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Indiana Supreme Court to hear eminent domain lawsuit

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The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear an eminent domain case involving a southern Indiana board's claim to land for a planned airport runway expansion.

The court recently vacated the Indiana Court of Appeals' ruling in the case. The now-defunct Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners used eminent domain in 2009 to acquire property owned by Margaret Dreyer for a runway expansion at the Clark County Regional Airport.

Dreyer sued the board, alleging its appraisals of the property acquired through eminent domain were wrong. She won and was awarded a judgment of $865,000.

The News and Tribune reports Clark County became party to the case last year when Dreyer's motion was granted to have Clark County pay the judgment.

The Court of Appeals later upheld the verdict.

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