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How Is Just Compensation Determined?

What happens when your town needs your land for a new project? Public projects are all around: new government buildings, utilities, highways, railways, and even public safety. Will you recover fair compensation? Will you take the town’s first offer? Will you haggle over price? Or will ask a judge to decide, with a court case? … Continue reading “How Is Just Compensation Determined?”

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Case Study: Road Project-owners

Road projects surround us. Lane expansions, new exit ramps, updated configurations—change abounds. Especially with so much traffic congestion, it’s no surprise that governments increasingly use their eminent domain powers to acquire private property from landowners. What happens, though, when your town wants to take part or all of your land? The Case of the Haunted … Continue reading “Case Study: Road Project-owners”

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Three Things Every Landowner Should Know About Eminent Domain

The words “eminent domain” can strike fear in any landowner’s heart. The concept of a forced sale seems contrary to what we all have learned about ownership and private property our whole lives. Yet this exactly what occurs every time the government exercises the power of eminent domain. Landowners are not without rights, however, including … Continue reading “Three Things Every Landowner Should Know About Eminent Domain”

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Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)

Eminent domain is a confusing concept for many people. It seems contrary to everything we know about the concept of ownership that the government can force the sale of private property, but it happens to thousands of landowners every year. If you’re facing an eminent domain action, you’re likely coming across terms and concepts that … Continue reading “Eminent Domain: A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)”

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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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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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