Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 23rd, 2012 — In News & Events

Two Eminent Domain Blogs to Watch

In 2011, the Eminent Domain Review was launched by Kevin E. Anderson of Anderson, Call & Wilkinson in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kevin is the Utah Member of the Owners’ Counsel of America and has been blogging about recent cases and issues related to eminent domain from the Utah state and federal courts.

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May 11th, 2012 — In News & Events

New Orleans Eminent Domain Attorney Secures More Than $9 Million Just Compensation for Private Property in Hospital Project Footprint

Randall A. Smith, the Louisiana Member of Owners’ Counsel, recently secured a jury verdict of $9,566,640 as just compensation for the expropriation of property owned at 1732 Canal Street in downtown New Orleans. The verdict awards the property owner more than double the $4.5 million originally paid by the state of Louisiana when it took the property using the power of eminent domain in 2010.

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May 3rd, 2012 — In News & Events

NYC Pulls Plug on Willets Point Eminent Domain

On the eve of a hearing before the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, the City of New York has withdrawn its eminent domain suit and halted efforts to acquire private property in the “Iron Triangle” of Willets Point, Queens. The condemnation actions were scheduled for a hearing Monday at which time the property owners’ attorney, Michael Rikon, planned to contend that the City’s proposed takings for the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment plan were neither for a public purpose nor conducted appropriately under requirements set forth in NY State’s Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL), the New York State Constitution or the U.S. Constitution.

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