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Real Estate – HOAs – Disclosure Packet – Slander Of Title (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses a homeowner’s suit against a Falls Church homeowners’ association alleging slander of title and tortious interference with contract allegedly arising from statements in the association’s Disclosure Property questioning placement of a fence. Plaintiff alleges counts ...

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Civil Protection – Res Judicata – VCPA – Liquidated Damages – Lesser Limitation (access required)

Prior unlawful detainer litigation in general district court is not a res judicata bar against plaintiff buyers’ present action challenging a liquidated damages provision in a residential sales agreement because the lower court could not have had jurisdiction over the ...

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An HOA tale of woe (access required)

With thousands of homeowners associations in Virginia, HOA horror stories are not hard to come by. When an association board squares off against an owner, the horror stories come from both sides. Then the insurance carrier gets involved. One story ...

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He’s baaack …

“Michael Scott” is vexatious and frivolous, as fans of the TV show “The Office” know. Now there is an official court document attesting to that fact. Or at least attesting to the fact that a Norfolk Circuit Court has found ...

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