Section 18-1A-253

Effect of pending condemnation action.

If a condemnation action has been commenced and is pending between the parties to an arbitration agreement under this article:

(1) A petition, motion, or other proceeding thereafter initiated in connection with the arbitration shall be filed in and determined by the court in the condemnation action;

(2) The court in the condemnation action may stay the determination of an issue of compensation in the action until arbitration pursuant to the agreement has been concluded; and

(3) The total or apportioned amounts of compensation as determined by the arbitration award and confirmed by the court shall be included in the judgment of condemnation as the amount of compensation for the property.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §1504.)