Ball State University Expected to Condemn Hiatt Printing for Public Use If Mediation Fails

If necessary, Ball State University (Muncie, IN) will exercise its eminent domain power to seize a building housing a copy center/printing business on which it plans to build a $25-million hotel, conference center, restaurants and dormitory for hospitality and food management students.

After spending more than a year in private, “good faith” negotiations and executive sessions discussing how to proceed, the university’s board of trustees on Wednesday authorized the university to file a court action against Chris Hiatt, an outspoken tax protester and government watchdog doing business as Hiatt Printing.

In April, the university offered Hiatt $400,000, which was $40,000 more

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Source: The Star Press.