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“Zone of Reasonableness” Test Prerequisite Addressed by the Federal Circuit

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The so-called “zone of reasonableness” standard has been long applied by federal courts and boards of contract appeals in evaluating contract interpretation when the contract is deemed ambiguous – meaning that it is susceptible to more than one reasonable interpretation. Ambiguity does not exist merely...

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Virginia’s Mechanic’s Lien Plus Statute: Making those in higher tiers personally liable separate from and regardless of mechanic’s lien rights

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Within Virginia’s mechanic’s lien article is a little known, and little used, mechanism providing for personal liability of higher tiers separate from that article’s mechanic’s lien rights. The title is “How owner or general contractor made personally liable to subcontractor, laborer or materialman.”...

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Virginia DPOR Offices Closing But Taking Administrative Actions to Minimize COVID-Related Impacts.

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As COVID-19 continues to impact businesses, it is also impacting licensing, certification, and other credential requirements for contractors. Effective March 18, 2020, DPOR has announced that its offices at the Perimeter Center will be closed to the public, but that to minimize impact DPOR is extending...

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