Lowball Watch — Virginia

The Roanoke Times reports the settlement of an eminent domain case. Couple, City of Radford Settle Eminent Domain Case, Aug. 28, 2016. http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/radford/couple-city-of-radford-settle-eminent-domain-case/article_8172b94f-39a5-5a5d-b5be-07827446fafc.html

The city originally¬†disregarded severance damages, even though the taking moved a driveway off the owners’ property.

The city’s offer was $2128, but the settlement, entered into on the eve of trial, was $21,000 — about 10 times the offer.