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No RESPA Claim Against Loan Servicer (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit alleging violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, as plaintiff failed to send his Qualified Written Requests for information to the properly designated address specified by defendant Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. ...

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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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