Monthly Archives: April 2010

April 23rd, 2010 — In News & Events

Goldstein – no longer the last man standing in the way of Atlantic Yards eminent domain

On Wednesday, April 21, one of the last remaining property owners opposing the proposed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, Daniel Goldstein, reached a negotiated settlement with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and project’s developer, Forest City Ratner, to leave his home.

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April 14th, 2010 — In News & Events

“Most condemned property in America” in court today

Last month we posted “Virginia farm may be ‘most condemned property in America'” about Edd Jennings and his family’s 300 acres farm that has been condemned for easements and other public uses by state agencies and utility companies on 10 different occassions since the 1970s.

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April 8th, 2010 — In News & Events

Cert petition filed for SCOTUS review of the “Undivided Fee Rule” in eminent domain

A new Petition for Writ of Certiorari has been filed with the United States Supreme Court requesting review of a Wisconsin eminent domain case, City of Milwaukee Post No. 2874 Veterans of Foreign Wars v. Redevelopment Agency, 768 N.W.2d 749 (Wis. 2009), in which the application of the “undivided fee rule” (also referred to as the “unit rule”) resulted in the award of $0 as “just compensation.” (SCOTUS Docket No 09-1204.)

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April 7th, 2010 — In News & Events

NY judge orders Port Chester to pay $3 million for property taken by eminent domain

On Friday, New York State Supreme Court Judge John R. LaCava issued an opinion in the eminent domain case known as In Re Matter of Village of Port Chester v. Village of Port Chester, 2010 NY Slip Op 50532(U), Supreme Court, Westchester County (Decided April 2, 2010), ordering the Village of Port Chester to pay the property owners $3,062,000.00, plus interest, for the taking of their commercial properties.

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