SALEM, Ore. (CN) - The Oregon Court of Appeals refused to reinstate a $2 million verdict for Boise Cascade Corp., awarded after the state temporarily banned logging where two spotted owls were found.
A jury found that the state had illegally taken Boise Cascade's property without fair compensation and awarded the company $2 million, which was reduced to $25 on retrial.
After generating five appellate decisions, the case was remanded for a third time.The appeals court reversed the $25 award, but upheld the denial of Boise Cascade's motion to reinstate its state-law takings claim and to reinstate the original verdict. See ruling.
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