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Stallings & Bischoff, P.C. Protects Shopping Center Property Rights
 
On September 7, 2009, the Virginia Beach Circuit Court ruled in favor of the owner of Kempsville Plaza Shopping Center against an adjacent land owner, Tesoro Corporation, which asserted that it had an easement over the shopping center property. Tesoro claimed that it had the unrestricted right to drive its trucks and vehicles over the shopping center parking lot for ingress and egress to its property. Moreover, Tesoro claimed that its prescriptive easement allowed it to have waste trucks access its dumpster from shopping cnter property. The Court rejected Tesoro's claim of an easement by prescription after a two day trial. Had Tesoro prevailed, the shopping center would have been significantly impacted and potentially have lost its anchor tenant. For more information, contact William Bischoff at 757-416-6008 or review the Virginia Beach Circuit Court file Tesoro Corporation v VHN, L.L.C. and RAML Associates, LLP, Civil Action No. CL07-2112.


Firm Recovers $250,000 for Lender
 
On 11/6/09, the York County Circuit Court ordered the payment of approximately $250,000 to a lender in a partition suit handled by Stallings and Bischoff, P.C. The complex suit involved over 45 ownership shares and hundreds of actual and potential parties. The firm argued the legal theories of unjust enrichment, equitable lien, and constructive trust to obtain the result, allowing the client lender to recover the money it advanced for the construction of a home from the sale of the subject property. The lender had failed to secure its loan with a properly recorded deed of trust and the property had significant title problems. For additional information, contact William C. Bischoff.


Stallings & Bischoff Enforces $4 Million Contract

On April 27, 2009, Stallings & Bischoff, P.C., representing the purchaser of a marina in the Oceanview area of Norfolk, obtained an order compelling the seller to specifically perform its obligations pursuant to the purchase agreement.  The seller had refused to come to closing and a lawsuit was filed to force the seller to sell.  In addition to the order against the seller, the seller was order to pay $136,00 in damages and a very significant award for attorneys’ fees and costs.  The buyer intends to build condominiums and upgrade the marina on the site in an $18 million project.  The case was tried in Norfolk Circuit Court for 2 days before Judge Junius P. Fulton, III.  For additional information, contact William C. Bischoff or review the court file:  East Beach Properties of Norfolk, Inc. v. Espejo, et al., CL08-064. 


Stallings& Bischoff obtains $250,000 verdict in tortious interference case.

On February 23, 2007, the law firm of Stallings & Bischoff, P.C. obtained a jury verdict of $253, 875.72 in Norfolk Circuit Court on behalf of MRC Consulting, LC against the Richmond law firm of DurretteBradshaw, PLC.  Counsel for the plaintiff was William C. Bischoff and John G. Crandley, Jr.   The case involved allegations that while representing a client in the investigation of an insurance claim, DurretteBradshaw, PLC made improper written disclosures to a third party buyer of computer boards which MRC Consulting, LC intended to sell which caused the buyer to terminate the purchase order.  After a 3 day trial, the jury found that DurretteBradshaw, PLC intentionally interfered with the contract involving the purchase of 5000 computer boards.  For additional information concerning this case, please review the court file at Norfolk Circuit Court: MRC Consulting, LC v. DurretteBradshaw, PLC,  Civil Action No.CL06-1334 or contact Bill Bischoff at 757-416-6008.


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