Kansas City Power & Light Co. v. StrongAnnotate this Case
In 2012, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCPL) condemned a power line easement bisected to tracts of land owned by the trusts for Daniel and Evelyn Strong. The jury awarded the Strongs $1,922,559 in compensation for the taking. Earlier, court-appointed appraisers had awarded the Strongs $96,465 in damages. The Supreme Court affirmed the jury award and the judgment of the district court, holding (1) the district court did not err in denying KCPL’s motions to exclude or strike the expert testimony evidence offered by the Strongs; (2) the district court did not err in permitting the Strongs’ experts to testify pursuant to a common-law “development approach”; and (3) the district court did not err in admitting evidence regarding a 2004 option contract the Strongs entered into with a developer.