A hearing has been set for Feb. 28 on motions in a lawsuit brought by Gwynn’s Island property owners Mark and Candy Eubank against Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner and former Wetlands Administrator Sue Thomas and Planning and Zoning Director John Shaw. The motions will be heard at 1:30 p.m. in Gloucester Circuit Court.
A “motion craving oyer,” which calls on the plaintiffs to produce the documents on which they’re basing their case, and a “demurrer and plea in bar,” which challenge the legal sufficiency of the plaintiffs’ claims, were filed in the case on Oct. 25. As of Monday, no response to the motions had been filed by the Eubanks.
According to the paperwork, this is the third time motions on the suit have been filed. The Eubanks’ initial suit was filed on May 14, 2018, and the defendants responded with their initial motion craving oyer and demurrer and plea in bar.
The Eubanks then amended their complaint on Nov. 30, 2018,...
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