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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Federal jury rules against city in eminent domain case

The Daily News reports a local case of eminent domain abuse. I cannot figure out from the story whether the proposed use of the land, to make a housing project, was reasonable in the first place, but the city violated federal law by refusing to disclose their plans to the landowners. Speculation about the project and legal wrangling caused the couple to lose their business. A federal court ruled that the city failed to inform the landowners, and forced the city to pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Here is the link to the story.


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