Jun 2, 2020
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05/28/2020 In a declaratory judgment action seeking an order that the Commissioner of Highways provide statutorily required relocation benefits under Code § 25.1-406 of the Virginia Relocation Assistance Act, the circuit court did not err in sustaining a defense demurrer because there is no implied private cause of action under the Act for payment of relocation expenses. In addition, the plaintiff failed to exhaust administrative remedies afforded to him under 24 VAC § 30-41-90, and had Virginia Administrative Process Act and mandamus remedies available. The judgment sustaining the demurrer in the present action is affirmed.