Tag Archives: Fraud & Misrepresentation

Construction & Renovation Fraud & Misrepresentation Litigation

Virginia Consumer Protection Claims Against Contractors

There is a lot of litigation and arbitration in the construction contracting industry. Most of these cases are disputes over whether the contractor did the work and if so, whether it has been appropriately compensated under the terms of the agreement. Some construction disputes include allegations of deceptive practices. Virginia law approaches unprofessional practices in […]

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Foreclosures Fraud & Misrepresentation Litigation

False Promises of Loan Modifications in Fraudulent Foreclosure Cases

In the classic comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris’s mother meets with the assistant principal to discuss his absenteeism. She had no idea he took 9 sick days. The school official bluntly explains: “That’s probably because he wasn’t sick. He was skipping school. Wake up and smell the coffee, Mrs. Bueller. It’s a fool’s paradise. […]

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Community Associations

Donald Trump is in the Condominium Business but he does not trust Owner Associations

Donald Trump’s colorful background in the business of condominium development speaks volumes about two topics:  (1) his track record as a real estate developer, and (2) the weaknesses of the community association model of real estate ownership.  There are many commentators writing about the political nuances of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.  Words of Conveyance is […]

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Fraud & Misrepresentation Property Inspections Real Estate Agents

Can a Buyer Sue a Sellers Real Estate Agent?

This past month, I experienced wonderful changes in my life which drew me temporarily away from my passion for blogging about property rights. On May 1st, I started my own solo law practice, Cowherd PLC. The new law firm continues my professional focus on the types of legal matters discussed in “Words of Conveyance.” On […]

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Federal Regulation of Nonjudicial Residential Foreclosure

Foreclosure of residential real estate is traditionally based on state law and agreements between the borrower and lender in the loan documents themselves. Each state has its own rules governing whether foreclosure should occur in or out of a court proceeding. In Virginia, the vast majority of foreclosures occur in bank-appointed trustee’s sales. State and […]

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