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Absolute Privilege and Damages Caused by False Statements in Legal Papers

Virginia statutes provide enforcement remedies giving community association leaders great power over their members. Sometimes such powers are misused by submission of inaccurate statements in a lawsuit, notice, lien or certificate that harms the reputation of the owner or interferes with sale to a purchaser.

Problems with Pipestems

The value of various features of subdivision development can be evaluated by whether they makes people happy or leads to acrimony. The value of property is inextricably intertwined with its use potential. Generally, where there are few disputes among the owners, this may indicate that the developer did something right in creating the community.

Can HOA Boards be Overridden through Group Action by Owners?

Many owners want to know what options they have to overturn bad board decisions without using litigation and when waiting to the annual director election isn’t an option. This raises the issue of what legally binding results “community organizing” can accomplish when the board majority appears to have already made up their mind.

Meet the Managing Attorney

John C. Cowherd

Trusted Advisor In Property & Construction Matters

I am an attorney who litigates real estate and contract rights in Virginia and Washington, D.C. I advise and advocate for property owners and businesses in a variety of disputes, including construction, real estate, neighbor law, and community association matters.

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Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Reston, Tysons Corner, Arlington County, Alexandria, Prince William County, Manassas, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Leesburg, and Washington, D.C.

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