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Monthly Archives: August 2011

No Indemnity for ‘Inherently Dangerous’ Road Project (access required)

A Roanoke County Circuit Court says a landowner who hired an independent contractor to dig a hole in one lane of a four-lane highway (with the required permit) for installation of a new water line, is not liable for contribution ...

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Foreclosure Challenge to MERS Fails (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses a borrower’s suit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. challenging foreclosure on her property. On Dec. 6, 2010, plaintiff Sandra Graves filed the instant action alleging 1) entitlement to a judgment declaring the foreclosure unlawful; ...

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No Injunction for Retirees’ Health Benefits Suit (access required)

In plaintiff union members’ lawsuit challenging defendant aluminum manufacturer’s decision to terminate retirees’ health care benefits for employees over 65 who retired between 1985 and 2006, the district court did not err in denying the retirees a preliminary injunction, the ...

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Owners’ fee award against HOA may prompt more suits (access required)

A new attorney’s fees opinion by a Fairfax judge could fuel litigation against community associations, lawyers say. Homeowners are entitled to recover attorney’s fees if they prevail in a suit under the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act, the judge decided ...

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