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Eubank lawsuit refiled

Gwynn’s Island property owners Candy and Mark Eubank of Doswell have again filed a lawsuit against Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner and two former county employees—John Shaw and Sue Thomas.

The Eubanks previously filed suit against the three in May 2018, but nonsuited the case this past April “for strategic purposes,” according to their attorney, Brenton J. Bohannon of West Point. That action came after the court upheld actions undertaken by the county to force the Eubanks to remove additions to their home that were built without permits and in violation of the Chesapeake Bay Act.

The suit claims “malicious prosecution and abuse of process” against the three county employees for bringing misdemeanor criminal charges against the plaintiffs for what the Eubanks term as “fictitious zoning violations.” In December 2015, the county issued the Eubanks summonses to appear in court in January 2016 on charges that they had violated the ...

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