Virginia Supreme Court Issues Local Government Opinions - June 9, 2011


The Virginia Supreme Court issued these new opinions affecting Virginia local government law on June 9, 2011:

100347 Riverside Owner v. City of Richmond 06/09/2011

In a taxpayers’ action for relief from allegedly erroneous assessment of taxes on real property under Code § 58.1-3984, seeking a refund of overpayments, and recovery of attorney’s fees, the city’s use of an internal “policy” to calculate the amount of a partial exemption was inconsistent with provisions of the governing local ordinance, which requires that a property’s first assessed value after rehabilitation be used to determine the amount of a partial exemption.....

100632 Davis v. County of Fairfax 06/09/2011

In proceedings under former Code provisions relating to an alleged unfit pet owner, the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the judgment of the circuit court, which had exercised subject matter jurisdiction over a case that originated in general district court......

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