Bruce Ingram, a partner in the Columbus office, was quoted in a Lima News story regarding the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals recent decision to affirm a jury verdict awarding more than $515,000 in compensation to a Celina-area farmer after flooding damage from a redesigned spillway at Grand Lake St. Marys covered nearly 90 percent of his property.
The story states:
“Bruce Ingram, a Columbus attorney who represented nearly 80 landowners in the original Supreme Court action, applauded the decision.
‘ODNR’s attempts to subvert the Supreme Court have finally come to an end,’ Ingram said in a press release. ‘As the trial court stated, ‘[t]his is a case to protect private citizens from the tyranny of the government and you can’t manipulate the system to change the rules in the middle of the stream and punish a property owner who relied on what the government said they were going to pay them for taking their property.’
Ingram said the ODNR spent millions of dollars paying private attorneys to pursue ‘junk science,’ undermine the Supreme Court’s decision and “wear out our clients with endless appeals and delays.”
‘ODNR needs to go back to its job of protecting the natural resources of the state rather than pursuing trench warfare against law-abiding, tax-paying citizens,’ Ingram said.”
To read the entire story, visit the Lima News website.