Total Taking by Charlotte Board of
Education for an Elementary School

Total Taking by Charlotte…

Initial Offer: $252,000

Compensation Obtained: $412,775

64% Increase

Brief Statement of Claim:

The Board of Education took 4.3 acres for an elementary school; deposit of $252,000; jury verdict of $412,775 ($160,775 or 64% increase); interest from the date of deposit $14,773.68; $1,834.55 in costs taxed against the Board of Education for mediation and deposition expenses.

Principal Damages:

Total taking of mother and son's 4.3 acres (two parcels) of property with three small rental houses which could have been developed into a subdivision.

Trial or Settlement:

Trial (One Week)

County where Tried or Settled:

Mecklenburg

Case Name and Number:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education v. Chronister, 08-CVS-7785; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education v. Chronister, 08-CVS-7786

Date Concluded:

Judgment dated June 15, 2009.

Attorneys for Defendants:

Thomas L. Odom, Jr. and David W. Murray, The Odom Firm, PLLC of Charlotte.

Verdict Published in North Carolina Lawyer's Weekly, February 1, 2010

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