Appraisal Expert & Caltrans Case

Traffic ControlCaltrans does not owe a Sutter County, CA, farmer more than $1 million for prunes he never had a chance to grow because of a highway project, an appeal court has ruled.  The 3rd District Court of Appeal on January 7th upheld a 2009 Sutter County Superior Court verdict that Balbir Sohal should receive $93,000, not the $1.19 million he wanted for 10 years worth of prune crops.

In an eminent domain case involving the new Tudor Bypass project on Highway 99 south of Yuba City, Caltrans took 70 acres Sohal leased from the Darrel and Jane Smith Family Partnership.  The partnership’s expert witness Richard Stover testified regarding valuation of interests in the property.

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