Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill, owned by Mac Casale and Dean Tsamouras, has filed suit against the Mathews County Board of Supervisors and, specifically, supervisors Dave Jones and Mike Walls, charging malicious prosecution and abuse of process.
Mathews County owns the building on Gwynn’s Island where Hole in the Wall is located and has a long-term lease agreement with the business.
The lawsuit is seeking $10 million in compensatory damages and an additional $350,000 per defendant, or $1.05 million, for punitive damages, citing the defendants’ “combined efforts in initiating and bringing zoning proceedings and threatening civil claims against plaintiff for spurious zoning violations.” It alleges that the actions of the board of supervisors and of Jones and Walls individually “constituted a complete disregard of plaintiff’s rights, were done with actual malice, and were not based in fact.”
Also mentioned in the suit is the fact that the Mathews Board of Zoning Appeals ruled...
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