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Residential Homeowner Can Recover Costs of Repairs Even If Greater Than Fair Market Value of House
Posted on 28 Jan 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Until recently, owners of damaged homes in West Virginia had some limits on the amount of damages they could recover in a lawsuit. Now, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has significantly revised prior case law and expanded available damages... Read More

Borrower Can Sue Lender To Compel Loan Modification (But Only If It Does What It Promised To Do First)
Posted on 5 Mar 2015 by Peter J. Gallagher

A recent published decision from the Appellate Division -- Arias v. Elite Mortgage-- resolved a question of first impression in New Jersey that is important as the State continues to dig its way out of the credit crisis. The issue in Arias, [ enhanced... Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court Announces Major Change to West Virginia Construction Law – Owners May Now Recover Damages In Excess of Costs to Repair
Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by Babst Calland

By Marc J. Felezzola , Associate, Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. The West Virginia Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Brooks v. City of Huntington case overturned years of precedent regarding what a claimant may recover for... Read More