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Eminent Domain Abuse: The Blight Stigma in Lakewood, Ohio

Jim and JoAnn Saleet moved to Lakewood, Ohio, in 1965. Their dream home was perched in a cozy working-class neighborhood, known as the West End, overlooking beautiful valley views. Decades later, city officials sought to stave off a purported exodus, create jobs, and increase the city’s tax base. In 2003, the Lakewood city council approved … Continue reading “Eminent Domain Abuse: The Blight Stigma in Lakewood, Ohio”

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Homeowner Fights Back Against Casino Taking

Charles Birnbaum, son of immigrants and Holocaust survivors, owned a modest brick house near the Atlantic City Boardwalk. That home had remained in his family for a half century. In 2014 the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), a New Jersey state agency, used its eminent domain powers to seize the Birnbaum’s property, seemingly … Continue reading “Homeowner Fights Back Against Casino Taking”

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Lorain County Landowners Win More than $1 Million in Eminent Domain Lawsuit

When the government (or a party authorized by the government) uses the power of eminent domain to seize privately owned land, it is required to provide the landowner with “just compensation” for the property. Because courts have interpreted the power of eminent domain expansively over the years, most eminent domain disputes are not about whether … Continue reading “Lorain County Landowners Win More than $1 Million in Eminent Domain Lawsuit”

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Eminent Domain in Ohio

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Eminent Domain in Illinois

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The Impact of Powerline Negotiations

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WHAT IS THE EMINENT DOMAIN/CONDEMNATION PROCESS IN KENTUCKY?

NEGOTIATIONSThe eminent domain process begins when your property is identified for acquisition by whatever condemning authority is in charge of the project. Early on, the condemning authority will typically obtain an appraisal of your property, which it uses to form the basis for its valuation of your property. Prior to initiating an eminent domain proceeding … Continue reading “WHAT IS THE EMINENT DOMAIN/CONDEMNATION PROCESS IN KENTUCKY?”

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Why Should I Listen To You?

At Sever Storey, we are lawyers that find solutions and deliver results. We’ve represented hundreds of landowners and businesses that have been affected by eminent domain and condemnation, and we’ve figured out what works. Our attorneys have extensive practical experience and are familiar with the unique problems that often arise in the eminent domain and … Continue reading “Why Should I Listen To You?”

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WHAT IS EMINENT DOMAIN/CONDEMNATION?

Eminent domain is the process by which states and localities have the right to condemn and force the sale of private property usually in order to serve a public purpose. In some situations, states or localities have given this power to administrative agencies, local utilities, or local boards, e.g. library boards. Condemnation is the act … Continue reading “WHAT IS EMINENT DOMAIN/CONDEMNATION?”

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INVERSE CONDEMNATION

Governments may sometimes take actions that limit the use of your property. Typically, when the government plans on taking your property for a public purpose they institute a condemnation action using their powers of eminent domain. A more insidious inverse condemnation example is when the government action does not produce an obvious taking, such as … Continue reading “INVERSE CONDEMNATION”

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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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