Successful Jury Verdict in Transportation Case

07/18/2011

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.