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Meyers Nave’s Eminent Domain Team Continues its Successful Partnership With LA Metro on the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension Project

Meyers Nave’s Eminent Domain Team is proud to continue its partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on its property acquisition needs to extend the Westside Purple Line Subway Extension Project from Downtown Los Angeles to Westwood/UCLA. We successfully concluded another eminent domain jury trial on the value of a subsurface subway tunnel easement located in the City of Beverly Hills — on Wilshire Boulevard, across the street from the “Golden Triangle.” The landowner’s appraiser valued the subsurface easement and alleged severance damages at $25,620,000. LACMTA’s appraiser concluded that the total appraised value was $90,000. The jury verdict was in the sum of $235,000.

This jury trial follows another successful jury verdict for Meyers Nave’s Eminent Domain Team on behalf of LACMTA. In July 2022, our Team partnered with LA Metro to secure a favorable jury verdict for a subsurface subway tunnel easement beneath the Beverly Hills High School. (See article here.) These trial results bolster LA Metro’s ongoing initiatives to reduce traffic, congestion and carbon emissions from automobile use, and to provide affordable public transportation options to all in Los Angeles.

David Skinner was lead counsel in both trials. The Meyers Nave Team also included Associate, Kristof Szoke.