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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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North Carolina Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment moves forward

An amendment to the North Carolina Constitution has moved one step closer to being considered by the voters, following recent activity in the North Carolina House of Representatives. This bill was discussed first on this blog, here: Another Push for Constitutional Amendments in NC Eminent Domain and Condemnation , and the legislative process is moving … Continue reading “North Carolina Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment moves forward”

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Another Push for Constitutional Amendments in North Carolina Eminent Domain and Condemnation Cases

A bill filed earlier this week in the North Carolina General Assembly seeks to place a state constitutional amendment on the ballot that would limit the right of eminent domain. House Bill Number 8 was filed in hopes that voters would decide on the amendment in November 2014. Representatives Chuck McGrady, Paul “Skip” Stam, David … Continue reading “Another Push for Constitutional Amendments in North Carolina Eminent Domain and Condemnation Cases”

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Elgin O’Hare Receives Federal Approval; Plans to Start Construction this Year

The Federal Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the long-awaited Elgin O’Hare Western Access/Bypass had received federal approval, permitted IDOT to begin construction on the project. “The beginning of the Elgin-O’Hare Western Access Project is a tremendous victory for the 8th Congressional District,” said US Rep. Tammy Duckworth. “As I discussed with Secretary LaHood, this … Continue reading “Elgin O’Hare Receives Federal Approval; Plans to Start Construction this Year”

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Case Study: Powerlines

The following is a case study of a powerline taking. The eminent domain attorneys at Sever Storey represented the landowners in this case. This case study is intended to provide an example of the positive value a condemnation attorney can add to a landowners case when faced with eminent domain. S****** Case Study Case Instituted: … Continue reading “Case Study: Powerlines”

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Map of Land Acquisition for South Suburban Airport

Below please find the ongoing land acquisition progress for the South Suburban Airport:   The sky blue represents the land yet to be acquired, The red represents the land that has been acquired. The yellow represents the existing runway location. The green represents the IAP boundary. If you think you may be affected by the … Continue reading “Map of Land Acquisition for South Suburban Airport”

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Why Do I Need an Attorney to Fight Eminent Domain in Illinois?

A question we hear at almost every single seminar held is “why?” Why can’t I fight the State myself? I know an appraiser; why can’t I just ask him to draft an appraisal of my property and save money on attorney’s fees? It seems simple enough during the seminar–and that may be due in part … Continue reading “Why Do I Need an Attorney to Fight Eminent Domain in Illinois?”

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US 30 in Valpo May be City’s Biggest Project Ever

The portion of US 30 that travels through Valparaiso is set to receive a facelift–in the amount of almost $23 million–if completed. INDOT awarded the contract for design of the upgraded road to Beem, Longest and Neff, LLC for $2.2 million in late December, sparking the beginning of the project. What actually will be a … Continue reading “US 30 in Valpo May be City’s Biggest Project Ever”

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Easements in North Carolina Eminent Domain and Condemnation Cases

Easements in North Carolina Eminent Domain and Condemnation Cases Property law can be weird. There are many different types of ownership interests in property, and they often sound kind of funny. For example, one might say that you don’t really own your land, instead you own a “fee.” “What? I thought you paid a fee, … Continue reading “Easements in North Carolina Eminent Domain and Condemnation Cases”

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Evidence of Low-Ball Eminent Domain Offers by NCDOT

Evidence of Low-Ball Appraisals and Offers From Condemning Authorities When taking property by eminent domain, why would the NCDOT pay more than it’s own appraisal says a property is worth? A recent newspaper article helps to highlight some data, but the real story about condemnation case valuation can be seen if you look behind the … Continue reading “Evidence of Low-Ball Eminent Domain Offers by NCDOT”

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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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