Archive for the ‘Cases’ Category

State of Arizona (“ADOT”) v. Gateway (2004)

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In this eminent domain case, ADOT appraised vacant land for $4,600,000. Dale Zeitlin settled the case prior to trial for a little over $13,000,000, plus ADOT agreed to improve the access to the client’s remaining property.

City of Scottsdale v. Skyridge (2004)

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The City of Scottsdale condemned a 40 acre vacant land parcel for a preservation project and appraised it at $5,000,000. The case was settled prior to trial for $9,300,000.

City of Scottsdale v. Ancala (2004)

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The City of Scottsdale condemned a 24 acre parcel of vacant land and appraised it at $3,400,000. The case was settled prior to trial for $7,600,000.

City of Glendale v. Brown (2002)

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The City of Glendale condemned a 1.5 acre vacant land parcel for a pump station and sewage treatment facility and appraised the property for $163,900. Dale Zeitlin convinced the City to purchase all of his client’s property for $4.50 per square foot, which equaled approximately $4,000,000.

Maricopa County Stadium District v. Downtown Phoenix Partners (Jury Trial 2000)

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In this eminent domain case, the County offered the client $900,000 for the taking of a 2 acre parcel of vacant land located at 6th Street and Jefferson in downtown Phoenix. The taking was for the construction of a baseball stadium. After a three week jury trial, the jury awarded the landowner $4,663,100, the full amount of the appraisal submitted on behalf of Dale Zeitlin’s client. The actual payment to the landowner was $7,200,000.

Maricopa County Stadium District v. King Onion (1995)

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In this eminent domain case, the County offered the client $1,800,000 for an 80 year old warehouse in downtown Phoenix. The offer included $500,000 for relocation benefits. The case was settled before trial for $6,220,000.

United States v. Pleasant County (1994 United States District Court, District of Arizona)

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In this federal eminent domain case, the United States appraised the clients’ property for $4,500,000. The case was settled before trial for $10,800,000.

Maricopa County v. Salamandick Investments (2000)

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The Maricopa County Department of Transportation condemned 25 acres from a 150 vacant parcel of land located near El Mirage for a parkway. The County offered the landowner $450,000. The parties agreed to mediation, and during the mediation Dale Zeitlin convinced the County that the remaining 125 acres were badly damaged. The County agreed to purchase the remaining property, and the total payment to the landowner was approximately $5,500,000.

United States v. Berman (Jury Trial 1990)

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The United States Department of Defense was taking approximately 250 acres. The United States was represented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice and the case was tried in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The Government’s offer was $7,700,000. After 3 weeks of trial, the case settled for $26,000,000.

Baltimore County v. Meadowood, Inc. (Jury Trial 2002)

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Baltimore County condemned a 96 acre parcel of land and offered $885,000. After a one week jury trial, the jury awarded $4,300,000. With interest, the judgment was approximately $5,000,000.