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Posts tagged attorney fees.
September 8, 2010
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Topics Litigation

Virginia follows the “American Rule,” which basically stands for the proposition that each litigant is on the hook for its own counsel fees. However, as we have discussed numerous times, parties are free to enter into contracts that deviate from the norm. Fortunately for Thor, Inc., the contract it had with Shen Valley Masonry contained just such an attorneys' fees provision allowing it to escape  the American Rule. In the recent case of Shen Valley Masonry Inc. v. Thor, Inc., in the Circuit Court for the City of Roanoke, Judge Apgar had a chance to review this attorneys' fees provision in detail.