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The Vermont Statutes Online


Title 5 : Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally


Subchapter 001 : Location, Condemnation, and Construction

(Cite as: 5 V.S.A. § 3535)
  • § 3535. Right of action on nonpayment of damages

    When a railroad corporation has entered upon and used land and real estate for the construction and accommodation of its railroad and has, by its engineers, agents, or servants, entered upon land contiguous to the railroad or the works connected therewith and taken materials to use in the construction of its road, and has not paid the owner therefor nor, within two years from such entry, had the damages appraised by commissioners and an award made and delivered, a person claiming damages, within six years after such entry, may bring an action therefor before a Superior Court. An answer justifying the entry under the act incorporating the company shall not bar the action, but the plaintiff shall recover only his or her actual damages. (Amended 1965, No. 194, § 10, operative Feb. 1, 1967; 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 57.)