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- How Arbitrary and Nasty the Power of Eminent Domain Can Be
Seizure of the Barries' Colorado dream cabin shows how arbitrary and nasty the power of eminent domain can be.
- California Cities Canít Avoid Constitutional Liability for A Taking by Dissolving their Redevelopment Agencies
For years local redevelopment agencies were the bane of private property rights in California. Until recently these agencies were clothed with the power to seize private homes through eminent domain and then give that property to private developers like Costco or Wal-Mart, all in the name of community development.
- California Cities May Soon Snub the Constitution by Seizing Underwater Mortgages
Eminent domain lawyers analyze California cities seizing underwater mortgages through eminent domain.
- A Novel Approach to Mortgage Crisis: Take Underwater Homes Through Eminent Domain
Richmond, California has developed a unique solution to the problem with homes that are underwater after the mortgage crisis. It is using the government's authority to take title to property through eminent domain to reduce the underwater mortgage debt in the city.
- Understanding Eminent Domain
Eminent domain, or the process by which the government takes property from private owners, can be a confusing process for many. The most common use of eminent domain is to obtain title to property used for roads and other public facilities. But, this is changing. Cases have held that eminent domain can also be used for the purpose of economic development. So how does eminent domain work?
- Before You Hire a Condemnation Attorney Ask These 9 Questions
When the government has condemned you land this is often referred to as eminent domain. When faced with eminent domain, you should consider obtaining the assistance of a condemnation attorney. Before you choose a condemnation lawyer to represent you, there are some questions that you may want to ask the attorneys you are interviewing:
- Defining Blight
When the government wants to take your land it may be because of blight. When the government wants to take your property under Eminent Domain Laws, they can do so as long as the property they take is used for public purpose; roads, highways, etc. Or, they can take it to eliminate blight and economic development simply becomes a secondary outcome.
- Boston Mayor Threatens Filene's Developers with Eminent Domain Power
The mayor of Boston may decide to use eminent domain to solve the problem of a stalled major downtown development.
- The Condemned
There is an inherent limitation regarding the power of eminent domain.
- There's Oil In My Backyard. I'm Rich...Maybe
What you may find, though, is a letter in your mailbox from an individual who owned your property 40 years ago, informing you that he not only owns the mineral rights below the surface of your land, but also, that he has the rights to dig on your land for those minerals (called rights of entry). This letter may go further on to state that for a mere $800 he will release those rights of entry in your favor. Could it happen here? Letís look at some facts...