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New Eminent Domain Opinion Discusses Admissibility Rules for Valuation Witnesses

USA - May 29 2018 One of the unique things about eminent domain cases is that a set of specific procedural rules govern the admissibility of valuation evidence at trial…

Should Property Owners Pursue Takings Claims in State or Federal Court?

USA - March 15 2018 When state and local governments impose unreasonable conditions or exactions on private property, owners pursuing a regulatory takings claim often…

Bernadette M. Duran-Brown, David Graeler, Bradford B. Kuhn, Benjamin Z. Rubin

Court Clarifies Rules for Takings, Precondemnation Damages Claims

USA - September 29 2017 Two of the more complicated issues eminent domain attorneys face are analyzing whether government conduct rises to the level of a taking, and whether…

Tentative Decision Favors Private Utility Company in Takeover Bid

USA - November 11 2016 One of the hot issues in eminent domain these days involves the government’s efforts to take over privately-run utility companies. The argument…

New Opinion Clarifies Takings Law Regarding Affordable Housing Programs

USA - October 7 2016 Last year, my partner Ben Rubin reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose…