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Tag Archives: Eminent Domain

Bait & Switch? High court considers use of initial appraisal in road condemnation case (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering the effect of what one lawyer called a “bait-and-switch tactic” used by the state highway department in road condemnation cases. The court could decide whether a jury in an eminent domain trial can ...

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Condemnation split company’s property into separate parcels – $9,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Higgerson Buchanan is a multi-faceted construction company, established in 1946, and located in Chesapeake. It operates from a 207-acre intermodal facility located between Dominion Boulevard and the Elizabeth River. Higgerson uses its large acreage in several integrated ways. It operates ...

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City, church agree on just compensation for taking property – $3,700,000 Settlement (access required)

The City of Chesapeake originally sought to condemn an 8,147 square foot parcel of land in fee together with drainage, utility and temporary construction easements for the improvement of Dominion Boulevard. The land sought to be acquired by the city ...

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Housing authority’s appraisal was not just compensation, jury rules – $3,756,250 Verdict (access required)

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority condemned a 50,000 square foot parcel of land at the corner of Killam and 39th Street in Norfolk, originally offering the property owner $2,080,000 as just compensation for the property. The land acquired by the ...

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Condemnation resulted in total loss of utility for bank branch building – $1,015,555 Settlement (access required)

In 2003, the transportation commissioner filed certificates of take for nine parcels held by landowners, who later conveyed three of those parcels to the respondents in this case. The take was part of the Warwick Boulevard widening project in Newport ...

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McDonald’s restaurant forced to close after taking of land – $614,534 Settlement (access required)

In 2003, the transportation commissioner filed certificates of take for nine parcels held by the landowners, Hiden Associates and Hussey Associates, as part of the Warwick Boulevard widening project in Newport News. McDonald’s intervened as a tenant as to one ...

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Land taken from Wolf Trap to build power station, pond – $603,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the taking of 64,958 square feet of land in fee, and 28,616 square feet of land in a temporary construction easement, from a 4.97 acre parcel owned by Wolf Trap in Vienna. The project included the installation ...

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