A 1909 agreement and deed conveyed a fee simple interest and not just a right of way to Norfolk & Western Railway Company, the Supreme Court of Virginia rules in affirming the lower court’s rejection of a property owner’s claim ...Read More »
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The Supreme Court of Virginia rules that a 60-foot wide ingress and egress easement must be interpreted by its terms and reverses a lower court ruling that denied injunctive relief because the essential purpose of the easement had been met. ...Read More »
Because an underground sewer pipe was not physically apparent and the servient landowner had no notice of the existence of the pipe, the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses a trial court holding that an adjacent landowner had an easement by ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia holds that the “early-vesting” rule of will construction establishes the date at which monetary payments are required by a will, so the payments are conditions subsequent rather than conditions precedent. Testator devised a life estate ...Read More »
A Henrico County judge has approved a $1.75-million settlement in the controversial case involving the death of a teenage girl during a visit with a friend. The money comes from the homeowners’ insurance carrier for parents of the victim’s friend. ...
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When arriving at an equitable distribution of a couple’s property, it’s only logical to start with the presumption that assets and debts acquired or incurred during the marriage are marital rather than individual, right? Logical perhaps, but the Supreme Court ...Read More »