Successful Jury Verdict in Transportation Case


After battling the Minnesota Department of Transportation for nearly eight years in his attempt to seek just compensation for the client’s land that was taken for a highway project, this client turned to Larkin Hoffman for litigation support.  The Larkin Hoffman team, led by Gary Van Cleve and Rob Stefonowicz, secured a jury verdict of more than $7.9 million against the Minnesota Department of Transportation after a two-week trial.  The client chose to work with Larkin Hoffman after Van Cleve and Stefonowicz had secured a separate multi-million dollar result for the same client against the City of Rochester.

The full case review can be viewed in the Jury Verdict Review and Analysis article on the case: State Liability - Eminent Domain - Property owner maintains that the State did not compensate for the highest and best use of the property which was to mine for sand and gravel.