PRNewswire.com reports that when the State Of Texas took some 9500 square feet of land out of an auto salvage operation, it offered the owners $65,000. However, after trial, a Bell County jury brought in a verdict of $500,000. The taking involved moving of the owners’ driveway, which caused safety problems and accidents.
State of Texas v. Skyway Holdings LLC, No. 0015-04-083, filed in the Bell County Court of Law No. 3.