Archive for August, 2009

Timely Written Notice of Construction Claims Means Just That

Virginia Court of Appeals interprets language from Va Code § 33.1-386, identical to language in the Virginia Public Procurement Act In their recent article, the Sands Anderson Marks & Miller construction litigation team commented on the Virginia Court of Appeals case, Commonwealth v. AMEC Civil, LLC, 54 Va. App. 240, 677 S.E.2d 633 (2009). Their […]

 

Unintended Effect of Proposed Stormwater Regs on New Urbanism?

Sands Anderson Marks & Miller’s environmental law team has a new post that raises some important issues. As written, could the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s proposed new storm water regulations pose an unintended obstacle to the redevelopment of our urban areas, and run counter to the many localities’ desire – and in high […]

 

TIMELY WRITTEN NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION CLAIM MEANS JUST THAT

Virginia Court of Appeals interprets language from Va Code § 33.1-386: Identical to language in the Virginia Public Procurement Act In their recent article, the Sands Anderson Marks & Miller construction litigation team commented on the recent case, Commonwealth v. AMEC Civil, LLC, 54 Va. App. 240, 677 S.E.2d 633 (2009). Their article can be […]

 

Twitter 101 for the Virginia Local Government Lawyer

Why in the world would a local government attorney want to use Twitter? I, for one, have found it helpful and informative, and it need not invite further public scrutiny if properly used. What is Twitter? Twitter is an online social media service in which folks send out short messages of 140 characters or less […]

 

NO LOCAL REVIEW OF BOUNDARY SURVEY PLATS: SPEED OVER ACCURACY?

One of Attorney General Bill Mims’ first official opinions stated that localities may not require the review and approval of “boundary survey plats and physical survey plats as a prerequisite for recordation.” http://www.oag.state.va.us/OPINIONS/2009opns/08-105-Bell.pdf I agree, to a point. The Attorney General has accurately summarized the statutes from the subdivision article of Chapter 22, Title 15.2. […]