USA v. Sigma Land Corporation, No. 10-15404 (11th Cir. 2012)

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[DO NOT PUBLISH] IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT FILED ________________________ U.S. COURT OF APPEALS ELEVENTH CIRCUIT APRIL 23, 2012 No. 10-15403 JOHN LEY ________________________ CLERK D.C. Docket No. 1:99-cv-00672-FAM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus JAIME GONZALEZ, MARIA ELENA GONZALEZ, Defendants-Appellants. ________________________ No. 10-15404 ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 1:99-cv-00669-FAM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus SIGMA LAND CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellant. ________________________ No. 10-15419 ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 1:00-cv-03983-FAM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus UNION FOUR CORPORATION, S.A., Defendant-Appellant. ________________________ No. 10-15422 ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 1:96-cv-01813-FAM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus MONTEGO LAND CORPORATION, 2 a Florida corporation, Defendant-Appellant. ________________________ Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida _________________________ (April 23, 2012) Before HULL and FAY, Circuit Judges, and WALTER,* District Judge. PER CURIAM: In these consolidated appeals, several landowners appeal the district court s judgments and fair-market-value findings in the government s condemnation claims for land used to expand Everglades National Park. After review and with the benefit of oral argument, we conclude that the district court properly rejected the Land Commission s application of a 5% annual appreciation in the value of the recreational parcels. We also conclude that the district court properly rejected the Land Commission s summation approach to valuing the parcel at issue in Appeal No. 10-15422. Finally, we conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion by enforcing its pretrial order and refusing to extend the discovery deadline or to continue the trial before the Land Commission. Accordingly, we * Honorable Donald E. Walter, United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, sitting by designation. 3 affirm the judgments of the district court and its September 22, 2010 orders, which adopted the thorough and well reasoned report and recommendation of the magistrate judge. AFFIRMED. 4