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 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 »

District votes to purchase homes through eminent domain; Santa Monica Daily Press, 6/27/09

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By Melodi Hanatani  District officials on Thursday voted to acquire two homes through eminent domain for the expansion of Edison Language Academy after months of negotiations with the property owners failed to yield results. The Board of Education adopted a resolution to begin a process that through court-authority gives government entities the power to purchase… Read more »

City invokes use of eminent domain; The Signal, 11/25/08

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Body-piercing studio gives way to library By Tammy Marashlian The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate eminent domain in order to obtain the last parcel needed for the new Newhall library, despite objections from the property owner. The vote included allowing city staff to use up to $806,000 to purchase the property at… Read more »

Piercing studio may get booted for books; The Signal, 11/23/08

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City will consider using eminent domain to make room for updated Newhall library By Tammy Marashlian  In quest of the final piece of property to build a new Newhall library, the Santa Clarita City Council will take up the possibility of eminent domain at Tuesday’s meeting. Just Passing Thru, a piercing studio open since 1994,… Read more »

California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC Receives “AV” Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell: 10/24/08

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Glendale, CA –  California Eminent Domain Law Group, APC today announced it has received notification from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell that their firm has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.   California Eminent Domain Law Group was given an “AV” rating from its peers, which means that it was deemed to have very high professional ethics and… Read more »

Downey to use eminent domain on corner site: Los Angeles Wave, 8/30/07

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By Arnold Adler DOWNEY — The City Council Tuesday night unanimously authorized the use of eminent domain to force property owners to sell the city some 896 square feet of right-of-way to continue the $19 million Lakewood Boulevard widening project. Public Works Director Desi Alvarez said the property, currently containing parking and landscaping, is the… Read more »