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Virginia Supreme Court Confirms There Is No Private Cause of Action Under the Virginia Relocation Assistance Act

May 29, 2020
Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger, Sands Anderson PC

The Supreme Court confirmed the unremarkable proposition in Fernandez v. Commissioner of Highways, 2020 Va. LEXIS 57 (May 28, 2020), that no private cause of action for payment of relocation expenses exists under the Virginia Relocation Assistance Act (which is in keeping with the interpretation afforded the federal Uniform Relocation Act, which similarly does not afford a private cause of action). The importance of the decision is this: when seeking relocation benefits, landowners need to cooperate with the condemnor. Little is gained by seeking recourse in court before the landowner (1) works to help the condemnor help her, and (2) exercises and exhausts her administrative remedies.


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Phase Two Begins; Executive Order 202.34 and Phase Two Guidance Issued Overnight

May 29, 2020
Caitlin A. Anderson, Hermes Fernandez - Bond, Schoeneck & King
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All You Need to Know About the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application - UPDATED

May 27, 2020
Kate Chmielowiec, Elizabeth L. Lehmann, Jeffrey B. Scheer - Bond, Schoeneck & King
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The Albany Update: A Flurry of Memorial Weekend Activity

May 26, 2020
Caitlin A. Anderson, Hermes Fernandez - Bond, Schoeneck & King
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Employers Should Review the Content of their COBRA Notices Now

May 26, 2020
Daniel J. Nugent - Bond, Schoeneck & King
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The New Small Business Reorganization Act Comes with New Forms and Rules

May 26, 2020
Bankruptcy Team, Sands Anderson PC

Congress recently enacted the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”), which created Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code, and became effective on February 19, 2020. The SBRA was enacted to expedite and reduce the cost of bankruptcy for small business debtors with debt of approximately $2.7 million. The enactment of the SBRA was timely, as it may provide relief for individuals and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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