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Comptroller not proper party for damage claim (access required)

Where the commonwealth billed construction companies and others more than $7 million for flooding damages resulting from a ruptured water line, the commonwealth comptroller’s suit under the Virginia Debt Collection Act to recover damages, interest, attorney’s fees and costs is dismissed for lack of standing. The court will not approve the comptroller’s attempt to retroactively confer ...