United States of America, Appellee, v. Willard Moore, T/a Willard Moore Coal Company, Appellant.in the Matter Of: 230.26 Acres of Land, More or Less, Situated in Wise County, Commonwealth of Virginia, 361 F.2d 494 (4th Cir. 1966)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 361 F.2d 494 (4th Cir. 1966) Argued May 2, 1966
Decided May 11, 1966

Carl E. McAfee, Norton, Va. (Cline, McAfee & Pippin, Norton, Va., on brief), for appellant.

Raymond N. Zagone, Atty., Dept. of Justice (Edwin L. Weisl, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., S. Billingsley Hill, Atty., Dept. of Justice, and Thomas B. Mason, U. S. Atty., and James C. Roberson, Asst. U. S. Atty., on brief), for appellee.

Before BRYAN and BELL, Circuit Judges, and FIELD, District Judge.


In the condemnation by the United States of Willard Moore's coal leasehold interest in a tract of land in Wise County, Virginia, the District Court, on further evidence, approved an award by its Commission of $1500 as just compensation. Appealing the judgment as inadequate, the owner lays the blame for the deficiency upon unwarranted and insufficient findings of fact by the Commission and the Court. As we cannot say these determinations are clearly erroneous, we affirm. F.R.Civ.P. 71A and 53(e) (2).