Knicely Argues Case Before Supreme Court of Virginia
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, attorney James J. Knicely represented Sanjay and Sona Sainani before the Supreme Court of Virginia in their appeal of a ruling of the Loudoun County Circuit Court upholding sanctions by the Belmont Glen Homeowners Association for their display of religious holiday lighting around the front door and deck of their home. The Sainanis contend that the HOA had no authority to enforce the sanctions because the underlying Declaration of Restrictive Covenants was improperly adopted and also because the underlying HOA rules governing the display of holiday lighting were unreasonable and not authorized by the Declaration. A ruling is expected within the next few months.
Oral argument in the case can be heard on the Supreme Court website under the heading “June Session Schedule (beginning 06/04/19)” for the case titled “181037 Sainani, et al. v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Association” at the following link: Sainani v. Belmont Glen Homeowners Association