2017 VA General Assembly Update For Community Associations (Week 2)

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01/31/2017Casey, Deborah M.

Having concluded the second full week of the General Assembly, we’ve seen tremendous activity and efforts related to legislation affecting Virginia community associations. On the first day of session (January 11, 2017), Vandeventer Black published a 2017 Virginia Legislative Forecast (available here). And, here on day 17, many of our predictions have been accurate. As… Read more »

Recent Virginia Supreme Court Decision Impacts Subcontractor Liability

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01/31/2017Vandeventer Black

PART ONE:  Flowing-Down the Statute of Limitations to Subcontractors Last month the Virginia Supreme Court issued an impactful case decision regarding subcontractors’ liability. That decision, Hensel Phelps Construction Co. v. Thompson Masonry Contractor, Inc., in particular, addressed the effect of general subcontract flow-down provisions and reaffirmed prior law on the enforceability of indemnity provisions in… Read more »

Vandeventer Black’s Caramore and Moss Promoted

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01/26/2017Caramore, Megan

Vandeventer Black LLP has promoted Megan B. Caramore to Of Counsel and Ashley G. Moss to Senior Associate. “We are excited that our colleagues continue to move forward within the firm,” said Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner. “Megan and Ashley are inspiring in their dedication to their clients and their community and certainly deserve their… Read more »

Virginia Supreme Court Confirms Employee Firings on the Spot

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07/20/2016Lowenstein, Neil S.

Law Tips Authored by Neil S. Lowenstein In a recent opinion involving a fired realtor, the Virginia Supreme Court confirmed that at-will employees can be fired on the spot, without any prior notice to the employee. The decision was unanimous, and noted that while the firing notice “must be reasonable,” advance notice was not required… Read more »