Condemnation Action

City of Charlotte v. Derek A. Lawson and wife, Carlyn M. Lawson, 05-CVS-4482, Mecklenburg County, November 2006

City Offer: $ 3,775.00
Jury Verdict: $ 52,400.00

This case arose from a condemnation action brought by the City of Charlotte against Derek A. Lawson and wife, Carlyn M. Lawson for taking of a permanent drainage easement and temporary construction easement across the Lawson’s property. Attorney Dave Bland tried this case to a Mecklenburg County jury and obtained a verdict for the Lawsons, which was over ten times what the City offered to pay.