Appeals court affirms ruling against Clark County

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The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling against a southern Indiana county ordered to pay $865,000 for property taken by eminent domain for an airport expansion project.

The News and Tribune reports that the Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners used eminent domain in 2009 to acquire property owned by Margaret Dreyer for an expansion project at the Clark County Regional Airport.

Dreyer sued the board, saying the appraisals used to determine her property's value were wrong. She won that case and was awarded a judgment of $865,000.

Clark County appealed the judgment, arguing the trial court did not have jurisdiction because the appraisals Dreyer used to make her case were not filed timely.

The appeals court recently rejected that argument, affirming the lower court's decision.

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