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City council members immune in monument case (access required)

Charlottesville city council members are statutorily immune from plaintiffs’ claims arising from a series of votes relating to the removal, sale and covering up of statutes of two Civil War generals in city parks. The defendant council members’ actions did ...

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Lee and Jackson statues are monuments and memorials (access required)

Statues erected in the city of Charlottesville of Civil War General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas Jonathon Jackson are “monuments or memorials,” as mentioned in Code § 15.2-1812, says a 16th Judicial Circuit Court judge. Plaintiffs moved for ...

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Taxpayer failed to show assessments were erroneous (access required)

Where a taxpayer fails to show that county assessments were not arrived at in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practices, the county’s assessments stand and the taxpayer’s request for relief is denied. Background Petitioner alleged Fairfax County erroneously assessed land ...

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SCV: Auto graveyard affirmed as lawful non-conforming use (access required)

The petitioner was entitled to “verification” of lawful non-conforming use status for a parcel of property housing junk cars. Although the parcel had at one point been owned by a corporation that attempted to clear the property, evidence showed that ...

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CAV: Self-help moots remedies sought for deficient roof work (access required)

No remedy existed for condo owners who, unhappy with a roof renovation, wanted the city to inspect the work and cite the roofer.  After a second contractor made fixes, there was nothing for the city to inspect and no opportunity ...

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