Attorneys acquired in pipeline suit

Published 5:28 pm Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BUCKINGHAM — Several landowners being sued in Buckingham County by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) LLC have obtained legal counsel.

ACP is suing in Buckingham Circuit Court to gain access to the defendant’s properties to conduct surveys.

According to the state’s circuit court case information database, attorney Charles M. Lollar is representing some of the defendants, while Isak Howell is representing others.

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Lollar is a Norfolk-based attorney who specializes in representing property owners in eminent domain cases, while Howell is an attorney with Appalachian Mountain Advocates, a non-profit public interest law and policy organization dedicated to protecting the communities and natural resources of central Appalachia.

A civil hearing for the suits was originally set for Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. but was postponed last week.

Defendants facing suits are Robert Calvin Day Jr., Beverly B. McQuary, Michael W. Huntley, Charles D. and Linda L. Chaffins, Mercedes A. and Jeffrey E. Villaman and Mary Ann and Richard Perkins Jr.

Dominion is the lead partner of the joint venture seeking federal approval to construct a 42-inch natural gas pipeline through Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties.