Lowball Watch — Texas

Businesswire.com (Feb.25, 209) reports that a jury in Houston rejected the state DOT’s $3.2 million valuation for a partial taking of a 4-acre parcel of land for a highway, leaving a 9-acre remainder in the owner’s hands. The jury followed closely the owner’s appraisal and awarded $12.2 Million. The award was roughly four times the state’s evidence.

See Eminent Domain Lawsuit Results in $12.2 Million Jury Award to Property Owner, Reports Deal Sikes, Feb. 25, 2018 at https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190225005849/en/Eminent-Domain-Lawsuit-Results-12.2-Million-Jury