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Homeowners’ Post-Foreclosure Claims Dismissed (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure have not stated claims for equitable estoppel, constructive fraud or negligence, with allegations that they relied on defendant Bank of America’s representations that the foreclosure sale was ...

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No Attorney’s Fees in Courthouse Condemnation (access required)

Although the government may have “played fast and loose” in instructing an independent appraiser to value a 1.604-acre parcel for a Norfolk federal courthouse annex without considering site improvements, the government’s pre-litigation valuation of the land at $10 million was ...

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Tenant Has Contract Claim for Carbon Monoxide (access required)

A tenant who alleges injury from carbon monoxide exposure caused by a defective stove and furnace in her apartment leased from defendants can sue defendant landlord for breach of contract, but the Richmond Circuit Court sustains the landlord’s demurrer to ...

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Discovery Ordered in Inverse Condemnation (access required)

A Rappahannock County Circuit Court declines to strike Dominion Virginia Power’s defenses to a landowner’s action for inverse condemnation, but orders respondent to supplement its discovery responses. The owner’s counsel requested respondent to furnish certain data respecting both a calculation ...

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