State Ordered to Pony Up for Legacy Highway Land

State Ordered to Pony Up for Legacy Highway Land

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(Farmington-AP) -- A jury awarded a Farmington landowner more than he demanded for property seized for Legacy Highway.

The Utah Department of Transportation offered John Stathis 266 thousand dollars when it condemned two pieces of land totaling three acres.

Stathis' own appraisers valued the parcels at 380 thousand dollars.

The jury awarded him another 13-thousand on top of that.

It was one of a handful of condemnation suits over the highway that have gone to trial in second District Court. Another trial is set for June 24th.

Assistant State Attorney General Edward O. Ogilvie said he was shocked at high amount the jury awarded Stathis yesterday but would accept the decision.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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