Making a Counter-Offer in an Eminent Domain Case

When the government wants your private land for highway expansion, a utility project, or another type of development, it will likely approach you as the landowner and make an offer to purchase your land. The law requires that a government pay just compensation to any owners when it takes land for public use, however, initial … Continue reading “Making a Counter-Offer in an Eminent Domain Case”

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Information if You Are Approached by a Pipeline Company

Many landowners believe that they would know what to do if a pipeline company requested permission to use part of their land. However, many property owners have risked losing compensation they deserve by negotiating or responding to condemnation action without completely understanding their rights. The following are points to remember if a pipeline company requests … Continue reading “Information if You Are Approached by a Pipeline Company”

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Flood Control Leads to Eminent Domain Action in Ohio

Eminent domain may be used for many reasons. In addition to pipeline use, private lands may be condemned for any reason that constitute a “public use. The horrific flooding in Houston and surrounding areas illustrates that flood control is an important public concern for many localities across the United States. According to news reports, Findlay, … Continue reading “Flood Control Leads to Eminent Domain Action in Ohio”

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Could You Be Affected by Eminent Domain?

People generally don’t anticipate that their property will be affected by eminent domain. It seems like something that happens to others and that you read about in the news. For this reason, many landowners are shocked when they hear of plans for a project that requires part or all of their land. Whether you own … Continue reading “Could You Be Affected by Eminent Domain?”

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Nuns Fighting Eminent Domain in a Unique Manner

The primary issue in many eminent domain cases is how much compensation the landowner justly deserves under the law. However, in some situations landowners may believe that condemnation should not occur at all and they will fight against the taking of their land altogether. Generally speaking, challenges in eminent domain claims are based on one … Continue reading “Nuns Fighting Eminent Domain in a Unique Manner”

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How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Actions

When you think of an eminent domain case, you may think of the government suddenly marching in and demanding your land against your will. However, many eminent domain cases evolve in a much less dramatic fashion. One situation out of Champaign, Illinois illustrates this point. Willing to Sell – For a Higher Price The city … Continue reading “How Disagreement on Price can Lead to Eminent Domain Actions”

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Types of Easements in Condemnation Cases

Not every eminent domain case involves the government telling you that you must leave your property for good. In fact, in many cases, an entity only wants to use a portion of your property, which may not affect your home or primary business space. In such a situation, the entity will seek an easement. Still, … Continue reading “Types of Easements in Condemnation Cases”

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HOW CAN AN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWYER HELP LANDOWNERS?

When the government is trying to take your part or all of your land through eminent domain powers, you can feel very helpless. It is important to remember that you do not have to face this process alone and that there are many ways in which an experienced condemnation attorney can assist you, provide peace … Continue reading “HOW CAN AN EMINENT DOMAIN LAWYER HELP LANDOWNERS?”

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Common Reasons for Eminent Domain Actions

You have heard about eminent domain in your town or city but likely never think that it will affect you. Then one day, you receive notice that there is a project being planned that will require the use of all or part of your land to complete. Suddenly, you have to worry about losing your … Continue reading “Common Reasons for Eminent Domain Actions”

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Settlement Negotiations in an Illinois Eminent Domain Case

The eminent domain cases you read about in the news are often dramatic battles between landowners trying to save their property and companies who are trying to take the property. While some eminent domain cases do go to trial, many are resolved well before that stage. This is because many cases involve successful settlement negotiations … Continue reading “Settlement Negotiations in an Illinois Eminent Domain Case”

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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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