Eminent Domain Appeal Denied: Sacramento On Track For Kings’ New Arena, 4/21/14

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After months of deliberation, negotiation and court appearances, the city of Sacramento won its appeal for possession of the former Macy’s building. The last piece of the puzzle completes the needed land for the new $448 million Kings arena scheduled to open in 2016. But the battle for the ex-Macy’s building remains fierce. The City… Read more »

California Town Uses Eminent Domain To Eliminate Private Water Company, 4/10/14

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Notwithstanding the public backlash following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelo v. City of New London several years back, government agencies are getting more and more creative with stretching reasons to support exercising eminent domain. The city government of Claremont, California is attempting to take over a private water company using eminent domain and… Read more »

Follow Up: Eminent Domain for Condeming Underwater Mortgages, 6/27/12

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By A.J. Hazarabedian In a recent post, we talked about the City of Hesperia voting on whether or not to join a Joint Powers Authority to begin acquiring underwater mortgages by eminent domain in an attempt to help homeowners. Since our post, more information has been revealed providing the logistics to this interesting proposal.  A… Read more »

City of Hesperia May Use Eminent Domain to Acquire Mortgages, 6/7/12

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The City of Hesperia is considering an interesting use of eminent domain during its upcoming City Council meeting.  The Victorville Daily Press reported this week that the City may decide to use eminent domain to acquire underwater mortgages in an attempt to help homeowners. As the article describes, the City will discuss… Read more »

Modesto Considers Using Eminent Domain for Pelandale Freeway Project, 5/23/12

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The City of Modesto will consider acquiring properties by eminent domain for the Pelandale Avenue freeway interchange project at tonight’s city council meeting.  According to the Modesto Bee’s article, “Modesto considers seizing sites for Pelandale freeway project,” the City has been negotiating with affected property and business owners since March, yet an… Read more »

County of Santa Barbara files eminent domain lawsuit against Wal-Mart, May 10, 2012

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Recently, the County of Santa Barbara began eminent domain proceedings to acquire property from Wal-Mart for the Union Valley Parkway project. As reported in the Lompoc Record article, “County files suit in UVP land case,” Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. owns three parcels that will be affected by the project.  These parcels are located… Read more »

California Eminent Domain Law Group’s Glenn Block Speaking at IRWA Chapter 1 Annual Valuation Seminar

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California Eminent Domain Law Group’s Glenn Block will be speaking at the IRWA Chapter 1 Annual Valuation Seminar on April 24, 2012. The seminar will be held at Quiet Cannon Montebello.  Glenn will be speaking with Michael Farrand, ASA of Higgins, Marcus & Lovett, Inc. about “How Does a Significant Change in Economic Conditions Affect… Read more »