Section 18-1A-290

Time for payment of damages and compensation; effect of failure to pay damages.

The condemnor may pay the damages and compensation assessed at any time within 90 days after the assessment thereof, or, in case an appeal is taken, within 60 days after the appeal is determined, but if he fails to pay the same within such time, such assessment shall cease to be binding on the owner of the lands or other party interested therein, and the rights of the plaintiff thereunder shall cease to be binding and the complaint shall be dismissed, and, upon such dismissal, the plaintiff shall be liable to the owner or other party as provided in Article 13 for all damages the latter may have sustained by the institution of such proceedings, including a reasonable attorney's fee for defending the same.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §1621.)