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Association expenses and charges properly calculated

Where plaintiff, a commercial owners association, based its assessments on the total square footage of defendant member’s property instead of the developed portion only, this was in accordance with the parties’ contract. As a result, when defendant did not fully ...

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No injunction to ensure compliance with SCV ruling

Where defendant homeowners ultimately prevailed in the Virginia Supreme Court against plaintiff homeowners association’s enforcement of a holiday lighting policy, defendants are not entitled to an injunction to ensure defendant’s compliance with the ruling. Background In a previous phase of ...

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Ferry operator breached licensing agreement

Where defendant ferry service breached a license agreement by relocating a retaining wall without the required permission from plaintiff landowner, the court awards damages and enjoins defendant’s further use of the property. However, plaintiffs’ unjust enrichment claim fails because they ...

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Demurrers sustained in real estate contract case

Defendant’s demurrer to plaintiff’s suit for specific performance of a contract involving real estate is sustained. The contract cannot be read as giving plaintiff the right to buy the property at any time. Plaintiff’s other claims against defendant are either ...

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Unapproved site plan excluded in taking case

Where the highway commissioner sought to take property for a road improvement project, the trial court properly excluded a landowner’s testimony and an unapproved 10-year-old site plan to establish compensation for the taking. Background Palmyra Associates owned a 44-acre unimproved ...

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