Virginia Supreme Court Opinion Affecting Local Government Law: September 14, 2012


On September 14, 2012, the Virginia Supreme Court issued no opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law.

Actually, that is not true. While no opinions involved cases with local government parties, and may not deal with “local government law,” per se, one opinion addresses issues of which local governments should be aware. This case, involving an inverse condemnation claim against Dominion Virginia Power for an alleged taking due to impacts of power lines on adjacent property, involved issues of the scope of the takings clause of the Virginia Constitution, and whether the subject claim fell within the ”or damage” language in that clause and its waiver of sovereign immunity.

The following summary comes from the Virginia Supreme Court website (click on the case number to read the opinion)...

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