Our eminent domain team won a $17.25 million jury verdict for client, Peter Alecxih, in a controversial eminent domain case that has played out in York County, Pennsylvania, over the past four years. The award was $15.25 million higher than the County’s original offer when it seized the land. The award is believed to be one of the highest ever awarded in an eminent domain case in Pennsylvania.
The case involved a 79-acre tract of land known as Highpoint, which was taken in May 2004 by the County for use as a park. Working on behalf of Alecxih, the Fox team, led by Herbert Bass and his team of Fox Rothschild attorneys David Snyder, Marc Needles and Brett Berman, took the case to trial. After presenting the testimony of various witnesses who valued the property between $16 and $17.775 million, the jury returned a verdict in Alecxih’s favor of $17,250,000.