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Private property knocked.
The Virginia Department of Transportation BB OT was ordered to pay a daycare owner for her property that they -- Taking via eminent domain but now they are appealing costing -- -- even more money than the property itself.
Why is the state of Virginia spending taxpayer dollars on this crazy pursuit.
One of -- -- fighting for her property she joins us from Virginia along with her attorney chuck Paula good morning to both of -- -- Now -- -- you run a a daycare center and how much land did the Department of Transportation Virginia asked.
You for a so they could it's -- -- room.
I'm associates analyst and an acre -- about point 78 acre okay.
And beat it in return for this and keep remind folks this is property alongside a very busy main drag where -- lives.
They were willing to give you how much money.
6600 dollars so less than 7000 dollars and you said look it's worth more than that you would have taken.
I had to stand 30000.
They appeal it it went to court.
And eventually the court came back in your favor and they said the state of Virginia had to pay you how much Wanda.
52000 dollars fun.
They -- settle on the thirty doesn't make much sense well chuck -- now they are appealing.
And so he could potentially cost the state of Virginia perhaps three times more.
That it would have if they additionally would have just given your client 30000 dollars what are they doing this.
It's goes against reason it's.
It's certainly an example of the highway department preferring to pay private attorneys.
More than what a jury awarded the property over here -- family small business.
And it it's a waste of the folks it is not want and Diane beavers are taxpayers.
Yeah well you know what -- who may be -- -- stimulus program for.
The attorneys who were representing the state of Virginia.
We're we're want to list one how do you feel about the state of Virginia -- Now we're not gonna pair we're gonna continue to appeal this and and continue with this nuisance lawsuit.
I just Illinois needed frustrated because -- what it does for me is make me spend more money and it's just not justice to the compensation now I have to spend more of would ever come.
It doesn't count the jury -- that was mine -- to spend that in order to protect myself.
Well here is a statement from Virginia's attorney general's a spokesperson.
We don't comment on pending would just litigation so we will have to declined to comment that's just our standing.
Tender procedure as the council for the commonwealth of Virginia that from David Clemson.
But the larger issue here and this is why were.
Focusing on eminent domain.
Want it is the fact that the government can just kind of grab your land.
When they want to -- drag you you know in a court.
It's got to be frustrating.
Yes it is very frustrating -- frustration.
And that's why you would ensure that your -- to -- go ahead.
I would say and it's it's really an example of how the fact that taxpayers.
Lose as well as private.
The citizens private property owners when they.
Government didn't treat him fairly.
My point is not the only victim of the people -- Virginia you have to pay the lawyers.
For this lawsuit Fareed one of beaver and -- -- turn in -- -- from Norfolk Virginia we thank you both are telling the story.
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