SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Tommy Berry rides Eminent Domain to victory in Race 5 during Doncaster Day at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
The gas companies pay a one-time fee for your land, but you lose the right to utilize it as anything more than grassland forever. . . . You can never build on those easements. They took my retirement away by eminent domain.
Even when the Legislature grants certain private entities ‘the right and power of eminent domain,’ the overarching constitutional rule controls: no taking of property for private use.
The company basically goes to court, files condemnation petitions, says, ‘We are common carrier, have the power of eminent domain, we are taking this property.’ And that’s all there is to itMore quotes »
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Durham Law Firm to Host Public Seminar for People Losing Their Land in 'Alston Avenue' and 'East End Connector' Projects
N.C., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, a division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, will host a public meeting for property owners affected by the Alston Avenue widening project and the East End Connector project that will from Street Insider Read more »
Syracuse development agency considers taking Hotel Syracuse by eminent domain
for development projects that would benefit the community. The Syracuse Industrial Development Agency has exercised its eminent domain powers in the past, taking land and even tenant lease rights to enable developer Robert Congel to expand his Carousel Center from Syracuse.com Read more »
James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: Eastern Iowa lawmakers offer compromises on eminent domain, passenger rail
interest in recent years. Reps. Bobby Kaufman, R-Wilton, and Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, have offered a compromise on eminent domain legislation and funding for a passenger rail proposal that includes matching federal funding for an initial run between the from The Gazette Read more »
County authorizes eminent domain for Chester property
— Delaware County Council approved a resolution Wednesday authorizing the use of eminent domain to acquire a slope easement across the property located at 17 W. Seventh St. in Chester for the purpose of replacement of Delaware County Bridge No. 186 and payment from The Delaware County Times Read more »
Standing Tall for Landowner Rights
(2012), had previously ruled, “Even when the Legislature grants certain private entities ‘the right and power of eminent domain,’ the overarching constitutional rule controls: no taking of property for private use.” In that same opinion, the Court also ruled, from Dissident Voice Read more »