Eminent Domain Put To G...

A community in Hercules California uses eminent domain to keep Wal Mart Stores, Inc. out of their quaint suburb.  The residents of Hercules were worried that the big-box retailer would drive local retailers out of business, create traffic and ruin the charming atmosphere of their small...

Rockwood Development Fi...

The Rockwood Exchange development began construction recently in Norwood, Ohio.  The eminent domain battle began in 2005, after 3 property owners, Joy and Carl Gamble Jr., Joe Horney and Sanae Ichikawa-Burton and Matthew Burton, in the small 11-acre neighborhood refused to sell their...

Eminent Domain Threaten...

The City of Virginia Beach is planning a road project to realign Princess Anne Road.  In order to do so they will need to take one-half acre of property from the historical Emmanuel Episcopal Church.  The city has offered to give the church $850, 000 and adjoining parcels of land that...

Youth Center Prevails i...

There was a huge win for a youth center in California last month.  A California judge has ruled in favor of the youth center in its fight against a San Diego suburb that wanted to take over the property. The Community Youth Athletic Center, which runs a youth boxing gym, sued National...

New Eminent Domain Bill...

The Private Property Rights Protection Act (H.R. 1443) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on February 28.  The bipartisan legislation would prohibit federal, state and local governments that receive federal economic development funds from using eminent domain to acquire land...

N.C. Eminent Domain Ref...

Great news for North Carolinians, eminent domain reform is getting the attention it deserves.  It has been a long fought battle to get the North Carolina Legislature to amend the State Constitution to limit government’s authority in taking private property. Last Thursday the...

Before You Hire A Conde...

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...

Minnesota Feeling the P...

Minnesota landowners have reason to fear that mining companies may use eminent domain to take their land.  While property owners own the surface land and their homes, they don’t own the minerals beneath it. The mineral rights are currently owned by the Minnesota Department of Natural...