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Tag Archives: Landlord/Tenant

Judge derails ‘Vienna Metro’ fee standard for lease case (access required)

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Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...

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Judge rejects arbitration in nursing home death case (access required)

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A state law governing landlord-tenant relations blocked enforcement of a nursing home arbitration clause under a judge’s ruling in a Richmond wrongful death case. That ruling by Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret P. Spencer will stand for the time being, now ...

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Rental Agreement Indemnity Clause ‘Unconscionable’ (access required)

A pre-drafted form rental agreement that required a tenant to indemnify the landlord for damages caused by the landlord’s negligence is a contract of adhesion and unenforceable under the Virginia Residential Landlord & Tenant Act, and a Roanoke County Circuit ...

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