First round of Port Royal Railroad property lawsuits settled for $33 million

When the Port Royal Railroad shutdown, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right of way to ensure the longevity of the Authority's service pipes underneath — and that didn't sit well with property owners that neighbor the tracks.

At issue was an understanding that the property was never the railroad's to sell and was only an easement to be given back once the railroad shut down, and now a lawsuit representing 260 property owners has been settled for $33 million.

And there are at least three more such suits outstanding.

I'll point you to The Island Packet's report for more.

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