Docket No. L.A. 30492.

16 Cal.3d 473 (1976)

546 P.2d 1380

128 Cal. Rptr. 436

CITY OF LOS ANGELES, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. RETLAW ENTERPRISES, INC., Defendant and Respondent.

Supreme Court of California. In Bank.

March 9, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Burt Pines, City Attorney, Milton N. Sherman, Chief Assistant City Attorney, James H. Pearson, Assistant City Attorney, and Ronald J. Einboden, Deputy City Attorney, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Harry S. Fenton, Joseph A. Montoya, Robert L. Meyer, Hugh R. Williams and Robert W. Vidor as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

John N. McLaurin, William M. Bitting and Hill, Farrer & Burrill for Defendant and Respondent.

O'Neill & Huxtable, Redwine & Sherill, Justin M. McCarthy, Robert S. Webber, Rinehart & Schwartz, Asaro & Keagy, Roscoe D. Keagy, Cox, Cummins & Lamphere, James D. Cox, Desmond, Miller & Desmond, Richard F. Desmond, Thorpe, Sullivan, Workman, Thorpe & O'Sullivan, Thomas G. Baggot, Burke, Williams & Sorenson, Royal M. Sorenson, Rogers, Vizzard & Tallett, John D. Rogers and Thomas M. Dankert as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.



In this eminent domain proceeding, plaintiff City of Los Angeles (city) condemned approximately 773 acres of unimproved property belonging to defendant Retlaw Enterprises, Inc. (Retlaw) in connection with plans to expand Los Angeles International Airport. The jury awarded Retlaw $14,350,000, and the city appeals from that judgment.

The city objects to several of the trial court's rulings regarding the...

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