Utah's federal court has reversed itself, deciding not to use a special commission to hear Jordanelle Reservoir land condemnation cases.
On April 1, a panel of the U.S. District Court judGes decided that a three-person commission should rule on condemnation cases that arose from the need for land to create the new reservoir, part of the Central Utah Project. The reservoir, about six miles north of Heber City, is under construction and expected to be completed in 1993.
Court trial dates were canceled, pending resolution of the compensation issue by the commission.
Lawyers should now go ahead with the individual cases, says the order.
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