CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Heavy equipment is beginning to tear into some old downtown buildings to make room for a new CVS pharmacy following a recent judge’s decision to lift a temporary injunction that halted the work, Jefferson County court records said.
David H. Sanders, 23rd Circuit judge, reversed his March 2 ruling to issue a temporary restraining order against the CVS project. The motion seeking the injunction was filed by Attorney Christopher A. Bailey on behalf of plaintiffs Betsy Wells and Donald Rohel of Charles Town.
The judge, in his new order, ruled that the plaintiffs lacked standing and were “unable to demonstrate or allege, either in their pleadings or at the hearing on this matter, that they suffer any unique harm or injury beyond that of a general citizen. The defendants will likely suffer substantial harm if this project is further delayed as a result of a restraining order or injunction.”