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Bird in Hand Better than Two in Bush

Angela and Rodney Gilpin were murdered inside an apartment building owned and operated by Dennis and Sandra Prenger (collectively, the “Prengers”). Plaintiffs, survivors of the victims, obtained wrongful death judgments against the Prengers in state court. The state court found that the Prengers...

Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rules

Perry v. Equity Residential : Application Fee, Amenity-Community Fee, Move-In Fee and Upfront Pet Fee Held Illegal In a stinging class action ruling , Boston federal district court judge Rya Zobel has ruled that Equity Residential’s up front apartment fees are illegal under Massachusetts...

Mechanic's Liens: Part 1.Technical Risks

By John Lockard , Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP Virginia law provides for a mechanic lien intended to insure payment to persons who supply labor or materials for construction projects. On first blush, the requirement is simple – to file the mechanic’s lien. But over the years judicial...

Mechanic's Liens: Part 2. Practical Risks

By John Lockard , Partner, Vandeventer Black LLP A mechanic’s lien is a powerful tool to secure payment for construction work. As discussed in the last article, however, there are technical requirements to prepare a mechanic’s lien. Heads Up Sprinkler lost its mechanic’s lien after...