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Christopher G. Hill
Mediating is Eye Opening

As anyone that reads this construction law blog on any sort of regular basis knows, I am a big advocate for mediation in most cases (construction or otherwise). I took this truly to heart about four years ago when I decided to go through the training...

Christopher G. Hill
Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update

The American Arbitration Association has made some needed updates to their Construction Industry Arbitration and Mediation Rules, effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes listed at their website are: • A mediation step for all cases with claims...

Christopher G. Hill
When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

I have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia . A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case, [subscribers can access an...

Christopher G. Hill
Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “ Little Miller Act ” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim . I have posted on the basics of a Virginia payment...

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Neighborly or Trespassing? Equitable Easement and Portable Patio Furniture

By Ronald L. Richman A landowner who uses a portion of his neighbor's property without permission is a trespasser. An exception to this general rule occurs when the trespasser's use of his neighbor's property meets the legal requirements...

Ballard Spahr LLP
Second Circuit: Transfer of Mortgage Servicing Rights Triggers FDCPA Disclosure Requirement

A federal appeals court, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], has ruled that a nonbank mortgage servicer’s notice of servicing rights transfer sent pursuant to RESPA constitutes debt collection...