A Richmond federal judge says a couple who alleges damage from mold infestation can sue their landlord for negligence per se, on a theory the landlord violated Virginia’s Uniform Statewide Building Code. The Supreme Court of Virginia has not addressed this kind of negligence per se claim based on the state Maintenance Code, said Richmond [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Landlord-Tenant'
January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Landlord-Tenant
August 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · Landlord-Tenant, Uncategorized
A soldier who prevailed in a dispute with his Arlington landlord won a significant victory for members of the armed forces in Virginia. According to a news release from the George Mason University School of Law, the soldier was ordered to move to military quarters, but his private landlord was not cooperative when the solder [...]
May 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Landlord-Tenant
Undaunted by a unanimous opinion from the Supreme Court of Virginia last month in Isbell v. Commercial Investment Associates Inc. (VLW 007-7-044), Richmond attorney Roger T. Creager has asked the court to rehear the case, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the request. The Supreme Court held [...]
April 20th, 2007 · Comments Off · Landlord-Tenant, Supreme Court of Virginia
A new rack of cases came down from the Supreme Court of Virginia this morning… Among the holdings: The court says that there is no statutory cause of action for personal injury in the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Justice Cynthia Kinser wrote the unanimous opinion in Isbell v. Commercial Investment Assocs. Inc.