Eminent Domain

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Eminent Domain

The right of a government to force the sale of real estate by a private individual or corporation in certain cases. For example, if a municipality is building a road, it may exercise eminent domain to purchase the land along which the road is going to run. While the private owners are paid for these purchases, they may not refuse to sell. The term is most common in the United States. The concept is called compulsory purchase in the United Kingdom and compulsory acquisition in Australia.

eminent domain

The power of government to take land for the public good with the payment of just compensation.See condemnation.

Eminent Domain

The right of a government authority to take private property for public use and paying fair compensation to the owner.
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50) Either way, on this view, the Act should apply to condemnation actions that are initiated so as to work an end run around legal barriers to zoning religious property.
The decisions indicate that basic inverse condemnation actions are unlikely to produce a major change in the prevailing legal analysis within the foreseeable future.
Ultimately, the court determined that a property owner's conveyance severing legal access to a parcel does not bar a private condemnation action under Washington law.
The condemnation action was filed by Pacific Pipeline as sole plaintiff.
7 million assessed value of the land, but they have conceded recently that the funds are not available to continue the condemnation action.
Earlier this year, the county filed a condemnation action seeking to take these company assets.
Eller intervened in the condemnation action and filed an appraisal valuing its leasehold at $556,000.
In settling this condemnation action, we negotiated a price that recognizes the fair market value of our asset and avoids lengthy and costly litigation.
Dee had filed a condemnation action against Meridian which sought court approval of an easement to construct a layback on part of Meridian's Rossi property.
The bank had been threatened with a condemnation action by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose and a condemnation suit is thus averted.
In a condemnation action, comparable sales evidence is admissible to establish the condemned property's value regardless of whether the sales took place after the taking, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.