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Court has jurisdiction to hear wetlands mitigation case (access required)

Where the Virginia Department of Transportation seeks to condemn respondents’ property for wetlands mitigation in connection with a highway construction project, the court has subject matter jurisdiction over the case. VDOT is proceeding under its eminent domain power. Overview A VDOT highway construction project is being funded in part by the federal government. As a result, the ...