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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(163) The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the City of Detroit could use eminent domain to evict 4,200 people from their homes and demolish 140 businesses, six churches, a hospital, and several non-profits.
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The chair is pleased to announce the publication in mid-2019 of the supplement to the 10th edition of Florida Eminent Domain Practice and Procedure, an important Bar publication whose authors are largely comprised of members of the committee.
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is pleased to announce that the incoming Florida Bar President, Michelle Suskauer, has appointed Carlos Kelly to continue serving on The Florida Bar's Eminent Domain Committee.