Lowball Watch — New Hampshire

The Salem Observer reports a jury award of $13.5 million on the state’s offer of $3.97 million for the taking of 30 acres for a highway. Plus, the state will be paying $1.2 million in interest.

The details as to the legal issue that divided the parties are unclear, but they evidently involved the parties’ disagreement as to the proper extent of the necessary taking. See Gary Rayno, Salem Observer, Former Wyndham Landowner Awarded 13.5m  in Eminent Domain Case, June 4, 2014. Click on  http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140603/NEWHAMPSHIRE1411/140609674 for the story.