Contracts and Commercial Law

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Negligent Breach of Contract Is Not a Tort in Virginia
Posted on 17 Jul 2013 by Lee Berlik

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... Read More

Is the Mechanic’s Lien or Bond Waiver Clause in Your Contract Enforceable in Virginia?
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

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... Read More