Month: June 2019

2019 Legislative Changes Affecting Community Associations

06/27/2019Casey, Deborah M.

By:  Deborah M. Casey, CCAL® and Gaela Normile[1] Happy Summer!  It is hard to believe that 2019 is half over.  July 1 means new laws become effective in Virginia. During the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly, CAI’s Virginia Legislative Action Committee (VALAC) monitored over 75 bills that directly or indirectly impacted community associations…. Read more »

We’ve Been Sued! We Need to Sue! What to Expect When Your Association Goes to General District Court

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06/27/2019Chappell, W. Thomas

Community associations are not immune from being sued or having to file suit.  Community associations frequently are in court for issues such as the collection of unpaid assessments from residents, disputes with contractors, and covenant and rule enforcement. Many of these disputes are handled in the general district court of the relevant locality.  In Virginia,… Read more »

Vandeventer Black Expands Legal Services in North Carolina

06/19/2019Hemphill, Geoffrey G.

Vandeventer Black LLP, a business and litigation law firm with an office located in Kitty Hawk, introduces a new residential real estate practice area to its services. The firm has over 28 years of experience providing a variety of legal services in the Outer Banks since 1991. Geoffrey G. Hemphill, Esq., will lead the residential… Read more »

New Virginia Law Regarding Personnel Records

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06/17/2019Bibeau Anne G.

The Virginia General Assembly passed a new law regarding employers’ personnel records. Effective July 1, 2019, Virginia employers must provide a current or former employee (or his/her attorney), upon request, documents reflecting: Dates of employment with the employer; Wages or salary history during the employment; Job description and job title during the employment; or Any… Read more »

Jennifer L. Eaton Joins the Chesapeake Humane Society’s Board of Directors

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06/11/2019Eaton, Jennifer L.

Vandeventer Black attorney Jennifer L. Eaton recently became a member of the Board of Directors for the Chesapeake Humane Society. The Chesapeake Humane Society works to promote the welfare of companion animals through programs and initiatives that reduce pet overpopulation, increase adoptions, and encourage responsible pet guardianship through affordable pet care. “Having two lively dogs… Read more »

To Indemnify, Hold Harmless and Defend; Frequently Used and Frequently Misunderstood Contract Terms – Let’s Review

06/04/2019Nicholos, George M.

Contract terms addressing indemnity and requirements to hold another harmless or responsible for the defense of another are contract terms that appear in virtually all construction contracts.  Despite their almost universal incorporation, they are frequently misunderstood! Everyday business decisions are made, and contracts incorporating these terms are signed, yet these terms are often misunderstood, not… Read more »

Vandeventer Black LLP Launches New Hemp and Cannabis Law Practice

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06/04/2019Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black LLP, a business and litigation law firm headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, launched a new Hemp and Medical Cannabis law practice. This practice will focus on helping businesses face the complex federal, state, and local laws governing the cultivation, processing, dispensing and sale of cannabis, cannabis-derived products, and hemp products. “The rapid expansion of… Read more »