In the first suit, plaintiff asked the court ...