Expropriation Damages, NOEHA v. Missouri Pacific

Mr. Kerrigan overturned 100 years of Louisiana precedent to obtain a date of valuation in "regular" expropriations no earlier than as of the date of trial, thus allowing recovery of appreciation in value occurring during the pendency of the suit. As a result, the landowner client received a jury valuation of $13 million, approximately $9 million greater than the $4 million the expropriating agency sought to pay at the conclusion of this six-week jury trial.
NOEHA v. Missouri Pacific, 625 So.2d 1070 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1993), writ denied (630 So.2d 802).