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September 1, 2010
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Trial Report

State of Indiana v. Ecoff Trucking Inc.

Hancock Superior Court No. 30D01-0704-PL-295

Injuries:
Taking 1.62 acres and access rights to 399 feet of frontage on Mt. Comfort Road at I-70 in Greenfield

Date: July 12-13, 2010

Judge or Jury Trial: Jury trial

Judge: Hon.Terry K. Snow

Disposition: Verdict: $484,860; judgment: $569,048 (includes interest and attorney fees)

Plaintiff Attorney: Harry J. Watson, Deputy Attorney General, State of Indiana

Defendant Attorneys:
Joseph W. Hammes, Indianapolis, and John Davis, Greenfield

Case Information: State’s original appraisal/offer of $146,390 increased to $210,000 at mediation. At trial, appraisers testified to damages in the amounts of $199,000, $326,950, $433,200, and $564,200. Unique, contested issue concerning whether state’s construction landlocked a 3-acre portion of the residue during construction.•

– Joseph W. Hammes
 

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