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 »

Seal Beach Moves Forward With River’s End Project, 4/27/10

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By A.J. Hazarabedian As a follow up to a previous post, the Orange County Register is reporting that the Seal Beach City Council voted to move forward with the River’s End project, even with the objections from developer, Bay City Partners. The developer’s concerns, according to the article, “Seal Beach moves ahead with $2 million… Read more »

Seal Beach Developer Fights City Over Eminent Domain, 4/23/10

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By A.J. Hazarabedian Bay City Partners, a local developer in Seal Beach, has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming the city did not do a proper environmental study for the River’s End Project, according to the Orange County Register. The article, “Developer fights city project, eminent domain process,” explains the developer’s frustrations with the… Read more »