The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff’s action seeking to recover attorney fees she incurred in defending a prior action. The trial court concluded that Rule 3:25 precluded Plaintiff from requesting attorney fees because she failed to request such fees in the underlying litigation.
This Public Information Pamphlet from the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section Common Interest Community Committee is offered as a public service to answer certain basic questions about resale disclosure in Virginia common interest community associations and provide general guidance about important portions of a resale disclosure document that should be given careful attention.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” This awards program, started last year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers who are the leaders of the profession in the future.
March 2, 2017 (Reprinted from Vandeventer Black’s Community Association Newsletter)
This past Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die and will not reconvene again until the “veto” session is scheduled for April 5, 2017.
In all, 2,959 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2017 session and 242 bills were carried over from the 2016 session. Of the bills considered, 1,773 were passed by both the Senate and the House of Delegates and forwarded to the Governor for signature. A total of 1,428 bills failed. The Governor has already vetoed seven bills and more may still veto more over the next few weeks.
Although some would classify this year’s session, a session immediately following to a Presidential election and immediately prior to a statewide election, as “uneventful,” Vandeventer Black attorneys tracked almost 80 bills affecting community associations during the 2017 session.
Of those 80 bills, we more closely monitored 28 bills directly affecting community associations. But, all in all, there are few significant changes affecting Virginia community associations, as described below: Continue reading Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die
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On September 14, 2016, HUD issued the final rule entitled Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices Under the Fair Housing Act .
This final rule amends HUD’s fair housing regulations to:
- Formalize definitions of ‘‘quid pro quo harassment’’ and ‘‘hostile environment harassment’’ under the Fair Housing Act;
- Formalize standards for evaluating claims of quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment under the Fair Housing Act;
- Add illustrations of prohibited quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment to HUD’s existing Fair Housing Act regulations; and,
- Identify traditional principles of direct and vicarious liability applicable to all discriminatory housing practices under the Fair Housing Act, including quid pro quo and hostile environment harassment.
A further summary and the full text of the final rule are available after the jump.