Pre-Condemnation Entry: Procedure Can Be Unconstitutional, 4/25/14

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The Third Appellate District Court of Appeals has ruled that pre-condemnation entry on to the property an agency is seeking to condemn may be unconstitutional. If upheld, it will ultimately create significant obstacles for agencies to overcome in attempts to progress with eminent domain actions. Historically, California law entitled agencies to enter properties “to make… 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 »

Eminent Domain Looming in Glendale, 1/20/11

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Developer Rick Caruso is closing in on the remaining properties he desires to expand the Americana at Brand.  The Glendale News Press announced today that Henry David, owner of the vacant brick building at the edge of the mall, agreed to sell his 7,500 square foot property to the developer. Caruso, who… Read more »

Glendale Seeks to Extend Eminent Domain Authority, 8/11/10

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By A.J. Hazarabedian It looks like the city of Glendale will be using eminent domain to acquire the property currently occupied by the Museum of Neon Art at 212 S. Brand Blvd. The Glendale News Press reported that the city council plans on extending their eminent domain authority “as officials remain locked in negotiations for… Read more »

Potential Eminent Domain Action in Glendale, CA, 3/24/10

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By A.J. Hazarabedian The city of Glendale may use eminent domain if an agreement cannot be made with the owner of a building on Brand Blvd.  A recent Glendale News Press Article, “Council approves Neon increase,” explains that the city has been negotiating with the property owner, Andrainik Shahinian, since November.  His property at 212… Read more »

City of Glendale Acquiring Sliver of Property by Eminent Domain, 1/22/10

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Glendale’s City Council adopted a resolution of necessity Tuesday, to acquire a five foot easement for the East Garfield Neighborhood Rehabilitation project.  The property is located at 820 S. Maryland Avenue in Glendale and is owned by Kathleen Rosenberry. The Glendale News Press article, “Council OKs eminent domain attempt,” explains that Ms…. Read more »