Franconia II, LP (Springfield Mall) v. VDOT $508,700 Settlement for Our Client

April 26, 2022

The key issue was the loss of parking and the impact of the taking on a pad site at the Mall.


Mac D Associates v. Fairfax County Results in $11,572,491 Jury Verdict

April 25, 2022

In a taking from the old MacDonald farm (really) the primary issue was the highest and best use of the property. Blankingship & Keith first succeeded in reducing the size of the taking. The key ruling at trial was Paul’s success in having the County’s Comprehensive Plan thrown out of evidence because it was based in part on the road to be constructed as part of the taking in the case.


Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority v. Dominion Virginia Power Results in a $1.9 million plus Settlement for Our Client

April 24, 2022

In Phase 2 of the Park Authority’s fight to keep control of the W&OD Trail, which Paul argued and won at trial and before the Virginia Supreme Court, the Park Authority sought...
Legend v. Virginia Power Results in $215,000 for Our Client

April 23, 2022

This very unusual case involved the proposed construction of a new gas line under an existing power line on the Cherry Hill Peninsula in Prince William County. Due to the sag of the...
Rotonda Condominium Unit Owner's Association v. Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia Results in $1.35M Settlement

April 22, 2022

Paul was able to negotiate a settlement of this case shortly before trial which involved a strip of the Condo Association’s common area taken for a road widening.


Fairfax County Park Authority v. McCue and McCue Limited Partnership Results in $9.525M Settlement

April 21, 2022

The case involved the condemnation of 100 acres on the Potomac River near Occoquan. The main issues were the extreme difficulty in locating perc sites and the impact of an Indian village...
Stafford County v. Crows Nest Successful Settlement for Condemnor

April 20, 2022

In a role reversal, the firm was hired by the Condemnor to handle the largest condemnation in Virginia in the last 10 years (save the HGLC case at Wilson Bridge also handled by Blankingship & Keith) 3,000 acres on the Potomac River for a park. The parties original difference of value was $60 million v. $33.3 million. Giff and Paul successfully negotiated a settlement for the County to pay $38 million.

Hayfield Farms Community Association II v. Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County Results in $1,857,920 Settlement

April 19, 2022

The big question in this case was how to value a homeowners association’s open space which could not be further developed due to restrictions in the zoning approvals. The County...
H.G.L.C. v. VDOT Results in $67.4M Settlement

April 18, 2022

VDOT took one of three high-rise apartment towers for the construction of the new Wilson Bridge across the Potomac River. Due to the large damage claim to the remaining two towers,...
Board of Supervisors of Prince William County v. Horner Road, L.C. Results in $4.4M Jury Verdict

April 18, 2022

Prince William County took 24.6 acres of the owner’s property to construct a new commuter parking lot adjoining Route 95 near Dale City. The County presented numerous experts...
Morrow Equipment Company v. VDOT Results in $1,209,949 Settlement

April 17, 2022

The key issue was that the taking changed the configuration of the owner's parcel so that its modular high rise crane sections could no longer be stored as efficiently. The settlement...
VEPCO v. Futura LLC Results in $400,000 Settlement

April 16, 2022

Using our expertise and understanding of appraisal practice, we were able to demonstrate a significant flaw in the condemnor's offer appraisal that brought into doubt whether a...