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Rancourt v. Waterville Urban Renewal Authority
Maine Supreme Court
223 A.2d 303 (1966)
The Waterville Urban Renewal Authority (Waterville) (defendant) asserted its eminent-domain authority over the property of Charles Rancourt (plaintiff). Rancourt sued Waterville for the illegal taking of his property. At trial, Rancourt called St. Pierre as an expert witness. St. Pierre had been hired by Waterville to appraise Rancourt’s property as part of the eminent-domain process. Waterville argued that Maine Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b), which prohibited discovery of written conclusions of expert witnesses, also prohibited Rancourt from calling Waterville’s expert witness at trial. The trial court disagreed and permitted the testimony. The trial court ruled in favor of Rancourt. Waterville appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Williamson, C.J.)
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