Virginia Lawyer Magazine – April 2021

VOL. 69/NO. 6

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Construction Law & Public Contracts

Chair’s Message
by Scott W. Kowalski

Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Force Majeure Clauses
by The Hon. David W. Lannetti and Jennifer L. Eaton

Contract Law: Similarities and Differences in D.C. and Virginia Approaches
by Mark Guerra and Robert Keeling

To Fee or Not to Fee?
by A. Michelle West

Going Off the Rails with the Purple Line: Lessons in Project Delivery and Risk Management
by Jeff Gilmore, John Neary, and Daniel Mitkus

How Long is “Too Long” for the Commonwealth to Bring Claims under Public Construction Contracts?
by Jonathan M. Stapor

Issues with Remote Depositions and Hearings...and How to Overcome Those Hurdles
by Alison Mullins and Shannon Peak

Uniwest and Virginia’s Anti-Indemnification Statute: The Trap for the Unwary Should Be Closed
by James P. Bobotek

Defective Construction Causing Personal Injuries: The Supreme Court of Virginia Declines to Adopt the “Modern View
by David Hilton Wise and John Joseph Drudi

Virginia Lawyer Register

Disciplinary Summaries
Disciplinary Proceedings
Notices to Lawyers: A Roundup of News and Proposed Rule Amendments from
Clients’ Protection Fund authorizes $134,080.85 on seven petitions


VSB News

Thank you to the 2020 lawyer referral panel members
Highlights of the Feb. 27 VSB Council Meeting
Paul F. Nichols Receives Family Law Section’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

In Memoriam
82nd Annual Meeting Preview


President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Ethics Counsel’s Message
Access to Legal Services
Law Libraries
Technology and the Future Practice of Law
Risk Management
The Last Word


Professional Notices
Classified Ads
Jest is for All
Advertiser’s Index

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Officers of the VSB Construction Law & Public Contracts Section Board of Governors, photographed at the site of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new STEM building being constructed by Hourigan (L-R): Jonathan J. Straw of Kraftson Caudle PLC; Hanna L. Blake of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP; Randall H. Wintory of the Virginia Department of Transportation; Scott W. Kowalski of Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards PC; and Alison R. Mullins of Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP. Photograph by Deirdre Norman.