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A construction contractor may be entitled to  sovereign immunity from third-party claims for liability when performing work pursuant to a government contract.    This immunity defense has been recognized in some form by both federal and state courts where the contractor  followed the government’s plans and specifications and did not exceeded its authority…

Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman congratulates Stan Wellman on his induction as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. The Virginia Law Foundation was founded in 1974 to advance the science of jurisprudence and to improve and promote the administration of justice.  The VLF provides an opportunity for attorneys and their families,…

We are now three years removed from the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Uniwest decision interpreting Virginia’s anti-indemnification statute, Virginia Code § 11-4.1.  Yet, the enforceability of contractual indemnification clauses in construction contracts remains murky under Virginia law.  In Uniwest, two contractual indemnification clauses were at issue, only one of which was enforceable. …

It is increasingly difficult for defendants to win at the demurrer stage in negligence cases in Virginia.  A recent Virginia Supreme Court decision further eviscerated the power of the demurrer and confirmed the Court’s apparent change in direction on this issue, away from the requirement that Plaintiffs must allege proximate cause and…