No. 82-1215.

709 F.2d 1012 (1983)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. 33.90 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, SITUATED IN BEXAR COUNTY, STATE OF TEXAS and John M. Schaefer, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 22, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward C. Prado, U.S. Atty., Harold O. Atkinson, Asst. U.S. Atty., San Antonio, Tex., Donald F. Rosendorf, Marvin E. Schneck, William J. Kollins, Dept. of Justice, Land and Natural Resources Div., Appellate Section, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-appellant.

Seagal V. Wheatley, Edward M. Lavin, San Antonio, Tex., for defendants-appellees.

Before RUBIN, GARZA and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

JERRE S. WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge.

This case involves the valuation of condemned property. In March 1978, the United States filed a complaint in condemnation and declaration of taking, thereby acquiring title to a 33.9-acre parcel of land owned by John Schaefer, a San Antonio land developer. Trial on the issue of just compensation was held before a jury in September 1981; the jury returned a verdict in the amount of $1,778,104. The United States appeals, arguing that...

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