Roll Properties LLC and Carmenita SFS Property LLC adv. Caltrans — Represented the owners of a large, 210,271 square foot business park with 62 tenants in Santa Fe Springs on the Interstate 5 freeway. After establishing the necessity for a full take, Mr. Murphy negotiated a $25.5 million sales price, while preserving the client's ability to seek substantial additional precondemnation damages and reimbursement of environmental remediation offsets.
Budget Inn (Santa Fe Springs) adv. Caltrans. —
Represented the owner of a 105 room budget motel. Caltrans' initial offer for a part take was $84,000. Mr. Murphy won a settlement of $4.6 million for his clients.
People of the State of California, by and through the Department of Transportation v. Calvary Deaf Church and the Southern California Assemblies of God. —
Won a $ 4.6 million settlement, just one week before a scheduled three week jury trial for the defendant congregation and denomination. Caltrans had previously offered no more than $ 1.6 million and had planned to argue at trial for a $ 770,000 value. The final settlement is well more than five times this figure.
San Bernardino Water District v. Mentone Citrus Growers — Represented the owner of a large historic citrus grove. The Water District offered $1.8 million. Mr. Murphy won a settlement of $4.6 million for his client.
City of Lake Forest v. Alexander S. Rados, Trustee — Represented the Rados Family in an eminent domain action brought by the City of Lake Forest. The City condemned the Rados Family's property for a new sports park. The City's initial offer was $7.4 million. The case settled for $15.4 million.
Fresno Unified School District v. International Church of the Foursquare Gospel — Represented a local Fresno congregation, and its Pastor against the Fresno Unified School District. The District condemned the church's property for a new elementary school. The District initially offered $410,000. The case settled for $1.35 million.
Caltrans v. Javad N. Sani, M.D., & Parvin Nahvi, M.D. — Caltrans v. Javad N. Sani, M.D., & Parvin Nahvi, M.D. - Represented owners of three ocean- and pastoral-view parcels totaling 13.47 acres off Highway 1 in San Simeon. Caltrans sought to condemn portions of two of the three parcels for its State Route 1 Realignment Project. Caltrans initially offered $1,073,800. It later valued total compensation for the part takes at $4,000,200. Caltrans ultimately agreed to pay $6,440,000 for full takes of two of the parcels, preserving the owners' ability to seek compensation for the taking of, and damages to, the third parcel.
City of Lake Forest v. Alexander S. Rados, Trustee - — City of Lake Forest v. Alexander S. Rados, Trustee - Represented the landowner in an eminent domain action brought by the City of Lake Forest. The City condemned the Rados Family’s property - - a little over 13 acres - - for a new sports park. The City valued just compensation for the expert exchange at $6.665 million. The case settled for $15.4 million.
San Francisco Bay Area Transit District v. PPF Industrial Whipple Road/Bowman Place LP
Represented the landowner of a 28.6-acre multi-tenant property in an eminent domain action brought by the San Francisco Bay Area Transit District. BART condemned the entire property for the Hayward Maintenance Complex Project. BART initially offered PPF Industrial $34,000,000. The case settled before trial for $42,750,000.
Riverside County Transportation Commission v. Ostlund — Represented the landowner in an eminent domain action brought by the Riverside County Transportation Commission. The Ostlund Family owned a parcel totaling 20,909 square feet and improved with a commercial/industrial building. RCTC's initial offer to the Ostlund Family was $1,117,000. The case settled before trial. RCTC agreed to pay the Ostlund Family $2.1 million.
Riverside County Transportation Commission v. Charlie R. Webb, Rosina G. Webb, et al. — Represented the landowner in the City of Corona. the Webb Family operated Unique Designs, a successful outdoor patio and landscape art and furniture business, on the property for over 21 years. RCTC sought to condemn a portion of the property for its SR-91 widening project. RCTC valued the property at $886,000 and valued the lost goodwill at $84,000 for a total of $970,000. The case settled before trial for $1,796,318.
Riverside County Transportation Commission v. 2410 Wardlow Property, LLC — Represented the landowner of a 4.73 acre parcel improved with eleven freeway-frontage retail and showroom suites. The property also enjoyed a 40-foot tall pylon sign with double-faced digital marquee, which provided freeway-visible advertising space for the property and its tenants. RCTC sought to condemn portions of the property for its SR-91 widening project. RCTC initially offered $1,111,000. The case settled before trial for $4.7 million.
3187 Redhill, LLC; M2 Freeway LLC; ICC LLC v. The People of the State of California, acting by and through the Department of Transportation — Represented the landowner of a multi-tenant building consisting of eight buildings and 70 suites in an inverse condemnation action against Caltrans. the landowner claimed that as a result of Caltrans' unreasonable pre-condemnation conduct and unreasonable delay, it lost tenants and potential tenants, could not sell the property, and lost rent. Caltrans denied any wrongdoing. The parties entered into a settlement agreement relating to the acquisition of the property where they both agreed to be bound by the opinion of a mutually selected, professional real estate appraiser. The appraiser valued the property at $38 million, and also awarded lost rent.