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Contract – Statute Of Frauds – Fraud – Soundproofing Installation (access required)

A developer’s agreement to allow a first-floor lessee to enter second-floor premises to install soundproofing material for operation of the lessee’s restaurant with live entertainment was an agreement for a license to enter the property, not covered by the statute ...

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Supreme Court grants 14 appeals

Two statute of limitations cases, one involving an allegation of legal malpractice, are among the 14 granted appeals the Supreme Court of Virginia has posted on its Web site this month. The SOL cases are Laura Anna Head Kelley v. ...

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Real Estate – Church Property – Breakaway Episcopal Congregations (access required)

Plaintiff Episcopal parishes in Northern Virginia, part of the Diocese of Virginia, that have voted to separate from the Episcopal Church, do not qualify for relief under Va. Code § 57-9(A), and may not petition the circuit court to affirm ...

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Municipal – Historic District Ordinance – Area Designation (access required)

A circuit court did not err in turning away landowners’ requests to have their parcels removed from the Windover Heights Historic District in Fairfax County, including one owner’s constitutional challenge to the general Historic Districts Ordinance, and the Supreme Court ...

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Civil Procedure – Attorney-Client Privilege – Inadvertent Disclosure – Waiver Test (access required)

A doctor facing a med-mal suit filed by a plaintiff he treated for a work-related wrist injury cannot prevent her from introducing a letter the doctor wrote to his lawyer disclosing his potential negligence in reading key x-rays, a letter ...

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Tort – Business Tort – Conspiracy – Damages (access required)

In this litigation arising from an IT company’s efforts to expand its business by winning more government contracts and through installation of high-speed internet services for the hospitality industry, the Supreme Court of Virginia reverses punitive damage awards for business ...

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Zoning – Consolidation Application – ‘Administrative Officer’ (access required)

A zoning administrator’s interpretation of an applicable zoning ordinance was binding, pursuant to Va. Code § 15.2-2311(c), on a planning commission’s decision whether to approve a consolidation application, the Virginia Supreme Court says, and the court affirms the circuit court ...

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