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Deed of trust did not incorporate federal regs (access required)

Claims by homeowners that defendants did not follow federal regulations during foreclosure proceedings failed because the deed of trust did not make clear that the parties intended to incorporate the regulations. Background Plaintiffs allege entering into a mortgage loan contract ...

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Conditional zoning application was properly approved (access required)

A town council could accept a conditional proffer from property owners seeking to lower a zoning district’s minimum mixed-use requirement from what is specified in the town’s zoning ordinance. Rezoning sought A group of property owners asked the Warrenton Planning ...

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No private right of action under relocation assistance act (access required)

Where highway construction required appellant to relocate his dental practice, his suit against the highway commissioner for statutory benefits under the Virginia Relocation Assistance Act was properly dismissed. There is no private right of action under the VRAA. Overview Appellant ...

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Subrogation waiver does not apply to condo owner’s tenant (access required)

Where a condominium association’s insurer waived subrogation against additional insureds, this waiver did not extend to an individual unit owner’s tenant. Facts Sailsman was an individual unit owner in the Chimney Hill Condominium Association. He leased his unit to Alba. ...

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Unambiguous lease not modified by other documents (access required)

A lease was not modified by a subsequent letter or estoppel certificate because neither document was signed by all parties and thus lacked mutual assent. Nor could subsequent conduct vary the unambiguous lease. Although the lease allowed the landlords to ...

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