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

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 be told about the state’s “pre-offer statement of value,” an early appraisal of the value of ...

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