PUNTA GORDA — With jury selection expected to be completed Wednesday, the Rotonda II sewer trial may begin as soon as today, to determine the amount of damages Charlotte County must pay.
In January, 20th Circuit Judge Joseph Foster found the county liable for failing to provide water and sewer service, denying plaintiffs the opportunity to develop their properties. Key to determining the amount of compensation will be the formula established by Foster, which calculates factors such as loss of property value, market rate of return, and the number of years impacted.
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