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Date: 11-30-2000

Case Style: Oklahoma Department of Transportation v. Walker

Case Number: CJ-98-355

Judge: McBride

Court: District Court, Mayes County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Tom Gann, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: Kim Ritchie, Pryor, Oklahoma

Description: Eminent Domain/Condemnation - ODOT taking 1/4 Ac. for highway widening project on Hwy 412, west of Locust Grove. Value of land, trees and landscaping and proximity damage to the house were issues. Plaintiff's appraiser testified to $7,100 for just compensation and defendant's appraiser testified to $30,024.

Outcome: Defendant's verdict for $30,024

Plaintiff's Experts: Butch Small, Tahlequah OK, Real Estate Appraiser

Defendant's Experts: Mike Sisemore, Locust Grove OK, Real Estate Appraiser

Comments: Reported by Kim Richie

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