Lowball Watch – Missouri

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis jury awarded the owner of a junkyared being taken by eminent domain, five times what the city’s offered. The City originally offered $200,000, but the Commissioners increased it to $300,000. The jury awarded $1,009,000. Robert Patrick, Jury Awards $1 Million toOwner of Junk Yard Taken by Eminrent Domain, April 8, 2010. See http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/laworder/story/2B4CC18B01B60FDA862576FF000E7922?OpenDocument

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