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Arbitrator to decide disputed contract clause (access required)

The circuit court should have granted a construction company’s motion to compel arbitration after being sued by homeowners for allegedly defective construction. An arbitrator must interpret the arbitration clause in the parties’ contract and determine whether it is impossible to ...

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Mediation was condition precedent for contract suit (access required)

Where the parties’ real estate purchase agreement provided that disputes must first be mediated, and that traditional litigation could commence if mediation was unsuccessful, plaintiffs’ suit on the contract must be dismissed because mediation never took place. This is so ...

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No additional relief after county cancels bid proposal (access required)

Plaintiff bidder, who challenged defendant county’s decision to award a jail healthcare contract to another bidder, is not entitled to additional relief after the county canceled the award and withdrew the bid proposal. The demurrer, filed by the county and ...

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Important Opinions January – December 2018 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Man who lost house in fire prevails in suit against carrier over application – $211,700 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s home and its contents were completely destroyed by a house fire on June 15, 2017. He had purchased homeowners insurance from Windsor in 2014, including full replacement cost coverage. Plaintiff, who worked as a logger, submitted the claim to ...

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