How Much Will It Cost?
Waldo & Lyle has agreed to accept the following fee structure and caps based on the pooling of individual Wintergreen property owners
Step 1: Determination of Liability
$200 per property.
This includes filing fees, copying, postage and other external costs. Attorney fees are not payable unless you win (See Step 2 below). In addition, some or all of this amount may be reimbursed if you win.
Step 2: Determination of Compensation
$500 per property.
This amount would cover costs for third-party appraisal and valuation testimony. This amount will not be collected unless Step 1 succeeds. Waldo & Lyle will arrange for qualified third-parties to provide valuation evidence subject to your approval. The evidence will help determine the property value you lost because of the pipeline in the common area.
Waldo & Lyle has agreed to be paid on a contingency basis for Steps 1 and 2, to receive no more than one-third of any compensation awarded to you from Step 2 and none if there is no award. The firm has also agreed to accept a lower percentage based on the number of Wintergreen owners engaged.
Finally, some or all of this amount may be reimbursed if you win in addition to other damage compensation.
All information that Friends of Wintergreen, Inc. has provided or will provide in the future with respect to potential inverse condemnation lawsuits is offered solely as a public service to Wintergreen property owners and does not constitute the solicitation or provision of legal advice. This information is provided in furtherance of the mission of Friends of Wintergreen, Inc. to protect and enhance the heritage, environment, and natural beauty of the greater Wintergreen area in Nelson County, Virginia, for local citizens, visitors, and the general public. Per your request, the information you provide will be submitted to the law firm of Waldo and Lyle, PC. It is solely your decision whether to retain Waldo and Lyle, PC and to maintain any relationship with them in the future. Friends of Wintergreen, Inc. makes no representation with respect to the results you will receive if you retain Waldo and Lyle, PC.