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HTMLHigh-Speed Rail Project Becoming More and More Expensive
California Eminent Domain Law Group APC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2016
A series of events over the last month has increased the cost of the high-speed rail project. First, the relocation of Highway 99 in Fresno — a key part of the project — is six months behind schedule and, according to Caltrans’ most recent projections, is going to cost an extra...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Restores Public Agencies' Ability to Conduct Surveys Without First Filing Eminent Domain
California Eminent Domain Law Group APC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2016
On Thursday of last week, the California Supreme Court in the case Property Reserve, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Joaquin County ruled that government officials don¿t need to go through a formal eminent domain process before they can survey private property. This decision reverses the ruling made...

 

HTMLA Crucial Piece of Land for the L.A. Revitalization Project in the Process of Acquisition
California Eminent Domain Law Group APC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2016
A key piece of land — a piece of Union Pacific Railroad property in Glassell Park — for the City of Los Angeles’ Los Angeles River restoration project is being negotiated for $59.3 million. The plan is to turn the former 42-acre rail yard, also known as G2 plot, into park space,...

 

HTMLA California Bill Just Made Using Eminent Domain Easier
California Eminent Domain Law Group APC;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2016
Only four years after signing legislation to dissolve more than 400 redevelopment agencies, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill - AB 24942 - that just made it easier for local governments to seize homes and small businesses. This recent legislation will move California closer to the old Kelo-style laws...

 

HTMLIowa Landowners File Brief Against Use of Eminent Domain by Dakota Access Pipeline
Bill Hanigan; Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 1, 2016
On Friday, September 30, Bill Hanigan of the Davis Brown Law Firm filed a new brief with the Polk County District Court. The brief is part of the ongoing lawsuit that asks if a private company, which provides no service to Iowans, may use the state’s power of eminent domain to seize land from...

 

HTMLLandowner’s Guide to Condemnation in South Carolina
Paul A. Dominick; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
August 16, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Government projects to build or expand roadways, erect public buildings, and install infrastructure, such as sewer, water and electrical lines, all require land. So long as building projects meet certain requirements, including benefiting the public, government agencies have the constitutional...

 

HTMLA New Procedure for Appointing Commissioners to Partition Property in Tennessee
C.E. Hunter Brush; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016
Generally, any person that has an ownership interest in property in which one or more other persons also have an interest may bring an action to divide the property or to sell the property and have the proceeds therefrom divided. Such an action may arise when several children inherit equal...

 

HTMLIowa Landowners File Lawsuits to Suspend Eminent Domain Hearings
Bill Hanigan; Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016
On Friday, May 20, Bill Hanigan of the Davis Brown Law firm filed separate lawsuits on behalf of Verdell and Marian Johnson, and Marvin and Bonnie Zoch, against Dakota Access Pipeline Company. Both couples are Cherokee County Iowa landowners opposed to the use of eminent domain to seize farmland.

 

Adobe PDFEminent Domain: Summary of Recent Legislative Changes
Michael N. Shannon; Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 10, 2015, previously published on August 2015
Arkansas law regarding eminent domain was amended in the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions in several meaningful ways.

 

HTMLHeritage Value and Eminent Domain
Gregory F. Servodidio; Pullman & Comley, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on Winter 2015
The famous case of Kelo v. New London decided by the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2003 eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which rendered its decision in 2005. The lesson of Kelo was that governmental entities could take property by eminent domain for development by private entities even if...

 


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