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Negligent Breach of Contract Is Not a Tort in Virginia

Although parties can sometimes demonstrate both breach of contract and a tortious breach of duty, the duty in such cases must arise separate from the contractual duty, and negligent performance of a contract cannot form the basis for a tort claim. The United States District Court for the Western District...

Is the Mechanic’s Lien or Bond Waiver Clause in Your Contract Enforceable in Virginia?

by W. Alexander Burnett A new Virginia law invalidates any mechanic’s lien or payment bond waiver signed before work has commenced. The Governor recently signed new legislation into law, effective July 1, 2015, that invalidates waivers of subcontractors’, sub-subcontractors’ and...