Economy January 17, 2019 | 3:46 pm

Court orders State to pay US$10.3M for lands of Las Americas Airport

Santo Domingo.- The Superior Administrative Court (TSA) on Thurs. ordered the State to pay RD$515.3 million (US$10.3 million) for part of the lands of Las Americas International Airport that had been expropriated in 1955 and claimed by the successors of the legitimate owner.

The TSA ruling covers 67,586 square meters at US$7,600 each claimed by Delia Reyes Escoto, Pedro Reyes, Ramon Perez, Mario Reyes, Virginio Escoto, Cecilio Escoto and Victor de Jesus Escoto.

Dictator Rafael Trujillo decree 01159 of September 19, 1955, expropriated the land owned by Agustín Reyes O. Ben.

TSA Judges Román A. Berroa, Mery Laine Collado and Ursula J. Carrasco Márquez handed down the ruling based an appraisal accepted by the National Assets Directorate.