Unique Issues for Businesses in Partial Takings

In many eminent domain cases, the government does not want to take your entire property. Instead, the government will only need part of your property, which can allow you to retain ownership and occupancy of the rest. While this may not seem like a big deal, partial takings can significantly affect landowners in a variety of … Continue reading “Unique Issues for Businesses in Partial Takings”

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What Can be Considered a “Taking” in an Eminent Domain Case?

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution addresses the circumstances under which private lands may or may not be “taken” for public use by the government. While you may assume that “taking” land means suddenly seizing someone’s entire property and putting them out on the streets, it is important to realize that so many … Continue reading “What Can be Considered a “Taking” in an Eminent Domain Case?”

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Negotiations with Landowners in Illinois

When you think of an eminent domain case, you may think of the government marching in a stealing your land right from under you and against your will. While some eminent domain actions are contentious, some cases are more focused on negotiating an agreement that works for everyone involved. A current case in Macon County, … Continue reading “Negotiations with Landowners in Illinois”

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Damages after an Ohio Condemnation

In 2007, Ohio revamped its eminent domain laws to provide specific rights to landowners and set out certain procedures for condemnation actions. Part of the law addresses the damages available to landowners, which refers to the compensation that they can seek and be awarded if part or all of their land is being appropriated through … Continue reading “Damages after an Ohio Condemnation”

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Bill Limiting Railroads’ Use of Eminent Domain Passes through Legislature Unopposed, Expected to Become Law

Indiana House Bill 1260, which we first discussed here, has sailed through the Indiana legislature unopposed and is expected to be signed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, according to a report at NWI.com. The measure, which requires railroads to show that any use of eminent domain to take public property is for a “public use,” … Continue reading “Bill Limiting Railroads’ Use of Eminent Domain Passes through Legislature Unopposed, Expected to Become Law”

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Eminent Domain Glossary – Part II

In Part I of this article, we explored the meaning of some common terms you may hear during the eminent domain process. In Part II, we will explain a few more terms with which you should be familiar if any part of your property is at risk of being condemned by the government. Public Purpose: … Continue reading “Eminent Domain Glossary – Part II”

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Eminent Domain Glossary – Part I

Eminent domain is a highly technical area of law that often uses language that may be difficult to understand without significant legal training. As a result, if your property is the subject of a proposed use of eminent domain, you probably have a lot of questions and may be doing some research on your own. … Continue reading “Eminent Domain Glossary – Part I”

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U.S. House Considering Law that Would Allow Feds to Fast-Track Pipeline Project

The United States House of Representatives is considering amending the Natural Gas Act to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission broader powers to approve pipelines. Current law requires approval at both the state and federal level. Not surprisingly, the natural gas industry is supportive of the change, saying that the current system takes too long … Continue reading “U.S. House Considering Law that Would Allow Feds to Fast-Track Pipeline Project”

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Movie Portrays the Human Cost of Eminent Domain

Perhaps one of the most important eminent domain cases in recent years was Kelo v. New London, a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in 2005. That ruling changed the way that the “public use” requirement for eminent domain powers could be interpreted, expanding it to include private developments that … Continue reading “Movie Portrays the Human Cost of Eminent Domain”

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Federal Judge Allows ET Rover Pipeline to Seize Land

A federal judge has allowed natural gas pipeline company Energy Transfer Rover Pipeline to seize land in order to construct a natural gas pipeline through several Ohio counties. At issue in the case were 116 parcels of land situated in Lenawee, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties on which the company had not yet been able to … Continue reading “Federal Judge Allows ET Rover Pipeline to Seize Land”

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

What are the unique issues that face commercial property owners in condemnation that can make all the difference?

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POWER & PIPELINES

Landowners forget this one thing when dealing with utility companies that want an easement across their land.

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ROAD & REDEVELOPMENT TAKINGS

What you need to know to be treated fairly by the condemning authority.

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