While the Supreme Court of Virginia handed down decisions of significance dealing with the ownership and operation of real property in the Commonwealth during the past year, in most cases the court was content to apply well-settled law in new fact situations, or to extend the boundaries of such law gently into new territory. The General Assembly, for its part, spent most of its energy clarifying existing legislation or repairing portions of statutes which, either in operation or in prospect, needed relatively minor modifications. The foregoing statements are not intended to belittle the cases which were decided and the legislation which was enacted during the past year, the most significant parts of which are discussed in this article.
L. C. Long Jr.,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Property Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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