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Court Abstains in Developer’s Suit Against County (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will apply the Burford abstention doctrine to abstain from hearing a developer’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 suit against a county board of supervisors that denied the developer’s application to modify its existing, approved zoning to ...

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Power Company Sues Homeowners Over Dock (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear plaintiff power company’s declaratory judgment complaint against defendant landowners at Smith Mountain Lake who are building a dock that allegedly violates plaintiff’s rights under a flowage easement and a license ...

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Court Won’t Enforce Optional Liquidated Damages (access required)

A liquidated damages provision in a real estate contract that would allow seller to keep buyer’s $50,000 deposit and seek additional remedies is unenforceable, a Fairfax Circuit Court holds. Seller and buyer entered into a real estate contract for a ...

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