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Pre-condemnation Right to Entry

Before a major utility, government, or commercial project, engineers and surveyors may want to come onto the land of any properties that may be affected by the project for budget and calendar planning as well as feasibility determinations. The question that most landowners face is: do public agencies have the right to come onto your … Continue reading “Pre-condemnation Right to Entry”

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U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall

Regardless of your political leanings, we can all agree that one of the most talked about issues during this past election cycle was the proposal to erect a wall along the Mexican border. Despite the fact that the current president indicated that Mexico would be paying for the wall, the administration is currently seeking funding … Continue reading “U.S. Still Paying for Fence as Administration Seeks Funding for Border Wall”

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An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case

For many people, the very concept of eminent domain is difficult to comprehend, and in many ways, it is contrary to our basic principles of land ownership. Fundamentally, eminent domain allows the government (and sometimes even private parties) to take privately owned land and use it for a public purpose. People who find themselves and … Continue reading “An Overview of Landowner Rights in an Eminent Domain Case”

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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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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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North Carolina House Considering Bill that Would Add Eminent Domain Amendment to Ballot

Under current North Carolina law, the government may use eminent domain to take private property for “public use or benefit,” which sometimes results in  seized land being handed over to private parties. This is consistent with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelo v. City of New London, in which it held that “public use” meant economic … Continue reading “North Carolina House Considering Bill that Would Add Eminent Domain Amendment to Ballot”

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Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner and makes an offer to purchase the property in question. While it is possible to challenge the … Continue reading “Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?”

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The Impact of Powerline Negotiations

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I-66 Corridor Study to Begin in March

A planned connector between Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Paducah, Ky., spanning 40 to 50 miles of Illinois farmland, will take its first step towards conceptualization this March as the anticipated study of the area will begin. “It is unbelievably beneficial to many of our local industries and distribution places that ship east out of here, … Continue reading “I-66 Corridor Study to Begin in March”

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Supreme Court confirms that temporary flooding caused by government actions can be a taking of property under the Fifth Amendment

Supreme Court confirms that temporary flooding caused by government actions can be a taking of property under the Fifth Amendment The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued an important decision that clarified its interpretation of the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment. In the case of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United … Continue reading “Supreme Court confirms that temporary flooding caused by government actions can be a taking of property under the Fifth Amendment”

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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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