A four-decade-old partnership governing the stewardship of the historic Oatlands property south of Leesburg is in jeopardy after the nonprofit that manages the former plantation filed suit against the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns the real estate and controls the endowment established to ensure its upkeep.
Oatlands Inc. last month filed a seven-count breach of contract lawsuit in Loudoun County Circuit Court alleging the Trust has improperly restricted the nonprofit from accessing funds intended for its use and obstructed other initiatives that could generate income for the property. The case this week was transferred to Federal District Court.
The Trust issued a statement saying it has concerns that the local organization “is not fully meeting its responsibility to properly support and manage” the property. … …
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