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Health Dept. Shuts Down Four Tween Cousins' Lemonade Stand

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For Maleah King, 11, and Milan Keith, 10, cousins, coming up with an idea for a lip gloss business was easy. What would be difficult would be figuring out how to fund the business venture that the two Richmond elementary school students thought would be the jump-start to becoming entrepreneurs.
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In Memoriam: Judy VanSlyke Turk, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA

Judy VanSlyke Turk, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, a longtime PRSA member and champion of PR education and research, died on May 2 in Richmond, Va., after a lengthy illness. She was 73. Turk worked professionally in Chicago as a reporter for the Associated Press and in university and corporate public relations before beginning her academic career. She served as a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University and Syracuse University before becoming the director of the School ...
Tags: Pr, Chicago, United Arab Emirates, In Memoriam, Associated Press, Syracuse, Vcu, Susan, Kent State University, Syracuse University, Richmond VA, Marcus Messner, Turk, Virginia Commonwealth University, PRSA, University of South Carolina

Roof Appeal Oral Argument Scheduled For May 25

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT Page 1 of 1 Richmond, VA (5/25/2021 - Session) Tuesday, May 25, 2021 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ US v. Dylann Roof (Gergel) 17-0003 Briefs CRIMINAL: Multiple issues arising from convictions for hate crime, religious... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Be Aware of Two New Statutes that Became Effective May 1, 2021

On May 1, 2021, two new statutes that passed in 2020 and that directly affect construction became effective.  I’ve used the AGC-VA description of the bills and encourage you to read the statutes in full. Prevailing Wage Starting May 1, 2021, Virginia’s new prevailing wage statute takes effect. This statute requires any contractor bidding on state procurement jobs to pay prevailing wages for work completed on the project. Further, localities and some institutes of higher education have the option...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, PLA, VDOT, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Construction Mediation, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, AGCVA, AGC VA, Prevailing Wage, Project Labor Agreement

Announcement: New Email Subscription Service

Recently Google has changed its Feedburner services and eliminated email subscriptions as one of the Feedburner offerings.  Because of this change, I have moved the email subscriptions (though not the RSS) database over to MailChimp.  Those of you that already have subscribed via email in the old system should continue to get updates with each new post here at Construction Law Musings.  If you are not receiving these updates, whether because of an email change or “operator error” on my part, ple...
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More thoughts on Virginia Mechanic’s Liens

Originally posted 2010-04-30 09:00:16. As we settled yet another construction case on the courthouse steps today, I began to think about what I should post to begin 2009. Of course, given the construction industry slowdown that is predicted, and the trend at construction projects around the Commonwealth of Virginia that looks to me as if payments will be harder to come by from Owners less willing, for financial reasons, to work with contractors, mechanic’s liens will be more useful, and necessa...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Virginia, Contract, Construction, Lawyer, Attorney, Richmond, Contractor, Richmond VA, Lien, Construction Law, Mechanic's Liens, Business of Construction, Mechanic Liens, Mechanic's Lien

Another Reason to Love Construction Mediation (Read: Why Mediation Works)

Originally posted 2015-11-18 14:56:46. English: mediator Deutsch: Mediator (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ll bet you’re thinking by now that I have beaten the mediation drum to death and that I wouldn’t have any more praise for the process than I have heaped upon it here at this corner of the construction law “blawgosphere.”  Well, just about every time I am involved with the process, whether acting in my capacity as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, or as counsel to a client seeking...
Tags: Lawsuit, Law, Wikipedia, Construction, Lawyer, Deutsch, Virginia Supreme Court, Richmond VA, ADR, Mediation, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Construction Mediator, Alternative dispute resolution

VCU Health Orchestra Returns to Music After Battling COVID

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It wasn’t quite as warm as they might have hoped, and the blustery winds scattered sheet music and toppled music stands across Bruce and Margaret Swartz’s front yard, but make no mistake: Members of the VCU Health Orchestra were soooooo happy to be back together making music, the weather was but a mild annoyance.
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[Updated] Former Live Well Financial CEO Found Guilty on All Fraud Counts in Trial

The trial of Michael C. Hild — the former CEO of defunct reverse mortgage lender Live Well Financial — for an alleged bond fraud scheme has concluded in the Southern district Court of New York (SDNY), and the jury has returned a verdict of guilty for each of the five counts against him: of conspiracy to commit securities fraud; of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud; of securities fraud; of wire fraud; and of bank fraud. This is according to a statement released by the U.S. Department of...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Finance, Fbi, SEC, Department Of Justice, Doj, Strauss, Richmond VA, Times Dispatch, Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, Lenders, Scott Hartman, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Department of Justice DOJ, Ronnie Abrams® Housing Report: Homes Sell Faster Than Ever as Sellers Return to the Market in April

– Prices hit a new all-time high of $375,000 – New listings took a step in the right direction, increasing 32.6% in April over last year, but still trail pre-pandemic levels – The number of active listings — homes without a pending contract — was down 53%, while total inventory declined 21.9% year-over-year – Homes are selling in a record 43 days, on average – Home price increases in nation’s 50 largest metros show signs of a slowdown Santa Clara, CA – April 29, 2021 (PRNewswire) ...
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English v. RKK- There is Even More to the Story

Just when you thought that the litigation between W. C. English and RKK had no more to give (after all, there have been posts with wisdom from this case here, here, and here), it keeps on giving.  A involved, among other pre-trial motions, motions by English to exclude expert witness testimony.  English sought to exclude Defendant CDM Smith, Inc’s expert testimony relating to CDM’s standard of care, the replacement of the bridge deck, English’s failure to fire CDM, and additional contributing ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Court, Construction, Contracts, Richmond VA, Rummel, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Construction Mediator, English Construction, Expert Witness, English v RKK, Defendant CDM Smith Inc

Housing Gains Could Grow Black Wealth More Than $500 Billion in a Decade

– A new Zillow analysis finds Black households saw modest progress narrowing the racial wealth gap during the pandemic, and that housing factors will largely impact whether that gap grows or shrinks throughout the next 10 years. – The typical Black household has only about 23% of the wealth of a typical white household – Zillow analysis finds home value and homeownership rate disparities directly account for almost 40% of the $3 trillion wealth gap¹ – If the typical Black-owned home was...
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Trial Check-in: Former Live Well EVP Grilled as Hild Prepares to Take the Stand

The former EVP of defunct reverse mortgage lender Live Well Financial was strenuously questioned by a federal government attorney as well as the defense attorney for former company CEO Michael Hild in an ongoing trial over an alleged bond fraud scheme, and Hild himself is preparing to take the stand to offer testimony in his defense. This is according to original reporting by local Richmond, Va. press – where Live Well was formerly headquartered – as well as court documents obtained by RMD. T...
Tags: Featured, Finance, SEC, Justice Department, Idc, Abrams, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond VA, ESTES, Times Dispatch, Lenders, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Ronnie Abrams, Hild, Rohr, Live Well Financial

Sextortion, Cyber-Crimes and Cyberstalking Are on the Rise

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Text messages began arriving in K.C.‘s cellphone, some with nude photos of the high school senior, on a Friday the 13th three years ago.
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Surge in New Listings Signals Potential Relief for Frustrated Shoppers

– Home appreciation breaks new records as demand crush persists, but inventory crunch shows signs of relenting – Driven by a seasonal rise in new listings, for-sale inventory fell only 1.1% month over month, a marked improvement after three consecutive months of drops around 8%. – Home values rose 1.2% in March, the largest monthly jump in 25 years. – Rent recovery picked up steam with the largest monthly rise since 2014. Seattle, WA – April 23, 2021 (PRNewswire) New data in Zillow’s...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Boston, Sacramento, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Kansas City

Town fires police officer involved in traffic stop of black Army lieutenant

RICHMOND, Va.— One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a black Army officer during a traffic...
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'Road to Freedom' Highlights History That Needs to Be Known

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Road to Freedom, a new self-guided driving tour, showcases African American history in Virginia in the Civil War era and beyond.
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Virginia is first Southern state to legalize marijuana

By Sarah Rankin | Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia became the first Southern state to legalize marijuana Wednesday, as lawmakers voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a bill that will allow adults to possess and cultivate small amounts starting in July. Northam sent the bill back to lawmakers substantially changed from the version they sent him in February. The amendments lawmakers agreed to Wednesday would accelerate the timeline of legalization by about three years...
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Inside the Vaccine Clinic Where Immigrants Aren't Deserted

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the 15 years that followed the 8,641-mile journey from Chennai, India, she still leaned in a little closer. Maybe asked someone to repeat their question just once more or turned toward her son to make sure she understood the words of a second language she began learning at age 55.
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As Newsletter Ad Revenue Heats Up, 6AM Plans to Double Revenue and Followers

As the newsletter ecosystem heats up, the battle for inbox dominance could be headed to your backyard. The newsletter company 6AM City recently announced its expansion into Richmond, Va., the ninth location for the five-year-old media organization. The newsletter-based publication will also launch its Nashville, Tenn., branch this week and will debut in Richmond by...
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Home Flipping Sales And Profit Margins Both Decline Across U.S. In 2020

Number of Homes Flipped by Investors Decreases For First Time Since 2014; Profit Margins Slip For Third Straight Year; Portion of Flips Purchased With Cash Inches Up For First Time in 10 Years Irvine, CA – Calif., March 18, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its year-end 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 241,630 single family homes and condos in the United States were flipped in 2020, down 13.1 percent from ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Austin, Radio, West, United States, Stockton, San Diego, Nashville, Birmingham, Houston, Cleveland, Memphis

RE/MAX National Housing Report for February 2021

Prices Rise, Inventory Falls but Sales Stay High as Spring Approaches Denver, CO – March 17, 2021 (PRNewswire) The median home price reached $291,000 in February – the highest in the 13-year history of the report – while sales set a new high for the month and inventory continued to drop to record lows. The record February home sales were up 5.7% year over year, but the increase over January was flat at 0.3%. The February-over-January average for the previous five years has been 5....
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For a Year, Woman Has Shared a Window on Our Pandemic World

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A year ago, as the world was shutting down around us, Bonnie Burke Ball had been furloughed from her job, her kids were stuck at home trying to navigate the early stages of “virtual” learning after schools closed and, well, what could she do?
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RE/MAX National Housing Report for February 2021

Prices Rise, Inventory Falls but Sales Stay High as Spring Approaches Denver, CO – March 17, 2021 (PRNewswire) — The median home price reached $291,000 in February – the highest in the 13-year history of the report – while sales set a new high for the month and inventory continued to drop to record lows. The record February home sales were up 5.7% year over year, but the increase over January was flat at 0.3%. The February-over-January average for the previous five years has been ...
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If You Think Only Lawyers Preach a Good Contract

Originally posted 2013-07-30 09:00:41. Contracts (Photo credit: NobMouse) Here at Construction Law Musings, we always preach that a good contract is the best way to start a project off right.  No only do the Virginia courts enforce these contracts to a “T,” a well drafted contract can and does set the expectations for both sides so that those wonderful grey areas that we construction attorneys love to play in do not exist. A good construction contract sets expectations, educates those that...
Tags: Business, Law, Virginia, Contract, Construction, Lawyer, Contracts, Michael Stone, Richmond VA, Stone, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Construction Law Musings, Courts of Virginia, Constructionlaw, Va Construction Attorney

Homebuyers on a $2,500 Monthly Budget Stand to Lose $23,250 in Spending Power as Mortgage Rates Rise from Record Lows

Higher mortgage rates would likely make homebuyers more cost conscious and less likely to bid up home prices Seattle, WA – March 8, 2021 (PRNewswire)– (NASDAQ: RDFN) — A homebuyer would lose $23,250 in spending power with a mortgage rate of 3.25% versus a 2.75% rate, where they were sitting earlier this year, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. At a 3.25% interest rate, a homebuyer can afford a $506,000 home for $2,500 per mont...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Radio, Canada, United States, Portland, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Houston, Cleveland

A Murky Legacy: Confederate Generals Who Helped Black Locals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Not much is written in Virginia’s history books about William Mahone, a general who fought with the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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More Than 200,000 New Listings Are Missing From U.S. Housing Market, According to® February Housing Report

– Extreme weather across most of the country pushed new listings to a record low that will be difficult to dig out from, while prices hit a new high – There were nearly 50% fewer homes for sale this year versus last year – New listings declined nearly 25% year-over-year – The median listing price increased 13.7% over last year to $353,000; surpassing 2020’s peak price – The typical home sold in 70 days, 11 days faster than a year ago Santa Clara, CA – March 4, 2021 (PRNewswire) Fe...
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Buying Is Cheaper Than Renting in a Growing Number of Cities, New® Analysis Finds

Home shoppers who want to take advantage of trend may need to act sooner rather than later – Buying a home was equal to or more affordable than renting in 15 of the 50 largest metros in the U.S.; nine other markets were within 5% of flipping in favor of buying – Monthly cost to purchase a median priced home in the 50 largest metros was $1,988, compared to the median monthly rent of $1,727 – Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Riverside, Calif. and Miami among cities where it’s cheaper to bu...
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Nonprofit Opens 8th Recovery Home as Overdoses Rise

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About two dozen people gathered on Fourth Avenue in North Richmond as they prepared to haul eight mattresses, furniture and boxes of home goods into an empty house.
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