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eminent domain

n.
The power of a government to take private property for public use without the owner's consent, provided just compensation is given.

eminent domain

n
(Law) law the right of a state to confiscate private property for public use, payment usually being made to the owners in compensation

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n.
the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner.
[1730–40]
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Noun1.eminent domain - the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires that just compensation be made
legal right - a right based in law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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For these reasons, I suggest that, unless unusual and extreme facts are present, it is very unlikely that the client will receive much relief from an inverse condemnation claim.
Federal legislation should provide that when a municipality faces a claim for condemnation, inverse condemnation, or a regulatory taking and it can produce evidence that the action was required or chosen as a method to comply with federal requirements, directly or indirectly, then the plaintiff's recourse shall lie exclusively against the federal government.
Such an action is basically inverse condemnation by the government, he said.
The inverse condemnation trial began in the last week of March.
Columbia River Gorge Commission,(4) the court dealt with both the first claim concerning jurisdiction under the National Scenic Act and the first action for inverse condemnation against the regional or interstate agency created under the Act, the Columbia River Gorge Commission.
In recent years, the airport has faced ongoing litigation exposure related to a number of inverse condemnation cases and has either paid or negotiated settlements of approximately $200 million.
His trial experience includes cases in such areas as lender liability, labor, unfair competition, corporate acquisitions, trade secrets, real estate secured transactions, inverse condemnation, construction, tax and administrative law.
The court likened GRMM's motion to an inverse condemnation claim, which allows individuals to be compensated for the loss of property interests taken for public purposes with the use of the eminent domain process.
He has significant trial experience in the areas of lender liability, corporate acquisitions, unfair competition, labor, trade secrets, real estate secured transactions, tax, inverse condemnation, construction, and administrative law.
City of Florence: Plaintiffs allege inverse condemnation, strict liability for removal of subjacent and lateral support, negligence, trespass and nuisance.
The inverse condemnation action brought by the landowner alleged that the acquisition and demolition of the buildings surrounding the two hotels "destroyed the residential character of the area, destroyed the attractiveness of the hotels as residential property, and rendered the property unfit for its sole feasible use.
A year later, Marson sued, and his inverse condemnation trial began last week in Van Nuys Superior Court.

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