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Owners May Sue for Storm Drainage Damage (access required)

Although plaintiff landowners did not appeal the county’s denial of their claim for damages to their property allegedly arising from the county’s failure to maintain a storm drainage system, the statutes governing their initial claim are not their exclusive remedy, ...

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Owners’ Association Scores Attorney’s Fees (access required)

An Alexandria Circuit Court awards defendant condominium unit owners’ association $65,375 in attorney’s fees and $597 in costs under Va. Code Sec. 55-79.53(A), in a suit filed by an owner who sought compensation for property damage from a shower leak ...

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No Private HAMP Claim for Borrower (access required)

A property owner’s claim that defendant servicing company breached its contract to modify plaintiff’s first mortgage and negligently processed plaintiff’s loan modification application under the federal Home Affordable Modification Program cannot keep her case in federal court, says a Norfolk ...

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Bank challenges Trump’s bid for Kluge mansion

The Bank of America is asking a federal judge to block Donald Trump’s claimed right-of-first-refusal to buy the embattled Albemarle House mansion near Charlottesville. Trump owns the front yard and other nearby properties formerly controlled by heiress Patricia Kluge, who ...

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Foreclosure Challenge to MERS Fails (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit Court dismisses a borrower’s suit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. challenging foreclosure on her property. On Dec. 6, 2010, plaintiff Sandra Graves filed the instant action alleging 1) entitlement to a judgment declaring the foreclosure unlawful; ...

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Owners’ fee award against HOA may prompt more suits (access required)

A new attorney’s fees opinion by a Fairfax judge could fuel litigation against community associations, lawyers say. Homeowners are entitled to recover attorney’s fees if they prevail in a suit under the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act, the judge decided ...

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