litigation-support

Litigation Support

Situation

CA RICH’s client owned contaminated property requiring a multi-year cleanup. The Town offered a tax reduction due to the reduced property value for one calendar year; however, CA RICH judged that its valued client deserved a multi-year deduction.

Solution

Working with the client’s attorney, CA RICH provided expert testimony to show that the property had been degraded at the beginning of the project, and each subsequent year until the cleanup could be completed, at which point the original assessed property value would be reinstated. The Case (Commerce Holding) was settled by the Appellate Court in favor of our client, the property owner, and this ruling set a referenced benchmark for future Tax Certiorari cases nationwide.