For determining damages in eminent domain, there is a concept called the project influence rule that basically states the damages you incur in an eminent domain case cannot be influenced by the project itself. Current case law on the project influence rule throughout the country is minimal, but the applications are endless.
Numerous legal rules and valuation concepts exists within the project influence rule, including but not limited to the following:
Project influence rule overview and condemnation blight
Future right-of-way set-asides
Payment to other property owners (video only)
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