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Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees Not Permissible for Lawyer/Spouse Plaintiffs Under Uniform Relocation Act

USA - June 24 2022 A recent Federal Circuit case, Haggart v. United States, No. 21-1660 (June 22, 2022) determined that under the Uniform Relocation Act, like other…

Jillian Friess Leivas

Businesses Shut Down by COVID-19 Regulations May Not Bring Inverse Condemnation Claims

USA - May 23 2022 For the first time, a California state appellate court has decided whether businesses may bring takings claims against the government due to COVID-19…

City’s Forced Sale of Public Nuisance Property Not a Taking

USA - April 11 2022 When the government forces a property owner to sell private property, it is usually done through an eminent domain action (a direct taking), and the…

2021 Eminent Domain Case Law Year in Review

USA - January 11 2022 Throughout all of the ups and downs in 2021, there have been multiple developments on the eminent domain front, including the special occasion where…

Jillian Friess Leivas

Valuing Water Rights in Eminent Domain

USA - November 30 2021 As water becomes scarcer in California, public agencies are looking for new sources and opportunities to provide water to their communities. When the…