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Wait, is it Imminent Domain or Eminent Domain? The Difference Between Imminent vs Eminent Domain

When you start to type in the word “imminent,” Google’s dropdown menu appears and fourth (at least when last checked) on that list was the search, “imminent domain.” That’s funny, you might think, I always thought it was spelled “eminent…

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Will the New Tropicana Field Project in St. Petersburg, Florida Fulfill its Duty in Using the Land for Public Good?

In an articled published on Tampa Bay Times website on January 15, 2020, authors Josh Solomon and Jay Cridlin provide updates regarding the future of Tropicana Field as well as the perspective of its past. The city has received eight…

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Even When Development Plans Change, Takings Still can be Constitutional

A corrected court opinion, filed on December 22, 2020 in the Illinois Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed the lower court’s findings. The case revolved around the City of Chicago’s taking of Defendant Eychaner’s vacant property at Grand Avenue…

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Another Dangerous Example of Eminent Domain

Nowadays, the use of eminent domain is commonly used for roadway purposes, such as adding lanes and/or improving the roadway overall. However, there are other uses which are purported to be ‘for the good of the people’ based upon economic…

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City Council Takes Next Step in the Path to Acquire Metacomet by Eminent Domain

We previously blogged about a council member presenting a resolution to acquire private property, also known as land acquisition; as suspected, the City’s main concern is not necessarily to preserve open spaces but to generate income. Read below to learn…

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Environmental Defense Fund up Against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Battle Over 66-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline

As reported on Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) website on October 23, 2020, EDF filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, also known as FERC, asking the court…

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Rhode Island Representative Pushing for East Providence to use Eminent Domain Powers

In an article posted in the Providence Journal on September 28, 2020, Representative Gregg Amore drafted a resolution for the City to acquire the Metacomet Golf Club property that is currently in the process of being sold. What prompted the…

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Sixth-Generation Farm, Among Others, to be Subject to the Power of Eminent Domain

According to an article posted on the Channel 8 local ABC website, a sixth-generation farm and others will soon be subject to eminent domain due to a high-speed railway project approved by the federal government. Eminent domain is the power…

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Welcome to our Blog

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to regularly provide posts highlighting legal issues of local, state and national interest that we think you will find interesting. Check back later…

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