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Walker v. State

Washington Supreme Court
295 P.2d 328 (1956)


Facts

Walker (plaintiff) owned a motel abutting a state highway in Washington. The State of Washington Highway Commission (defendant) sought to install a concrete curb running along the center-line in the middle of the highway. The curb would prevent travelers on the other side of the highway from directly turning into Walker’s motel. Walker brought suit, alleging entitlement to just compensation for the impairment to the market value of his property. The trial court dismissed Walker’s complaint. Walker appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Weaver, J.)

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