The California eminent domain attorneys of Nossaman Law Firm use the California Eminent Domain Report to provide information and updates on aspects of eminent domain in California, including condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings.
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This never would have happened five years ago. A small game company is advertising its latest offering, Eminent Domain, a card game based on the colonization of various planets. It's hard to imagine a game called "Eminent Domain" before the 2005 Kelo decision made the...
In case you didn't have a chance to attend the event my partner, Gale Connor, spoke at earlier today, there's still time to learn about appraising in a litigation context. On Wednesday, March 21, I'll be speaking with three of my colleagues, Brad Kuhn, David Graeler, and Bernadette...
How is an eminent domain appraisal different from other forms of appraisals? What is the difference between a deposit appraisal and an exchange appraisal and why do condemners usually hire separate appraisers for each? If I am an appraiser, how do I develop a practice as an expert...
California provides a special procedural remedy whenever a lawsuit implicates a defendant's First Amendment right to petition or free speech. The procedure is commonly referred to as the "anti-SLAPP." (SLAPP is an acronym for Strategic Lawsuit Against...
Are you interested in learning more about the impacts of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies in California? Will you be in the Walnut Creek area on Thursday? If so, please sign up to attend a candid panel discussion with influential local politicians who can articulate what aftershocks can be...
Shortly before an eminent domain trial, a government agency and a property owner exchange a statutory final offer and final demand. The statute’s sole purpose is to encourage settlement before trial, providing a carrot (to the property owner) and a stick (to the condemning...
Over the past few years, we've seen California courts go in several different directions when it comes to admitting opinions on the value of a business' loss of goodwill in the context of an eminent domain action. As a result, eminent domain attorneys, public agencies, and...
There are a number of redevelopment updates making headlines both in California and nationwide. National Redevelopment Update: We've been following H.R. 1433 -- the "Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2011" -- a bill that would limit the power of eminent...
Here's a quick update about some recent headlines in our eminent domain community. Eminent Domain for New School in Foster City? According to a Mercury News article, Charter Square owners resistant to selling property to school district, the San Mateo-Foster City School District is...
Reflecting on the Golden Age of Saturday Night Live, icons such as Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Steve Martin, Jane Curtin, and Dan Aykroyd jump to mind. As such, it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite recurring characters has always been Emily...