Broken VDOT Promises

What good is the word of the Commonwealth of Virginia? Not very good at all, a Mathews County beach owner has discovered after thinking his property dispute had been settled. Now, Mark Eubank has to persuade a Mathews County Court to force the Virginia Department of Transportation to do what it pledged to do to…

Kelo balked at bullying

Is your home your castle? Like so many Americans, Suzette Kelo thought so. Then her dreams collided with local politicians who condemned it then turned it over to a big drug company promising millions in taxes. Kelo took her fight to the Supreme Court and lost. But her battle sparked a nationwide political revolt against…

Pipeline vote of confidence

December 1, 2017 The biggest eminent domain story in Virginia concerns the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dominion, the utility building it, will use its condemnation powers to acquire a ribbon of land running hundreds of miles through Virginia from West Virginia to North Carolina. One stretch collides with the secluded mountainside Wintergreen Resort community. A thousand…

Improving Property Law

October 24, 2017 The American Law Institute has elected Joseph T. Waldo to its exclusive membership as it embarks on a major study of property law in America. Waldo, the president of Waldo & Lyle, is the only Virginian among the 37 new members selected by the ALI. ALI is composed of attorneys, judges and…