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Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Virginia

Claims against condo directors barred by statute of limitations (access required)

A two-year statute of limitations bars a condominium association’s claims that former directors breached fiduciary duties, and conspired to do so, by failing to levy sufficient assessments to maintain reasonable reserve and operating accounts during their tenure. Further, the statute ...

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Evidentiary hearing required for actual innocence claim (access required)

Where defendant petitioned for a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence, the Court of Appeals abused its discretion by dismissing the petition without ordering an evidentiary hearing. The appeals court concluded defendant did not prove the truth of ...

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Continuance properly denied after counsel was retained (access required)

Defendant was not entitled to a continuance under a statute that provides the court “shall” grant a reasonable continuance when a defendant represented by a court-appointed attorney becomes financially able to retain private counsel. The statute does not confer a ...

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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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