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The Kelo Decision and Blight

Following the unfavorable Kelo decision in 2005,  governmental entities started abusing their power to exercise eminent domain and attempted to deem lower grade neighborhoods as blighted in order to acquire the property and have the area redeveloped in order to increase their tax base. Even though the area may not be technically blighted, governments have […]

Relocation Benefits in Eminent Domain

In eminent domain cases that result from transportation projects or any public use project, an owner’s only remedy is to insure that full payment is received for the property taken (direct damages) and any resulting loss in value to the property that remains (indirect, or severance damages).  Property owners are also entitled to relocation benefits when […]

Roundabouts in Eminent Domain

Roundabouts are becoming popular among states as there is construction more and more every year and they are outpacing the standard traffic light intersection projects.  In short, roundabouts are being used because they work well.  A roundabout used at the right location will let you get through the intersection more safely and in less time.  […]