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Municipal – Procurement Act – Bid Protest – No Contract Award (access required)

An excavation company cannot use either the Virginia Public Procurement Act or defendant city’s own purchasing manual to establish the court’s jurisdiction for its challenge to the city’s decision not to award a contract on a particular project, and the ...

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Writ granted in Gloucester appeal (access required)

Virginia Beach appellate specialist Steve Emmert won’t have to drive to Richmond tomorrow to make a 10-minute argument after all. He was notified this morning that the Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear his appeal of sanctions awarded ...

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Municipal – Inverse Condemnation – Flooding – Single Occurrence (access required)

A one-time incident of flooding does not support a cause of action for inverse condemnation against Fairfax County and a mere allegation that the county did nothing more than acquiesce in the construction of the Beltway does not support an ...

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Municipal – Playground Equipment – Warranty Claims (access required)

A Salem Circuit Court grants the city’s demurrer to plaintiff’s negligence and warranty claims based on plaintiff’s allegations of injury from the city’s purchase and installation of defective playground equipment in a public city park. The city demurrer claims immunity ...

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Municipal – Subdivision Ordinance – Conflict With Statute (access required)

In this suit arising from a county’s refusal to approve a preliminary subdivision application, the Virginia Supreme Court says a county subdivision code provision is void as an exercise of power not authorized by the General Assembly, and the code’s ...

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Municipal – Virginia FOIA – ‘Personnel Files’ (access required)

A Radford Circuit Court orders the city of Radford to produce to the Roanoke Times additional information from a city employee’s FOIA requests, which the city has maintained can be redacted under the statutory exemption for “personnel records.” The Roanoke ...

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