Bullet Train Hurt: Cap-and-Trade Funding Falls Short of Expectations

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California’s proposed high-speed rail project hit another hurdle as the latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gasses generated revenues sharply below expectations. Buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sales are meant to supply funding to the high-speed rail project, according to the LA Times. The rail authority expected about $150… Read more »

Kelo Style Redevelopment Revived With Recent Bill Approved by Governor Brown

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Recent legislation passed by the State of California moved the State closer to the return of the old redevelopment agencies and the power of the government to seize private property through the use of eminent domain. Earlier this month the Senate and the Assembly passed Assembly Bill 2, which was approved by Governor Jerry Brown… Read more »

Claremonts Ready for Golden State Water System Takeover

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In early November of this year, Claremont resident voters backed a measure that gave the city the ability to borrow as much as $135 million dollars to acquire Golden State Water Co., a private water company servicing the City of Claremont. Claremont’s desire to take over the private water company has been at issue since… Read more »

California Eminent Domain Project News: Update, CHSRA’s Petition Denied by Appeals Court: Next Stop, Trial

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Late Tuesday, three justices with the Third District Court of Appeals denied the California High Speed Rail Authority’s (CHSRA) petition asking the court to overturn a decision by the Sacramento County Superior Court. The Superior court had ordered a trial on one part of an ongoing lawsuit between Kings County farmer John Tos, Hanford homeowner… Read more »

Year in Review: Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation Decisions – 2011

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By Artin Shaverdian, Esq. California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC Eminent domain/Inverse condemnation law had its fair share of published decisions handed down by California’s various appellate courts including the high court in 2011, keeping eminent domain and inverse condemnation an ever evolving area of the law. The courts handed down seven published decisions involving… Read more »

California Eminent Domain Law Group’s A.J. Hazarabedian Speaking at IRWA Chapter 1 Luncheon

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California Eminent Domain Law Group’s A.J. Hazarabedian will be speaking at the IRWA Chapter 1 luncheon on January 24, 2012. The luncheon will be held at Stevens Steak House in the city of Commerce.  A.J. will be speaking about “Strategies for Minimizing Litigation Expenses in Property Acquisition (While Getting Great Results): An Eminent Domain Attorney’s… Read more »