Judge Garrett, Nelson County Circuit Court Judge, has just issued a ruling, dated May 9, 2016, in favor of a group of Nelson County landowners, saying Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC failed to comply with VC 56-49.01 and failed to specify a date of entry to perform surveys. The ruling states:
- that by the express terms of the statute, the Legislature requires that the landowner be given notice of the intended date of entry
- that the second notices are legally insufficient as 56-49.01(C) requires that the Notice shall “set forth the date of the intended entry”
- that the language “on or after” does not set forth the date of intended entry
- and that therefore the Notice of the Date of Intended Entry is not legally sufficient.
See the full ruling here, with the specifics on pages 15-19.
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