Section 18-1A-215

Effect of failure to pay judgment.

(a) If the plaintiff fails to make full payment of the judgment, or of the full amount awarded for any separate item or parcel of property described therein, within the time allowed under Section 18-1A-214, the defendant may treat the failure to make payment as an abandonment of the condemnation action with respect to the property for which payment has not been made, and may move to vacate the judgment and for a dismissal under Section 18-1A-230.

(b) In determining questions arising under subsection (a), the circuit court may make appropriate orders to adjust the rights of the parties, including orders with respect to the possession and use of the property and the performance of any work thereon, and may award damages, interest, and costs to the defendant as justice requires.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §1206.)